I agree - I have a D90 and trust Nikon - but Nikon let me down with this one...
They PQ was "ok" on both of them, not as sharp as I would have expected. The nikon has a known blurry picture problem which they say they fixed in a firmware update - didn't look like it to me after I updated it.
Ultimately, for the price I was paying, I expected more. I returned both and got a SX260HS point and shoot and believe it or not, the pics are sharper with that for less money...
2007 Z4 3.0si