Excerpt: I had recieved a $250 Gift card for Best Buy to use on a new camera. I had in mind the upgrade of the Fuji I already had but decided I would look at all the cameras and maybe find something else to fit my needs. I played with some of the expensive Canon's, which I really enjoyed but of course couldn't afford at the moment.
Summary: I ordered this camera in Nov 2010 and I loved it! I only used it a handful of times but found it easy to use. In July 2011, I turned on the camera and got a "battery exhausted" error message. So, I changed the batteries. Still got the error message. I changed the batteries again...and again...and again. I changed brands, changed types, etc. Still have the error message.
Summary: I can't recommend purchasing the Nikon CoolPix L100, - not even to my worst enemy. Especially not a good camera for any one time moments. You will be taking a dice roll with every shot, not a photograph. Too bad, it's a nice looking camera, nice lens, just junk internal works and cheap firmware apparently.
Summary: I was so excited to get this camera and I'm so totally disappointed in it's performance i'm sending it back for a refund. It's a great looking camera, easy to use and I love everything about it except the picture quality. The photos are blurry! What's the use of having 10 megapixels if the shot is out of focus? I tried different settings - outside, inside, close up, zoom. Only an average of one out of every 20 shots was clear (barely).