The simple L18 from Nikon makes me smile, and that's about it

[photopress:l18_1.jpg,full,center]Available in blue and red, the new Nikon COOLPIX L18 is the latest in the parade of low-coast, high-performance point-n-shoots to hit PMA next week. The basic 8-Megapixel camera has all the modern features, like a 3x optical zoom, face-detecting auto-focus, a 3-inch LCD, image enhancement in low-light conditions, and ISO of up to 1600.

For most people, this $139 picture taker is just what they need for casual photography. Those looking for more control, though, are advised to look up the price ladder.