Do you have a specific price range that you're looking at?
These are my favorite compact (pocket-sized) 35mm point&shoot cameras:
Olympus Stylus Epic
-- has a very nice, very sharp f/2.8 lens and very accurate exposure system (even good enough for slide film). Water resistant. $80.
Olympus Stylus Zoom 80
-- not quite as sharp or compact as the Epic, but the 35-80 zoom lens will get you closer to far-away subjects. Water resistant. $80.
If you want a point&shoot that has the look and feel of a full-size 35mm camera, take a look at these:
Olympus IS-50 Zoom
-- 28-120 zoom lens, advanced SLR features. $180.
Olympus IS-5 Zoom
-- similar to IS-50, but with longer zoom (28-140) and panorama capability. $240.
Last but not least, there are the true SLR cameras. While these aren't point&shoots, they all have a fully-automatic mode that does all the work for you -- focus, exposure, flash, etc. Essentially you get the simplicity/ease-of-use of a point&shot, as well as the versitility of an SLR, and best of all, the ability to use different lenses if you so desire.
Nikon N55 Kit with 28-80 Zoom Lens
-- an excellent, compact SLR with a choice of full auto, full manual, or anything in between. $200.
Canon Rebel K2 Kit with 28-90 Zoom lens
-- very similar to the Nikon N55 in terms of features and capabilities, but with a more "sporty" appearance. $200.
Hope this helps!