We kick start with the pluses and minuses:
+ Good picture quality
+ Good zoom
+ Good screen (even if it is small)
- Uselt grip and layout. Plasticky. Just sits comfortably in the hand of a child or a girl with small hands.
- The camera wants to "be with" a little too much with their electronics instead of allowing the user to control.
- Autofocus is just too slow.
Conclusion: You can not go down from SLR to this stuff. However, if you only use compact camera and wants to raise the stick a notch but not daring you on SLR yet, sure. Hold and feel of the camera before you buy it. It is slippery, small, and the buttons are crazy.