Summary: I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this camera. Bought my first COOLPIX S51 in Nov 2007 and ended up giving it away last year and purchased another Nikon. Ended up buying back the original model. It is small compact and wonderful. Easy to use.Fits into my handbag without lots of lumps and bumps. It is also very attractive and elegant. Takes great photos and nice videos.
Summary: Learning the ins and outs of this camera takes a little time, but it's definitely not difficult. The menu is straight forward, and the wheel makes going through pictures that you've taken a snap. I've taken pictures in all types of light and I'm happy with it. The flash is a little bright, but that's the way of a point and shoot. Overall, a handy camera that doesn't take up much space in a purse and can easily slide into a pocket.