Don't fall for the expensive high Pixel Digital Cameras!! We are in the land of marketing the biggest and the latest, but that's not always the best. A "14 megapixel" camera is not always going to give you the best result when a "7 megapixel" can do the same job. Without getting too technical, the higher the pixels the more light that comes through the lens to the chip inside the camera. Yes, pixels count but it's the size of the chip plus a good lens is in my opinion what counts. So when you are looking for a nice quality camera, buy a camera that you need for your application or profession, not because of the higher pixel count. The way the chip size is calculated comes from way back when we had camera tubes in the 1950's (before my time) and that archaic method is still used today. Also don't get caught up on the big zoom cameras, you don't need that either.
Here is a shot taken with my Canon 900IS 7.1 Megapixels ( in the US is't called (Powershot 800IS) with fill in flash taken at the Sydney Harbor where all types of water transport meet. About 500ft from me one can catch the underground and go anywhere in the City. To the left of me is the Sydney Harbor bridge, so you can see that when shooting travel pictures you can capture all in one with a bit of thought.
Example: If you are looking for a quality digital camera, one with a "7 megapixel a 1/1.7 chip" is better that of a "14 megapixel and a 1/2.5 chip" Check out the new Canon S90 features and read the specs for an example of a good Point & Shoot camera. Log on for more tips from Glenn