Excerpt: Nikon have been making these super zooms for many a year so by the time they released the Coolpix L310, they should have it all nailed down. Indeed, the controls are positioned in a way that they're easily available to searching fingers or thumbs. All the functions are set to the right of the camera so that the left hand can be used to hold it steady. Excepting the flash release button which is situated on the left of the flash housing unit.
Summary: Not a DSLR but not a unit that fits easily into a pocket. This is larger than most digital cameras as it charged by ‘AA’ batteries and therefore the right hand has a solid grip should you decide not to use the supplied neck strap.