Summary: I bought the Nikon Coolpix L10 as my first digital compact P&S camera. I read quite a few reviews and settled on this camera. I had it for a couple of weeks, until mine had a 'lens error' that basically made the camera inoperable (it was stuck open). It might've been due to batteries running low, but I tried another set (which I now think was also low).
Summary: Although the camera is small and light. Easy to use. But it has a poor quality finish to it. The battery cover looks as though it is made of low grade plastic. Picture quality is OK, nothing great, but what else do you expect from a camera $100 or so.
Summary: I ordered this item from Amazon a few days ago and have just received it. At the time I ordered, there was an offer of a 1 GB SD memory card advertised with the camera so I bought it too. HOWEVER... the card turns out to be a "Kingston" technology brand NOT TESTED AND NOT APPROVED BY NIKON according to the literature that came with the camera (just checked it). NIKON only approves SanDisk, Toshiba and Panasonic.
Excerpt: My first digital camera is this, the Nikon Coolpix L10. PICTURE QUALITY Some pictures come out good, and some come out blurry. I find 72% of my pictures come out non-blurry. RANGE & QUALITY OF FEATURES You can change the colour, the white balance, if there should be a continous shot, you can also change the flash. I find the amount of features great. EASE OF USE I find this camera very easy to set up, very easy to take a photo with and it's easy all round.
Pros: Easy to use, most pictures come out good, value for money, look, durability, size and weight .
Excerpt: The Nikon Coolpix L10 is very easy to use. You can just slide along a dot in the bottom-right for it to change from normal photo to face detector to movie. If you press MENU then it comes with loads of helpful features like if you want Date/Time on your photos. You can even select one of your photos to be a "welcome" message or an animation as that message.
Excerpt: This is a good budget camera. It has all the features you would expect from a point and click design. You can set the camera to auto and just shoot and shoot and you really don't need to think about what you are doing. There is the standard selection of pre-set condition for example, landscape, dark and a good macro mode.