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.
Summary: I really wanted to like this camera. I thought the Nikon name would ensure a quality product. I was wrong. This Chinese made camera seems to have real quality control issues, especially around the area of picture focusing. When I took pictures from one to eight foot distances, usually the pictures were superb. However, my camera seems to have problems focusing at longer distances.