Summary: I have Coolpix L20, L22, and now bought this L26. Comparing to the two old models, L26 is much worse. When turning on the power button, the lens pulls out very slowly, the same as as the camera is powered off. The LCD monitor is fuzzy, not focusing well. The auto focus is not working very well too!
Summary: This is my second Coolpix camera. I had no problems with the first one (which I bought at a local Staples) so when it was time for a new one I didn't hesitate to get another one. This one worked fine the first few weeks, but now it's having "Lens Error" problems.
Summary: I am using this camera for a year now... previously it captures really nice snaps.. but after 6 months many pictures are getting distorted... Also batteries run down soon... Not that recommended...
Summary: I ordered the item on September 18th 2012, and by Late October I was getting a "Lens Error" which turns out to mean that the Lens will not come out of the camera. The only fix action is to return the item to Nikon.
Summary: The auto focus feature on this camera is a disaster. 3 out of 4 photos opportunities are lost waiting for it to figure out what to focus upon. As others have noted it's not uncommon to push the button and still wait a whopping 4-6 seconds before it actually shoots.
Summary: This camera does take pretty great pictures...when it decides to work. My boyfriend bought me this camera before I went to Chile for 5 months. It has good quality when it does work. However, it started doing a "battery exhausted" error even when I knew I had just put in new batteries.
Summary: Indoor or outdoor, automatic or scene setting, bright sunlight or florescent lighting, this camera cannot take a decent picture. Every picture taken with this camera is either under-exposed or horribly out-of-focus. We have been genuinely disappointed in this camera.