Summary: This was bought for my granddaughter at Christmas and she loves the camera but right from the outset she had trouble charging the lithium battery and now it will not charge at all. Having spoken to Nikon there is apparently a problem with this model and they have put an upgrade on their website but you can only download the upgrade if the battery is charged and connected to your pc !!!
Summary: I bought this camera to replace a previous Nikon Coolpix that I had for quite a few years, but which had lost its telephoto function. The new camera seemed quite an improvement and I was impressed by its various touch screen functions. However, after three weeks it seemed to give up the ghost. It would not open and would not take a recharge. I could not take any photos of our Spanish holiday and so was quite disappointed.
Summary: Well, NIKON, was expecting a lot, 16MP, 7 X optical zoom, touch screen etc. Its rubbish, save your self pounds and get something else. Picture quality at max (16MP) is as grainy as the cheapest you can find. i have seriously gone back to my old 5MP GE. the delay on larger resolutions makes it unworkable, and having a camera that takes a picture when it wants not when you want is like stepping back in time 10 years.
Pros: build quality.
Cons: endless, 16mp pic takes about 10 sec, and the quality is no better than my 5MP GE camera,
Summary: I bought this camera for my wife for Christmas. She is not into technical things and I was looking for a good point and shoot camera she could easily use. It fits the bill well but it is a lot more than a point and shoot if you want to access the features. Excellent picture quality and the large touch screen viewer makes showing your pictures a breeze.