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Nikon Coolpix L22 Digital Camera

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12MP 3.6x CCD Jun 2011
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21 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites liked this camera. The expert at Camera Labs gave this digital camera a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Best Buy" award from Good Gear Guide.com.au.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Nikon Coolpix L22 owners wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L22 was able to produce good images. Pcworld.in gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned “It’s definitely capable of taking some crisp and accurately coloured photos” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L22. Goodgearguide.com.au said in their Nikon Coolpix L22 review on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “The Nikon CoolPix L22 can capture very clear photos with accurate colours” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Goodgearguide.com.au also mentioned “It can take clear and vibrant pictures, as long as there is enough li”.

Three Nikon Coolpix L22 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution.

One customer considered that the product had a good image sensor. Six years ago expert review site Pcworld.in wrote “It shouldn’t be dismissed as another run-of-the-mill point-and-shoot camera — it has actually got a very good sensor inside” in their Nikon Coolpix L22 review.

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Good Size

Several customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was compact. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review six years ago “The ground-floor model in Canon's compact camera range” . Techreviewsource.com mentioned in their review “The Nikon Coolpix L22 is a 12-megapixel compact and portable digital camera that offers decent photo quality” although they scored the Nikon Coolpix L22 3 stars. Six years ago Photographybay.com mentioned “The Nikon Coolpix L22 is a 12-megapixels, budget-friendly compact camera that is powered by 2 AA batteries”.

One Nikon Coolpix L22 owner who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was lightweight. Digicam Buyer.co.uk mentioned “Lightweight portable” in their review.

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Easy to Use

Seven people said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Goodgearguide.com.au said “Wants something small and convenient to use”. Cameras.co.uk scored the product 4 stars and wrote in their review “In fact when it comes to ease of use it is very hard to beat”. Five years ago expert website Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned “However, for the casual user who is looking for a camera that’s pleasant and simple to use, this would fit the bill” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L22 nonetheless they only gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

Some customers who purchased the Nikon Coolpix L22 reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Digicam Buyer.co.uk wrote “Well-coloured images, plenty of scene modes to choose from, comfortable to hold, conveniently takes AA batteries” in their Nikon Coolpix L22 review.

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Robust

Five people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Expert website Cnet.co.uk wrote “The Nikon Coolpix L22 is solid, well made, easy to use” in their review. Digicam Buyer.co.uk mentioned “Well built” in their review of this digital camera. Digicam Buyer.co.uk also mentioned “Excellent build quality for the money”.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Nikon compact camera digital cameras have good reviews on average and across all cameras Nikon is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said “After all, £79.99 / €95.00 surprisingly buys you quite a lot of camera, with a 3.6x zoom lens, 3 inch screen” in their Nikon Coolpix L22 review. Expert review site V3.co.uk scored the product 4 stars and said in their review “It also has 3.6x optical zoom lens and a 3in rear screen, both good”. Digicam Buyer.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “Large LCD screen, simple to use”.

Nice Design

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Expert review site Cnet.com.au said “It's a good-looking compact camera at a low price with three things people would be attracted to” but in spite of that they gave it a score of 50 out of 100.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was a good design. Expert website Techreviewsource.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L22 “A large 3-inch LCD and a solid design” but in spite of that they only gave this digital camera a score of 3 stars.

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Good Battery Life

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Digicam Buyer.co.uk mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix L22 review “Not the slimmest compact, some may prefer rechargeable Liion battery” . Digicam Buyer.co.uk also wrote “Decent battery life with ordinary alkaline batteries”.

Good Technical Features

Some Nikon Coolpix L22 owners who bought the product concluded that it had good features. Expert review site Technoodling.net mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix L22 review six years ago “It comes packed with enough features that make it feel like it was a pricier camera” .

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix L22 is 1", the largest is 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". With a screen size of 3 inches, the Coolpix L22 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras of this spec and age. 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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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon Coolpix L22 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L22 also have an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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The Nikon Coolpix L22 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a built-in flash.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The Nikon Coolpix L22 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this digital camera.

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Two Supported Batteries

The Coolpix L22 is a two supported battery digital camera. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago have between one and three supported batteries.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Coolpix L22 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Nikon camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L22. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Supports Four ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix L22 is more than most comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The ISO speeds 80, 400, 800 and 1600 are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

The maximum apertures of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 1.8 to 87. The Nikon Coolpix L22 has one of the smaller maximum apertures (6.7) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The Coolpix L22 has one of the smaller minimum ISO speed (only 80) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The smallest minimum ISO speed of digital cameras of this spec and age is 10, the biggest is 1,600, and the average minimum ISO speed is 99.

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18 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on nineteen expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews this camera has an average expert rating of 68%.

Poor Support

Several customers agreed that it did not have good technical guidance. Six years ago expert review site V3.co.uk wrote “Price make this an excellent digital camera for newcomers Good points High resolution; good zoom; easy to use; very competitive price Bad points Limited manual control over camera settings”. Cnet.co.uk said on CNET.co.uk also six years ago “The lack of manual ISO control is a definite drawback” in their Nikon Coolpix L22 review however despite that they still gave the product a rating of 69 out of 100.

Poor Product Quality

Four Nikon Coolpix L22 reviewers reckoned that it was not good quality. Techreviewsource.com mentioned “The only average lens quality and lack of more control holds this wallet-friendly camera” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L22 and gave the Nikon Coolpix L22 a rating of 3 stars. Five years ago Digicambuyer.co.uk wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L22 on expert website Digicam Buyer.co.uk “If you’re after ultimate image quality, this is not for you” and rated it 3 stars. Digicam Buyer.co.uk said “Mediocre lens quality” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix L22 is 2.7x, the biggest is 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x. With an optical zoom of only 3.6 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L22 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst cameras of this age.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Coolpix L22 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix L22 which support video recording.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The Nikon Coolpix L22 has a fairly low megapixel count (only 12 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The megapixel counts of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix L22 range from 0.3MP to 46MP.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon Coolpix L22 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L22 also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most cameras of this type and age do not support WiFi connectivity. The Coolpix L22 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L22, the Coolpix L22 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Coolpix L22 does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix L22 also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix L22 are not waterproof. The Nikon Coolpix L22 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L22 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average digital zoom of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 12x.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix L22 has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras of this age and spec. Most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras of this type and age is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The Coolpix L22 has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix L22. The flash mode "Manual" is also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Coolpix L22 is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is in fact the worst supported video resolution across all cameras of this age and spec.

The best supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

Digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L22 have total megapixel counts of between 10MP and 48MP, and the average total megapixel count is 16MP. With a total megapixel count of only 12.39 megapixels, the Coolpix L22 has a fairly few total megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

At only 1,600, the Coolpix L22 has a quite low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The maximum ISO speeds of cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix L22 range from 200 to 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon Coolpix L22 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Across all compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L22 the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix L22

Released Over Five Years Ago

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

Average Weight

With a weight of 183 grams, the Nikon Coolpix L22 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L22.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Weight

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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17 March 2011

If you?re after ultimate image quality, this is not for you. However, for the casual user who is looking for a camera that?s pleasant and simple to use, this would fit the bill. If only it had a...

Inexpensive
Lightweight portable
Easy to use
Large 3inch LCD
Three-inch LCD
No manual controls
Bad lowlight performance
Long shutter lag
Poor digital zoom
Mediocre battery life
17 February 2011

The Nikon Coolpix L22 is a 12-megapixel compact and portable digital camera that offers decent photo quality, a large 3-inch LCD and a solid design. However, the only average lens quality and lack... Read more…

14 February 2011

The Nikon Coolpix L22 looks good for its price, but there isn't much to like below the surface...

14 February 2011

The Nikon Coolpix L22 looks good for its price, but there isn't much to like below the surface...

16 January 2011

The 12.1 megapixel Nikon Coolpix L22 ($119.95 list) point-and-shoot camera?not to be confused with Nikon's compact cameras?brings some unique features to the consumer camera world such as an... Read more…

12 November 2010

The Nikon CoolPix L22 is one of Nikon's entries to the compact budget digital camera market. But don't let the budget part fool you. While its price is indeed affordable, it comes packed with... Read more…

10 September 2010

The Nikon Coolpix L22 can be found for as little as £65, in a choice of four separate finishes. Predictably the camera offers nothing by way of manual control, though a number of innovations hide... Read more…

The Nikon Coolpix L22 is easily the most simple camera we have reviewed thus far. Providing no user control over aperture, ISO or shutter speed, it gets about as close to embodying the true...

14 July 2010

Quality, ease and price make this an excellent digital camera for newcomers Good points High resolution; good zoom; easy to use; very competitive price Bad points Limited manual control over...

Quality, ease and price make this an excellent digital camera for newcomers...

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