I wonder what will be the norm in 10 more years? I suspect "Megapixels" will be a joke. "Gigapixels" or even "Terapixels" will be the new standard. They will find a way to use DNA from our cornea to create image sensors that use bioengineered light gathering elements. They would be grown in labs and each sensor would be one micron thick and have billions of little DNA cells that sense light. Perhaps we will see new terms such as "Microfresnel Glass" which breaks the image down into pixels using tiny microprisms and directs it more evenly to individual pixels, or perhaps breaks it up into primary colors and there would be a pixel for each primary color per microprism. I'm talking about microscopic sized prisms all laser etched into a piece of glass so finely that it just looks like clear glass, but when you put it next to the sensor, it actually focuses the light so you get a clearer, brighter, color-specific image to each individual pixel. In the more near future, I believe monster image sensors will sprout from the latest Hasselblad and Fujifilm offerings, and will grow to 4x5, 5x7, or even 8x10 (inch) large format sensors for studio work. Someone will find a way to simplify the file compression so that images of that size can still be managed. I mean- what's keeping us from making monster sensors other than the sheer size of the files that would be produced by such a large sensor? What about interchangeable sensors, just like we have interchangeable lenses. Each sensor could be tailored for specific needs- one for high ISO, one for low ISO and very fine detail, one for high-speed action photos, etc. Perhaps high-end lenses of the future would come with a matching sensor. Another one: Nanopixel Blending. This technology would have a nanopixel between each individual pixel. It would read the light gathered by the adjacent pixels and then tune the pixels so that they blended from one shade to the next- so the resulting pixels would graduate uniformly from one to the next in hue/tint/shade. Something like this somewhat exists, but I'm talking each pixel would have a nanopixel on either side of it which specifically blends each side of the pixel to the pixels adjacent to it. Just some thoughts while I sit and read up on all the latest sensors, and look back at how an 8MP sensor used to be amazing.