Summary: I've had this camera for three years and it's my favorite. It takes beautiful photos -- and I'm not one who wants to fiddle with the camera by changing settings, etc. It is a little heavy so two years ago I bought a Canon Powershot SX 260 HS which was well reviewed (one site named it travel camera of the year). The Canon is smaller and lighter, but I prefer the Nikon for the most part. I've taken this on at least four overseas trips and just love the photos.
Summary: My wife has wanted a decent camera for a long time. She's not a professional photographer, but she was sick and tired of the shoddy pictures her low-end digital cameras always gave her. She was nervous about getting a pro camera that she wouldn't know how to handle. Can't take great pictures if you can't figure the darn thing out. I did a quick google search and found this camera. It is the PERFECT mix of professional, and amateur.
Summary: best camera I've owned, photos are super and the video is so nice, I covered a local house fire and you can see all the way back in the upper bed room windows super clear in the video, channel 6 news was there and I shot video of everybody it was super. Tracie Bobb, Philadelphia, Pa.
Summary: This is my everyday camera. I take it Kayaking, hiking, and all my everyday adventures. It takes amazing pictures. I love the anti vibration which is essential in telephoto shots. It takes low light pictures that turn out great. The sport mode is just the ticket for taking pictures of birds in flight, I took one of a dolphin leaping out of the water I couldn't have captured otherwise.
Summary: Really love this camera, takes beautiful pictures. Very user friendly. If you use the zoom, the subject has to be still or its blurry. I definitely would buy another one if something happens to this one.
Summary: Nothing wrong with this camera at all I was a pro for 30 plus years, moved to a ranch and this camera with the long zoom is great for wildlife photos Not super sharp lens but fine for putting on website
Summary: And this camera is amazing. Pictures that I would never think will come out good come out amazing on this camera! Enough said. If you are on the fence about this camera, do yourself a favor and buy it. It is perfect for amateur photographers and the like.