AP's former editor Damien Demolder has posted this piece about how 6MP is all we really need: http://www.techradar.com/news/photo...on-t-need-a-camera-with-more-than-6mp-1255652 Personally I think 12MP is a more realistic number as there are occasions when you do want to crop in. All my main cameras, a D3, D300 and a GF1 are 12MP. My D3 is all the still camera I could wish for and the only reason I would 'upgrade' it would be for video capability. 12MP on my GF1 is fine too, the restrictions are with the poor IQ at higher ISO and poor handling in respect to the AF. The D300 is a great camera that only suffers in comparison to the D3. In other words, I certainly don't need and in most cases don't want any more pixels.