This camera has many positive qualities, but also possesses one drawback which leads me to give it a grade of 'B' for overall quality and ease of use. It's a 10 Megapixel camera with a 3.6x zoom, 3 inch LCD, and comes equipped with motion detection programming. It is simple to navigate the on-screen menu, toggle between picture and video modes, and change the settings. Pushing the "take" button down halfway causes the lens to focus, which is a simple and useful tool. Reviewing the archive of photos is easy to do as well. The photos come out well; the flash is an ideal brightness, and with a memory card inserted, it holds quite a few photos.
One drawback which has frustrated me is that if you previously had the camera set to "Party/indoor", when you turn it on to take a photo in a new location, it remains on the old setting instead of reverting to "Automatic". As a result, a lot of photos come out dark, blurry, or the camera will make a rapid beeping noise and refuse to snap a photo at all. Is it too much to ask to be able to bust my camera out, snap a photo, and move on? I think not, but sometimes with the Nikon L20 it becomes more difficult than anticipated.