Summary: I have had a Nikon Coolpix 800 for just over a year - and have found it to be pretty good. What people say about the image quality is correct - it is excellent! A couple of hints: 1) Don't ever drop it, bang it or travel with it unless it is VERY well padded.
Summary: I like the Nikon a great deal except for one fatal design blunder, totally unexpected from a company with Nikon's reputation. The optional lenses block most of the view finder when they're in use.
Summary: I have had several different digital cameras, all on the samerange, and this is a great machine, that takes very sharp images, besides it allows you to manually set almost everything, which is great when you want to shot on poor conditions.
Summary: I have virtually no digital camera experience and bought this camera about a week ago. I did extensive on-line research and the reviews were outstanding concerning picture quality. In this regard the reviews were accurate.