Dear B&H/Allan Weitz,
I think you mean 1/4000th sec. top speed on the D3100 Nikon, not 1/400th. You might also mention that the 4/3 cameras have an image ratio closer to the traditional photo sizes of 8x10, 11x14, 16x20 etc. and so do not require as much cropping if these sizes are desired. It means you lose less of your "megapixels" on the final image, so you might find a lower megapixel camera rating is actually higher in the finished photo.
Don't you hate typos? Our trusty proofreader will get on it as soon as he finishes his Maypo.
As for the 4/3-format ratio thing, you make a good point, though I doubt if you'd have any problems making decent (if not terrific) 8x10s, 11x14s, or 16x20s with any camera these days including a sharp, well-exposed image file from the average point-and-shoot.
The megapixel race is long over. It died when when manufacturers cracked the 8MP barrier. One of the finest pro cameras is the Nikon D3S, which is 'only' 12.1MP. It's the size of the pixel, not how many, and all of these cameras are comfortably adequate for making high-quality prints well beyond 16x20, cropped or uncropped.
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