Summary: One year warranty and product developed issue with lens extending then freezing, up after one year, 8 months. This is my second Coolpix, as the first one, an S640 also quit working within a year. It was still under warranty, fortunately. Love the pictures and the camera functions just fine, but really wish they would "keep working". I keep them in camera bags, indoors, in air conditioning, handled with care.
Summary: It takes some descent pictures and good video, but overall this camera has some major issues...for one the shutter button broke after 3 months of light use, and I had to pay shipping both ways to the Nikon repair facility...Also, this camera eats batteries like you would not believe. Takes 4 double AA...they last about 80 shots and some picture review time, and that is it...DEAD...More batteries....More batteries..
Summary: I got this camera for Christmas. I was so excited, but that excitement faded as I started using the camera. It drains batteries so fast it's getting to be extremely expensive to use the camera. Even rechargeable ones are drained within a day or two. While the zoom on it is pretty amazing, that's about all it's good for. Trying to take pictures of my daughter results in blurry pictures and disappointment over those missed moments.
Poor choice for indoors or for non-stationary subjects (I get blurry pics no matter what I use for settings)
14 March 2012
Summary: I took well over 300 pictures using many combination of settings (auto, scene modes, VR, flash, ISO, etc) at my daughters indoor dance show and unfortunately was not able to find a setting that is going to work acceptably for this situation (indoor, medium light). I found that VR on this camera didn't seem to help much at all if there is much movement in the subject.
Summary: I bought this the Coolpix L120 for my wife for Christmas. I was intrigued by the optical zoom and the Nikon name. I am familiar with Nikon's SLRs, and have used L110s at work. First, the L120s body feels plastic and flimsy in comparison to the L110. Not sure what the difference is or why that would be, but the L110 seems sturdy and well put together.
Summary: I paid big bucks for a red one of these. Gave it to her for Christmas. She tries to use it in easy auto mode, the flash doesn't work and the pictures are fuzzy. Switch to auto mode much better but this camera definitely does not get good reviews for ease of use. CR loved this camera. I still like my Kodaks better.
Summary: I reluctantly purchased this camera despite the reviews being all over the place. I must say that if you are patient and are not using the zoom very much that the camera is not that bad; however why would one purchase a camera that has its features unusable? The zoom at great lengths is quite difficult to produce a blurry-free picture.