Thanks, I'll take a look at these sites but my issue really isn't with film vs. digital. I'm already sold on the concept of digital but don't see a confluence of form/performance/price that inspires me to take the plunge. I am hopeful that in the future it will occur and that Nikon will be there. I just don't see evidence that Nikon is considering what I, as a typical N80 user, expect from a digital camera. I am assuming that the N80 has been a money maker for Nikon but I don't know it for a fact. I also assume that the typical N80 user is someone who has gotten serious about photography and in general isn't going to be satisfied with the more poit-and-shoot like digital cameras regardless of the resolution. Why would I pay twice the price of my N80 for a digital camera (CP5000) that is debatably half as capable as my N80? And why, if I'm the type of hobbiest that would buy an N80 and not an F5, would I buy a D1at twice the price of the F5. Now, believe me, I'm not knocking any of these cameras, its just that I don't see a digital, a Nikon digital that is, that sufficiently taps into the market of N80 buyers. My two assumptions may be wrong however and 1) The N80 buyer may not represent a significant market segment for Nikon and 2) I may not have the typical N80 user stereotyped sufficiently and the CoolPix line may sell just fine for these photographers. Nevertheless, even as a potentially atypical N80 user I find myself looking outside the Nikon fold for my digital wish list. ( And for the record, I have a little Fuji 1.3MP camera, my son's actually, and I am not planning on buying a serious digital until the form/performance/price point is met to my requirements. I'm betting it will be at least 2-3 years.
Oh, before I completely condemn Nikon of failing to tap into a market (armchair VP for marketing that I am) I suspect that the CoolScan IV is the digital answer for many N80 users and that has worked well....I bought one!