The phrase "you get what you pay for" certainly applies to cameras, and the $120 Nikon Coolpix L32 budget cam is no exception. The basic camera might be suited for some, but as with any budget model, proceed with extreme caution.
The L32 sports a 1/2.3" sensor, the average size, though the cheaper CCD style. The camera has limited shutter and ISO settings, so it will probably handle low light shots with quite a bit of difficulty. It does have a 5x optical zoom, which is nice to have. Image stabilization, which helps prevent blur, is just the electronic type though, not the more advanced optical version.
As expected for a budget model, the L32 is slow. The burst speed is just 1.1 fps. While the camera has a bit larger sensor than smartphone cameras like in the iPhone 5 and 6, most phones are actually faster.
Customers looking for a basic, no frills camera that do not need big speed or solid low light performance might be okay sticking with the L32, though in most cases saving up just a little longer will make a big difference rather quickly. Be sure to compare with our list of budget cameras--sometimes older models get a big price drop but will offer more features.