For a point and shoot for social occasions I don't think you can go wrong with the Kodak, however you can get an optical zoom model for the same money.
The c330 for example:
4.0 Megapixel CCD
3x Optical Zoom
5x Digital Zoom
320x240 20fps movie mode with sound, length limited by memory capacity
An easy to use point-and-shoot camera with the advantage of optical zoom
In the Kodak Easyshare C330 box:
Camera, wrist strap, USB cable, 2x AA alkaline batteries or 1x CR-V3 (non-rechargeable), custom dock insert, 'getting started kit', software CD (Kodak Easyshare software, tutorial).
I'm no pro photographer but I know I'd prefer to have an optical zoom.