Megapixel has posted their reviewed on Nikon Coolpix L1, a 6.0-megapixel digital camera with a 5x optical zoom, a large 2.5-inch LCD. They write:
On the optics side, the Coolpix L1’s 5X zoom, more powerful than what is usually seen on a compact camera of this type, provides a reach that can be very useful. At the widest angle images tend to be a touch soft-focus, particularly when the camera has used the widest aperture. And, since the camera tends to maximize the aperture to prevent camera shake, the widest aperture is generally what is used. The rest of the focal length range of the zoom is tack sharp, and be it at the wide angle end or at the telephoto end, distortion is invisible.