After buying the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3/DMC-TZ7 compact camera for a festival in June of 2009, i quickly wanted to do more with it, and after using a DSLR for a few hours about a week later, i was sold. By July, i had bought a Nikon D300. A very flexible camera that offered me more than i ever needed. For 4 years i used this camera for almost everything, from sports to family shots, to landscapes and urban exploring, and from macro to night time photography. After that came more portability in the form of the Olympus Tough TG-2 and Fujifilm X-Pro 1, after selling my Nikon stuff.
Now, it's back to Nikon!