I bought this in June 2011, my outdoor pictures were beautiful. I had some major events all fall and had lots of trouble with the camera. My indoor pictures were blurry, or it took 20-35 seconds for the flash to go off and then my battery would go dead. After less than six months with this camera, the battery no longer charges. After seeing the price to replace, I am going to see Nikon can help. This is my first Nikon camera.
December 19, 2011
Bought the camera in mid-September. Pictures are just OK, be prepared to spend a lot of time reviewing and deleting blurry pics. After just 2 1/2 months of use, it would no longer charge. It is currently in for repairs under warranty; however, I have a feeling if it breaks again I will replace -vs- repair as the quality of the pictures and camera itself is not what I expected of Nikon (first time Nikon buyer).
December 16, 2011
Wall mart on line kit
˚it was to come with 50 print.
Still waiting to here from them on the 50 print, as it was not in kit.
Used camera only once and downloaded photos to PC. Takes nice pictures, have not used move yet.
November 14, 2011
I am very disappointed with this camera, CoolPix.
Screen went bad on two of them!!!
October 3, 2011
Unfortunately, I have already sent it back to the manufacturer for repairs. The lens grinds when
you turn the camera on. It has been gone for well over 2 weeks. I missed having it for a wedding this weekend.
September 6, 2011
this product is subject to lens problems
after only 3 months from purchasing the shutter got stuck! i was on vacation and i had to buy another camera. However the Nikon service dept. seems to be excellent, and they are going to fix it for free (under warranty)
September 5, 2011
I had the Nikon camera for a month when the battery died. I tried to charge it, and the camera would not hold a charge. I called the Nikon service desk about what to do, but they could not help. I had to end up sending my camera in to get it fixed, and not only did I have to pay shipping (over $20), but the product also took over a month to be repaired and returned to me. I was disappointed to miss a lot of photo opportunities in the interim.
August 22, 2011
Nice Pictures/Bad Customer Service
I had the camera for 3 months 6 days, so I could not return to store as it was past 90 days. The first time I went to load pictures onto the computer, the cord to transfer pics would not fit in the outlet on the camera. I was told to send it in to Nikon. Repair bill was over $100. I would not buy another Nikon camera.
August 11, 2011
Software hard to use
My previous Coolpix software was much easier to use.
July 25, 2011
well I thought this was a pretty good camera until it broke. I have only had it 2 months and I had to mail it in to be fixed already. So I am not very happy. for what I spent on this camera it should last longer then 2 months.
June 15, 2011
I have never been so unhappy with a product before in my life. I have a Nikon D60 and wouldnt trade for anything else, but this specific camera was absolutely horrible. Aside from the mediocre quality of the photographs, the delay between being able to take photos was irritating.
I still love Nikon, but this was a disappointment...
June 8, 2011
The product has great appearance but...........
Picture quality is very disappointing. Could not even enlarge shots to a 5x7 without losing significant clarity and detail. Flash photography is dismal at best. Not reliable to take consistently acceptable shots. Using the automatic setting, the flash performs poorly under all circumstances. With flash "on" there is some improvement as long as you don't shoot more that 8 feet.
June 6, 2011
The Story How the Birthday Gift Became a Hassle
Bought this camera as a birthday gift for my sister, and sent it to Russia. It turns out, the pictures are blurry and foggy, shutter will get stuck once every 5-10 times (not critical, but this is a new camera). Unfortunately, did not check the camera before sending it. Long story short - after 2 hours on the phone with India, representative concluded that the camera needs to be serviced/replaced and advised me to ship it back to US. After calculating the cost of shipping I've decided that I've wasted that money.
So if you want to get a small camera - get a Sony CyberShot. This is the camera of choice for parties or as pocket camera, I also have Nikon's D50 SLR, and love it.
May 2, 2011
Siempre creí que Nikon era mucho mejor que Canon, pero siendo esta mi primera Nikon y atraído por la publicidad me he quedado muy decepcionado por la mala calidad de las fotos que logro con esta cámara. Es bueno el color y los modos, pero la calidad, la nitidez es muy mala comparada con la Canon más sencilla de la serie equivalente a esta Nikon. Filma bien, esta es una de las pocas cosas buenas de esta cámara. Creo que la publicidad ha exagerado mucho, la calidad de las fotos no representan en modo alguno la fama de la óptica Nikkor.
May 17, 2012
FOTOS TREMIDAS SEM O USO DO FLASH
A câmera é leve, portátil, linda, porém tem um problema: independente do modo de cenas que você utilize, a foto sai tremida, borrada. Com flash as imagens são nítidas, mas ficam "esouradas" por causa da luz excessiva; e sem o flash ficam tremidas.
Antes dessa câmera possuía um modelo da Panasonic LUMIX, e sinceramente, era bem melhor.
May 10, 2012
Lens is JUNK, look for a different camera
The quality on items other than lens is good. I'd actually like it other than the lens.
However, the lens is complete garbage. Regardless of how you treat it the lens will eventually chew up the garbage plastic gears internally and than you will have nothing. Look around on the interwebs and you will find this is Truth.
Get something else, if you are stuck with it already, return it if you can.
January 17, 2013
I got this camera to upgrade from our 5 year old digital. This camera has been nothing but frustrating and disappointing!! The pictures are always blurry no matter which setting we have it on. I am sorry I wasted my money on this piece of junk. The 5 year old camera works better!! I would not recommend this camera to anyone!
October 27, 2012
This piece of overpriced junk will not take a picture of my cat. It takes it about 3 seconds to snap a shot and there is nothing but a blur. I bought this garbage because I wanted to capture memories, now my pet is flying to california and the camera won't so much as take ONE SINGLE PHOTO of my pet! NOT ONE. It specifically has a setting for pets, too! UNBELIEVABLE!
I SMASHED IT IN FRUSTRATION!
August 25, 2012
Got camera for Christmas and hardly used it. then took it on vacation and got lens error first 15 minutes of using it!! Sounds from other reviews not cost effective to fix. Didn't think pictures were that great to begin with!! What a waste of money. Will not get another Nikon with same type of lens/shutter.
August 22, 2012
After a while When i turned it on it would say "lens error" and it does not work anymore .
July 24, 2012
first within a week, never been dropped, exchanged at Best Buy no issues, 3 months later, Shudder error again
June 18, 2012
The picture quality is nothing special, but I wanted a smaller camera. Within a month of having the camera (never been dropped or bumped) the lens error started happening. Nikon customer service will cost you the exact same price of the camera to fix it. I am extremely unhappy with this camera. I do own the D3100 and love it.
May 1, 2012
Poor battery life; Blurry pictures; Worse customer service
The blurry pictures started from day 1, The battery life depleted after a month or so. When I called customer service, they could care less. Very disappointed.
February 25, 2012
Not so coolpix :(
I bought this camera back in July of 2011. I have never dropped it or mishandled it. Now, 7 months later, for no apparent reason it stopped working. After using it the day before, I went to turn it on the following day and the lens was out of focus. Seconds later it closed itself and a message on the screen read "Lens Error" Besides that, it doesn't take good pictures indoors. I hate that!
February 24, 2012
I purchased this camera for my husband as a gift 6 weeks ago. He was very happy with it until this past weekend. It locked up. He didn’t do anything but try to turn it off after he used it. The lens won’t close. It won’t take a charge. It won’t even turn back on. It also got very warm until we removed the battery. Luckily, we were able to take the pictures off of the memory card by removing it, so we didn’t loose them. Hopefully Nikon service will repair or replace under warranty. It is just a shame that I have to send it to them after only 6 weeks. At this point, I would not recommend this product.
February 22, 2012
I have had this camera for 3 months. The pictures are blurry and now the shutter sticks when turning off and my zoom is messed up. I dropped it. Nikon will not fix it under warranty because I 'abused' the camera. So disappointed in this company. I expected more. Their customer service is a joke as well......NOT HELPFUL!
February 17, 2012
Avoid this version of CoolPix
I had problems with the focusing mechanism of the camera from the moment I purchased it, resulting in consistently blurry photos. Those problems got worse and the optical zoom started malfunctioning. The lens started sticking when I turned the camera on and off and worsened to the point I couldn't turn the camera on. The camera was still under warranty, so I sent it in to Nikon for repair. Almost 2 months later, I got the repaired camera back. The optical zoom works, but the focusing mechanism still doesn't work correctly. No matter what settings I choose, the camera has a hard time auto-focusing and many times simply can't focus on ANYTHING. The photos that I do manage to get are a little blurry and now they consistently have orange splotches on them, so now there's something wrong with the white balance or color management.
I've owned other versions of Nikon's CoolPix in the past and really like some of the features, so I'm doubly disappointed with this camera. Given the other poor reviews, it seems like I'm not the only one.
January 22, 2012
WORSE CAMERA EVER!
I bought this camera after having a fuji very old model, well this camera takes for ever to take a pic after taking one and while taking one. The pics are blurry you have to stay super still when taking the photo because even a slight movement (from the person holding the camera) will mess up the picture. I literally have to take at least 8 pics so I can get a decent one. I am completely disappointed, I wish I didn't have gotten rid of my old but much better camera than this! Will not buy Nikon again!
January 12, 2012
Blurry pictures and breaks easily
I don't recommend this camera. It takes really blurry pictures. I got it as a Christmas gift and they will not let me return it because of their 14 day return policy when I actually only had it for 1 week. It also broke the first day I had it.
December 31, 2011
pics no good no matter what i did even the nikon tec couldn't fix overthe phone.still waiting for return call nope sending back
November 28, 2011