You missed the intent in the posting. I wanted a good quality camera to take good quality pictures while at the same time it has the ability to make low res copies to put onto a website. You can then link that low res pic to the higher quality one should an individual choose to look at a picture with better detail. Not unlike what this site will sometimes do "click this picture to see a full size version of it". Sure you can run a program to make thumbnails but why do it when the camera has that built in feature to save you some time. If all I wanted to do was put low res pics onto my website - yes you are right - a 1 or 2 meg camera will do the same thing. Oh and that camera in Canada is $1700.00 :-( but I still think it was a good choice.