Good Camera, unique extra functions no longer available in later models.
Mario da Silva, Amazon
4 February 2014
Summary: Ordinarily no comment, as a camera is a camera. This model WAS the 'flagship' model years before, with full manual as well as automatic, and no longer available. I especially liked the CONTINUOUS smile recognition and ENDLESS auto-shutter... used it until either the battery or memory ran out. Have to get the AC adapter and dummy battery for longer shooting.
Summary: This takes descent photos during the day, but at night, the shots are either too blurry or the flash looks terrible. Also, I bought a leather case that was designed for this model camera (with a magnetic closure), but the camera was a tight fit in it. So, a hair from the inside of the case got stuck inside the lens and showed up in every picture!
Summary: I bought this for my husband who uses an SLR digital Nikon but wanted something smaller that would fit in his pocket when he didn't want to look like a tourist.He loves it. He has used it regularly taking thousands of pictures with it . It is now on its last legs, but I imagine Nikon now has even more advanced models available in this size or smaller.
Excerpt: My parents got me this camera for my birthday. I previously had a Nikon Coolpix but the lens wouldn't close and I loved how small and compact it was. I have had the camera for about 6 months and am not as happy with it as I thought I would be. My pictures constantly come out blurry no matter the setting. I have tried adjusting to all the different options, flash/no flash, and so on. Still no luck.
Summary: I reviewed this camera right after I bought it in 2009. I was out shooting wildflowers early this spring of 2012. When I crouched down to shoot a Desert Indian Paintbrush closeup in macro mode, the camera slipped out of my hand. I had not put the wrist strap over my hand onto my wrist and the camera dropped about 6 inches, but it landed on solid granite, lens barrel first at an angle. That was enough to generate "lens error.
Summary: I thought Nikon was a name I would associate with quality such as in Toyota but that was not the case. In less than a year with very little use, the Nikon stopped working with the lens not opening and closing. Major disappoitment especially for such camera that was purchsed for over $200. I bought a Cannon now and so far it has been good.
Summary: Camera worked well for about 13 months. Then it asks me to enter date & time each time I power it on. It no longer has the ability to store the info. It's a common problem - search the web to confirm. I contacted Nikon and they say they can fix for a fee. I argued it's a defect and they should repair for free. I told them they must know it's their problem - simply do a web search. They remain firm it's out of warranty and I must pay.
Summary: Camera is easy to use when it works. I had to send the camera back due to a lens error (out of warranty cost almost as much as the camera). Once returned I got 2 uses out of it (didn't use on the beach with sand - left in a clean room in fact) and the lens servo locked up again. So sad.