Pros Price, quality, Nikon throughout, wonderful after sales help from Nikon website, easy to use yet full of facilities
Cons Image quality not as good as a Nikon costing 4 times as much
Summary Unbelievable price for what you get, excellent zoom including digital when focussing on a specific distant object. Loads of facilities all easy to use.
Pros Wide angle to over 800mm lens is fantastic and very light in weight. Controls are the same as any digital point and shoot and easy to find.
Cons Battery was dead 2 times when I picked it up to take on a photo shoot. I still haven't figured out why, but I bought a spare battery just in case. The batteries are very inexpensive. 29.00 at Ritz and even cheaper at BH photo and video in NY. You get the
Summary It's a great camera and easy to carry on field trips because it's so light in weight. Easy to shoot in a hurry because the controls are in the same place as any other digital camera. The people that have trouble with the video quality must not have gone into the menu and set in on high resolution. The only thing I have on that is the sound is really low on the camera but works on the computer fine. People keep saying that there is no external charger, but there is. If you don't want to wait 4 and a half hours for it to charge in the camera, you can get a Nikon MH-61 charger from BH Photo and Video in NY for 18.95 and it will charge the battery in only 2 hours !!!
You can also get a Nikon brand spare battery from them for only 21.95 and cheapest shipping is fast (3 or 4 days UPS.) All in all I would buy this camera, it's great.
"great camera"on by sherif_soaida
Pros light weight, very rapid start up, excellent night photos, can take snaps when recording movies without affecting recording (unlike canon sx30is)
Cons sound o zoom is high specially in movies, some times i constantly hear sound from the lens!!
Summarycons: battery indicator is not very helpful to estimate exactly when the battery will get empty.
Updated on Apr 23, 2011
pros: great image stabilization
Pros I'm happy w/it & that's all that matters. It does what I want & does it well.
Cons Maybe too much to learn about this camera but I'm only 70 & have the time. :^)
Cons Sometimes Freezes
Summary Don't listen to what CNET says about the image quality because the image quality is stellar and you should get this camera over any other camera you had in mind.