Yes on all those counts IMO and experience.
Some of my best pictures I’ve taken as a photog have been with my old 3.5 megapixel camera. I’ve had a couple printed at 8 by 10 and 11 by 14 and you have to get close and look before you detect the relatively low pixel count. Of course, everthing else about the pics were near perfect like the framing, the focus, low movement of the camera, lighting etc etc. A lower pixel count is pretty much a non issue. It does help some if you are really bad at framing pictures to start with and you end up later cropping of a good fraction of the sides.
Digital zoom does come in handy in one way. You can use your camera as a sort of live electronic high powered visual spotting scope. I’ve never pick a camera based on digital zoom, but if I have that feature just because the camera happens to have it I might use it that way.