I am very new to cameras and really haven't had more than my cell phone camera for a few years now. My family and I are moving to England in a couple of months and we are hoping to travel A LOT while there for the next 4 years. I have a 6 month old so I will need to be able to take high quality pictures of a fast moving toddler. As far as zoom I am a bit unsure. I will be taking photographs of a lot of architecture and nature so I would think zoom is pretty important to capture some of the detail. My budget is around $1000 but obviously less if there is something that will do the job. Size...considering I will have a small child and with travel and walking a lot I don't think a very large camera will work. Preferably I would like something that I can reasonably hang around my neck and carry around. I have no clue if I will be taking pictures in low light...I would assume so, but not primarily. I just want very high image quality 8-10 and not sure how megapixles incorporate into all of that (yes, I know I have no clue what I am talking about). 1 more thing of importance... battery life, something that will at least last all day. I did happen to look at the new Canon EOS Rebel SL1 but like I said, I pretty much have no clue what I am talking about Thank you for any input it is much appreciated!