yeah as I said GIGO.. garbage in, garbage out.
lets face it the soul of any camera is it's lens, and if you have a good one, capturing an undistorted, clear image, it's half the battle [which is why top end canon glass is so dear, i suppose].
Whilst knowing absolutely nothing about the capture of images digitally [no, don't bother explaining it
] I have read many of the comments on mp sizes on dozens of forums, and the general concensus among those who have been using digi-cameras for a long time is that merely increasing the amount of pixels does not a good camera make........ which is why I would argue that it takes two to make a good didi-cam.... a good camera maker who can put the optics together, and a good electronics maker who can do the capture.
If the pana-lumix I used had, say a praktica lens... then I would'nt have considered it, but it would still be ahead of some of those cameras out there with miniscule plastic lenses.