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Nikon Coolpix L30 Digital Camera

20.1MP 5x CCD Jan 2014
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25 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this Nikon digital camera rated it as 89 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

A few customers who purchased the Nikon Coolpix L30 reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Agne M. mentioned “The photos were stunning”. Amazon Customer mentioned “It was just fabulous and good for pictures and videos 😍”. Amazon Customer also wrote “This is a good entry level camera for taking fun pictures”.

One Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewer considered that it was good in low light. Expert website Nothingwired.com wrote “It offers quite decent low light photography” however despite that they gave it a rating of 2 stars. One Nikon Coolpix L30 owner who reviewed it concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Two years ago Bikeman wrote in their review on Amazon “Time makes a difference more pixels and better zoom” and rated it as excellent.

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Good Size

Several Nikon Coolpix L30 owners said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L30 was compact. Mr. N. R. Faulkner wrote on Amazon “Nikon Coolpix L30 Compact Digital Camera in black” in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review. S3anreilly mentioned on Amazon “A good, one charge 300 shots, compact snapper to have on holiday” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L30 yet they gave this digital camera a score of 3 stars. Stevem said on Amazon “Very good quality compact camera for the price, light weight” in their review of this digital camera and rated the Nikon Coolpix L30 5 stars.

Two customers considered that the product was lightweight. Osimandeus said “Lightweight, easy to use” in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review. Wagsta mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review on Amazon “Understand camera that fits into her work handbag and is lightweight”.

One Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewer who purchased the Nikon Coolpix L30 said that it was easy to carry around. Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon “It is easy to carry”.

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Easy to Use

Several customers agreed that the Nikon Coolpix L30 was easy to use. Two years ago Agne M. said on Amazon “Additionally, I love how you can enhance a persons looks using the camera, for instance adding make up or even whitening the teeth”. Amazon Customer mentioned “Delivered within stated time and easy to use” and scored it 4 stars. Amazon Customer also said “Practical digital camera”.

One Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Kevin Daniels mentioned in his review on Amazon “Small enough for my wife, who it was bought for, to hold in her hand”. One Nikon Coolpix L30 owner who reviewed it said that it was easy to use the menus.

One Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewer said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Beth H. mentioned in her review “Has a quick way of setting up mode” and rated it 5 stars.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera said that it had a good experience.

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Nice Design

Some Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewers who bought this digital camera agreed that it was good looking. Two years ago Agne M. gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “The people actually looked beautiful through this camera, not like in some cameras where peoples faces end up being all bent” in their review. Beth H. mentioned on Amazon “Perfect for if you want quick good looking point and click photos”. Two years ago expert review site Nothingwired.com wrote “The camera is pretty small with loads of features” in their review.

Two Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was neat. Bikeman scored the product 5 stars and said two years ago “Neat camera”. Last year Christine Hockey gave it a score of 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of this digital camera “Nice neat easy to use camera”.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Agne M. said in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review “Excellent camera & picture quality”. Agne M. also said “Amazing camera, excellent picture quality”. Alex Esslemont mentioned on Amazon “Easy to use giving top quality” in his Nikon Coolpix L30 review.

Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

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

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Good Quality Lens

Two Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good zoom. Sally Gibbons gave it a rating of 4 stars and she wrote on Amazon “The Zoom is fantastic on this camera I was able to get some great pictures” in her review.

One Nikon Coolpix L30 owner who bought the product reckoned that it had a good lens. David Corbett wrote on Amazon “Being properly optical, with a real Nikkor lens”.

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Good Battery Life

Some Nikon Coolpix L30 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good battery life. S3anreilly wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L30 two years ago “Good battery life4” but in spite of that they only scored it 3 stars.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two Nikon Coolpix L30 owners thought the Nikon Coolpix L30 had a good screen. David Brimson wrote on Amazon “Decent screen size” in his Nikon Coolpix L30 review. S3anreilly said in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review “Good screen sizeCons1” but in spite of that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Good Video Capture

One Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewer reckoned that the Nikon Coolpix L30 was good for video recording.

Good Technical Features

One Nikon Coolpix L30 owner thought it had good features. Michael said “Great pictures and features”.

Robust

One Nikon Coolpix L30 owner wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Kindle Customer rated the product 4 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Solid camera, great picture quality, east to use”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera 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 think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Casio Exilim EX-H50[plb_1830922_price], or the GE E1450W[plb_1772835_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix L30 the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. With a megapixel count of 20.1 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix L30's megapixel count is one of the highest amongst similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L30.

There are a number of other 20.1MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S6700[pl_2272800_price], or the Coolpix S3600[pl_2208617_price] both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W830[plb_2109578_price].

If you would prefer a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the DSC-RX100[pl_2319255_price] (20.2MP), or the DSC-HX400V[pl_2297093_price] (20.4MP) both from Sony or the Nikon Coolpix L330[plb_2341206_price] (20.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Coolpix S9400[pl_1873860_price], and the Coolpix L120[pl_1186_price] both from Nikon or the Casio EX-ZR310[plb_1834060_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the DSC-WX50[pl_2154757_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the DSC-W730[pl_2083671_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated) both from Sony.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon Coolpix L30 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Coolpix L120[pl_1186_price], or the Coolpix S9500[pl_1721861_price] both from Nikon or the GE G3WP[plb_1772968_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L30, the Coolpix L30 has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix L120[pl_1186_price], the Coolpix S4200[pl_1830640_price], or the Coolpix S3200[pl_1729050_price] all from Nikon.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix L30 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most cameras of this age and type. This camera also have still image resolutions of 3648 x 2736, 2272 x 1704 and 1600 x 1200 and 5120 x 2880.

This camera's still image resolution (5152 x 3864) is in fact the best still image resolution across all cameras of this spec and age.

Across comparable types of camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360.

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Very Long Maximum Battery Life

Similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix L30 have maximum battery lives of between 0.83h and 320h. With a maximum battery life of 320 hours, the Coolpix L30's maximum battery life is one of the longest amongst compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L30.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The Coolpix L30 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Nikon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix L30. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this digital camera.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix L30 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

This digital camera's image resolution (5152 x 3864 pixels) is actually the best image resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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Auto Focus

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

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This compact camera digital camera received a rating of 40 out of 100 from expert review site nothingwired.com. The expert review sites don't rate this camera very highly.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Coolpix L30 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix L30 which support video recording.

Other cameras which also support video recording that you might also want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Samsung WB800F[plb_1585459_price], or the Canon IXUS 115 HS[plb_1526810_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon Coolpix L30 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], the Olympus Stylus SH-50[plb_1721351_price], or the GE G100[plb_1861772_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L30 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Coolpix L30 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the ST200[pl_378406_price], the WB200F[pl_2071998_price], or the ST200F[pl_1682904_price] all from Samsung.

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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 L30, the Nikon Coolpix L30 is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix L30 do not have a GPS. The Coolpix L30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix L30 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L30 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L30 have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Casio Exilim EX-H50[plb_1830922_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3[plb_1722767_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the EasyShare Sport C123[pl_2620752_price] (5x and higher rated), the Pixpro FZ151[pl_2596074_price] (6x and higher rated), or the Pixpro FZ41[pl_3227932_price] (6x and higher rated) all from Kodak.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The Coolpix L30 has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix L30. The flash mode "Pre-flash" is also featured on this camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon Coolpix L30 is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Nikon camera).

This digital camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is actually the worst supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix L30.

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

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Coolpix L30 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. Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix L30 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The maximum camera shutter speeds of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L30 range from 0.12s to 250s. The Coolpix L30 has one of the shorter maximum camera shutter speeds (only 4 seconds) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The shortest maximum focal length of cameras of this spec and age is 13mm, the longest is 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm. The Nikon Coolpix L30 has a fairly short maximum focal length (only 130 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L30.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix L30

Released Over Two Years Ago

This compact camera digital camera was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Coolpix L30 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L30.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Olympus Stylus SZ-15[plb_1721132_price], and the Samsung ST200F[plb_1682904_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (4.8"), or the Galaxy Camera 2[pl_2711451_price] (4.8") both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L30 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L30.

There are a number of other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Olympus VG-160[plb_1686238_price], the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS[plb_1426159_price], or the Samsung MV900F[plb_1519008_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Coolpix S2750[pl_2334073_price] (6x and higher rated), or the Coolpix S5200[pl_3179968_price] (6x and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Polaroid IE826[plb_2957339_price] (8x and higher rated).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 164 grams, the Nikon Coolpix L30 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 164g digital cameras currently available including the Coolpix L26[pl_1280883_price], or the Coolpix L28[pl_1877145_price] both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
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
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Packaging Content
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
9 September 2014

The Nikon Coolpix L30 shoots soft but highly detailed images and that is commendable considering the price point. The saturation and hue is proper and it offers quite decent low light photography....

User Reviews

(83)
Reviewed 15 July 2015 by Mr. John R. A. Harding
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent.

Reviewed 11 June 2015 by David Ollerton
(Verified Purchase)

Bought as preasent very easy to use.

Reviewed 13 May 2015 by Pat Hewitt
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent product.

Reviewed 8 May 2015 by Paula
(Verified Purchase)

Takes nice photos and not difficult to operate, however the lenses has got stuck twice and I've not even had it a year yet. Also be prepared to get through a lot of batteries.

Reviewed 2 May 2015 by Mr T E Noviss
(Verified Purchase)

Good.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon l30, nikon l30r, nikon l30rd, nikon 26438b
Barcodes 00018208937967, 00018208937998, 00018208938001, 00845251088366, 04960759142153, 05055189018877, 05055189018884
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