I'm seriously considering upgrading from my PnS (Panasonic Lumix FX8) to a dSLR. The main reason is to take pictures of my son (who is starting to walk/run/fall down ) both indoors and outdoors. The pictures from my PnS is getting increasingly blurry/noisy or else he's out of the frame significantly.
I've narrowed my choices down to a Canon 40D or a 450D. From what I've read so far, the IQ of both Canons are comparable, with the main difference in the speed of the AF and the cross AF sensors of the 40D. My question is would the difference in burst mode and AF speeds seriously affect my intended subject?
Another enticing candidate is the Nikon D300 but that is unfortunately out of budget...
Thanks for reading.