Hello all! First let me start off by saying that I am a complete n00b when it comes to digital photography! My girlfriend has been really getting into taking photos here lately and is needing a new camera. I was thinking of getting her a DSLR for Christmas, but I don't want to run out and spend that much money and this end up being just a phase that she is going through. So, I was thinking of getting her a nicer Point and Shoot camera instead. Like I said, I know nothing about cameras! I have been looking at the Nikons, Cannon, Sony, and the new Samsung with the 2 touch screen LCDs on them, and all of the specs seem Greek to me. I have watched numerous YouTube videos and read through countless articles, but still can't seem to figure out which one would be best. I would prefer a 12MP camera if feasible. She tends to take a lot of pictures of her animals in low lights. And since we live in WV, she takes a lot of pictures of the mountains. I don't know if that helps much! She currently has a 6MP Kodak camera that is on its last legs, so, just about anything will be a great improvement. Thanks for taking the time to read my rather long post, and I appreciate the help!