I've been looking for a camera to replace my Olympus C-2500L, which is an all-in-one digital SLR. I really like Olympus best but, with the price of the exception E-1, I don't think I'll be going there unless the lottery finds me. The E-20N seems to be going away and I might find one for the right price but I doubt that I should invest in a 5 MP camera, at this point. Nikon cameras are my second choice and I happen to like the all-in-one design of the 5700, so I think the 8700 will be all the better. The only problem I've seen is that, with all the buttons, the 5700 is busy and the 8700 hasn't changed. Thanks for your help!