There's been some discussion in the forums about whether "more megapixels are better" in compact consumer digital cameras. There's a new site that explains why more megapixels actually make images worse, unless you're using a digital SLR or one of the very few compact cameras with a large sensor:http://6mpixel.org/en/
Unfortunately, there are not a whole lot of compact cameras on the market anymore with just 6 megapixel resolution. Some of the Canon Powershot models (including the excellent S3 IS) have 6 megapixels. One can only hope that camera manufacturers will either increase the size of their sensors or else offer lower-resolution models (which seems unlikely).