Is a 5 megapixel camera better than a 10 megapixel?

For most usage, 5mp is more than enough. Generally, the more pixels, the more space available to crop. For most general usage, 5mp is more than enough.

Remember: COMPOSITION IS KEY!

Is the image clean or distracting? Is the image pleasing, or does it seam flat, dull, or simply boring. Your pictures should be how YOU, the photographer, the artist, want them to be.