I bought this camera last summer before our big trip. All I was looking for was a simple point and shoot digital that took video. I certainly found what I was looking for plus so much more! The CoolPix L6 takes great photos that look nice in print and online. I was pleasantly surprised at the video capacity as well. The microphone is clear and the recordings are pretty good for a small camera.
There are a lot of other functions in the camera if you feel like playing around with it. Aside from the standard macro functions, there is a menu that includes many presets for photo taking in special situations. I love the sports options. It speeds up the shutter time to take faster shots so you don't miss your son's first goal, or the shot over the fence. There is also a neat portrait function where the camera automatically focuses on facial features! It really helps make portraits look thier best.
The only negatives I have with this camera is the lag time between taking photos, which I feel is a bit too long, and there is no flash when you are taking video, so you really need to be in very bright light for it to be clear. Other than that, This is a great camera to have with you at all times!