Summary: Overall a nice little camera by Nikon. It's compact enough to carry in a pocket or purse. It makes quality images if used properly. The anti-shake feature is good, especially if you have trouble holding a camera steady. Battery management is good. It uses two AA batteries.
Excerpt: The nikon coolpix l12 is a good decent P&S compact with a decent resolution, it is aimed at automatic control, but you can set the white balance , scenemodes. best shot selection, vr on or off. offcourse image quality can be set up to . It is not a complicated compact to use.
Summary: I chose this camera as my birthday gift almost a year ago. I have been quite pleased with it so far. It's a good first time digital camera, and the user manual and settings are really easy to navigate. I buy lithium batteries, so they last longer.
Excerpt: Much better than the Coolpix L5 I owned before. Takes colorful, sharp pictures -- even does a passable job with decent-lit night photos, provided you reduce resolution to 640X480. Problems: The ISO tends to shoot sky-high when taking pictures in low light levels.
Summary: I bought this camera for my 15 year old son's birthday. He had done all the research and decided this was the best for the money. I agree. The 7.1 megapixels for $130.00 is great! The only thing we have not liked about the camera so far is that it goes through batteries really fast.
A nice, user friendly camera, especially for it's price range
Andrew C. Yao, Amazon
4 September 2007
Summary: Wanted a new digicam to replace my Nikon Coolpix 880 which was given as a gift. It worked well, but my main issue was it barely fit even in a large front pocket. I wanted something compact, <200 dollars, preferably cheaper.
Excerpt: I was kind of nervous about purchasing this. I always had my eyes set on the canon axxx series. But this morning, in the circuit city ad, I saw the Nikon, and it came with half a gig memory card, so I went ahead and purchased. I am not dissapointed, and I won't be returning it.
Summary: What I like about this camera it was very easy to use. I loaded the disk in the computer and was downloading the pictures with in 15 mintues. The only thing I did not like was the fact the flash is really bright and came make the pictures look washed out and you are taking a picture of a white item.
Summary: My wife is the camera aficionado in the family. I've bought her good cameras, film and digital, and for birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas. Of course, sometimes I get to borrow those. I love her Canon digital SLR, and I can borrow it whenever I need to.