My question would be first, how much do you want to spend. There are so many possibilities that you could get lots of comments on this subject.
My DH has the Sony A100 DSLR 10.2 MP and I absolutely love it. I snag it whenever I can for taking pics. He has purchased some extra lenses for it and we have not been disappointed with any pics we have ever taken with this camera.
Good luck with finding a camera.