I posted a few days ago with 2 different sets of photos but didn't say which brand they were. The 1st set was the Canon T1i, and the 2nd warmer set was the Nikon D3100. There are pros and cons to both- the Nikon has better flash (the Canon hesitates & flickers sometimes), the Nikon took better video, the Canon has the self-timer continuous shot mode (the Nikon doesn't), the Canon tends to look more crystal clear where the Nikon seems to have softer focus.
Here's another 2 pics to show the difference- both on Auto, unedited:
So now I'm debating on just going with a less expensive camera, since we're also realizing that we're going to have to invest in a video camera because the cameras that take video really aren't that great at it anyway. And perhaps not even a DSLR, since the whole point was to be able to pick it up and shoot with it, not have to adjust all the settings to get a good shot. Maybe the Canon SX30 or the Nikon P100 or the Sony NEX... Ugh, why is this so hard?!