hi all i'm a photo noob. i love to take pictures, but i don't think i'm very good at it. i've got a canon powershot P&S; but, i'll admit, my pantech burst (smartphone) takes better pics. due to this, i want to get a better camera. you see, DD15 has the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of marching at the Sugar Bowl in NOLA on january 2, 2013; so, of course, i want to make sure i get great pics. now, i have NO experience with DSLR or SLR cameras, and am not sure i want to mess with one. we're going to be doing a lot of sightseeing on the trip, and i'm told the city can be fairly dangerous in certain places, so i don't really want to lug a camera bag, if i can help it. can anyone recommend a fairly easy-to-use P&S, or entry-level, smallish SLR (or DSLR?) i'm looking for something as compact as possible, no bunch of lenses to mess with, and, preferably, under $400.00. THANKS!