I wouldnt touch a Nikon Coolpix camera if it was given to me for free - Nikon seems to have abandoned its P+S cameras as of late
Id get the Fuji - hell Id look at a AA powered Canon Powershot for 50pounds. The optics are very nice for the price.
If you had the opportunity, I would consider the 65pound Fuji instant printing cameras. They are super popular wiht the teens atm - cause the photos can stick and are like the polaroids of old.
1) Olympus OM1 [Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8]
2) Pentax MZ-60 [Sigma 28-90 & 100-300]
3) Canon 7D [EF-S 15-85 & 70-200mm f/4 IS & 50mm f1.4]
4) Leica M [50mm Summicron Pre-aspherical - Silver]http://www.poetproductions.net