A DSLR might be the wrong choice.
The common misconception is that buying a super high end DSLR will mean that you will take better pictures. This is not the case. The most important question to ask yourself when shopping for a camera is, “How am I going to use my camera?” If the answer is that you are planning taking snapshots of your family, then buying a DLSR is a waste of money. DSLRs are heavy, take up a ton of space, and are not convenient to pull out and grab a few shots. You’ll find that you’ll end up just leaving your DSLR at home and taking pictures with your cell phone. Point and shoot cameras are very high in quality and are smaller, lighter, and more convenient.