That camera should be well able to take a decent shot, just looking at its technical specs.
Maximum Aperture Range F3.1 - F5.8
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 of a second
Expanded ISO Maximum 6,400
Expanded ISO Minimum 80
Sounds like a pretty capable P&S, actually.
I don't know what you're using for a camera but you want something with f stop is 2.8 or lower. The lens I used was a 90-300mm with an f stop of 2.0
all handheld . so here is what i do , i is set the camera to manual. i pick a nice fast speed , say around 1/250th or higher , then i pick the aperture i want for good depth of field. i then use auto iso to float freely to lock exposure