I am using Canon IXUS 970IS(10MP, 5x zoom) for the last 2 years and happy with it so far, except on low-light/night-time and high-speed shots(son playing and jumping around). I would like to get a dSLR for those moments/conditions and seeking recommendations here.
All my past cameras were of canon, so I am a canon fan, and recently I helped someone buy a 450D at sitex. I tested and I find it a bit big/bulky ( i am used to the ixus at my jeans pocket). I like the flip-screen lcd of the nikon, and there is the sony alpha range, so its a bit hard to make up my mind. I need some hints on a good camera for me. I don't plan to buy a lot of lens or accessories. The default lens and camera should be good enough.
Also, since I use the ixus 85% of the time and need this dslr for maybe 15% of the time, is it advisable to go second-hand? what would be a good second-hand camera to get ?
finally, if the sensor size is the same, would 6 or 8MP give a much better and nice picture vs 10/12 MP? The max I might need to print is the A4 size.
I found someone selling canon eos 300d which is 6MP at 350 with the standard 18-55 mm lens. Would it be a recommended buy? or add more and get something else?
Thanks for reading and replying.