Good camera but the "Batteries Exhausted" message seems to be a problem
2 weeks ago
Summary: I returned the Nikon Coolpix L620 I ordered because it kept giving an "exhausted batteries" message even when the lithium batteries were good. It goes through batteries very quickly. I'd suggest rechargeable batteries and charger purchase to go with it. Other than that it took great photographs.
Summary: The camera was a little heavier than I expected. There is a delay in almost all functions. The battery life lasted 2 days while we were on vacation in Europe. We had to replace the batteries every two days. I would not recommend this camera.
Summary: Great camera but it goes through batteries like crazy. It's hard to believe that a manufacturer would put a product on the market with this big of a flaw/ Consumer Reports had it as a "best buy" and I can't believe that they tested this camera for any length of time or they too would have found this flaw. I have had to replace batteries after each use. Before I purchased I did see some consumer reviews that mentioned this problem.
Summary: If you want to take still photos only, it's a great camera. But not good at all for everyday life shootings (kids, animals, sports etc.) as they all come blury. Not to mention battery life!!! I have to move around with packs of batteries. Never expected such results when checking its specs. I give two stars for easy handling, nice look, great zoom and really great low light (still) pics. I had cheaper cameras that gave better results.
Summary: We recently returned from a trip to Kenya where I took approximately 500 pictures at a meeting and on a six-day game-watching safari. Everyready and Duracell battery companies should have a very profitable year, because I was going through a set of batteries for about every 30 to 40 photos in full daylight without a flash.
Summary: I miss my old point and snap, as by the time i get this thing focused, the event is usually over. If i have a full minute or more to get camera ready, it does okay. But at sporting events, parties, baby smiles, and graduation, very hard to use, as the 'moment' passes by too quick for the camera to react. However, when taking still shots of adults or older children who sit still, nice pictures are produced.
Excerpt: mostly use on vacations<br />easy to use but image quality is questionable(especially when using zoom)<br />battery life is terrible<br />I have a tremor and the anti shake doesn't work well<br />actually my 7 year old canon makes equally good pictures
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Lag / Shutter Delay, Poor Image Quality, Poor Image Stabilization, Short Battery Life
Summary: I don't like this camera because it is very slow. It is especially slow after taking a picture before it is ready to take the next one. We like to travel and take pictures. Almost every time we find ourselves saying "hold it...the camera isn't ready" when we are snapping pictures. It also consumes batteries like crazy, especially when it is cold outside. I recommend having 6 extra batteries handy if you plan to take a lot of pictures in a given day.
Summary: the worst thing by far is that this thing eats batteries like there's no tomorrow. Even lithium batteries relative to other cameras. My last camera would take thousands of shots before giving up on lithiums, this one will eat them after about 200 and that's if you don't keep it on except to take the shot. Heaven forbid using this in cold weather or if you fiddle with it for a while.
Summary: I was looking for a camera that would take quick photos and this one does not. The video taking when down loaded is slow. This does not have a rechargeable battery either, something I would have liked, but did not check before buying. Not really impressed with this camera.