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Nikon Coolpix L1 Digital Camera

6.2MP 5x 4x SD Jun 2010
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16 Reasons For

Good Size

Several people who reviewed it agreed that it was compact. Expert review site Neocamera.com wrote in their Nikon Coolpix L1 review “The Nikon Coolpix L1 may be larger than most compact digital cameras”. Neocamera.com also said “Compact and light”. Neocamera.com also said “Zoom 5x offrant une plage focale tendue pour un modle aussi compact”.

Two people mentioned that this digital camera was a good body shape. Expert website Megapixel.net said in their review “The body is entirely made of plastic, accentuated by touches of chrome” . One person said that the product was lightweight.

One Nikon Coolpix L1 reviewer said in their reviews that it was thick. Ten years ago Neocamera.com mentioned in their review “LCD is the cameras only viewfinder, camera body is thicker than many on the market currently”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Nikon Coolpix L1 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was able to produce good images. One buyer mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The 38-290mm lens takes really sharp photos” and rated the Nikon Coolpix L1 5 stars. Ten years ago Cara said in her review “The scene options also configure the camera perfectly for photos in different conditions sunny, dark, fireworks etc” and gave the Nikon Coolpix L1 a score of 5 stars. Expert review site Cnet.com.au mentioned eleven years ago “Very good photos for snapshooters” and scored the product 4 stars.

One person concluded that the Nikon Coolpix L1 had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com said on expert website CNET.com eleven years ago “Digital camera, 6,200,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5 in - Color”.

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Good Quality Lens

Four Nikon Coolpix L1 reviewers mentioned that this digital camera had a good zoom. Cara said “It also has 5x optical zoom which is a real bonus compared to the 3 you get on most cameras” and scored the product 5 stars. Ten years ago expert website Megapixel.net mentioned “The Nikon Coolpix L1 is an entry-level 6.2 megapixel camera that features a 5X optical zoom and a large 2.5-inch LCD monitor” in their review.

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens.

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Good Product Quality

Five customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good quality. Cnet.com wrote on expert review site CNET.com eleven years ago “Simple operation; excellent photo quality; long 5X zoom for such a compact package”. Cnet.com also mentioned “Very good image quality that will please casual snapshooters.”. Neocamera.com said “5X optical zoom lens is handy, cameras features yield outstanding portraits, indoor photo quality is very good” in their review.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Compact camera digital cameras manufactured by Nikon have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact camera digital cameras) and found that Nikon also has good ratings across its entire range.

Good Technical Features

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Expert website Howstuffworks.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L1 “The Coolpix L1 contains several built-in features designed to make portrait-type photos look as good as possible, including a face priori”. Steves-Digicams.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L1 on expert review site Steve's Digicams “A host of advanced in-camera features that can automatically improve your pictures”.

Easy to Use

Several Nikon Coolpix L1 owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Ten years ago Cara gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and she wrote in her review of the Nikon Coolpix L1 “Great photos and easy to use”. Cara also wrote “This camera is great! It is super easy to use and on the scene options has some fantastic guides for composition etc”.

Good Battery Life

One Nikon Coolpix L1 owner who reviewed it concluded that it had a good battery life. Cara wrote in her review of the Nikon Coolpix L1 ten years ago “The Battery life is very good for AA's” .

Robust

One Nikon Coolpix L1 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was reliable. One buyer said in their Nikon Coolpix L1 review “Having reluctantly swapped my trusty Minolta Dynax 505si (which took great photos) for the Nikon Coolpix L1 I'm totally thrilled with the results”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Coolpix L1 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix L1.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix L1 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix L1.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Nikon Coolpix L1 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L1.

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Has One Photo Effect

The number of photo effects found on the Coolpix L1 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Narrow

The narrowest comparable spec camera that is a similar age to the Coolpix L1 is 16mm wide, the widest is 470mm, and the average width is 100mm. At only 89.5 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix L1 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix L1.

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19 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

On average, based on ten expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, asia.cnet.com, CNET.de and CNET.co.uk the average expert rating of this Nikon camera is 64%. If all the digital cameras of this spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this compact camera camera is in the bottom 20%.

Poor Support

Some Nikon Coolpix L1 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera did not have good technical guidance.

Very Low Megapixel Count

The Coolpix L1 has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 6.2 megapixels) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The average megapixel count of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix L1 is 14MP, and the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon Coolpix L1 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec which have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix L1 do not support Full HD video. The Coolpix L1 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of digital cameras of this type and age is 1" and the largest is 4.8". At only 2.5 inches, the Coolpix L1 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix L1 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix L1 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix L1 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L1, the Nikon Coolpix L1 does not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix L1 is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix L1 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix L1 is 9.6x, and the optical zooms range from 2.7x to 63x. At only 5 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix L1 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L1 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this age and type the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

The average JPEG frame rate of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 32fps, and the JPEG frame rates range from 15fps to 240fps. At only 15 frames per second, the Coolpix L1 has a very low JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The average display resolution of cameras of this type and age is 400,000 pixels, and the display resolutions range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. At only 115,000 pixels, the Coolpix L1 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L1.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix L1 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix L1. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 10 megabytes, the Coolpix L1 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix L1. The internal memory of cameras of this spec and age range from 1MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 330MB.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Coolpix L1 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Across all cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix L1 the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Coolpix L1 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix L1. The playback mode "single image" is also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Thick

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the depths range from 4mm to 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm. With a depth of 47 millimeters, the Coolpix L1 is one of the thicker compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix L1

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was over six years ago when this camera was released.

Average Weight

With a weight of 180 grams, the Nikon Coolpix L1 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix L1.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Still Image Resolution
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Recording
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Playback Mode
Camera Multi Shot
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

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31 December 2006

The Nikon Coolpix L1 may be larger than most compact digital cameras but it does have a 5X optical zoom which gives more reach compared to most competing models. Images from the L1 are quite... Read more…

5X optical zoom lens is handy, cameras features yield outstanding portraits, indoor photo quality is very good
Very good image quality
Excellent 256segment Matrix metering
Natural colours
5X optical zoom
Cameras response times are below average
LCD is the cameras only viewfinder, camera body is thicker than many on the market currently
Soft focus images at the widest angle
No control over sensitivity (ISO)
Drains batteries faster than comparable cameras with a smaller LCD monitor
15 June 2006

If you like to shoot portraits with your digital camera, Nikon has designed its Coolpix L1 model with you in mind. The Coolpix L1 contains several built-in features designed to make portrait-type...

1 February 2006

The Nikon Coolpix L1 is an entry-level 6.2 megapixel camera that features a 5X optical zoom and a large 2.5-inch LCD monitor. The L1 can be purchased in a silver or black finish. The body is...

2 January 2006

There are many camera manufacturers on the market, and Nikon is undoubtedly one of the most prolific. They have been making cameras for many decades and continue to release new models on a regular... Read more…

23 December 2005

The Nikon Coolpix L1 is a bare-bones camera with slow operation but very good image quality that will please casual snapshooters...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 7 July 2006 by Cara

I was a little downheartened when given this camera for christmas as I'd had my eye on the Fuji F10 but I'm definately not dissapointed. This camera is great! It is super easy to use and on the... Read more…

Reviewed 4 March 2006

Having reluctantly swapped my trusty Minolta Dynax 505si (which took great photos) for the Nikon Coolpix L1 I'm totally thrilled with the results. The 38-290mm lens takes really sharp photos, and... Read more…

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