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Nikon Coolpix L1 Digital Camera

6.2MP 5x 4x SD Jun 2010
Megapixel Optical Zoom Digital Zoom Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
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16 Reasons For

Good Size

Some people who reviewed it concluded that it was compact. Neocamera.com said ten years ago “The Nikon Coolpix L1 may be larger than most compact digital cameras” in their Nikon Coolpix L1 review. Neocamera.com also wrote “Compact and light”. Neocamera.com also wrote “Zoom 5x offrant une plage focale tendue pour un modle aussi compact”.

A few Nikon Coolpix L1 owners who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L1 wrote that it was a good body shape. Megapixel.net mentioned “The body is entirely made of plastic, accentuated by touches of chrome” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was thick. Neocamera.com wrote “LCD is the cameras only viewfinder, camera body is thicker than many on the market currently” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L1 but in spite of that they only scored the product 1 stars.

One Nikon Coolpix L1 owner said in their reviews that the product was lightweight.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several Nikon Coolpix L1 reviewers agreed that the product was able to produce good images. One reviewer gave the product an excellent rating and said in their Nikon Coolpix L1 review “The 38-290mm lens takes really sharp photos”. Cara rated it 5 stars and she said “The scene options also configure the camera perfectly for photos in different conditions sunny, dark, fireworks etc” in her review of the Nikon Coolpix L1. Cnet.com.au said in their review on CNET.com.au eleven years ago “Very good photos for snapshooters”.

One person who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L1 considered that it had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Cnet.com said “Digital camera, 6,200,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5 in - Color” yet they gave the product a score of 3 stars.

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Good Quality Lens

Several customers who bought the Nikon Coolpix L1 considered that it had a good zoom. Ten years ago Cara rated it as excellent and she said “It also has 5x optical zoom which is a real bonus compared to the 3 you get on most cameras” in her Nikon Coolpix L1 review. Also ten years ago expert website Megapixel.net scored the product 4 stars and said in their Nikon Coolpix L1 review “The Nikon Coolpix L1 is an entry-level 6.2 megapixel camera that features a 5X optical zoom and a large 2.5-inch LCD monitor”.

Some Nikon Coolpix L1 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens.

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Good Product Quality

Some Nikon Coolpix L1 reviewers said in their reviews that it was good quality. Cnet.com wrote on expert review site CNET.com eleven years ago “Simple operation; excellent photo quality; long 5X zoom for such a compact package” in their review of this digital camera. Cnet.com also wrote “Very good image quality that will please casual snapshooters.”. Neocamera.com wrote “5X optical zoom lens is handy, cameras features yield outstanding portraits, indoor photo quality is very good”.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

On average Nikon compact cameras have good reviews as do all digital cameras produced by Nikon.

Good Technical Features

Four people agreed that it had good features. Expert review site Howstuffworks.com wrote in their review “The Coolpix L1 contains several built-in features designed to make portrait-type photos look as good as possible, including a face priori”. Expert website Steves-Digicams.com mentioned eleven years ago “A host of advanced in-camera features that can automatically improve your pictures” in their review.

Easy to Use

Some people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use. Cara rated the product as excellent and she wrote “Great photos and easy to use”. Cara also said “This camera is great! It is super easy to use and on the scene options has some fantastic guides for composition etc”.

Good Battery Life

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Cara mentioned in her review of this digital camera “The Battery life is very good for AA's”.

Robust

One Nikon Coolpix L1 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was reliable. One buyer said ten years ago “Having reluctantly swapped my trusty Minolta Dynax 505si (which took great photos) for the Nikon Coolpix L1 I'm totally thrilled with the results” in their review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon Coolpix L1 owner said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on 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 Capability

supports video capability

The Coolpix L1 supports video capability, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and type which do not support video capability.

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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 Nikon Coolpix L1 has a built-in flash.

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Features Five Flash Modess

The Nikon Coolpix L1 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix L1. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Has One White Balance

The Coolpix L1 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix L1.

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Has One Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon Coolpix L1 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix L1.

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15 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on ten expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, asia.cnet.com, CNET.de and CNET.co.uk the average expert rating of this camera is 64 out of 100. This means that camera experts really don't rate this compact camera digital camera very highly.

Poor Support

A number of Nikon Coolpix L1 owners mentioned that this digital camera did not have good technical guidance.

Very Low Megapixel

The Nikon Coolpix L1 has a quite low megapixel (only 6.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix L1. The lowest megapixel of digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L1 is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix L1 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec which have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support Full HD video. The Nikon Coolpix L1 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix L1 have display diagonals of between 1" and 4.8". With a display diagonal of only 2.5 inches, the Nikon Coolpix L1 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix L1.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon Coolpix L1 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L1, the Coolpix L1 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras of this type and age do not have a GPS (satellite). The Nikon Coolpix L1 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix L1 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix L1 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L1 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix L1. The digital zooms of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1x to 810x.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

Cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L1 have motion JPEG frame rates of between 15fps and 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 33fps. When compared to other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the motion JPEG frame rate of, the Coolpix L1's motion JPEG frame rate of only 15 frames per second is one of the lowest.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 115,000 pixels, the Coolpix L1 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L1. The average display resolution (numeric) of cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix L1 is 450,000 pixels.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 10 megabytes, the Coolpix L1 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L1. The average internal memory of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 280MB, and the internal memorys range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon Coolpix L1 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Across all compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L1 the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix L1

Released Over Six Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix L1 over six years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix L1 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L1.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 180 grams, the Nikon Coolpix L1 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix L1.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Still Image Resolution(s)
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Recording
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera Playback
Camera Multi Shot
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

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31 December 2006

The Nikon Coolpix L1 may be larger than most compact digital cameras but it does have a 5X optical zoom which gives more reach compared to most competing models. Images from the L1 are quite... Read more…

5X optical zoom lens is handy, cameras features yield outstanding portraits, indoor photo quality is very good
Very good image quality
Excellent 256segment Matrix metering
Natural colours
5X optical zoom
Cameras response times are below average
LCD is the cameras only viewfinder, camera body is thicker than many on the market currently
Soft focus images at the widest angle
No control over sensitivity (ISO)
Drains batteries faster than comparable cameras with a smaller LCD monitor
15 June 2006

If you like to shoot portraits with your digital camera, Nikon has designed its Coolpix L1 model with you in mind. The Coolpix L1 contains several built-in features designed to make portrait-type...

1 February 2006

The Nikon Coolpix L1 is an entry-level 6.2 megapixel camera that features a 5X optical zoom and a large 2.5-inch LCD monitor. The L1 can be purchased in a silver or black finish. The body is...

2 January 2006

There are many camera manufacturers on the market, and Nikon is undoubtedly one of the most prolific. They have been making cameras for many decades and continue to release new models on a regular... Read more…

23 December 2005

The Nikon Coolpix L1 is a bare-bones camera with slow operation but very good image quality that will please casual snapshooters...

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 7 July 2006 by Cara

I was a little downheartened when given this camera for christmas as I'd had my eye on the Fuji F10 but I'm definately not dissapointed. This camera is great! It is super easy to use and on the... Read more…

Reviewed 4 March 2006

Having reluctantly swapped my trusty Minolta Dynax 505si (which took great photos) for the Nikon Coolpix L1 I'm totally thrilled with the results. The 38-290mm lens takes really sharp photos, and... Read more…

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