Excerpt: I bought this product when it was on sale for $200. It was a great deal for me at the time. The camera has a great design, a variety of features, moderate battery life and is beginner friendly. My photography teacher even purchased a few for her class. I highly recommend the L100 if you want a cheap camera that will impress your friends, but not if you actually want to get professional looking photos.
Summary: I got this and I was very excited, I tried it out around the house and I noticed immediately that the focus was a little out of whack. I thought it was settings, I did what I could to readjust the settings and the focus to get a good picture. It's great for outdoors, the pictures that I took in the daylight were great... unfortunately I cannot keep a camera that will only work properly in the sunlight.
Pros: Occasionally, when the planets align, a really beautiful clear-cut photo is produced.
Cons: Most of the time the camera is slow to focus. when put onto macro mode, photographing still object - it still struggles. Slow to turn off and perform most functions. Colour recognition is terrible. Anything yellow or orange is ruined every time.
Excerpt: After trying out a certain Kodak digital camera (see other reviews) I decided to give digital cameras another chance. Bad idea, I guess. I purchased a Nikon Coolpix 10.0 Megapixel Digital Camera. It was a very pretty camera and was very slim. I liked that aspect as I do not like to carry a purse and the Nikon Coolpix 10.0 Megapixel Digital Camera would fit in my jeans pocket.
Cons: Missed most the lack of a viewfinder. The large viewing screen is not very useful in daylight. Requires putting on reading glasses. The SLR appearance is just that. The tight placement of controls makes for mistakes. The screen is unprotected.
Summary: It was time for an upgrade from my Kodak EasyShare Z7590, entirely for megapixels. Kodak Easyshare Z7590 5MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom My requirements were an SLR body grip, macro, and ring style menu or dial navigation rather than a wheel on top of body. I can count on one hand the number of times I've adjusted f-stop and shutter speed since going digital so I had no qualms about an auto-only camera.
Summary: I purchased the Nikon L100 as a replacement for an older Cannon PowerShot, and am thorughly dissapointed. Having shot professionaly with Nikon cameras for several years, I did not hesitate to trust the brand...that was a mistake. I'll run through the most obvious issues that I've been frustrated by: "Easy Auto" mode focuses very poorly when using the zoom. Way too many preset modes that only work well under very particular conditions.