congrats on the 1000th black light
A while ago I bought a digital camera. It is a 3MP model, 3x digital zoom (no optical) with 8Mb internal memory (I also got a 64Mb card for it) for $200 Canadian.
I find electronics are so cheap nowadays, you can (mostly) safely go for a cheaper camera. UNLESS, that is, you want it for professional stuff. For family, friends, and Xbox modding, It's okay to go a little cheaper.
If you like in Canada, go into London Drugs seeking advice on Digital Cameras. They don't work on comission and are obsessed with cameras, so they are always glad to help out.