Summary: It took great pictures for 3 years, then just stopped working. I bought a new battery, nothing. I took good care of it, never dropped or even tossed around inside a bag. If you expect things to last, don't buy this.
It's ok, but spend a little more for the s8100 which is AWESOME.
Amanda Augustinack, Amazon
3 January 2011
Summary: This model is ok - not terrible, but not good enough for me to keep. While it was good for outdoor shots, it's definitely not a good flash camera. If you have a little extra to spend, I would suggest getting the Nikon s8100 - it is AWESOME - easy to use, great zoom, great flash shots, great low light shots. Totally worth the extra cost (and its the #1 rated Consumer reports point-n-shoot camera).
Summary: I was disappointed to find that the movie file format is only available as .mov instead of .avi. Maybe this is because it's HD? I don't know, but I compared it head to head with 2 other cameras and the video quality was far below a new Nikon 570 and a 2 year old Canon power shot A720. What's the point of paying extra for HD movie quality if the file compression makes it grainy?!