A 14Mb camera need not have better quality than a 12Mb one or a 10Mb one..
Megapixels are not the major factor in producing good quality images, it's the processor and the rest of the camera and how they can deal with the image recorded by sensor.
Hundreds of professional studios still use Canon 350D 8Mb cameras and they have no need to change.
8Mb is plenty big enough for high quality 20 x16 photographs and produces high enough standard images for good quality posters of 20" x30".
That Canon 350D wasn't aimed at the professional market but professionals soon picked up on it's good qualities and it became a workhorse of many professional studios and for outdoor jobs and still is.
I also use one and won't be upgrading for a long time yet. http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EOS-350D-Digital-Rebel-XT-Review.aspxhttp://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos350d/
Here's the real story, not the stuff believed by megapixel freaks.
See all the answers, all in agreement. http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120129123304AA9SB36
No camera can be a photographer. It's your job as the photographer to ensure your backgrounds are clear of distractions and subject movement is controlled in the image.
Here is a useful guy with a simple manual camera, Henri Cartier -Bresson
The timing is spot on and subject movement is controlled for best effect by careful choice of shutter speed. The photo as a whole has beautiful composition.
He used a standard 50mm lens on a simple manual camera, the only lens he used for almost all of his published photographs. http://obit-mag.com/media/image/cartier-bresson-hyeres1.jpghttp://www.afterimagegallery.com/bresson.htmhttp://kenrockwell.com/leica/cartier-bresson.htm
There are loads of perfectly good cameras for sale in used condition as people trade them in for the latest 12Mb and 14Mb cameras that often are worse than the ones they traded in but the guys won't know it because they never got the best out of the old camera anyway, expecting the camera to be the photographer.
A full 1080 HD 50" TV has 1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 times 1920 =...2 073 600 pixels
A 3.1Mb camera from years ago is plenty sharp enough to fill that 50" screen with as good a picture as the screen can produce, equal to broadcast quality, and they look OK those big new high-res screens, huh?
A 6Mb camera can give you good 20" x16" prints.
Shop around and for $60 -$100 you can get a used camera that will knock the socks off a new 14Mb cheaply priced toy for $100 that doesn't have a good processor, or needs one cuz the buyers won't know any better...
Business is business, and Mbs sell cameras.
I've won nine local photo comps with a cheap old used compact 35mm camera from a charity shop, deliberately using only prints from that camera to knock one in the eye for the Nikon and Canon snobs who talk more about the latest lenses than going out making pictures.
Here's a real treat for a pic....and all you need is any old manual camera.
A compact digital wth limited shutter speeds like those in your Q will be for that price won't do it but a $10 oldie Ilford Sportsman from a thrift shop will do it. http://camarasclassicas.blogspot.com/2011/10/33-ilford-sportsman.htmlhttp://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Auqp1ZHlp11ER64F0JPusJIhBgx.;_ylv=3?qid=20120129170541AA2GUDKhttp://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AkxsTBh68_y0M9BESB3F85YhBgx.;_ylv=3?qid=20120201081100AAYoGtK
Have fun shopping....