I am finding this camera a bit exasperating to use, but the DSLR has spoiled me. Compared to even new compacts, the CP 8400 still has better image quality. There are simply times when I want to go light, no need to have a bunch of gear. If I gave it to someone else, they'd find it even more of a handful to use than I do - you really need Capture NX2 to get the most from the experience.
Some of these files look better in b/w, others are more effective in color. For some reason, there is no b/w setting on the menu when shooting RAW. Odd.