I need a new camera...

I have a 4 year old Kodak digital camera that is maybe 4 mega pixels. I really want a new one because I do enjoy taking pictures - though I don't post many, unlike my fellow bloggers - and I'm looking for some advice from more "expert" amateur photograhpers.

Basically, I want something simple that takes sharp, clear pictures and has a decent zoom. I also want something that works well indoors and out. Any suggestions?