I must have had a brain fade, ok i got it at cost price but yes after 20 odd years of pure Canon i got conned into buying a Nikon.
I took it out for a run in Botswana recently to see what it's like (i've uploaded some pre-edited pic's), a nice camera but it's taking a bit getting used to how it works compared to the Canon.
Not as easy as I thought it would be, quite a few pic's have needed to be edited due to not being familiar with the set-up.
A few things to share, maybe someone can tell me i'm an idiot and should read the manual -
Setting are an odd choice - U1, U2,U3, night, scene, manual, A, S, P, camera on one dial then qual, iso, WB, my, BKT, i on the other.
the auto focusing isn't very intuitive and relatively slow.
the macro selection is in an odd place, not sure about the menu either - two dials (ok a wheel and a dial) that do the same thing for a lot of the setting.
function button on the front - not sure what to use it for
Likes - viewfinder is great, awesome zoom, light, good video (HD), battery lasts for a reasonable time, low light is good, exposure is simple to change.
Image quality is very good, not as good as my DSLR, but it's getting there.
I'm off to Shanghai next week so will get another opportunity to see how it performs, this is marketed as an in between camera (between compact and DSLR), I know if i'd have got the Canon G12 i wouldn't have had the buggy bit, but that's what goes with sticking to one brand for such a long time.
Would I recommend it? if your a Nikon owner yes, if you used to something else not so sure or it maybe a case of me needing to intstal the manual and actually reading up........