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! What works on my Dell LT fails on my HP tower, even good recharge Ni batteries & their (like memory card, not included in pack) recharger won't last as long as U hoped (off the shelf use 'n toss, or rechargers), a 4GB card hold more data than any battery (2-AA's)...
Summary: I recently purchased the Nikon Coolpix L15 Digital Camera as a Christmas present. I also own and have always been 100% satisfied with my other Nikon cameras: the F3, N70, N5200 and D70s. The L15 in my opinion has 3 major faults. First, alkaline battery life is terrible. Nikon claims 160 shots, but actual usage has been far less [30 to 70].
Summary: All I want is a camera that I can carry in my suit pocket to take visual "notes." This camera seems like the perfect solution. I previously owned a Nikon Coolpix L11. I had it less than four months, carrying in my suit pocket. One day I found the screen broken, rendering the camera unusable. I don't recall ever bumping the camera and I certainly never dropped it. Thinking I might be somehow responsible for the broken screen I did not return the broken L11 to Nikon.
Summary: Worst Digital Camera I have ever owned! Took 5 pictures on a set of batteries that were supplied with the camera then they were dead. Put in a new set and they were dead after 5 more pictures. Pictures were very grainy and color was off. Flash produced to much light making all of the pictures overexposed. This is my 4th digital camera and I expected alot more from it. I am sure it was defective. I returned it. I am going to use my old camera for a little while longer.
Summary: I've owned this camera for a month. 'Dud' isn't strong enough to describe it. It eats batteries. Can't pan with it - the image jumps all over the place. Very, VERY slow recycle. The double-flash is much too hot. What could Nikon have been thinking? There are absolutely no positive features to the camera. There are so many good alternatives, I couldn't recommend this camera to anyone -- even if they cut the price to $29 - or $9 for that matter.
Summary: Bought this camera after returning a Canon that didn't perform as expected. This camera is horrible and was returned after only a few days of use. Pros: Small size, takes AA's, that's about it. Cons: Under any flash mode you get a double flash (my 8 month old closed her eyes when the first one went off so when the picture was taken when the second one went off, we got nothing but pictures of her squinting).
Summary: We've had a 2.0m Powershot for four yeaars(which we loved) and decided to get something smaller and light weight. Well, it's definitely smaller and light weight, but if you ever want to take a picture of anything, you better have all day. It takes about 20 seconds between pics. You sit there and watch this darn hourglass and keep watching and keep watching. Finally, it's time to take another pic. Needless to say, if you have kids, this is a terrible item.