Well this year I was very spoilt by my lovely bf who bought be a new camera - the Fujifilm Finepix F500 EXR to be exact and I absolutely love it!
I'll be completely honest - I'm not very technical, and this camera has so many settings that I really don't know where to start - but the bf is helping me and the pictures that I've taken really do look amazing! He bought it ready for my holiday to my Oz this summer (I can't wait) so I have plenty of time to play with it and learn all the fancy settings!
I would definitely recommend this camera - it's very reasonably priced for what it offers and really does take amazing pictures (even in the auto mode, which is pretty much all I've used so far)!
p.s. fingers crossed pictures on here will be so much better from now on!