Summary: I made several mistakes but the first one was purchasing this camera before reading the reviews. Now its too late to use whatever warranty was offered. I used the camera for approximately four months, taking only a handful of pictures over that period. I charged the battery but the camera would not turn on. I tried everything but no power.....frozen.
Summary: I purchased the camera and within 10-15 pictures it refused to charge or turn on. I purchased a new battery and the problem persisted. I purchased a third party charger thinking that was the problem, again no luck. I returned it to the store where a technician and I tried to troubleshoot the problem, only to give up after 20+ min of swapping out different batteries, chargers etc. Eventually, the store decided to fully replace the camera.
Summary: When I first got this particular model camera (around April 2011), it was to replace my Nikon COOLPIX S3000 (when it suffered the lens error at the time). Resolution was nice and it was cool to use touchscreen. However, one of the first problems (at least when I first received) was the fact when it tried playing back 720p videos it recorded, it either got choppy or nearly froze. Only way to play such videos back was on a computer or another camera (if supported).
Summary: I bought this as a gift last Christmas, didn't even last a year. The lens won't open, the battery wouldn't charge. How sad. I have an Olympus C-3000 that's probably 12 to 15 years old.... still working I have a Canon 20-D that's 7 years old......still working I have a Nikon FE2 that's nearly 25 years old.....
Summary: A few months after purchase, this camera wouldn't charge despite the fact that the green light was blinking. Since it was under warranty, I had it repaired. A few months later I had the same problem again. Now the warranty has expired, so I have a paperweight. I would bet that all the positive comments about this camera were written immediately after purchase.
Summary: Let me start out by saying I have had this camera for 11 months. Nikon has about the worst customer service I have experienced when it comes to repairs. I received this camera last year for Christmas from my husband, so I have receipts and documentation and all that jazz. Upon opening the camera, it's pretty awesome at first use. Easy usability, some great features for an inexpensive camera. But, just use it for a couple weeks and you'll have problems.
Summary: This is the worst camera ever. I have not been able to charge the battery after it died. I bought one for my wife last year at Christmas. She keeps it in her purse and uses it a few time a month. Because I bought it a month or so before Christmas and by the time the battery needed charging, it was past the 90 day warranty. The camera just will not charge. Reading the reviews here and on Nikon's website, this seems to be a major problem with the camera.