I am a little nervous about being " the first on my block" with this new model. Usually, I wait to see what the " pioneers" have to say about a new product before I jump in, but it looks like I will be a pioneer myself this time. No too worried, though. Based on what I have read, it looks like a good camera. My coolpix 990 has served me well, but it is limited; so, I am eager to be able to use my lenses, filters, etc.