Summary: Can budget cameras really be any good? Yes, absolutely. The Nikon Coolpix L22 is solid, well made, easy to use and practical. It's limited in its zoom range, though, and the lack of manual ISO control is a definite drawback
Cons: Lacks a wide-angle zoom; no manual ISO control; electronic image stabilisation only.
Conclusion: If you’re after ultimate image quality, this is not for you. However, for the casual user who is looking for a camera that’s pleasant and simple to use, this would fit the bill. If only it had a more wide-angle lens, though.