When considering buying a new camera, there’s really no need to bankrupt the bank account by assuming that the latest point and shoot or SLR with 18-24 mega pixel is going to give you the best results. The pixel count comes into play when your blowing your images up. I updated my film camera to a Minolta D7 with its 6.1 mega pixels and got some good results from it, where now I have a 10.1 mp Nikon D200, which doesn’t really produce any better results. In all honesty, I think I ought to have just kept the Minolta, as I was becoming more familiar with its operation and spent more time thinking about up-dating the lens quality.
- What Camera Should I Buy? UPDATED VERSION – September 2011 (photofocus.com)