I need more resolution because I don't know how large of prints that may be requested in the future (I'm not clairvoyant). It could be just a 4x6 or could be a 20x24. I would rather have the resolution and not need it, than need it and not have it.
You also didn't read the post where I said that I need at least 10MP in order to get into ProShots on Webshots.
Have you owned a Sony dSLR?
Also, no Nikon on the list because I need better than 10MP resolution, and the first one above 10MP is too expensive for me (the D90).
Well, lesson learned, never make a comment about MP again on this forum, as the depths of hell will be opened upon you.
I believe my original question was:
I am considering purchasing these cameras:
Canon Rebel XSi
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1
Nikon D60 (I'll consider it now)
What do you think that I should choose, and why?
You're treating me like I just entered photography, and I didn't. You flamed me more in this thread than helped me. My question, regardless of whether you think I'm ready for one or if I know enough about photography (which is baseless as you don't even know me), is about what camera any person prefers and why, period. If you don't like my responses or me for that matter (again, you don't know me), then please discontinue replying in my thread and feel free to ignore me from here on out. But, you are ruining my thread, and dissuading people from posting that could've helped me.It's not because you mentioned megapixels. It's because you show no initiative or vested interest in the questions you're asking. Furthermore you manage to come across as quite arrogant in your responses.
How would you like me to show initiative in questions that I'm asking? I don't see how I'm coming across arrogant, I'm one of the few in the thread being respectful and civilized.
There are 50 billion threads on this forum with people asking the exact same question every day. Did you bother searching for any of these?
There's a thread where someone is considering these exact cameras only? If so, I apologize for not searching.
What do I think you should choose and why?
I think you should purchase a few photography books, and work with the cameras you already have. When you have enough of an understanding about the kind of photography features you want, and the lens system you want to buy into, then simply just go and buy the best camera you can afford.
I have been working with the cameras I already have for over 3 years. And we come back to what camera is the 'best', thus my reasoning for asking what each person prefers and why. At the end of the day it's my choice what camera I want (and honestly something being plastic isn't going to sway a $600 decision), and how many people are satisfied with a certain camera will help my decision.
What I would choose? Out of the ones you mentioned, I'd go the Pentax k20D. I love my old Pentax Ist *D and they have a good range of lenses and features that appeal to what I photograph.
Ability to change lenses.What is it that you're lacking in your current camera that you're looking to get?