**Lifting my post from a previous thread**

Hi guys, I'm considering between two cameras: Fujifilm Finepix 602z and the Minolta Dimage 7hi.

I'm concerned about whether is there a need to get a 5 megapixel camera as the price difference is greater than more than $500.

My budget is actually below $1500, but if I have to spend above that, I would need to justify.

My usage does include occasional printouts to A2 posters. However, most of the time, I will archive and print images up to 5R. As well, the usage would be dedicated to web pictures.

From your point of view, do you think it is necessary to get the Dimage 7hi? Or will the Fujifilm 602z work fine?

I enjoy the manual functions, hence won't be considering the compact digital cameras.

How are the Olympus range? Or maybe the Canon? Would you guys recommend any of the models?