I don't know if I have a wrong view on the world, but I have a feeling that newer cameras have worse pictures than old ones. Here I mean cameras with less pixels have sharper pictures with less noise. I think this makes some sense, since if you put more pixels on a same chip size, they have to be smaller so they need more light, resulting in needing of higher ISOs, noise compression and exposure times. If you reduce pixels on a high pixel camera it will just use a smaller part of it's chip, so the picture will not be better. (I'm not sure about all that, I'm just guessing here). I'm writing this because I just returned a brand new Panasonic TZ3 which was a big disapointment because of very dull, non sharp pictures. And looking back to my photo albums I realised, that from all cameras I've had my favorite is still my first, a FujiFilm 2600, a 2MP compact camera. Yes maybe it wasn't the best "natural" camera, but I love it's sharpness and strong, almost cartoonish colors. So since I never print my pictures, never do any post production (so I don't care about pixels), where can I find a camera that has less noise possible, as sharp as it can be and have strong colors?