Google search for digital camera reviews; you'll find some good sites. I don't remember any right now or I'd post them.
The downside of purchasing a camera online is that the real-world vendors go out of business, and there's nowhere to actually hold an item before you buy it. That's why it's better to buy from a physical store; especially on a point-and-shoot, the prices aren't that high. I bought my last little camera from Frys for... $130, something like that.
Sure, you save a few bucks by ordering online, and you get free shipping, but there's a larger cost.
Even a SLR (the bigger, more complicated cameras) aren't all that complicated. There's a few things to look at, and you can learn the rest of it later. The only down side is that they're bigger, and a bit cumbersome.