I bought the Z885 and after 3 weeks, the lens got stuck and will not retract. Customer service was not the best and it would cost more to fix than to replace. So I dug out my old Kodak, and after a few weeks the flash stopped working and then the same thing happened with the lens (of course, it was an older camera, but no more than 3 years old).
I've been researching DSLRs and I'm still a bit intimidated by them, so I looked up DSLR-like cameras and saw great ratings on the sony mentioned by the previous poster.
Going to look around tomorrow- hopefully we'll both find something good!