Summary: This is my second 9100. I gave my first one to my wife because of the quality of pictures and ease of use. As for Amazon it is by far the best to order items on line. My only complaint is that some of the companies linked to Amazon charge a fairly high handling charge for very small items. Amazon the main company is outstanding.
Summary: I love this camera. It's not too much bigger than other amateur cameras, and the image quality is far superior. You get surprisingly focused pictures at the 18x optical zoom, and you also have a more clearly defined field of focus (if you focus on a person, the background will be out of focus in a good way).
Summary: I have owned 3 digital cameras prior to purchasing this one. At first I thought I wanted a dSLR and almost bought the Nikon 1 V1 10.1 MP HD Digital Camera System with 10-30mm VR 1 NIKKOR Lens . When I really thought about how I take photos, I decided a P&S is the best option for me. But I wanted something more: quicker response time, more zoom, better macro, and the new feature that promises better performance even in low light.
Summary: This is a great pocket camera. Pictures are fabulous and the zoom is just what I wanted in a small camera. Make sure you get an LCD protector because the case or pocket will rub on the screen, and if you lay it down on its back, the screen will get scratched. Update as of 5-6-13. Still using this camera. It has worked flawlessly. Batteries last a long time. I put a 4GB memory card in it and it holds thousands of pictures.
Summary: Long story short, this camera is amazing. It takes amazing pictures at no zoom and at 18x zoom. The only gripe I have would be the lack of information in the instruction book on uses and features because this camera is loaded... granted the book would be the size of a dictionary if they covered everything. Otherwise this camera is amazing, panoramic pictures are easy, live motion both video and still images are outstanding. The best way to learn is to just play with it.
Great camera, but you need to use care with super zoom
Albert "DrAlAlDr", Amazon
6 August 2011
Summary: I bought this camera before traveling to South Africa in May after considering the Canon SX 230 HS, the Panasonic DMC-ZS10, the Sony HX9V and the Samsung WB210. I have a Panasonic ZS3 and it has served me well, but I wanted a longer zoom. While there were a fair number of reviews of the Panasonic and Canon, there weren't as many of the other cameras, including the Nikon.