I just got a second hand camera, a 12 megapixel Canon Powershot SX130 IS Superzoom. It takes great pictures and can also shoot HD movies in 720p. I think Canon is one of the best few camera brands, another good brand being Nikon.
I got it because of an increasing need for picture-taking such as the Braun Buffel art competition, and also because I want to take pictures of food that I cook and also to showcase special foods when I eat out. Maybe I will do some food reviews for this blog.
I initially wanted to get a camera 4 years ago mainly to film my arcade performance for BattleGear 4 Tuned but the previous toy camera I got had very poor video quality. However, this current one can shoot in 720p HD.