Actually if you can get the shutter lag down, some of the 10X and 12X P & S cameras are quite amazing. I use to shoot a C-740 3 Meg 10X. It turned out some amazing shots. I introduced myself on this forum with some of my Little League shots I did for the League and local newspaper. It just got to the point that all the parents in the stand had Nikons and Canon DSLRs. Of course, it is the person behind the camera that is most important, but a look of professionalism does help some too.