If the "lost" MP means better IQ/ISO, then that's not a bad thing. I'm looking more at the P500 and hoping that they iron out some of the bugs from the P100... though a bridge camera isn't exactly "pocketable," unless you're wearing, say, a zoot suit. :)
HAHAHAHA... nice... Zoot Suit... LOL!!!
I agree about the IQ... but I'll wait to see some test shots and a chance to try it out.
I took a look at the P100 in the summer. One of my brother-in-laws got one from our local Ritz camera store (spit, spit). The lens felt kind of "lose" (I can't describe it any other way) when it was zoomed way out but the image looked OK. Is there a lack of accuracy in assembly perhaps?
Whatever, he uploads to a PC and uses the Nikon software that came with the camera. The results are not much worse at all than the images you'd get from an entry level DSLR in good light. Of course, it might not be as good in darker situations, I just don't know but it meets his needs so it's not a concern for me.
The red P500 shot on te blog page looks like the Pentax 'trippy' marketing department puked all over it. "Nasty" and "Plastic-looking" are the words that comes to mind with that color, but then I'm a black camera body person ;-)