I'm looking for a new camera that will be used mostly for traveling, taking pics of our new born, pets, HD video, etc...just the standard everyday stuff, nothing too in depth. I have a basic working knowledge of cameras and their settings, but I believe a DSLR will be out of my capability and I like the idea of an auto focusing point and shoot and be done with it camera.
I have $600 in credit to spend at Dell.com ( http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/c...&ref=bkt&s=bsd ) and these two cameras seem to be about the best I can get. I don't really want to add any more money to it if I don't have to, and if someone can make a reasonable argument for a DSLR, then I will definitely listen.
From my couple days of research, the sony seems to be more feature packed, take much better 1080P video (very important to me), and has the better screen...but doesn't seem to take as "sharp" of pictures as the canon.
ETA: Also, how much better will either of these be vs a top tier compact digital point and shoot camera?
Any input would be appreciated!