Summary: I bought this camera for my two children who wanted to create stop-frame animation. They have had hours and hours of fun with this. Here is what they have to say: It's a good camera and we use it to make movies. The battery compartment broke (our fault) but we fixed it with a zip tie. And the nylon rope-handle broke under VERY HIGH pressure but we replaced it with another rope-handle from another old camera. We're not saying that you shouldn't get it!
Summary: I found this product to be very much worth the cost. I take it where ever I go and use it all the time. I have not found anything troubling about it yet. It has all the features that I need and more. I recommend this product to any beginner like me.
Summary: I've hasd this camera for about ten days now and after a couple of days I'd already put a pretty troubled review on the UK Amazon site with three stars (I wanted to be generous) And I can see what the two negative reviewers are on about; I've had those problems as well. But getting into this camera more now I find that I'm carrying it everywhere as it's pocket sized, and taking pictures all over the place.
Summary: The best thing about this camera is its video capabilities. Full screen, 640x480 video with good color and low light performance. You MUST add at least a 2gb card to take advantage of the video options.
Summary: After only 8 months of owning this camera (but after many thousands of pictures), we left this camera on the roof of our car as we drove onto a highway. After the camera inevitably fell off the roof, we stopped and got out to look for the pieces... As we walked along the road's edge, at least 30 cars passed by the spot where it had fallen (including >5 semi's).
Summary: Camera arrived in a perfect new condition. Everything is good except as it was said before - the flash. It takes too long to recharge it. One more detail, don't buy the case, it goes together with the camera, in the same box.
Summary: If you want professional quality photos, this is not your camera. That being said, it is a great little camera with lots of features. It is easy to use and small enough to fit into a pocket for taking along almost anywhere. I purchased the Coolpix for my 11 yr. old daughter, and she has been able to run all of the settings, take the photos, and download them to our computer with no problems. The photos are great, but not what you would get from an SLR.
Summary: This is my 3rd Nikon. Purchased for my mother who has never had a digital camera and is NOT computer savvy. she wanted something that would be easy to use out of the box and this is the PERFECT camera. if you are looking for tons of features, ultra-long zoom, fast recovery, etc...keep looking. if you need to take a few pix each month and like going a bit crazy during family gatherings (my mother to a "T") this is the camera for you.