I currently have just a point and shoot. I would like to be able to take nicer photos of my son's lacrosse and football games. I would also like to start learning the ins and outs of a camera before a trip to Ireland next summer. On that trip I want to be able to take nice landscape photos as well as photos of people in the pubs at night (music tour) I have already spent hours reading posts on this forum but I'm still confused. Any input would be really helpful. Thanks!