For those of you that think that a DSLR will be too expensive of a choice: think again. Entry-level ones are becoming cheaper and cheaper and some are even rivaling prices of premium point and shoot cameras.
Samsung CL65 12MP Premium Point and Shoot with WiFi, Bluetooth, Geotagging and HDMI: $299.00 with free shipping from Amazon via LogicBuy.
So there you have it, a high-tech point and shoot or an economical DSLR. Make your choice, young jedi.