The optic performs well across its focal range, showing limited corner softness and even less geometric distortion throughout the zoom. The Nikon L presents a traditional ultra-zoom form, featuring a thick lens barrel, protruding handgrip, and a pop-up flash. The LCD’s resolution was immediately evident when I zoomed to check focus on the first image I captured. With a long 21x optical zoom lens that extends to mm, Nikon has wisely equipped the Coolpix L with a fairly robust, five-way vibration stabilization VR system to help ensure telephoto shots are free of hand-shake. The combination of portraiture settings, optic design, and price, make the L a good choice for consumers shopping for an affordable, highly automated camera. In use, the Nikon L is quick, with virtually no shutter lag 0.

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For the average photographer, this is a lot of camera for the money, and it certainly looks and feels impressive for dollars.

Switching the camera into its Easy Auto mode configures the Coolpix L to bear the burden of exposure, focus, white balance, ISO, and determine the purpose of the shot. High-speed full resolution coolpis sequences at baseline ISO sensitivities are generally relegated to pricier cameras; shortcuts to achieve this result are just that.

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Video quality is on par with a basic HD pocket video camera; good enough for Web use and nondiscriminating TV viewing. Print quality was not as good as we’re used ll120 seeing from most cameras we review, but for a lower priced long zoom digital camera, the Nikon L did reasonably well.


Nikon Coolpix L review: We think a snapshooter who doesn’t enlarge or inspect his images much will be mostly happy, but the noticeable chromatic aberration and lens nilon will turn off the discerning photographer. At full 19x telephoto, performance isn’t much better, with blurring in the corners that extends far in toward center. Nikon incorporates a provision within its Scene modes for photographing pets. While it’s laudable that Nikon includes a solution on the L to record rapid action, the Sports Continuous mode should not be mistaken for a true burst setting.

An optical zoom of 21x is featured in the camera for taking sharper photos of distant objects. Reproduction in whole or part in any form or medium without specific written permission is prohibited.

All of the settings tint the coo,pix image and are collpix typical among most digital cameras.

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The Nikon Coolpix L takes about 1. Manual white balance handled our incandescent lighting best overall, as the Auto setting resulted in a reddish tint and the Incandescent option produced more of a yellow cast.

The placement of the Nikon L’s pop-up flash directly over the lens axis conceals shadows behind the subject; however, using the on-camera flash as a primary light source presents some complications. Using the Coolpix L, you will be required to independently merge the photos using the supplied Panorama Maker 5 software. Nikon Coolpix L Resolution: A copy of the original file is made on the card, with the adjustments rendered to the duplicate version.

Burgeoning photographers in search of peak image and video quality, however, will be better served by some slightly more expensive alternatives, but for the budget photographer, we nikoon the Nikon L will do well enough. Add this product to your shortlist for comparison. Colors are highly saturated, sometimes a little too much. Stick to external lighting for shots this close.


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Cycle time is just okay, capturing a frame every 2. These more complete alternatives automatically merge the sequenced photos, generating an instant panoramic file within the camera. The Nikon Coolpix L provides a rather cpolpix scope of editing functions in Playback mode. Imaging Resource rating 3. Higher priced cameras offer more features and heftier weight but picture results are comparable.

Light sensitivity is fairly good, but at the cost of some graininess. The photos taken for the panorama can be stitched on the computer with the aid of the supplied Panorama Maker software.

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Also included is a dedicated video record button to immediately engage video recording. Z6 Z7 – Differences. Everything else, including focus, is automatic only. As soon as the camera detects the subject smiling based on movements in their mouth and facial musclesit immediately snaps a picture.

Bundles that include this product. Since the left and right microphones are positioned close together — on the camera’s top deck — there is limited separation of the channels, though the collective sound is broad and full.