I love my digital, but I think it really will depend on your intentions. I
have an Olympus 3040Z 3.4 mega pixel. Check the pictures on my website, for
a 3.4 they are real sharp and I can make good 8 by 10 prints if taken in the
highest res. My son is a graphic designer and used about 6 of my pictures in
a recent publication for an real-estate co. in Vermont.
The biggest draw back I see is if your interested in taking action shots,
fireworks, lighting etc. perhaps there is a way around the problem of time
delay but so far I have not found it.
The lens on my camera makes allot of difference in the good shots I get.
Shop around and know your final purpose. Good luck.
Photographic art over the internet!