Hey Wallaby!! You are 10 ahead of me, haha!!
I have a Nikon Cooplix P500. It has been working very well for me. If you wanted to see a few of my photos I have done then in the Hobbies section I have a link to all my work.
But still, here are a few photos just to show how great it is. (none are edited)
and sorry if some are big!!
But I think any of these camera's are pretty great.
On the purple flower photo - the flowers were close together. What I did is I put it on close up and clicked OK and the focus point moved to the bee and it's flower. That is what I did with a few of these as well:
The camera photos do not need editing at all. All of the photos I have shown you are completely unedited. Everything.
My camera isn't too big at all. the length is about 4 inches long, the width about 4 inches, and the height is about 3 inches. It has a pop-up flash, a little twisty thing next to the flash with many options, 36x optical zoom, full HD, 4.0 - 144 mm and 12.1 megapixels. The battery lasts a long time and you will want to charge it at night because it takes a while to charge. The LED screen can be moved out, up, down, and you can adjus the angle so if you were doing a shot directly above an object, you can move the screen so you don't have to stand and your toes and make the camera a little more shaky.
These are photos of my camera off of Google.
They take great videos, and if you gone on scene selections, go to black and white, then you can click the record button and you can videotape in black and white.
If you go to the manual option, optimize image, black-and-white, custom, and go down to sepia, then you can also have videos in sepia - which is like and old and reddish look.
But I would definitely recommend this camera.