Here is the camera I'm using now. Nikon no longer makes it. Nikon Cool Pix 5700. They have seperated the "cool pix" line from the SLRs. They don't make an SLR with a built in zoom lens like this anymore. I bought it second hand for $300 with a strobe. It sold new for over $700. One of the problem with digital SLRs that have removable lenses is that dust gets on the sensor. I saw this with a guy's Nikon D70. With film, every time you advance the film you get a clean surface. But with a digital camera if you take the lens off then dust can get on the sensor. Olympus came up with an untra-sonic thing that vibrates off the dust before each shot. But if the lens is built in then there is no problem. I'll probably get a new one in a couple of years or if this camera fails. But right now it's doing everything I need it to do. More than I need for work.
I also have a little Nikon point and shoot Cool Pix 5600. It's also a great little camera and I would highly recommend it. You can still get them but they no longer have it in their lineup. It was only $250 and it takes great photos, plus it's tiny. You can't go wrong with a Nikon if you are in the market for a digital camera. I don't think I'd buy any other brand. I have a Fuji SLR digital camera that works good indoors but not so good outside.