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! Not like it at all!
Summary: It is near impossible to get a clear picture without a tripod. The image stabilization doesn't work AT ALL, and even after tinkering to find perfect setting, the picture quality is laughable. Apparently they make another version of this camera with better stabilization technology, so make sure you get that one instead. The one button video is the ONLY reason I like this camera, and even that takes over 5 seconds to load along with horrible audio.
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. I push the On/Off button and the lens extends, but when I push it again to turn it off it closes halfway and then stops. The display shows "Lens Error" and I have to manually close the lens.
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. I learned that I have to return the camera to Nikon by checking the web for "lens Error" and up poped Nikon L26. Other than that, the above mentioned item the camera works very well.
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. The little focus frame bars and orange light spend most of their time indicating they can't figure out what to lock onto. And you can't manually override it.
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. We we were pretty excited to update our 10-year-old point-and-shoot. We know someone that owns this camera and we felt good about this camera. Perhaps I got a dud.