I would like to seek the opinion of the pros here. I am not too sure what kind of camera to get. Currently i am using a 3yr old canon compact and would like to explore something else. I am thinking of either a better pns like panasonic fz18 or a low end second hand DSLR. I think i will mostly use the camera for normal travelling to shoot scenery, landscapes, very little closeup and much of zooming.
Also apart from the above, i have a few qns regarding DSLR.
1) I read up somewhere that current nikon DSLRs (D40, D60 & D80) have 3 area sensors, whereas canon DSLR (400D, 450D & 40D etc) have 9 point sensors. So does this make canon DSLR "better" compared to nikon? Don't really know what these are for also, so can someone explain?
2) Can the lenses of nikon and canon be used on each other DSLR body? In other words interchangeable?
3) Is 10MP on a compact the same as the 10MP on a DSLR? A friend told me it is different but cannot explain to me
I think that's all the questions i have for now.... maybe i will think of something else later
Thanks in advance for answering my questions!