Summary: This camera takes decent pictures but it has a lot of problems. I have two small kids and it's hard to get a picture of them unless they are standing completely still. The shutter speed isn't fast enough, reload is too long after the flash goes off, don't even try to take a picture with the flash...
Summary: After owning my camera for a few months, the lens on my camera jammed. It turns out to be a common problem with this product. This camera should be recalled. It is defective. I cannot recommend that anyone buy this camera.
Summary: aside from other issues mentioned, the biggest problem is: the lens on this camera is suspended internally on some kind of sensitive spring mechanism and its super easy to dislodge. within 1 month of owning this camera .. it was dropped a short distance and the camera instantly became a doorstop ..
Summary: Camera worked fine initially but when battery died the lens failed to retract. Tried everything the manual said to try without success and then sent in camera for repair. Took them a week to even acknowledge receipt. Called twice to find out status and get a service #.
Summary: Wow Nikon missed the mark with this one. The menu is just crazy - feels like a marketing guy on steroids put every conceivable ridiculous feature imaginable into this camera. The flash is worthless.
Excerpt: **Wastage of Money** This is my fifth digital camera and to say the least Nikon has totally disappointed me and performed very poorly. The camera is just wastage of money. Please mind that small size or fitting in a jeans pocket is not the criteria to purchase a camera.
Summary: As a newspaper editor/photographer, I've always had a high regard for Nikon products. I figured the Nikon Coolpix L3 would be a great pocket camera for my wife. I was wrong. I bought the camera at a retail store, but took it back the next day.
Summary: We bought the camera based on the good brand name, small size and 5MP capability. It has been a complete disapointment. The 2 "AA" batteries run down very quickly, the quality of the image is terrible, the autofocus works randomly. It is just a bad product.