I don't know if you're willing to go the DSLR route, but I've been extremely happy with my Nikon D5000.
You can see some pictures with it here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryansmyth/
Now, keep in mind that if the picture was taken previous to July 2010, then it's not the Nikon.
These don't have dates, but MOST are with the Nikon:http://www.facebook....p;type=1&theater
All pictures are reduced in size, so just FYI there. It shoots at 4,288x2848. (12 MP)
The vast majority were taken very quickly, as in having only a couple seconds to point, frame and shoot. They're NOT super-awesome-took-10-hours-to-take-the-worlds-best-picture photos. And, I'm certainly not a photographer -- I'm only learning.
A lot are in low light as well, with only the built-in flash.
Here are some Dead Kennedys concert pics
. Taken in low light. I was probably 20 m from the stage, so not great, but for the built in flash, at that distance, and a super-amateur, not too bad.
A few more - Rob Zombie
- Dimmu Borghir
- and Slayer
- However, the Slayer and Rob Zombie pics are with an Ixus 200 IS at the front row of the mosh pit... For all of them I had to hold the camera and shoot blind. The Ixus is a cheap camera, but does a pretty good job all things considered. Still, I'd only call it a backup.
With a quick search, I found this:
Nikon D5000 twin kit w/ Nikon 18-55mm & 55-200mm VR Lenses Digital SLR Camera
With prices here being stupidly high, you can probably get a better deal (unless prices in the UK are stupidly high, which for software I know they are quite often).
The Nikon lens I have (my only 1) is an 18~105 mm.
But, with a DSLR you get options galore, and an excuse to sink sick amounts of money into it, because you always really Really REALLY NEED that other lens...
I've been drooling over buying a few lenses for a while, and always manage to fail to get anything on eBay. (Holding out for a bit... but not sure how long I can last...)
However, DSLR is a very different route than point and click. Not sure if it's something you'd be interested in. The prices are down to very nice levels now.