We bought a new camera today - we wanted something with more capabilities than the point and shoot that we currently have. After a fair amount of research we settled on the Sony NEX-5. This is a VERY compact camera which was pretty important for us for when we travel. The other benefit is that it has interchangeable lenses and larger image sensor similar to a larger DSLR camera which provides a significant boost in image quality. A few test shots from today click the images for larger view, they might take a second to load as the files are quite large:
Jordan and I intend to take a couple classes so we can be sure we're getting the most out of the camera.