The OP didn't spend $600 for his used D7000. If you had read the entire thread you might have figured that out. Second as I mentioned MP count isn't the end all be all in photo clarity. As I mentioned I have a 24x36" print on my wall that is virtually every bit as clear after enlarging as it was when it came out of the camera. Unless you're blowing the image up or trying to crop an image to make a shot with a 35mm lens look like it was taken with a 300mm lens (which comes with other problems) then there is no need to have that many megapixels. Besides I shoot in RAW and keep all my files for possible future edits. I don't want to keep blowing money on larger and larger storage drives every year just to be able to store these increasingly larger and larger files. However marketing will continue to hype the fact that more megapixels equates to better pictures and because of this people will continue to buy the latest thing when it comes out believing that it's the camera that makes the pictures better and not the photographer.