Summary: I have only had this camera a short time. The camera screen goes into a "digital" distortion and you can not operate it. It locks up that way until you remove the batteries and reinstall them. Then the camera is reset and may take one or two more photo's before a repeat. Sometimes it will work well throughout the day. The photo's are good. The dependability is not.
Summary: Enjoyed this camera for a year--the lag time was frustrating but I really did like everything else. Focus and color seemed good. Product design was fairly intuitive and the camera felt sturdy. Then, four days into a Europe trip (and 53 weeks after I purchased it) I experienced the same problem it seems like everyone else giving it a low rating did ... the lens refuses to retract and it's just dead in the water.
Summary: Tested three samples from various vendors: kept trying to convince myself about this camera - the lens resolution appeared to be quite good especially for close ups; however - the plastic exterior felt cheap and sloppily put together, the battery/card compartment door was very loosely pivoted, there were compression artifacts in images, etc., etc. - all in all it was not desirable at all - eventually ended up with a Coolpix p50 that I really enjoy ...
Summary: Less than a month after I got this camera, the aperture developed a problem. I have the upper right corner of every frame where the aperture leaves a rounded, blacked out area in the picture. I was on vacation when this was discovered. When I went back and looked at all the other pictures I had taken, it was faintly visible in almost ALL of the pictures from when this camera was first used. Hopefully, Nikon will back their product better than Canon did!