This is a near-duplicate of a post I made on the sister site, Serious Compacts, but not everyone here also posts over there and I'd like your thoughts on a smallish general all-round camera that doesn't require extra lenses. Much to my surprise, a relative presented me with a $150 Best Buy gift card for Christmas. Now, Best Buy carries a lot of things but I can't see frittering away the money on a series of tiny purchase like CDs, DVDs or memory cards, etc. But Best Buy only carries so many things that a serious photo enthusiast would want. As you can see in my signature, I have a nice micro four-thirds kit. I also have a Panny LX3 that is about to be gifted away. But a couple of cameras have struck me as attractive for different reasons. One is the Fuji X-10 for obvious reasons and the other is the Nikon P7100, which my brother picked up recently and has gotten surprisingly good results with. Both cameras, as we all know, have very nice external controls and solid construction. Both offer excellent image quality for their class - but not quite on the level of the larger-sensored mirrorless cameras. In fact, on DPreview's web site, image quality between the two cameras is quite similar - although it's possible many X-10 fans may dispute that. :smile: Of course, the finishing of the X-10 is delightful and it has that fast f/2.0-2.8 lens - but it only goes out to 112mm. The Nikon goes out to a very attractive 200mm, but is f/2.8-5.6. Camera size is not significantly different. So here's my question: Given the current prices for these cameras at Best Buy today - $599 for the X-10 and $408 for the P7100 - a $150 credit will score me an X-10 for $449 and a P7100 for $258. Which would you go for?