One thing I did not like about this camera is you have to charge the battery in the camera. But after playing with it for a day I think the strengths will far out way this. I wondered around in some very dark places of my building took photos without the flash and they were amazing the detail and lightening capability. I have a D7000, and a D90 and just wanted a small compact camera to carry in my purse. I think this fits the bill. Can't wait to use it more.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend