The HP Photosmart R817 5.1MP 5x zoom (on the right) and the Canon PowerShot A3100 IS 12.1MP 4x zoom (on the left):
I really liked the HP one before it broke (it got dropped, lol, as you can see). It's much more ergonomic and it's interface is a ton easier to use than the Canon, so much so that I could operate it with one hand on a normal basis! I don't really need or use the full 12 megapixels on the Canon so I really should have got the next higher HP as a replacement instead.
Anyway, these are the cameras I used to take all my pictures. We got the Canon in April 2010 I think so anything in 2009 is from the HP.