Before anyone tells me, I know there are more important factors than megapixels, and I'd love some advice on those too. But anyway... I'm looking to buy a new camera, and have been researching some high-end point-and-shoot and some entry-level DSLR's and I don't know what to choose. I am a complete beginner, only having taken very basic point-and-shoot pictures on a basic digital camera, but I really want to improve. My camera has broken, and rather than replace it with another cheap compact I want something better. Most of my shots are of pets, indoors, in not the best of lights. I know I need a good zoom (being disabled and walking oddly it's hard to get close without freaking things out-zoom may not be as good as real proximity, but works). I also want to be able to enlarge my shots if I get good-to A1 maybe-hence the megapixels question. I need something that's not too complex, and will let me take shots as soon as I get it, but let me learn too. I am worried about the weight and cost of a DSLR, but will look for ways around that if that's best. Please forgive the long post-any advice will be very welcome!