I have a Dimage 7 and like it a lot. Being new to photography and using the 7 has made the learning process a lot more enjoyable.
Printing out pics on a $200 printer can produce some outstanding results...I have a 4x6 photo of a Sun Country 737 that everyone mistakes for a processed print.
The big question is whether you can get by or not with a 28-200 mm equivalent lens. I like the 28 mm for closeups and the max 200mm is ok for my local airport.
Below is a sample that I took using a 1024 x 768 setting with the camera which is one of the lower size settings.
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Photo © Tim Ligas