Whether you are new to photography or are looking for a camera that is easy to handle and affordable, the Nikon Coolpix L26 can be your choice. It keeps things simple and is amazingly user-friendly. The camera is available in three attractive colors options, namely red, silver and black and is sleek enough to slip into a pocket or purse, so that you can carry your cam to take a pic anytime. The Nikon L26 has a sixteen megapixel CCD sensor, and offers a good amount of resolution to let you take large prints. Its 5x optical zoom lens provides focal lengths from a useful 26mm wide angle to a moderate telephoto that is generous enough to cover most shooting situations. This digi-cam also offers a focusing of as close as ten centimeters in macro mode. The Nikon L26 sports a 3.0-inch LCD monitor, which is a standard size used in most digital cameras. It has no optical or electronic viewfinder options and thus all framing is done through this LCD monitor. The Coolpix L26 also offers a good selection of 26 scene modes for you to customize the look of your pictures. It also comes with the Smart Portrait System that ensures a good portrait photo. Then again, there’s the Best Shot Selector function that captures ten images and afterwards discards all but the one best image judged by the camera. Of course the Nikon L26 can shoot high definition movies at 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution apart from still images. The Nikon L26 stores the images and movies in a 19MB of built-in memory, or on removable Secure Digital cards that includes the higher-capacity SDHC and SDXC types as well. It has two standard AA batteries, and Nikon L26 can take around 350 shots on a single recharge. The Nikon Coolpix L26 is available with a price tag of around US$120 and can be the answer to all your photo shooting needs; and you don’t have to be a pro photographer to take great pictures.