It was an editor's choice camera at imaging-resource.com:
You can get a factory refurbished one directly from Sony for $420.
So the budget is 400-500$, ideally not being the full 500.
Needs to be good at shooting in low light level surroundings, and normal daylight shooting.
Size and Battery life are not major concerns.
As close to DSLR picture quality as possible, leaning towards a digital because DSLR's seem just out of my budget, however open to all suggestions
Thanks in advance