Also, Brian can correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think we have an affiliate setup with BH... but we do with Adorama (and that's the affiliate link), so if you find a camera you like at BH and it's roughly equivalent in price, I'm sure Brian would appreciate the affiliate purchase.
Here is another for a few dollars more with twice as much optical zoom.http://www.adorama.com/IPCDMCFH27SL.html
Lens brand at that camera level doesn't really matter. Additionally, megapixels don't really matter. As long at it's above 8 MP, it should be completely fine. (note that 1080p is only 2MP)