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Nikon Coolpix L23
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Nikon Coolpix L23 Digital Camera

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10.1MP 5x CCD Aug 2011
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COOLPIX L23The perfect camera for anyone just starting out in photography, the COOLPIX L23 boasts a host of automatic technology for perfectly effortless shooting. Wherever you are and whatever... More
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21 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at Gadgetspeak.com said that this digital camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Nikon compact camera digital cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all cameras built by Nikon.

Easy to Use

A number of Nikon Coolpix L23 owners who purchased this digital camera thought it was easy to use. Digicambuyer.co.uk wrote on expert review site Digicam Buyer.co.uk “This budget offering hopes its simplicity and ease of use will attract those who’ve not made the switch to digital photography” in their review although they rated the product 2 stars.

One customer said that the Nikon Coolpix L23 was comfortable and easy to hold. Gadgetspeak.com gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and wrote “Easy to use, comfortable handling” in their Nikon Coolpix L23 review.

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Good Quality Pictures

Two Nikon Coolpix L23 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L23 was able to produce good images.

One customer thought this digital camera had a good image sensor. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote in their Nikon Coolpix L23 review five years ago “It is aimed at photography begiiners and has a 10.1 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent”.

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Robust

A number of customers who reviewed the product said that it was well made. Photographyblog.com said in their review “It's a decent build”. Digicambuyer.co.uk wrote “The COOLPIX L23 has enough features to tempt, although the image quality and build could be improved upon Overall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, features”.

Good Size

Several people wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Photographyblog.com scored the product 70 out of 100 and said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The Nikon Coolpix L23 is a digital compact camera that costs in the region of £60-70, so it's wrong to expect the camera to do absolutely everything”. Five years ago expert review site Cameras.co.uk wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L23 “Although the Coolpix L23 is not one of the smallest digital cameras it is compact enough to fit in”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good screen. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “After all, £69.99 / €81.00 buys you quite a lot of camera, with a 5x wide-angle zoom lens, 2.7 inch LCD screen”.

Good Technical Features

One person who bought it considered that it had good features.

Good Product Quality

One Nikon Coolpix L23 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L23 was good quality.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the GE J1458W, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the Coolpix S6500, and the Coolpix L120 ($299.50) both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 145 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix L23, the Nikon Coolpix L23 supports video recording.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support video recording currently available including the PowerShot SX160 IS, or the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50) which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix L23 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix L23 also have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabiliser to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40, and the Fujifilm FinePix AX600 is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Coolpix L23 has a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, or the GE A1455.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix L23 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L23. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Manual" and "Sunny" are also found on this camera.

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Two Supported Batteries

The Coolpix L23 is a two supported battery camera.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The Nikon Coolpix L23 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L23. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

The average maximum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix L23 is 6.6, and the maximum apertures range from 2 to 130. The Coolpix L23 has one of the smaller maximum apertures (6.8) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

Digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix L23 have minimum apertures of between 1.3 and 6.9, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2. The Coolpix L23 has one of the smaller minimum apertures (only 2.7) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 80, the Nikon Coolpix L23 has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest minimum ISO speed of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix L23 is 10 and the biggest is 800.

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19 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 67 out of 100.

Only 1/2.9"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Coolpix L23 is 1/2.9"". That's 20% less optical sensor size than a 1/2.33"" camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. Across all similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L23 the optical sensor size ranges from 1/4"" (worst) to 4/3"" (best).

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 12.1 megapixels, the Coolpix L23 has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The megapixel counts of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix L23 range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

We compared all the other 12.1MP digital cameras to this camera and we think the PowerShot SX230 HS, and the PowerShot N ($299.00) both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix P500 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Nikon digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to consider the GE G5WP (12.2MP).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix L23 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix L23 also do not support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, the Nikon Coolpix P7700, or the GE G100 which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Cameras of this type and age have screen sizes of between 1" and 4.8". At only 2.7 inches, the Coolpix L23 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L23.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the IXUS 130, or the PowerShot SX240 HS ($254.24) both from Canon or the Samsung ST96.

If this camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the 1 J1 ($296.63) (3"), or the Coolpix L820 ($284.00) (3") both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot N100 ($349.99) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix L23 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the ST200, the WB200F ($201.97), or the ST200F all from Samsung is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix L23 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L23 are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P7700 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L23 do not have a GPS. The Coolpix L23 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS to this camera and we think the Samsung ST200, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, or the Nikon Coolpix S3600 is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L23 are not waterproof. The Coolpix L23 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L23 the total megapixel counts range from 10MP to 15,000,000MP, and the average total megapixel count is 52,000MP. With a total megapixel count of only 10.34 megapixels, the Coolpix L23's total megapixel count is one of the least amongst cameras of this spec and age.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix L23 has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. In addition, this camera has a still image resolution of 1024 x 768. Across all cameras of this type and age the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The Nikon Coolpix L23 has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L23. The flash mode "Manual" is also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Only Has One Shooting Mode

The Nikon Coolpix L23 has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The maximum ISO speeds of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix L23 range from 3 to 52,000. At only 1,600, the Nikon Coolpix L23 has a fairly low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Coolpix L23 has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L23 ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Coolpix L23 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution. Across all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix L23 the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

At only 8 gigabytes, the Nikon Coolpix L23 has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L23. Compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix L23 have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 30GB.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have display resolutions of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels. The Coolpix L23 has one of the lower display resolutions (only 230,000 pixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Coolpix L23 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix L23.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix L23

Released Over Five Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix L23 over five years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L23 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix L23.

We compared all the other 5x digital zoom cameras to this camera and we think the DV300 ($314.95), and the WB30 both from Samsung or the HP S300 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the C1033 (5.7x), the A1455 (5.7x), or the C1233 (5.7x) all from GE which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Coolpix L23 has a fairly average optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L23.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix L25, or the Coolpix S1200 both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS.

If this compact camera digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Coolpix S5200 (6x), or the Coolpix S5200 (6x) both from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 170 grams, the Coolpix L23 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of other 170g digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix P3 which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Control
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Weight
Interface
Lens Focal Range
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
USB 3.0 Port
Camera Focusing Range
Lens System
Digital SLR

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Expert Reviews

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21 November 2011

Gadgetspeak.com

I hesitate to use ?entry level? about any camera from Nikon. The Nikon Coolpix L23 is a small digital camera and probably the nearest thing they do to ?point and shoot? however this is still a... Read more…

Easy to use, comfortable handling
5x optical zoom, low price
Poor image quality
22 May 2011

A seriously low price, but with disappointing automatic exposures and no way to adjust settings, you get what you pay for...

12 April 2011

As a budget point-and-shoot camera, the COOLPIX L23 has enough features to tempt, although the image quality and build could be improved upon Overall Our provides the latest photography news,...

1 April 2011

Although you are likely to be impressed with how easy it is to use the Nikon Coolpix L23 you are equally unlikely to be impressed by the picture quality it offers. Although it is relatively cheap...

25 March 2011

The Nikon Coolpix L23 is a digital compact camera that costs in the region of £60-70, so it's wrong to expect the camera to do absolutely everything. For the price, it's a decent build, it does...

15 March 2011

Nikon describes its Coolpix L23 as 'the perfect camera for anyone just starting out in photography', and with a host of automated technologies and a fuss-free design we have the say the L23... Read more…

2 March 2011

If you are a photography beginner or are looking to buy a present for a child then the Nikon Coolpix L23 is good value for money. Many competitors in this price range only offer a 3x optical zoom...

9 June 2011

Kiedy 11 lat temu zaczyna?em przygod? z testowaniem aparatów cyfrowych, nie spodziewa?em si?, ?e dojdzie do tego, ?e markowy kompakt z matryc? o rozdzielczo?ci 10 milionów pikseli i 5-ciokrotnym...

19 April 2011

Smartsons testare Oscar Degard har hårdtestat tre olika kompaktkameror, utifrån den vanliga konsumentens förhållningsätt och krav. Läs hans intryck och utlåtande...

5 August 2011

Die hübsche Schnäppchenkamera für Schnappschüsse ist ideal für die jüngsten Fotografen in der Familie...

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