Jerry Litynski , Aug 22, 2010; 11:49 a.m.
Best bet is to find a point-and-shoot with 'M' Manual as one of the settings the camera can use. Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Panasonic all have them (as far as I know.)
Putting a filter on a point-and-shoot camera may - may not be easy to do. And a circular poliarizer filter might do better in taming bright light by reducing reflections in the scene -- if the sun is at a right angle to you holding the camera.
Something like a Nikon D80 (non-point-and-shoot camera) and a AF-S 18-55mm lens [uses a 52mm filter] or AF-S 18-105mm VR Nikkor lens [uses a 67mm filter,] and one circular polarizer filter might be easier to use over putting a filter on a point-and-shoot camera lens.