I own an A80 and used to have a Nikon Coolpix. I would recommend A80.
However, to counter this, I gotta say that it is the person behind the camera matters. A girl I know of can consistently produce stunning photos and galleries from her CP 4300. (see http://www.pbase.com/veruschka/leafy) I, with my supposingly "better" and preferred camera, have yet... :cry: