-shudders at nikon users-
I have a canon rebel xti SLR. It was a little over 400 dollars, but if you're into doing some serious photography, you need an SLR camera. (a camera that you can change the lens.) It's good for doing hardcore mega pixel huge shots, but also doing simple myspace shots. The flash isn't blinding, and some of the features, like light sensors, focus, and the burst features are crazy amazing. And it's not complicated unless you want it to be, you can just use the automatic setting and get amazing shots without getting all technical. Just point and shoot and the shot will be awesome.