Hey there gang,
Thanks for the input and personal experience information.
JimC, I apppreciate the information about the Nikon. I am in the states - but only for a short time... so I figured I'd do a quick 'survey'. You've given me guite a spring board from which to do some more research. Thanks.
I was hoping to handle and perhaps purchase a C-8080 while here, but I can't seem to find one... (I like to touch and feel things before purchasing online... call me old-fashioned... that's when the refurb Nikon entered the picture. Thanks