I really just wanted the newer model of my Panasonic but reviews revealed they still hadn't dealt with the lens randomly freezing and breaking issue which made me cranky. Yes, even despite the fact it took 5 years to happen on mine. But what if this next one happens only after a year!? Anyways, I fell back to Nikon which I have never had any issues with - going back to my dad's 1969 model.
I does have all kinds of fun little filters. Most of which I won't use and could easily use photoshop to create but what fun is that!?
My favorite right now is the color selection. (yes, I know there is a better version on photoshop)
Pet mode is a must for my camera (ignore the background mess) and this one is right on the top dial for easy access.
I am also enjoying the old tyme sepia setting.
Fish eye is another fun one, once I figure out where to aim.
My dad approved of this camera but made the statement his old film Nikon will still be going strong long after this one.