Most digital cameras now a days are fairly nice if you go for one that is 3.0 Megapixels or higher. I just purchased an Olympus two weeks ago that I absolutely love. It's a 3.2 MP. The main draw for me with this camera was the 10 x Optical Zoom. Many of the cameras have digital zoom yet they lack with the optical. I'm one that prefers to see as closely as I can the final product before I take the photograph.
My old Olymput was a 1.3 MP and it served me well for several years. If any of you'd like to see how well this camera functioned for me, feel free to go my photo page at: www.picturetrail.com and input my handle of "cntrytwang" on the left side of the screen. There are several iris photos taken this spring in Tulsa, OK. Most of the photos were snapshots and very little time was spent on single "mug-shots" as we all were on a tight schedule to get to several gardens that day.
Attached is a photo of Orange Harvest with my new camera taken a couple of weeks ago.