Summary: I like the photos, usability of the camera and its looks. What I didn't like was that within a year of buying it I started having trouble getting it to turn on. The zoom would emerge, but no image showed on the screen, and then it wouldn't recede back into the camera. Usually some fiddling with the batteries would help, but it makes the camera unreliable. I looked up this model online and found a lot of people have had the same problem.
Does not have a charger - only rechargeable batteries
Camera user, Amazon
13 June 2013
Summary: The camera itself is fine - good pictures, easy to use, etc. However, the fact that it is battery operated and you need to buy a whole separate battery charger, instead of just having a wall charger, is really annoying. I would not purchase this again for that reason.
Summary: Alot has been written about the topic of focus on this camera. But let's be clear: The camera has a function (one of the "scenes" you can choose from) called "Sports." Inevitably, this function is for capturing movement (i.e one would presume a faster shutter speed). Regardless of the amount of light you have, there is still enough lag time to ruin almost every photo one takes. Enough to ruin trying to capture very important events, such as your kids' sports, etc.
Summary: Pictures are not focused right and the quality is very poor. Bought it for our organization to take pictures at our events and its not up to par for what we need. The camera is difficult to figure out and my staff does not like it.
Summary: I returned this camera. I was so excited to find this camera, a Nikon no less, and eagerly anticipated it's arrival. When it arrived, I devoured the owner's manual, and set it up. First negative, it feels cheap. Lightweight plastic, with an especially flimsy battery case. Taking pictures, I noticed that it is slow to respond, slow to focus, and the images are not as clean and crisp as expected. Got that feeling immediately that I had made a bad purchase and sent it back.
Summary: I love the pictures this camera takes if no one is moving AT ALL. If your subject is in motion...no good. I've taken lots and lots of blurry pictures; these include pictures of people just breathing. I've read the instructions (which were very vague) and still had no luck. There's even a sports mode (must be for chess!); every picture of my son playing basketball was blurry. I've tried with and without the flash. Not happy!!
Summary: I purchased this camera with high hopes that it would take great pictures and have a clear zoom. Not so much...I was pretty dissapointed. There are a lot of settings and I tried to play with them all, but in my house in the evening I would need the flash, but it would white out my kids' face. Then I could zoom close but the picture was not clear.