Right now I think any digital camercorders produce quite as good quality photo's as Digital camera's. They are mainly meant for 1 purpose video but some can take digital snapshots but they don't offer the same quality as just a digital camera, just as digital camera's offer the ability to record video, but not full frames or full quality. Mega Pixels aren't a standard form or measurement so you can't go just by them. You should look for a camera with the best lens you can afford. The lens is the most important part of any camera (video or still). Good luck in your search, if you have any other questions feel free to ask!