Summary: I have a Coolpix that I purchased over 3 years ago, but unfortunately the battery hatch finally gave way. I bought this camera with the intention of replacing that one. I also own a Rebel T3i. The older camera was a better camera, but it must be said that it was an excellent camera. This camera is a great point and shoot... daytime pictures. Great quality, zoom, a steady hand does help on occasions, but the pictures are very good.
Summary: Well first of all, I'm very disappointed in myself for not knowing it takes AA's instead of a lithium battery :( I guess I just assumed. My last camera took the lithium battery that had a wall charger, and I LOVED IT! I'm really nervous this camera is going to EAT these AA's in no time! I cannot get the editing CD to download on my computer, I'm following all the directions, then it says, 'click the box that says NEXT', well there is not a box that says NEXT!!! ugh!
Summary: this camera starts out good but in the long run, this camera don't hold up good..the first I brought accidentally down on soft carpet and broke real easily and so I replaced it with a new one with the rechargeable battery where I kept my camera in a camera pouch and now its not working and it haven't been exposed to any heat or been dropped...so I don't trust buying another Nikon ever again..now im going to a new type of brand like maybe hp.
Summary: This is an OK camera. Terrible lag when taking a picture, so for capturing special moments like the reaction of kids opening their presents it is pretty useless. Feels cheap and plasticy too but does take a nice picture.
Summary: A point and shoot camera is for beginners. Apart from a quick start guide there was no reference manual/CD included with product or a simple camera case. The Nikon website is not for amateurs either. To obtain an instruction manual, the URL given via an email link repeatedly came up with error messages and they still implied my browser was the problem not their setup. Phoning customer services was OK. Tech support service wasn't helpful.