Summary: I find it difficult to fathom some of the negative reviews here on this more than capable camera. Here are my thoughts. For it's age it very good. I can get much better results with the default settings than my 10 megapixels Sony.
Summary: So my nephew is 12.. He wanted a nice camera, I find out he's scoping a $200 canon when I point out that I can find him something for $20. He gives me the look. I give him this. We got ourselves a deal boys.
Summary: Nikon Coolpix L-series: OK-ish starter cameras, BUT the USB (not a normal cable config) > PC is iffy depending on PC & install software CD. 75% of web blogs are full of acquire or power drain probs, or both!
Summary: The positives- never read the manual and I can operate it to my satisfaction without having done so (though I know there is probably much to learn if I would take a look). It fits in my handbag so I don't have to carry a camera bag around. The negative- Seems to really eat batteries. A lot.
Summary: I bought this camera a few months ago and I'm already buying a new camera. The shutter takes FOREVER. I've missed so many important pictures due to the slow speed. Also 3 months after I bought the camera the lens wouldn't close.
Summary: Got this camera as a Christmas gift and first used on my trip to Florida this spring. Very easy to use (I never even opened the instruction book) and pictures seem to be of a good quality so far.
Summary: For the money, there are better cameras out there, like Sony. But my biggest problem is that this camera eats all the power from the batteries so fast, I got 15 pictures on brand new batteries (thats using flash), and there is no way to turn the flash level down, there are some settings you can play...
Summary: Great little pocketable camera that takes AA batteries that you can get anywhere.... BUT here is the problem: I got an L11 and liked it, but realized that for about $30 more, I could have the same body and useability with Vibration Reduction and greater sensitivity, so I upgraded to the L12 and love...