The best point and shoot I have used in the last 6+ years.
7 January 2012
Summary: This is another cost-effective camera from Nikon. It takes reasonably good pics for a point and shoot. With a little practice, the Macro setting can get a pic of a fingerprint too. I use it DAILY at work and have found that it will last a month on a set of common, AA batteries while taking 20+ pictures per day. No special chargers required !! I like the external access to the SD card so I do not have to plug the camera in or open the battery compartment.
Summary: Thank you for sending the Nikon Coolpix so swiftly. It looks really nice. Would you happen to have the direction booklet that came with it? This is for my 8 year old grandchild for Christmas. Again, sorry for the delay at my end with my computer and internet problems. Happy Holidays.
Summary: I had my L11 for 2 years, and loved it. My Marine son needed a camera for use in the field, so I gave him my beloved L11. I mostly shoot with Nikon DSLRs, but like to carry a glove box camera for those unexpected photo ops. while on the road. I bought my L12 to replace my L11. I thought I would be happier with the L12 because of the dedicated VR and Portrate buttons, and slightly higher resolution.
Summary: The Cannon Coolpix L12 is reasonable priced, impressive good quality, and has amazing ease of use. It is very feature rich with features such as face-detecting autofocus and optical image stabilization. If you take the time to read the manual the L12 offers a lot. It takes good videos as well. The L12 features a slightly below average quality f2.8-f4.7/5.7mm-17.1mm (35mm – 105mm equivalent) all glass 3X optical Zoom-Nikkor lens.
Summary: I purchased this camera to carry with me in my saddlebags on my motorcycle. I have a larger camera that takes excellent pictures, but it was too bulky. I think this may just replace it all together. I have carried it with me in my car, in my purse and have been able to capture many photos that I wouldn't have done with the other camera. The quick start up also makes it easy to capture photos on the fly. Great investment, great features, great camera.