Not being a big fan of smaller point n shoot cameras, I was hesitant on buying this camera. But once I had it in my hands - I loved it. in fact I never owned anything other that a large SLR or DSLR. Recently, I began to take an interest in these smaller cameras when I ran across a Nikon 1. It was small, had interchangeable lens and a few accessories with several options that allowed configurations similar to the big DSLRs. In September Nikon released the AW1, an all weather and shock proof version of the Nikon 1s that are so popular. I took the bait this November!