I sold my nikon coolpix on ebay, they go for almost nothing, but
it didn't have enought pixels or whatever, to make a good photo
for press, or reproduction in a mag or book.
In the interest of balance-- I have a Nikon Coolpix 995, and I can't
compare it to Canon or any other camera, but I will say I am very
happy with it (except that it is bulky to schlep along on travel).
It does, indeed, take pictures that are suitable for publication.
Take a look at my article in the brand new issue of Art Jewelry (pg
28)-- I took all the images with it, as well as those in every
article I have had in the magazine.
I love the swivel body, which I have not seen in any other camera. I
even rotated it all the way around so I could look at the screen to
compose a shot of myself-- and the camera's "brain" flipped the
image so I wasn't looking at it upside down!
So, if you can get this camera on eBay for "almost nothing", go for
it-- it is an axcellent camera! Do also get a bigger flash card for
it-- mine is 64MB, which is plenty of storage.