The Nikon CoolPix P7100 replaces their previous model, the P7000. The P7000 reportedly had some issues that kept many folks from loving the camera. But the 7100 seems to have addressed all the issues, and it is a wonderful camera. I own a Canon PowerShot G11 and a Panasonic Lumix LX5, and the Nikon scores points with a longer reaching lens and a great LCD display. The lens starts at 28 mm--not as wide as the Panny, and the LCD cannot be flipped 180 degrees for self portraits as on the G11. The Panny has a shorter reach but faster lens. Photos taken with the P7100 show nice detail and when RAW photos are post-processed, the results are impressive. You will be able to print 8.5 x 11 nicely (and even 13 x 19 when needed). Shot-to-shot time is acceptible, and the optical viewfinder, though primitive, saves the day in bright, direct sunlight. The Nikon P7100 feels solid and substantial, and though slightly larger than the G11, it is a superb camera to carry around all day for travel, sightseeing and the like. I have relegated my G11 to backup status and the Nikon CoolPix P7100 is now my carry everywhere camera. Nice job, Nikon!