The camera is good, and took nice pictures, but the display screen had a massive failure within weeks of buying it. I bought it prior to deployment to Afghanistan, and now I am headed to Afghanistan with no camera. I am hoping the company does well, and corrects the problem as quickly as possible, so I can write a more thorough review.
The interface was much the same as prior Coolpix, with the cylindrical zoom on the top, vice the two way button on the rear. This is neither good nor bad, just a little different. Compared to earlier models, the major feature it was lacking was the intermittent timer, which could take a picture every 30 seconds until it ran out of battery, or storage.
Otherwise, it took great pictures, in the daylight, and average quality (for a digital) in the evening/low light. Still a drawback on all Coolpix - no battery strength signal. It tells you when you are VERY low, but then it is too late to go charge it because you are already using it and don't have time to wait. It does charge from the computer through the umbilicus, and you can easily download pictures the same way; both benefits over some earlier models. Oh, and the video is crystal clear! It must use some sort of vibration reduction as well as the high quality, because you just can't take bad video with this. Better than regular video cameras were two or three years ago.