I could say that for your money you could get a DSLR and a kit lens. not a bad option canon and nikon kit lenses are not bad. but to get really good images then better glass would be needed and so here is the price rise. everyone wants good pictures of there kids from the day they are born and to me the DSLR is a good option but its not for everybody so i try to give people the option that are available and may suit them better. try and think how you want to photograph your child and then look at a couple of options from bridge and DSLR