I was recently reading a post on the LensRentals blog written a few years back (March 2010) that mentioned that the "4/3 companies have already said 12 Mpix is as far as they intend to go" with regard to pixel density. I found this statement intriguing (particularly in light of the fact that the latest 4/3 sensors have 16 MP) and some more Googling lead to a May 2011 article containing the following quote from Akira Watanabe, manager of Olympus Imaging's SLR planning department: "If a customer wants more than 12 megapixels, he should go to the full-frame models." Obviously we can all point to predictions and pronouncements from any number of sources which later turn out to be proved incorrect, that's not my point here. The basic take-away of the LensRentals article that prompted my query is that today's sensors are outresolving the quality control parameters and manufacturing tolerances of the best lenses, thus adding more pixels is moot. So my question now is this: will 16 MP be the limit for Four Thirds sensors? Are we really at the end of the megapixel race?