Summary: I can't stand this camera. We are looking to get a new one since our first baby is on the way and I don't want a bunch of blurry, grainy, washed out, horrible color quality photos of him, especially since I'll be using the flash a lot and taking lots of indoor photos of him.
Summary: I have two of these cameras. One takes decent pictures, but not great. The other only takes decent photos on a bright sunny day, otherwise the photos are very grainy. All of the settings are the same on both cameras. These camera's were purchased for my kids, and were an attempt to give Nikon another chance after being disappointed by a cheaper Coolpix model. No more chances for Nikon compact cameras.
Summary: After 40 pictures, we got a 'lens error' message when using this camera. However, the 40 pictures we took were really good ones. We were still under the 30 day warranty and Nikon had no problems fixing the camera. When it was returned to us, we were able to use it for six weeks before we got another 'lens error' message. No longer under warranty, so can't afford to fix something when the fix isn't going to solve the problem.
Summary: I bought this camera a year ago after losing my Casio Exilim which was a great little camera for the size and price. I thought I would try a Nikon since my first "real"camera was a Nikon 35MM which took great pictures. I have been extremely disappointed in the quality of the pictures on this camera. Like other reviewers, I found them grainy, blurry and the colors are way off. I have played around with all the settings but I just can't get a decent indoor shot.
Do NOT buy this camera-- LENS ERROR after a few months
J Dub "unhappy customer", Amazon
6 October 2008
Summary: I bought this camera last October and this August when I was taking pictures of my toddler, all of a sudden the camera started making noises and then 'lens error' appeared on the lcd screen and the camera would no longer work. I sent it in to Nikon for a warranty repair and they said that there was evidence of sand inside. What! I take EXTREMELY good care of my camera.
Summary: The first thing I want from any camera is the "good photo quality". But this camera gives bad indoor photo quality, outdoor photos are okay; but you won't always go outside to take pictures. I am very disappointed with this camera and do not understand how other reviewers have given 5 star ratings. Could anyone tell me how to get better photo quality for indoor pictures from this camera?
Summary: I bought this camera December 31, 2007. I had received some money for Christmas and decided to buy a camera with it. I went shopping and after about 2 hours, I finally picked this camera. While traveling through California on a recent roadtrip, I got my camera out to take a landscape picture and I got a "Lens Error". I had this camera for less than 7 months and it broke on me. I have read other reviews and it appears this is a common problem for this make and model.
Summary: I purchased this Camera 6 months ago, pimarly for it's size and features. After less than 300 pictures the LCD screen puked. I sent it to Nikon, and they said it was due to a VERY HIGH impact. Well if sliding it into the INCLUDED case is high impact I guess they are right. They will NOT honor the warranty and the repair with shipping is $110.00. Keep in mind the Camera only cost $159.00 new.
Summary: While I found the camera easy to use, the image quality is completely unacceptable. Unless you're in full sunlight, the image is grainy and the colors wash out to a miserable grey. I tried various settings and could not get it to take a decent picture indoors, even with the flash. In some cases I was able to compensate by reducing resolution of the final picture, but if I tried to do any cropping or enlargement, the results were disappointing.
Summary: A glitch in the design of this camera is that for every shot, the lens pops out to some degree. I was taking a photo of my toddler, and my other child bumped me, and the camera fell on the floor. The lens would not retract. Camera was about 5 mos old. We contacted the company who would not repair for less than $135.00, although the camera was in the 6 mos window. They said "impact" is the reason.