Summary: Purchased for my mother-in-law. She treats the camera like it is Gold and even uses a camera case etc. The battery door latch will not stay shut. She returned it under warranty and they will not repair. They claim "impact damage" and want $75 to repair a $100 camera and $13 to return it either way.
Summary: You better find something to lean against if you want to get a non blurry shot with this one. My 9 year old digital camera with a view finder always takes steady shots. Also after taking each shot you have to wait till that image stops showing on the screen before you can take another picture.
Summary: After owning this camera for 8 months, I have decided I really don't like it and will be replacing it. It works fine if you're taking pictures outside in broad daylight, but if you want to take pictures of moving objects, or indoors (even with adequate lighting), forget it.
Summary: We spent the extra money and went for the Nikon because we have always heard good things. Our last 2 cameras were Kodak's and they put this camera to shame. The picture quality is very poor and it just did not live up to the expectations I have for a Nikon.
Summary: This camera is suppose to be the replacement for the Nikon Coolpix S202. In my opinion, it's a terrible replacement. The S202 was much lighter, thinner, easier to use and produced much better photos.
Very mediocre photo results. Video quality is better. Several intermittent issues.
Abhinav Agarwal "AA", Amazon
17 November 2010
Summary: Hugely disappointing camera. Mediocre flash photo results, purple fringes, severe noise in low light, and intermittent issues. Positives are good video results, bright LCD screen, and good-enough results in bright light.
Summary: I recently purchased this camera to replace my Nikon Coolpix S230 that had died from the very common "lens error" problem. Three weeks after arriving, the battery door latch broke. I had not dropped the camera or used it in any way outside of normal use. I have taken about 15 pictures with it.
OVERHEATING? "BATTERY EXHAUSTED" MESSAGE AFTER 300
In Otherwords SOL, rakuten
27 September 2010
Summary: This camera is going through batteries like crazy!! About 300 pics over maybe 3 or 4 hours and get "battery exhausted" message. Batteries still test good but I didn't realize this at first. (Got confused with so many batteries around!
Summary: The camera tries to do everything for you. It is very slow to zero in, so you better not be in a hurry. So far about 50% of my pictures are out of focus. If you intend to take quick snapshots - forget it. If you intend to take sports pictures where something is moving - forget it.
Summary: I got this camera because of the price, and I guess you get what you pay for. As another reviewer mentioned, it has a long delay to take the picture after pressing the shutter button. Very annoying.