Summary: All 5 members of my immediately family received this camera for Christmas a few years back. My father purchased them and each one ended up having a "lens error." These cameras are the worst! They all broke within a year. My sister;s 8 year old Canon brand camera is still working till this day.
Pros: Bought one for my son, screen broke, assumed it was his fault (despite denials of dropping, etc). He bought another on eBay, lasted 2 days before the same problem. Google "nikon l11 screen broke" before considering this camera... common problem.
Cons: Please see above... do not purchase this camera, just burn the money
"Very sad about this camera-after < 1 year, doesn't work"
17 September 2008
Pros: Liked it very well at first. Was compact, relatively easy to use
Cons: But what good is a nice camera if it doesn't work? Seems Nikon is aware of problem of lens getting stuck, but will charge customers to repair, even if it is under a year. Nikon reps were AT the base exchange, but wouldn't replace camera. Boo hiss.
Jennifer M. Macleod "WriteKidsBooks dot org", Amazon
21 April 2008
Summary: This was a successor to our broken CoolPix L4 which only lasted 8 months; I don't know why I thought this one would last longer. Guess I was a sucker once again. With the L11, I forbade every family member under 18 from even touching it because the last one proved so poorly-built. And it still died - also of a cracked LCD screen - after less than six months.