>A lot of people may be happier with 12 MP. Easier to process. >For many 36 MP will be overkill. How do you easily downsize 36 >MP to jpeg for output to the web?
For people who want 12MP, there are some great older cameras that will be at good prices. I can't think of anything easier for a photographer to do than re-size an image to the web. It's got to be the most trivial post-processing step imaginable. "Save for web" works well in Photoshop (along with batch routines) and Lightroom's export options (which include presets) makes it incredibly easy to batch. Other programs have similar capabilities.