i got the 12MP one, love it to death though its quite a chore to carry around. beautiful sharp images!
You dont have to be an advance photographer to use this. You just have to be ready to learn and not be intimated. Its large but if you want the best possible pictures available then an SLR is what you need. You can spend as much as you want on a small camera but they cant do what an SLR can. Its great. Just buy an extra lens for zoom, make sure you get the stabilization lens.