From my perspective, DSLRs are bulky and requires maintenance, not to mention dry box and fungus along with dust and scratches. Prosumers give pretty good picture and are much less of a burden when travelling..
from my personal exp, in my langkawi trip, a few of my "happening" shots were taken when we were on boat for island hopping and water spraying everywhere - i would not have dared taken out my DSLR if i would have carried one - my Sony, took shots single handed!! - See what i mean!!
Go to Alan's Photo and ask for Steven! He is very patient... i am a newbie too and he is patient! Price wise, the cheapest i can find around! IMHO!
Got my Canon G10 and Nikon D5000 and Lenses from them! Nice 'Uncle' ...cant vouch for the other staff tho!
Hahaha... BBB = BuyBuyBuy... Hopefully I do not get this virus.... also in the situation to decide new camera