Hi guys - bought a Nikon Coolpix S570 a couple of years ago for holiday snaps etc and it's largely served it's purpose very well. However, in the last few months I've started to develop more of an interest in taking good photos and now take the camera with me most of the time. I take a lot of 'scenic' photos (I live in Cornwall) and at sporting events and can now see the limitations of my camera.

I'm therefore looking to upgrade to a better quality camera and would be very grateful for some advice. My knowledge is very limited but I'm enthusiastic. My budget is about 200 but would go to 300 for the right camera. Thanks.