""Meh. Bleh. Feh.""3.0 starson by ubiquitousnewt
Pros: Light, small, durable...big monitor. Typical Nikon features and functions.
Cons: "Doesn't take particularly good photos." Bad, bad autofocus.
Summary: I like this camera from a 'bang for your buck" standpoint. I paid $100 for it, and I'm primarily comparing it to my 7-year old D70.
Compared to the D70, which was $1300 new - this camera is horrid. The autofocus is slower than heck, it takes blurry shots with high ISOs, and the dozen or so presets are a poor substitute for having control of your camera.
That said, I get "ok" shots with this camera that I wouldn't take my good camera out for in a million years. The L24 gets the shot, albeit blurry and in need of editing, whereas my prima donna D70 is at home in a drawer where it can't get dirty, stolen, or sand in it.
Basically this is the digital version of a $20 film reloadable. It'll take ok bar shots, pretty good landscapes, bad animals, and wretched flowers or insects. While looking through pics from it, I've caught myself wondering "Where is this thing supposed to be focused? *Nothing* is sharp."
If I had it to buy over again, I'd be tempted to upgrade, spend $200, and maybe get something a little better. I can get almost as good of pics as the L24 out of my phone camera - that's bad.Not a very good camera, but better than nothing.