So the story goes...I already have my excellent Nikon DSLR and had vowed never to get a compact...but then now I'm going to a travel to a place which is apparently not safe to carry a DSLR to. So I am looking for a good compact cam which gives picture quality closest to DSLR as possible without being too expensive.
I'm going to be using this mainly for landscapes so performance there must be the best. Budget around $400+ at most. I understand it's not going to buy the best out there, but I want the best for my budget.
I was looking at the Coolpix S8100 or P300, the latter isn't in stores yet. (Any idea when it will hit the stores?)
Lastly, the cam doesn't have to be a Nikon, but if it is that's a bonus since the interface will be more familiar.
Thanks in advance!