Summary: Point the compact Nikon Coolpix L26 at a well-lit scene and it'll reward you with bright, realistic colours and plenty of detail. We noticed a few imperfections and we'd like to see the price cut, but it's a good buy for the less experienced photographer.
Cons: A little expensive; AA batteries are a mixed blessing.
Excerpt: The Nikon Coolpix L26 follows in the tradition of the other models in Nikon's L series. It's an easy to use, small, lightweight digital compact camera designed to take all the hard work out of picture taking. The slim features of the camera are only broken by the grip that bulges at one end. It's handy for gripping the camera and also houses the two AA batteries that power it. On the front is a 5x optical zoom lens that starts at a 35mm equivalent of 26mm.
Excerpt: The Nikon Coolpix L26 is an entry level compact camera with a 16.1 megapixel sensor, 3 inch screen, 5x optical zoom lens, electronic vibration reduction and is powered by AA batteries. It is available in black, red and silver for £60.
Pros: One of the cheapest cameras around, Good colour reproduction, Replacement batteries easy to find, 3 inch LCD screen, 5x optical zoom
Cons: No ability to control ISO speed, 10cm minimum focusing distance, Camera is generally slow to use