There seems to be a staunch group of posters who think that producing cameras with sensors that have more pixels than lets say 12M pixels for a FX sized sensor is a bad thing.
I guess these are the people who what higher ISO performance. I don't understand them. It looks like the entire photo industry doesn't really agree with them, save for some tiny sensored cameras like the G10 and its successor the G11 and G12, all manufacturers are constantly increasing the number of pixels in their sensors.
To the people who don't want more pixels I say try this. Go to DPReview and look at the images taken by the medium format Pentax 645D at 40Meg Pixels. Compare these to a 12 Meg images or any other images on the site. These images blow any and all others out of the water for detail, crispness and ability to crop. They are technically beautiful.
I can buy a 2 TByte SATA disc for $69 and a 32G SD card for about $60. Why would I not want the ability to capture images with incredible amounts of detail? What am I missing?
The ability to shoot at ISO 640000? I come from the film days when ISO 1600 was fast. Give me a f1.4 lens and ISO 1600 with image stabilization an I will shoot 99% of what I want to shoot in low light.