Excerpt: I purchase the Nikon - Coolpix L100 digital camera a year back as a semi-professional camera. This camera is kind of a midpoint digital camera in terms of price... but it really delivers. The pictures that I have taken with this camera in various light conditions is quite stunning. In addition, if one buys other lens packages, one can get a gamut of photographs both at long distances as well as at wide-angle.
Summary: Great mid priced cameras takes awesome photos. Some of the settings are a little different than what I am used to. Once you learn the menu system though, it goes back up to 5 stars. This camera can go around your neck or in a bag. Not as easy to put in your pocket. but I didn't buy it for portability.
Summary: I am not a great photographer and I appreciate that this camera is not all that complicated. I admit that like other reviewers I was at first a bit disappointed because the pictures were not as good as I had expected. I had trouble with the different settings and even had trouble lifting the flash. Then one day I was out and my 19 year old daughter grabbed it and took some of the most amazing pictures.
Summary: This is a Great Camera. I read the reviews after I purchased it. I agree that after you take it out of the box and just start shooting pictures, they may not come out very good. That is why you HAVE TO READ THE MANUAL! After reading the manual, I LEARNED how to take great pictures indoors, outdoors, low lighting, high lighting, it all does fantastic. The pictures with this camera are perfect! Very bright, sharp, detailed, etc.
Summary: Having returned from a National Park using a small compact Casio Exilam, I thought how nicer the photos of the wildlife I had seen would have been if I was able to bring them in closer with a better zoom. The Casio was 3x. I purchased the Nikon L100, inserted batteries,(never reading the instructions) and shot a couple of photos of my retreivers swimming and running. I was actually amazed how clear the photos came out.
Summary: I bought my Coolpix L100 about a month ago, before now I was a devoted Canon Powershot owner but the newer powershots are either too expensive, or too stupid. The L100 was the right price and seemed simple enough for me to try. First, what I don't like: No viewfinder, so if you break the LCD the camera is useless. However, it was a chance I was willing to take since the price was low enough.
Summary: The Nikon L100 I just received appears to be just what I wanted - compact, easy to use, and I'm sure it will take beautiful pictures. Amazon has displayed other items designed to work with this camera. Beware, however, of the Transcend flash memory cards -- they do NOT work with the Coolpix L100 camera. The Nikon website and user's manual both state that there are only 4 "approved memory cards" for this model - SanDisk, Toshiba, Panasonic and Lexar.
Summary: I primarily purchased this camera because I love my smaller Nikon Coolpix 7600 but wanted something with more zoom. I've only had this camera for about a week, but its great so far! I do see the "focusing problem" someone was talking about, but its not really a problem...Its just that you can't zoom in too closely on something if you are standing close to it - I think this is because of the lens type - its for long distances.