Shamus, I hear you bud... Now Nikon has their 8700 out which is 8 megapixel and they've added a choice of 12 quick scene options. My wife has those scenes on her Nikon 4300 and it works like a charm. I'm still content with my 5700 though. Since I don't print pictures larger than 8" X 10" so I can't justify getting the 8700.....yet. The one feature that I really like on my 5700 is the rotating & swivelling viewing screen. If your'e in a crowd you can just tilt the screen down and hold the camera over the heads of the people in front of you. It also works great when looking down when photographing "stuff" on a table. Sony, Minolta and others have 8mp out too.