Summary: I bought this camera for my deployment to Iraq. i absolutely love it. the ONLY complaints i have about it are that it only takes videos for 10min at a time and that if you dont have flash on that sometimes the pictures can be really grainy. but that is easily fixable...
Summary: Before this camera I always used Canon and get very used to Canon's applications and style. This time I wanted to try new thing and everybody suggested Nikon. This one little bit slower than Canon SD 850 but it has perfect color control with flash where Canon doesnt have! It very small and easy to use. I like it but if I need to buy again I will prefer Canon instead.
Summary: I chose this camera as I wanted a camera that could take good quality shots, was fast to start up, easy to use and small enough to carry around easily. I think this camera is all of those things. I travel alot and find this nikon great for carrying around in a pocket / bag without taking up any real space. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 for two reasons. 1)It doesn't take AA batteries.
Summary: The picture quality is great. The menus and features are good, but the shutter lag seems to be too long. The reason I bought this camera was because of its quick start-up time, but it seems to be canceled out by its long shutter lag. Still a nice camera, but wouldn't recommend it to spontaneous photographers.
Summary: I returned the elegant S52 to buy this one. There is a lot to like about this little gem. It's small, only a fraction thicker than my old Elph and smaller in two dimensions. It's very easy to use, and the scroll dial helps speed things along, though its not nearly as smooth as the dial on the S52. The basic control layout is acceptable, though still overall inferior to Canon's. The screen is big, bright, and beautiful.
Summary: I bought this camera as a replacement for my old Nikon Coolpix 7900 whose monitor screen went bad for no apparent reason. Since Wolfe Camera said it would probably cost $200 to repair, I opted for a new camera. I almost returned this camera and can only give it four stars since it DOES NOT have the panoramic assist feature as clearly stated in your specifications. The 7900 had this invaluable feature, which make panoramic landscapes a snap.