Summary: Ever since seeing years ago a nearly $1000 Sony made camera similar in design to this one I have wanted a camera like this. I used to do freelance photography at college and have been a fan of Nikon cameras since the original FM. This Nikon camera has a tremendous zoom range and sells for around $200. Hard to believe it's been superseded already by another similar model, but such is life in the digital camera world these days.
Summary: I was looking for a camera for my wife's Christmas present. We've only ever owned the traditional lower end cameras and were looking to branch into something with more professional capabilities. This camera was a great introductory model. It is very easy to use (given a little effort of course) and the price is unbeatable for the feature set.
L100 - Great Camera All Around, Especially for Beginners
WheresTheGym? "Explorer", Amazon
12 March 2010
Summary: After extensive research on advanced point-and-shoots that use AA batteries (something I require), I settled on three: the Nikon L100, the Canon Powershot SX10IS, and the Fujifilm s8100fd. So you know the perspective from which this review is coming, I'm not an experienced photographer but I'm not clueless either. However, this is my first camera more advanced than a basic point-and-shoot. So I'll call myself an informed beginner.
Summary: I thought I would emphasize the rechargeable battery since Nikon just added it recently and some reviewers were saying the L100 couldn't use a rechargeable battery. It's a NI-MH battery with recharger. Check the NIKON webpage for the L100 and you will see it listed under "optional accessories". Personally, I don't like rechargeables because they lose their charge over time and you have to remember to recharge them when you get ready to use your camera.
Summary: great camera. Love the ease of use and the special modes. My favorites are easy mode, shooting continuously at high speed, movies (avi), black and white, and capture smiling faces automatically. I've been taking the shooting continuously at high speed pictures of our Westie and the birds at the bird feeder. The results are excellent. I use black and white for portraits. Our Westie likes to watch the movies of himself. Great pics with or without flash.
Summary: I was looking for a new digital camera to replace an older Canon that had failed. This Nikon is exactly what I was looking for, and I'm completely satisfied with it so far. It's easy to use and produces excellent photos. I'm sure there are more sophisticated cameras on the market, but this one has more features and abilities than I'll ever need. I think it's great!
Summary: By no means am I a professional when it comes to photography, but I like pictures that look like more than a snap-shot. I shopped for a long time to find the right camera. I needed 2 of them-- one for myself and one for a gift. In the correct price range and with the right features, I found this camera, a Cannon, a Kodak and a Fuji. That is to be expected. The Kodak was way too shaky and took pictures that were either way too dark or way too light.
Summary: I think this camera is great. I don't have any problems with it like the users before me have rated. I love taking pictures with it and it has a lot of great features. Most recently I used the sport continuous feature and captured several great shots of my friend jumping through a bunch of streamers. The camera is light and super easy to hold. It has a great design. The menu is a little confusing at first but if you read the manual, you should be fine.
Summary: Just ordered this camera Saturday from Amazon and got a great price as well as a good deal on 2 day shipping. It came yesterday, and I have to say that if you can't take a decent shot with, then . . . well, I won't go there. Put in the batteries - BTW it does take rechargeable batteries if that's an issue - looked over the first 15 pages of the manual to see what was what, inserted a SD card and took pictures. It's just that simple.