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Nikon Coolpix L3 Digital Camera

5.1MP 3x CCD Jul 2006
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Inside the smooth, elegant design of the COOLPIX L3 is a range of sophisticated features designed to preserve your moments perfectly. With a capable 5 megapixel resolution, this camera delivers... More
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18 Reasons For

Easy to Use

Some customers reckoned that it was easy to use. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com wrote “Well-made compact digital camera that is simple to use and provides more than enough kit for the ‘snaperatti’”. One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold.

Good Quality Pictures

Several customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L3 agreed that it was able to produce good images.

Two Nikon Coolpix L3 owners concluded that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com mentioned on expert review site CNET.com “Digital camera, 5,100,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2 in - Color, 23 MB Good” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L3. Expert review site Dpinterface.com said “The Coolpix L3 has 5 megapixels, 3x optical zoom” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L3.

One person concluded that the Nikon Coolpix L3 had a good image sensor.

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Nice Design

Several Nikon Coolpix L3 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. Cnet.com mentioned on expert website CNET.com ten years ago “The budget-minded Nikon Coolpix L3 produces good-looking photos” however despite that they gave it a score of 3 stars. Asia.cnet.com mentioned “Simple to use, nice ergonomics, stylish, good range of subject modes” in their review. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on Pocket Lint “Nikon’s Coolpix L3 is a stylish and well-made compact digital camera that is simple to use” and rated the product 70 out of 100.

One person concluded that it was ergonomic. Ten years ago Imaging-Resource.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L3 “A sharp 3x Nikkor optical zoom and improved overall ergonomics, making it the slimmest”.

One Nikon Coolpix L3 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was smooth. Asia.cnet.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L3 “Slimmed down stylish design in attractive gun-metal grey color Well-built body with smooth curves” but even so they scored it 3 stars.

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Good Brand

Nikon is one of the superior camera brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Nikon also has good ratings for its compact camera digital cameras.

Good Product Quality

A few customers who bought this digital camera considered that it was good quality. Ten years ago expert review site Cnet.com mentioned “Simple to use; solid image quality” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L3 however they only scored it 64 out of 100. Nine years ago Asia.cnet.com wrote in their review “Easy to hold Good quality lens provides decent overall sharpness Images had good color even under harsh lighting Excellent macro performance Loads of hel”. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned ten years ago “The Nikon Coolpix L3 has a lot going for it, including a good quality 5.1-megapixel CCD sensor”.

Robust

Some people wrote in their reviews that it was well made.

Good Size

One Nikon Coolpix L3 owner who purchased it considered that it was lightweight. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com mentioned “A bright 2.0-inch LCD with in-camera image-improvement features, in lightweight and compact bodies” in their review.

One person concluded that it was compact. One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was a good body shape.

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Good Quality Lens

Some people mentioned that the Nikon Coolpix L3 had a good lens. One person who reviewed the product wrote that it had a good zoom.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L3 had a good screen.

Good Technical Features

One Nikon Coolpix L3 reviewer considered that the product had good features.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched 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.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an sd memory card, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been around 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

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L3, the Nikon Coolpix L3 supports video recording.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix L3 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix L3.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix L3 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix L3.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix L3 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Nikon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has One Photo Effect

The number of photo effects found on the Coolpix L3 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched 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 a similar age and type to the Coolpix L3.

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Narrow

With a width of only 91 millimeters, the Coolpix L3 is one of the narrower compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L3 amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The narrowest camera of this age and spec is 16mm wide and the widest is 470mm.

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17 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

On average, based on seven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Pocket Lint, v3.co.uk and asia.cnet.com this compact camera camera has an overall expert rating of 64 out of 100. The expert review sites don't rate this digital camera very highly.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person reckoned that the product was not noisy. Asia.cnet.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Always set automatically Slower than average shutter response 3x zoom control is noisy and slow Resolution low for 2-inch LCD screen High image noise in dim ligh” however they still rated it 64 out of 100.

Very Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 5.1 megapixels, the Coolpix L3 has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix L3 have megapixel counts of between 0.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix L3 is 2.7x, the biggest is 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x. At only 3 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L3 has a very small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix L3.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix L3 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of cameras of this type and age is 1", the largest is 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". The Nikon Coolpix L3 has a fairly small screen size (only 2 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L3.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most cameras of this age and spec do not support WiFi connectivity. The Coolpix L3 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 cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix L3, the Coolpix L3 is not 3D compatible.

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Only 1/2.5"" Optical Sensor Size

The Coolpix L3 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.5"". That's 8% less optical sensor size than a 1/2.3"" camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. 5.76 x 4.29mm.

A 1/2.5"" optical sensor size is in fact the worst optical sensor size across all digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of camera the best optical sensor size is 2/3"".

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix L3, the Nikon Coolpix L3 does not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix L3 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix L3 are also not waterproof.

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Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix L3 has a 1024 x 768 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera also have a still image resolution of 1024x768 and 640x480. Across all compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L3 the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years that we have checked, the Coolpix L3's display resolution of only 86,000 pixels is one of the lowest. The lowest display resolution of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L3 is 230 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels.

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Only 2592 X 1944 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Coolpix L3 has a 2592 x 1944 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this spec and age. Most digital cameras of this age and spec have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 2592 x 1944 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the worst image resolution across all cameras of this type and age.

A 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Coolpix L3 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The video resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L3 ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Nikon Coolpix L3 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L3. The playback mode "single image" is also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Coolpix L3 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of this age and type. The image format "-" is also supported by this Nikon camera.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix L3

Released Over Ten Years Ago

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

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L3 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix L3.

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Average Weight

The Nikon Coolpix L3 has a relatively standard weight (120 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix L3.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Recording
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
PC Connectivity
I/O Port
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery
Battery Size
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Interface
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Lens System
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

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1 January 2007

The budget-minded Nikon Coolpix L3 produces good-looking photos but offers few options...

Simple to use
Solid image quality
Slimmed down stylish design in attractive gun-metal grey color Well-built body with smooth curves
Easy to hold Good quality lens provides decent overall sharpness Images had good color even under harsh lighting Excellent macro performance Loads of hel
Simple to use, nice ergonomics, stylish, good range of subject modes
Sluggish performance
Cant change light-sensitivity setting manually
Noticeable vignetting
Max ISO sensitivity limited to 200 and always set automatically Slower than average shutter response 3x zoom control is noisy and slow Resolution low for 2-inch LCD screen High image noise in dim ligh
Bluepurple pixel fringing, soft snaps, skewed colours
15 November 2006

Budget beginners? camera with a Face Priority feature...

22 August 2006

For an entry-level camera, the Nikon Coolpix L3 has a lot going for it, including a good quality 5.1-megapixel CCD sensor, a sharp 3x Nikkor optical zoom and improved overall ergonomics, making it...

11 July 2006

The budget-minded Nikon Coolpix L3 produces good-looking photos but offers few options...

28 June 2006

Nikon?s Coolpix L3 is a stylish and well-made compact digital camera that is simple to use and provides more than enough kit for the ?snaperatti?...

19 June 2006

The budget-minded Nikon Coolpix L3 produces good-looking photos but offers few options...

6 June 2006

The budget-minded Nikon Coolpix L3 produces good-looking photos but offers few options...

21 February 2006

The COOLPIX L2, COOLPIX L3 and COOLPIX L4 are entry-level digital compact cameras that combine high-quality components like a 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens and a bright 2.0-inch LCD with in-camera... Read more…

1 January 2006

DPInterface Nikon Coolpix L3 ReviewBrad Soo - April 30th, 2006 Its Nikons new entry-level camera... the Coolpix L3. The Coolpix L3 has 5 megapixels, 3x optical zoom and 2 inch LCD. Theres lots of... Read more…

15 June 2006

En användarvänlig sikta och knäpp-kamera med en upplösning på 5 megapixel, 3x optisk zoom och en mängd olika motivprogram. Kameran beskrivs som smidig och välbyggd. Testarna är på det... Read more…

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