Summary: Great overall travel camera, and backpacking/biking exec... Takes great pictures I will never let this one go, might buy a newer model just to have 1080p in pocket.
Pros: Battery life for me was decent, Good clear pictures once you tweak the camera, Large LCD Screen, Low noise, Great Travel Camera or backpacking for better shots, Viewfinder :), Great laid out controls on camera.
Cons: Articulating screen, which the new P7800 has., Slow processing speeds compared to newer competition, A tad better grip would have been nice, 720P decent but now good cameras have 1080p/60fps, Newer models zoom faster.
Summary: Great take along camera. Fantastic quality. Very slow processing times, between the photos. When my DSLr's are at home, this camera comes along. Havine a viewfinder, along with a back screen is a major plus.
if you are a nikon user and nee sub camera for you DSLR, It is the one i
17 May 2012
Summary: New one is P7100. I just got this one on ebay for under 280 It's "nice P&S camera " in one word. I have used several P&S cameras Sigma DP1, Sigma DP2, Fuji X100 and Sony Nex 5. Picture quality is not excellent like other APS-C sensor size camera but it's still good image quality with it sensor size. There are many buttons to control the camera and you can control the camera easily like DSLR (I'm a Canon 1D mk2N and 5D Mk2 user)cameras.
Summary: I've been shooting with Nikon gear for 10 years - first a film N55, then an N65, then the digital D50, and then the D3100. I've become accustomed to having precise control over my images, and being able to have wide latitude to edit them later with RAW files. When it came time to go overseas on vacation, I didn't want to lug a huge camera around with me. I wanted something I could fit in the side pocket of a backpack and have quick access to.
Good, professional-level camera that allows you to shoot on the go.
10 March 2012
Summary: Everything has met my expectations thus far...have not been able to use it much. I was hoping the zoom was a bit longer, I have the need to be able to be in the back or side of a large room, and zoom in tight on the speaker. When it was billed as having an equivalent 200mm zoom, that got my attn. Also, I have had some lower light photos that I expectedvbettervresults, but that is possibly more for my lack of understanding on the settings. I need to study up more.
Summary: Soon after I received my camera I left on a month long trip to Chile. I had little time to get used to the camera, but I came back with some superb pictures. In fact, I still have to learn more about some of its functionalities. But it speaks for the little box that you don't have to know everything from the start. One item I find disappointing was the manual focus. Hard to see on the display if your item is really 'focused' and the zoom is too fast to zero in.