Any DSLR has the potential to do much better than a point-and-shoot camera. But without any study about the basics of photography, you would likely still get a lot of failures. In other words, your success rate may go up some, but you would still get disappointments.
Good zoom cost money, because it requires a separate lens than the one usually bundled with a DSLR camera. Good zoom in a dark environment costs more money, because it requires a lens with more light-gathering ability.
Maybe a DSLR is overkill for you. Hard to say without seeing examples from your current camera.
Hi all, I am looking to buy my first Dslr camera. I am coming from a lumix point and shoot and I am jusy yired of blurry pics. I am a novice and will use the camera mostly for family pics, daughter is in many plays so good zoom is a must. Went browsing at Best Buy and was shocked at how much a full set up would cost me. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.