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Nikon Coolpix L19 Digital Camera

8MP 3.6x CCD SDHC Jun 2010
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Review of Coolpix L19

12 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including Cameras.co.uk, Digicam Buyer.co.uk, Pocket Lint and PC Advisor.co.uk the average expert rating of this compact camera digital camera is 71%.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Nikon Coolpix L19 owners who purchased the Nikon Coolpix L19 agreed that it was able to produce good images.

Some people wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “VMA370E6 The Nikon Coolpix L19 is a point-and-shoot camera that features a bevy of shooting modes”. Expert website Cameras.co.uk gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote “It has 8 megapixels and a 3.6x optical zoom lens”.

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Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Compact cameras built by Nikon have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Nikon also has good reviews across its entire range.

Good Product Quality

Several people wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Expert review site Techworld.com mentioned “If you can afford a little more, you’ll get better image quality.” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned “Image quality is surprisingly good, which is a real bonus”. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “It is capable of excellent image quality at lower ISOs”.

Easy to Use

Several Nikon Coolpix L19 reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to use. Cameras.co.uk said “This helps to make the Coolpix L19 very easy to use” . Pocket-Lint.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Pocket Lint seven years ago “The Nikon Coolpix L19 is very easy to use; my 4-year-old used it with ease”.

Robust

One customer reckoned that it was strong and durable. One Nikon Coolpix L19 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was well made.

Good Size

One person thought this digital camera was compact. Expert review site Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix L19 review “Affordable – a budget addition to the COOLPIX rangeIt’s incredible to think that it is possible to buy a decent compact for less than £100.”.

Nice Design

One customer said in their reviews that the product was good looking. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote “It does the job pretty decently with its attention to details” in their Nikon Coolpix L19 review.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on cameras of a similar type and age to it. 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 Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an sd|sdhc compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available 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.

If you want a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price] (SD|SDHC).

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Coolpix L19 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of this type and age do not support video capability.

Other digital cameras which support video capability currently available which you might want to look at include the Polaroid IS426[plb_2957338_price] which has better reviews.

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630 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L19 take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Coolpix L19 which takes 630 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Coolpix L19 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix L19 which have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Vivitar VF128[plb_2058981_price], or the Polaroid IS426[plb_2957338_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The megapixels of digital cameras of this age and type range from 0.3MP to 46MP. With a megapixel of only 8 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix L19 has one of the lower megapixels amongst digital cameras of this age.

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Vivitar VF128[plb_2058981_price] (14.1MP), or the Polaroid IS426[plb_2957338_price] (16MP) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras of this age and type is 3x, the biggest is 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. The Coolpix L19 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 3.6 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Polaroid IS426[plb_2957338_price] (4x) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix L19 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L19.

We compared all the other cameras which also have an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Polaroid IS426[plb_2957338_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix L19 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not support Full HD video.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of digital cameras of this age and type is 2.8". At only 2.7 inches, the Nikon Coolpix L19 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L19.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Coolpix L19 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix L19 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix L19 are not 3D. The Nikon Coolpix L19 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix L19, the Coolpix L19 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix L19 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Coolpix L19 has a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon Coolpix L19 is 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 comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L19 ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L19 is 230 pixels and the highest is 16,000,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Nikon Coolpix L19 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L19.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix L19

Released Over Six Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over six years.

Average Weight

With a weight of 130 grams, the Nikon Coolpix L19 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix L19.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Camera
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Other Features
Video Capability
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Effective Sensor Resolution
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

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8 October 2009

As far as entry level models go, the Nikon COOLPIX L19 is a worthy addition to the Japanese company's lineup. It might not be the most advanced compact camera out there, but it does the job pretty...

8 October 2009

As a point and shoot device, the Nikon COOLPIX L19 comes off as another simple device from the get go. With minimal buttons that gives it a clean look, the L19 is somewhat similar to the Canon... Read more…

Digicam Buyer.co.uk

18 August 2009

It is basic and low-cost, but actually you get some good technology and a solid build for the price. Image quality is surprisingly good, which is a real bonus...

17 June 2009

Cheap and capable, but a smidge behind the budget Canon...

6 May 2009

The Nikon Coolpix L19 is very similar to the Coolpix L20, but about £30 cheaper, which really changes the equation. The lower specs don't matter in a camera designed for budget-conscious...

27 April 2009

The Nikon Coolpix L19 is a good camera for the price. If you can afford a little more, you?ll get better image quality, but if budget is a primary factor, then this is a great alternative to a...

27 April 2009

The Nikon Coolpix L19 is a good camera for the price. If you can afford a little more, you?ll get better image quality, but if budget is a primary factor, then this is a great alternative to a...

23 April 2009

The Coolpix L19 is a good camera for a hundred bucks. If you can afford a little more, you?ll get better image quality, but if budget is a primary factor, then this is a great alternative to a...

15 April 2009

The Nikon Coolpix L19 is a great, simple digital camera ideal for first-time buyers, kids and less tech-savvy folks in the market for a point-and-shoot digital camera. SummaryThe Nikon Coolpix L19... Read more…

24 March 2009

The Nikon Coolpix L19 is very easy to use; my 4-year-old used it with ease and it is capable of excellent image quality at lower ISOs. As the advert goes, it does what it says on the tin but not...

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