Had high hopes for the Coolpix L22
Bought for my Dad (birthday May 2010). His Coolpix L22 seemed to work so well, that I bought one for myself in Oct. 2010. It was like two different cameras. I have poured through the user manuel to try to determine if I am doing something wrong. Very poor indoor quality pictures, colors distorted, lots of blurry pics. Lots of red eye. Lots of difficulty getting a clear picture...blurred pictures are a problem. I have taken pics with other people's digital cameras & our camera at work and not had the blurry issues. I am so disappointed. Would not recommend this camera to anyone.
June 13, 2011
The battery latch was defective and would open without warning, causing loss of batteries.
I sent for service and was told I would have to pay for repair. Since this was a new camera, I refused to pay for a defective product. They reviewed and replaced the camera.
I like the picture quality.
June 4, 2011
I like this camera so much. And I would like to recommend it to my friends...
May 30, 2011
Bought this at Christmas on sale for $89.95 at Amazon for my 14 year old granddaughter.... she used it 3 months and had it on her wrist and it bumped the door as she was closing her closet door.... Nikon wanted $103.18 to repair it... thanks a lot Nikon.... this was my 6th Nikon camera and I just switched and bought a new Sony, wow what a camera!
May 25, 2011
Takes photos like the pros.
I am very impressed! This is an amazing camera. This one takes photos like the pros.
May 23, 2011
I bought this camera while on vacation, it is very easy to use and takes great photos. The size is perfect, also you can view and dispose of a bad photo without having to download them to your computer first.
The only thing I would change is the amount of time the camera stays on. It shuts down on it's own a little too soon for my liking but overall a great camera. I bought my Son one too, that's how much I like it.
May 21, 2011
This is my third Coolpix and I have been pleased.
This is my third Nikon Coolpix and I have been very pleased with all. I especially like the Scene selections. Would recommend Nikon to anyone as a first rate camera.
May 8, 2011
I received this camera for Christmas and 4 months later I noticed a dime-sized spiderweb crack in the monitor which I suspected was there (only smaller) when I got it. I always keep it in a padded camera case and had not dropped it or anything. When I sent it back for repair which should be covered by the warranty, I was told it wasn't covered and the estimate was high. This is my 2nd Coolpix. My first I had for 5+ years and loved it before the lens got stuck. I am so disappointed in the quality of this camera that I don't think I would ever buy a Nikon again.
May 6, 2011
the camera doesn't always open when turning it on
probably would not buy this camera again; have had nothing but problems since date of purchase...wish we would have returned it.
May 3, 2011
This is the second Nikon I have had. The other was a twin for this one but had a different model number. This one and the other had the same problems...the battery door broke after minimal use. It goes through batteries vey quickly...
I am disappointed...especially after reading other similar reviews....
This camera now has tape holding the battery door shut....
Hey Nikon improve your products...your name is not what it used to be...sad...
April 30, 2011
Superb bang for the buck!
As a photographic novice I used other reviews to chose this camera. The size, weight, features, reported quality, and price all came together. I wanted something easy, reliable, and portable for traveling. I got more than I expected. This little camera delivers on all fronts at an unbelievably low price. It took me all of 5 minutes to figure out, and the picture quality - both inside and out - is quite good. For the not-so-serious photographer on the go, this is a beauty.
April 29, 2011
Nikon CoolPix L22 I Like It!
This is one heck of a camera for its' size. It zooms for close-ups I want with clarity I need for my purposes. It is small, easily carried, and simple to use. The battery lasts a good long time, I have not had to change it from running it flat yet, only as a boost for going out on a photo trip. I like it, and can recommend to anyone looking for a Nikon branded camera that is super small and takes good photos. The price I paid was just about $90.00 in December 2010, and it is worth it.
April 18, 2011
I think this camera is perfect for someone who is looking for a nice camera with good quality of picture. It can record videos. It can also play back the videos that you record with it, but the sound quality is very low. It is a all around camera. It requires a SD Card or Micro SD Card.
April 16, 2011
Great photos for a great price!
Nikon has always meant quality and results for me. I bought this camera for my wife to keep in her purse so she can capture that "Pulitzer Prize" photo when it happens. We're still waiting for that, but she is having a ball with this easy to use, compact camera taking pictures of everything imaginable.
April 15, 2011
this is the worst camera which NIKON made.
very bad compact digital camera ,not thing to compare to other compact digital camera.
April 14, 2011
DO NOT BUY!!! CHEAPLY MADE!
Purchased this camera less than 2 months ago as a easy portable camera. Always stored in a hard sided belt case. Lens jammed up halfway out upon going to standby mode. Will not reset and is now completely useless! Do a search for Nikon Coolpix L22 lens stuck and you will literally get 29,000 results!!
April 13, 2011
Great As A Back-up, Very Good Quality
I use my Nikon Coolpix L22 primarily as a back-up when I don't have my D60 with me. It is always hanging on my belt, ready to go. I find that the quality of the images are, most generally, excellent. As it does not have VR for use of the extremes in zoom mode it is limited unless I have a mono or tripod. But for times I visit a museum where they do not allow large cameras (or, as one exhibit told me, anything with a detachable lens) this L22 works quite well, capturing images in all sorts of different lighting. The available settings (flash, no flash, sports, portrait, etc) are a nice feature for an inexpensive quality unit. There is even a "museum" setting. The 12mp image size is great. I typically use AA batteries (Duracell or Energizer) and they last for an extremely long time, probably a good 200-300 shots, maybe more. It is very easy to get used to and operate, with a nice size preview screen. Overall I am very pleased with the Coolpix L22 and would recommend it for amateurs, enthusiasts, or anyone needing to have a back-up for, as I said, times when larger gear is not allowed.
April 8, 2011
Product Manual Not complete
I was very disappointed that the product manual that came with the Nikon Coolpix L22 was not complete. Having to download and then print out the entire manual costs $$ and makes this camera not worth the price.
April 3, 2011
I purchased my camera in November. It was extremely difficult to close the door to the battery/memory card compartment. The batteries had to be held down with one hand while pressing the door down. Eventually the edge of the door chipped off and the door stopped closing completely leaving a sharp edge. I'm returing it to Nikon (not expecting any response) with a note that they can keep it because it's a piece of junk. I'm going to buy another Sony. My last one, from 5 years ago, is still going strong. I just wanted to upgrade.
March 30, 2011
Excellent little digital camera
My ailing E3100 finally died, putting it out of it's misery (and me as well!). Of course, I needed a camera at that point in time. Slight panic.
A quick search of current Nikon products turned up this L22, seemingly perfect for what I needed. Problem was, no local dealers stocked it. I found one listed in Toronto, sold!
The camera arrived the next day and I was able to put it to work immediately. I found that it was very easy to set up and use. The pictures were much better than the E3100 had been, plus the viewing screen was huge by comparison.
A view months in, and with semi-constant use, this camera has endured itself to me. It's reliable, dead easy to use with very few surprises. In fact, I'm still on the original batteries while using the flash about 30% of the time at 800 shots. That is amazing.
I also use 35 mm film SLR cameras, and tend to think along those lines (full manual). This camera doesn't get in the way for getting the shots I want in automatic mode. Although this is an inexpensive camera, I can't help but recommend it to anyone who needs to document objects or simply take fun pictures.
The only thing that I noticed was that taking rapid motion pictures is not something this camera does well. You will end up with substantial delays in the "shutter release", and some out of focus pictures as well. You need to take your time with this one. Beyond that, I find no faults with it for it's intended use. Unless you really need some advanced features or a rapid series of pictures, buy this one. It restored my faith in Nikon's inexpensive cameras.
March 28, 2011
Good Pictures - Poor Design
Great camera except for one thing.
The cover to the battery and card slot is made entirely of plastic, tiny and easily broken because
the batteries tend to pop up.
When broken the batteries are constantly popping out. Very poor design
for battery and card cover locking mechanism.
March 21, 2011
Great pocket digital camera for the money
We just used the camera for a 3 week vacation taking over 500 pictures with it. We had an older Kodak digital camera we had planned on using too, but the Nikon outperformed it. The Nikon took excellent pictures, was very easy to use and when in low light displayed camera speed to warn when a stable mount was necessary. One set of NiZn batteries lasted over 4 days without recharging at 40 pictures per day. My only major complaint was it wouldn't auto focus correctly when near the max optical zoom and had no way to manually focus it. Otherwise a slight annoyance was having to wait a few seconds when making setting changes before a picture could be taken.
March 16, 2011
Very nice camera
I purchased this camera for my 76 year old mother and she loves it. It's easy to operate and takes great photos. It's just the right size. I would recommend it to others and I might even buy one for myself even though I already have a digital camera.
March 12, 2011
This camera is great!
This is the sweetest little camera. I got mine in a deep red color. not only is the camera itself picture perfect but the pictures it takes are perfect! I bought this camera for a photography class and it is just the Best!
March 6, 2011
Love my new camera. Easy to use. big enough for my hands yet small enough to fit in my pruse. I would recommend this camera.
March 6, 2011
This camera is great! I love the easy auto mode on it so you can take the perfect picture. It has so many cool features. I love taking pictures ever than I did before. I really would recommend this camera to everybody. A picture never looked so perfect.
March 5, 2011
I love my Nikon CoolPix...
This is fun, convenient, easy, fast, and a joy to own. It was recommended to me by several people as a sturdy and very versatile little digital camera, and although I have only had it a short while, It has proven to be everything it was promoted to be. It suits my needs quite well at the moment, and is all I could ask for in a camera.
March 2, 2011
I've only had this camera for five hours & already love it. It's extremely user friendly and the quality of the photos is amazing. Can't wait to see how the videos are. Great product for the price, will recommend it to anyone.
February 27, 2011
This camera is Tough, easy to carry and takes beautiful pictures. Everything about this camera is simple - from set-up, to use, to down-load,- this camera is for the technology challenged. One cannot take a bad picture.
February 23, 2011
I purchased this @ walmart for the fourth of july and I found out after I took multiple pictures that it has an actual setting for Fireworks which works great. However my camera is always in my purse and is beat up from probably throwing things in my purse and putting my purse on the floor and now it says lens error and I have a warranty but don't know who to call to use it? I wish I would of saved the money for a better one. Something that doesn't consume so much battery life. Or that could possibly come with a charger. It would also be nice to have a case that's not like covering it in a blanket. It's pretty cheap, so don't get all excited cause it says it comes with one, it doen't protect it. The videos on the camera you can barely hear when you play them & if someones moving too fast (like the video of my son dancing- looks like he's jumping back and fourth really sketchy.
February 23, 2011