Pros + Zoom is great
+ Great pics
+ Small size
+ Easy to use
+ Great macro
+ Automatic scene selection
+ Good focal length
Cons - Power button too small
- Takes WAY too long to zoom after turning on
- Zoom is in large jerky steps so it's hard to find that "right" framing
Summary This is my third in the Nikon Coolpix line, and I love it just as much as my previous ones! If you're a fan of any Nikon Coolpix, this will certainly be something you like!
My only disappointment is that there isn't a "Sports" setting anymore, which was something I used a lot on my older models. However, the camera takes such fast pictures that it hasn't really become a problem as of yet.
Battery life is good... haven't taken the time to see how many pictures it has per charge, but it's held up through at least 200 pictures at a graduation I went to recently without any battery indications.
The charger is different than previous the Nikon Coolpix cameras I've owned, as it plugs directly into the camera as opposed to having to remove the battery. I'm not sure whether I like this, because the AC OUT cover is kind of stubborn to come out. Again, it's nothing that's become a problem.
The HD movie is pretty cool. I haven't recording much with it, but the quality on it is wonderful. The record button is on the back of the camera, by the menu, which makes it extremely easy to switch from camera to movie. No setting change! This is definitely one of my favorite features, and is perfect if you like to take both stills and video!
The zoom is great, and takes crisp shots from a good distance!
The smart portrait feature is fun, but probably not something I'll really use. It's a good replacement if you don't want to use the self-timer, but again, it's kind of a pointless feature. Still interesting, though.
I haven't played with the Subject Tracker yet, to be honest. I'll add more to this once I get a chance to mess around with it for a little while.
Overall, it's a great camera! Not too heavy, though certainly a little bulkier and heavier than my previous Coolpix camera. Hope this helped!
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Pros Value for money....
awesome close up pics...
Cons 14.2 mp (more memory)
pic clarity could be more
Summary great camera.... great value for money... better than most point and shoot cams
Pros had this camera for over a year now and have never had any troubles with it
Cons not to many to think of except after a year the battery does not hold a charge as long as it did when new
Summary great camera will by another nikon when i need a new one
Pros Great video and sound, Good picture quality,Small and portable
Cons Mine got a little dust under the lens glass, but it doesn't show up in pictures
Pros It's small enough to throw in my pocket or my purse.
Cons the picture comes out grainy and the color is just strange... The video is awful! I thought with the HD video it would be great but... NO! It's fine if I watch it in the little small square... but to make it bigger it's so blurry it's not worth watching.
Summary Maybe I'm doing something wrong but I've used cameras for the last 40 years and this one just is bad... How hard can a point and shoot really be?