Excerpt: Pictures hard to compose..Slow on point and shoot..Aston K. never used this cheaply made camera...pictures not as clear and focused as my daughter's lower pixel camera ...hard to configure setting on the fly..stopped working after a little over a year of us...
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: 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.