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Nikon Coolpix L620 Digital Camera

18.1MP 14x CMOS Aug 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Exceptional Images Just Got Easier With The 18-megapixel COOLPIX L620. Simplicity Of Style Means Ergonomic Handling And Easy Operation, Without Sacrificing Performance. The 14x Optical Zoom Puts... More
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33 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on six expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Pocket Lint and Chip.de this camera has an overall expert rating of 70%.

Nice Design

A few Nikon Coolpix L620 reviewers who purchased the Nikon Coolpix L620 concluded that it was good looking. Expert website Photographyblog.com mentioned “The Nikon Coolpix L620 is a curvy, powerful camera with an 18 megapixel back-illuminated sensor, 14x optical zoom, FullHD video along with creative digital effects, combination night shot system” in their review. Photographyblog.com also mentioned “It looks good on paper and has a sexy”. Uk.askmen.com gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned “Attractive styling” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L620.

One Nikon Coolpix L620 owner wrote in their reviews that it was a good design. Uk.askmen.com mentioned two years ago “Attractive design, solid imaging performance, user-friendly features, blisteringly quick” in their Nikon Coolpix L620 review.

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Good Quality Lens

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Uk.askmen.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned “Effective optical stabilisation” in their review. Uk.askmen.com also wrote “Stabilisation optique effective, cran LCD confortable”.

Two customers considered that it had a good zoom. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert website Ephotozine “The Nikon Coolpix L620 was announced in August 2013 - it has a 14x optical zoom lens and 18.1 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor” in their review. Two years ago Uk.askmen.com wrote “Useful 4x wideangle zoom”.

One customer who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L620 considered that it had a good autofocus. Uk.askmen.com said in their review “Continuous focus in video”.

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Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

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

Good Video Capture

A few people reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Easy to Use

Two people who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com gave it a rating of 70 out of 100 and mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix L620 review “On both fronts it scores well on account of its pared down options and clear menus”. Two years ago Uk.askmen.com wrote “Easy to use, simple menus” in their Nikon Coolpix L620 review.

A number of Nikon Coolpix L620 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold. Uk.askmen.com scored it 4 stars and said “Comfortable LCD screen” in their review.

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Good Size

Three people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Uk.askmen.com gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars and said “Compact size”. Uk.askmen.com also mentioned “Compact, stylish design”.

Good Technical Features

A number of Nikon Coolpix L620 reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Expert website Ephotozine.com said in their review of this digital camera “It has a decent set of features such as full 1080p HD video recording, optical image stabilisation” and rated the product 4 stars. Expert website Imaging-Resource.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L620 “So it has sensibly included some ease-of-use features that try to ensure good results without too much work”.

Good Quality Pictures

One customer who purchased it concluded that it had a good picture resolution.

One Nikon Coolpix L620 reviewer who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L620 thought it had a good ISO range. Uk.askmen.com wrote “The 4x zoom lens gets you up close to the action, while the amazing ISO range of up to 6400 will keep you snapping into the evening” and rated the product 4 stars.

One Nikon Coolpix L620 owner who reviewed the product thought it was good in low light. Uk.askmen.com wrote “Good low light performance” and scored it 4 stars.

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Good Product Quality

One Nikon Coolpix L620 reviewer who purchased it considered that it was good quality. Uk.askmen.com mentioned “Very good video ( VGA) quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Robust

One customer said that this digital camera was well made.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer who bought this digital camera said that it had a good screen.

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 this age and type. 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 Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix L620 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix L620 do not support Full HD video.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. The Coolpix L620 has one of the higher megapixel counts (18 megapixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L620 the optical zooms range from 2x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. The Coolpix L620 has one of the bigger optical zooms (14 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix L620 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix L620 has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Nikon Coolpix L620 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L620.

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Two Supported Batteries

The Coolpix L620 is a two supported battery digital camera. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix L620 have between one and three supported batteries.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 83 megabytes, the Coolpix L620 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The internal memory of digital cameras of this age and type range from 8MB to 8.2GB.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum apertures range from 2 to 130, and the average maximum aperture is 6.6. At 6.6, the Nikon Coolpix L620 has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix L620.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

The average total megapixel count of cameras of this age and spec is 52,000MP, and the total megapixel counts range from 10MP to 15,000,000MP. The Coolpix L620 has one of the more total megapixel counts (18.91 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L620 have maximum focal lengths of between 13mm and 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm. The Nikon Coolpix L620 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (350 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon Coolpix L620 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Coolpix L620 has a 4896 x 3672 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this spec and age. Most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Coolpix L620 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this type and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Nikon digital camera also support a video resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of this spec and age.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Coolpix L620 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by cameras of this spec and age. The camera file systems "DCF" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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

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

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TFT Display

The Nikon Coolpix L620 has a TFT display which is better than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. Most comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L620 the worst display is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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17 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

A few Nikon Coolpix L620 owners wrote in their reviews that it was not noisy. Uk.askmen.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L620 “6400 far too noisy, purple fringing can be an issue”. Uk.askmen.com also mentioned “Noisy images”.

Poor Battery Life

One person thought the Nikon Coolpix L620 did not have a good battery life. Uk.askmen.com mentioned “Bulky, flash takes time to recharge, overly noisy at low lighting conditions” however they scored it 4 stars.

Quite Small Digital Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix L620 has one of the smallest digital zooms (only 2 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The smallest digital zoom of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L620 is 1x and the biggest is 810x.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age support video recording, however the Nikon Coolpix L620 does not support video recording.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix L620 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix L620 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L620 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix L620, the Nikon Coolpix L620 does not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L620, the Nikon Coolpix L620 is not waterproof.

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Heavy

The lightest compact camera digital camera that was released more than two years ago is 20g and the heaviest is 710g. With a weight of 237 grams, the Coolpix L620 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L620.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix L620 is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Nikon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this age and type. The flash mode "Pre-flash" is also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix L620 has a 1600 x 1200 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Nikon camera also have still image resolutions of 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704 and 4896 x 2754 and 3672 x 3672. Compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago still image resolutions range from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Nikon Coolpix L620 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix L620. The shooting modes "Manual", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Only Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Coolpix L620 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix L620. The auto focus "Contrast Detection Auto Focus" is also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Only Supports Three ISO Speeds

The Coolpix L620 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 125, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Thick

The average depth of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix L620 is 38mm. The Coolpix L620 is quite thick (34.1 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Coolpix L620 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L620.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have minimum ISO speed of between 10 and 800. When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix L620 that we have checked, the Coolpix L620's minimum ISO speed of 125 is one of the biggest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix L620

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Coolpix L620 has a relatively typical screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L620.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Coolpix L620 has a better sensor type than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
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
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(7)
10 April 2014

Nikon's hot new COOLPIX S620's got it where it counts: The 4x zoom lens gets you up close to the action, while the amazing ISO range of up to 6400 will keep you snapping into the evening. With... Read more…

28mm wide lens, subject tracking AF, macro mode, image stabilisation, rotating rear thumbwheel
Wide angle zoom
Tough
Reasonably priced
Attractive design, solid imaging performance, user-friendly features, blisteringly quick
6400 far too noisy, purple fringing can be an issue
Noisy images
Poor in low light
Inconsistent results
A bit pricey for what it offers, prominent lens distortion
31 January 2014

Nikon is aiming the L620 at consumers rather than more experienced photographers, and so it has sensibly included some ease-of-use features that try to ensure good results without too much work.... Read more…

26 October 2013

The L620 is clearly aimed at two kind of user: photography first-timers, and anyone who wants to point, shoot and not worry. On both fronts it scores well on account of its pared down options and...

15 October 2013

The Nikon Coolpix L620 is a mixed bag. It has a decent set of features such as full 1080p HD video recording, optical image stabilisation and 10 fps continuous shooting, but the camera can leave...

14 October 2013

The Nikon Coolpix L620 is a curvy, powerful camera with an 18 megapixel back-illuminated sensor, 14x optical zoom, FullHD video along with creative digital effects, combination night shot system... Read more…

25 November 2013

Analizuj?c parametry poszczególnych aparatów, dochodzimy do wniosku, ?e wi?kszo?? konstrukcji utrzymuje si? na tym samym poziomie technicznym. Jedynie Nikon odstaje w negatywnym tego s?owa...

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

Inexpensive, easy to source replacement batteries, long zoom lens, easy for beginners to use
Flexibles Zoom
MignonBatterien
Very few manual controls, disappointing lowlight performance, some purple fringing (chromatic aberration), bbudget extra for some rechargeable batteries
Geringe Detailtreue
Starke Weichzeichnung
Langsamer Autofokus
Lange Aufnahmepause

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