I did it! I got a digital camera!
Decided on the Canon A95 which got really good reviews and seems to have everything I want. And it looks nice too! I found it at a few places and ended up getting it for about $460 Cdn - including a 512MB memory card. About the same as home I think, so that's good. Did my best bargaining and knocked over $120 off the tagged price until he wouldn't go any lower. So, I'm satisfied. I'm very excited and now I will go play with all the buttons.
You know, I didn't think it was possible, but with this nifty new camera, I'm even cooler than before!
Yes, cool people say the word "nifty".