Summary: Great camera. I have had this camera for almost three years. When it was working it took fantastic photos. Close up was very good. All the functions worked well except the video, it was less then effective. It would sometimes shut off when the video button was pushed and was lower quality than the picture quality of the camera. I didn't get the camera for video though. The camera has had its bumps and held up well until my 2 year old tossed it across the room.
Summary: I have always had Nikon cameras. I have never had one that broke on me until this one. I had it for less than 2 years and the shutter broke. I couldn't turn my camera on all of a sudden. Very disappointed. The photos were great.
Summary: I've always liked the Nikon for his sharp pictures, this camera has everything you will ever need. It's compact and easy to use. It's big screen allows you to capture your pictures and every detail that you want to compose within your pictures.
Summary: Purchased 2 cameras for youth to use in a photography class. Took good pictures for a point and shoot, battery life is adequate. Flash is a little harsh but similar to point and shoots. Takes great picks when flash not needed.
Worked well in its 22 months of life-but not perfect.
14 October 2013
Summary: I won't get it again but if you have one that works and don't mind the USB uniqueness, I'd still recommend it.
Pros: Easy to use and light and when working right, clear pictures. Fast on and easy picture transfer
Cons: Several problems. A lens problem which resulted on a large spot like a thumbprint. Auto focus became inconsistent. USB connector unique size hard to find. When I had to send in for warranty repairs, was slow. And first time I dropped it, it died
Summary: I bought this to upgrade from a digital camera I bought several years ago. I got it just in time for my visit with family on Thanksgiving. I am very pleased with the quality of the pictures it takes. I did read other reviews before purchasing. The location of the flash has not been an issue for me so far I just hold the camera in a way that my finger doesn't cover it.