" the quality certainly degrades with increasing focal length. The picture quality will be disappointing compared to a DSLR." and IMO today's cell phones may do better than this.
Megapixels are not an indication of picture quality.
I've bought used casio ex zr-200. That is my first high definition digital camera and when I was researching it before buying everyone recommended it.. But I'm not satisfied with pictures quality. I could compare them with photos from my phone, witch has 2.0 MP camera (nokia 5230). I mean photos are better but I expected much more from something that has 16MP.
Can you please help me? Maybe it's my fault..