I originally had the super slim canon 1400 in mind because of its small size and cheap price. But I decided to upgrade from that as this is just more of an average camera. I wanted the Canon s95 but couldn't afford its price tag so I decided to cross to a new line and see what Nikon had to offer me. I ended up getting the AMAZING NIKON S8100. It has a great CMOS sensor, 10 X zoom, 12.1 Megapixels and shoots full 1080 HD video.