I got a new digital camera to replace my trusty but broken Nikon Coolpix 950. The Coolpix served me well, but the battery door broke (an all too common problem on that model) and I was sick of taping it shut every time I needed to change batteries. I briefly considered trying to fix it; other CP 950 owners have done so successfully. But I decided that this was probably a decent time to upgrade anyway.
I started out with the intention of getting another Nikon. I’ve used Nikon gear for years and I still really like it. However, after looking at all the options, I ended up getting a Canon PowerShot G3. So far I love it. There are reviews of the G3 all over the web, so I won’t write another one. I’ll just say that I am very happy with this camera and leave it at that.