Summary: Before purchasing electronics, I usually research the product extensively. My daughter needed a camera quick, so we purchased this camera and trusted the Nikon name. My daughter (18 years old and taking photos her whole life) took about 250 photos. I downloaded them to the computer and about 1/2 of them were blurry! I thought it was "user error." So many good pictures were unusable because of a focus isssue.
Summary: This camera operated properly for about two months. Then one day I started getting a battery error message. I couldn't do anything with the camera so I replaced the batteries with other new ones I had. The same problem, "battery exhausted" message would appear on the screen. The camera was completely unfunctional. I went and bought more batteries at the store, just to be sure it wasn't actually the batteries. The same error message.
Summary: if you get a picture that isn't burry. This is undoubtedly the worst camera that I have used (not just owned) in my 30 years of enjoying photography. I had an earlier HP point and shoot that was terrific. Wanted an easily totable camera as opposed to the heavy gear of my slrs & lens. As the saying goes, your best camera is the one you have with you. Not so with this one. Maybe one in ten shots is passable and forget about indoors.
Summary: I am not a photo bug, but I know what I like in cameras. We actually own 3 assorted digital cameras, including my favorite, my Canon Rebel XT EOS. However, I wanted something for keeping on my body when out with my kids or to keep in my purse. The fact that the Nikon L20 took mini videos was a BIG bonus with me... I could leave my Blackberry in my pocket and get better little videos to email with the Nikon L20.