We had a Nikon Coolpix 7900 - it was good but fat, and if you were not careful the mode knob twisted sround too easily. Also it took ages between shots, but pix were very good. I assume you use the fully auto mode? We now have a Panasonic Lumix FX 35. Worth looking at the Lumix range, and buy a spare battery at time of purchase at a big discount.