I am looking for a digital camera myself with a hand grip. I own a Nikon Coolpix 7900 that takes sharp pictures, but I purchased it before they came out with image stabilizer and I definitely need that feature. I have camera shake and not all of my pictures come out as sharp and clear as I want, esp. pictures I want to take of my active puppy!
I am researching digital cameras through consumer reports and have found that super zoom models fit my needs. Those rated are Kodak Easy Share Z1012 IS, Leica V Lux 1, Panasonic Lumiz DMSFZ18, Fugifilm Fine Pix S700, Nikon Coolpix P80, Canon Powershot S5 IS, Olympus SP 570 UZ, Casio Exilim Pro EXF1, Canon Power Shot SX-100 (CR Best Buy), Panasonic Lumix DMCTZ5, Fujifilm Fine Pix S80000fd, Olympus SP560UZ, Fujifilm Finepix S1000fd, and Canon powershot TX1.
Nikon cameras rated under the subcompact models include Nikon coolpix S550 and S210. Nikon cameras rated under the compact models include Nikon coolpix P5100 only. However, the camera you are looking at has really nice features! Have you held it in your hand? I like going to a professional camera shop and trying them out (if they have what you are looking at in stock).
Owned by Zeus, dob 4/25/08, brindle male with white markings
Previously owned by Barron, first fawn male boxer who is running and playing ball at the Bridge, 2/13/98 - 7/15/08