Digital Photography Review (great reviews and brand specific talk forums)
Steve's Digicams (reviews)
"How Digital Cameras Work"
PBASE (on line hosting for you photo albums)
Making the buying decision:
I'd strongly suggest you take owners' opinions under consideration. Locate a digicam model on the following page, and click on <Read opinions/reviews>.
Find the lowest e-tailer prices and shipping costs. But check the seller ratings on the retailers, too. Dealing with some of them may not be worth the savings.
And finally, this is a hobbyist's thread. We're here to have fun, so please keep it light.