I just sold all my DSLR gear ( Nikon D7000 & Sony A77 - 18-250 ) My wife and I felt that to carry all this gear around and to take photos that we really never did anything with was kind of a waste of energy and $$.. WE just purchased a boat and needed the $$ for that so we figured to down grade to ONE P&S top of the line camera.. We looked at the Nikon p7700 and it seemed to be nice quality and used on for a few hours and it seemd to take GREAT photos running against the A77 Dslr.. Almost hard to tell the difference between the photos with the 2 camera viewing them on a Apple Cinema 30" Display! But we returned the P7700 cause it had a couple of dead pixels on the LCD. We also returned the A77 to Sony ! So now we have NOTHING! ANY help would be appreciated! I also looked at the Canon G1X it felt a bit heavy compared to the p7700 .. Im looking for a camera that has a nice Optical zoom and GREAT Photo quality! Thanks for any input!!!