I am new to photography and even cameras for that matter. I like to travel, especially to exotic places in Asia and South America, where often one doesn't have the luxury of artificial lighting. I am looking to buy my first camera. One that would help me capture good images in my travels (Good ones, if not extraordinary), and I want to be able to take good ones even in the dark. Plus, I'd like to go for one which will will not go obsolete in a year like mobile phones do.
Also, my budget isn't greater than $500. :P
Does anyone have a suggestion? :)