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: Haven't owned a camera in 30 years. My last was a Fugi SLR film camera which I was getting better with before I moved to Florida where it was too hot (for me) to do any darkroom work. So, I quit. Lately, I began getting interested again...the wildlife I encounter all the time sparked my interest, again. Really, it was a bald eagle in a dead tree which let me get close enough to get about 8 shots with my cell phone camera. None of them were viewable.
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.