I personally have a Kodak Easy Share CX4300. I can't say it's cheap, and possibly not even affordable for many. I love it though. I think I spent about $250 for the camera and charging dock together. This was about 2-3 years ago, so now they have better ones for even less money.
I went ahead and did some searching......
Found this to be a great buy with many features.
Kodak Easy Share CX7300, 3.2 MP, 30 second movie mode (no audio), with printing dock (dock also charges camera) for just under $200.view at Wal-Mart site here
Here's the Kodak Site
to look at all they offer there. Generally you can get a nice camera for even $100, and the charging docks are seperate with a cost of about $60. You don't have to have a charging dock, but they are very handy. With it all you do is set the camera on it and it's generally just a one touch transfer of pictures to your computer. The camera just sits on the dock when not being used and gets all charged up. Without the dock you have to connect wires to the camera and computer every time you want to download, then go through the camera program (click this, click that) ...... it's just a pain. Plus you have to either replace batteries regularly, or buy rechargeable and take them out of the camera to charge on a regular basis.
The Wal-Mart site also lists many different brands to compare features and price.