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Nikon Coolpix L2 Digital Camera

6MP 3x 4x SD Jun 2010
Megapixel Optical Zoom Digital Zoom Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Features- Powerful 38 to 116mm (35mm equivalent) 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens- Large, bright 2.0-inch LCD monitor- Lightweight, compact design- Smoothly elegant flat finish- D-Lighting rescues... More
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15 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

Several people wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L2 was good quality. Cnet.co.uk wrote ten years ago “Its image quality is excellent for its class” in their review. Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “The is targeted at the photographer who wants a simple to use, compact, high quality digital camera”. Neocamera.com mentioned ten years ago “Easy to hold Good quality lens provides decent overall sharpness Images had good color even under harsh lighting Excellent macro performance Loads of hel” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L2.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Nikon Coolpix L2 owners who bought this digital camera considered that it was able to produce good images. Expert website Cnet.com mentioned ten years ago “Its pictures are quite good” . Cnet.com.au wrote on CNET.com.au “For its class, delivers excellent photos that require minimal effort” in their review of this digital camera. Ten years ago expert website Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “It produces consistently good images”.

One person thought it had a good image sensor. Imaging-Resource.com said on Imaging Resource.com “The Nikon Coolpix L2 has a lot going for it, including a generous 6-megapixel CCD sensor” in their review of this digital camera.

One Nikon Coolpix L2 reviewer who bought the Nikon Coolpix L2 said that it had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com said on expert website CNET.com “Digital camera, 6,000,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2 in - Color, 23 MB Good” in their Nikon Coolpix L2 review.

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Easy to Use

Several Nikon Coolpix L2 reviewers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L2 wrote that it was easy to use. Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “The ease of use of this camera is hard to beat”. Neocamera.com wrote ten years ago “Very simple to use”.

One Nikon Coolpix L2 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Good Size

Three Nikon Coolpix L2 owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was compact. Megapixel.net wrote in their review “The Nikon Coolpix L2 is another in Nikons line-up of simple compact cameras” and rated it 4 stars.

One Nikon Coolpix L2 reviewer said in their reviews that it was lightweight. Expert website Steves-Digicams.com mentioned ten years ago “A bright 2.0-inch LCD with in-camera image-improvement features, in lightweight and compact bodies” in their Nikon Coolpix L2 review.

One Nikon Coolpix L2 owner thought the Nikon Coolpix L2 was a good body shape. One person who reviewed it concluded that it was thin. Megapixel.net scored the Nikon Coolpix L2 4 stars and mentioned “The camera is thin and rounded” in their Nikon Coolpix L2 review.

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Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

Nice Design

Two people who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L2 thought it was a good design.

One Nikon Coolpix L2 reviewer who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L2 reckoned that it was ergonomic. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned on Imaging Resource.com ten years ago “A sharp 3x Nikkor optical zoom and improved overall ergonomics, making it the slimmest” in their review.

One Nikon Coolpix L2 owner said that it was smooth. Neocamera.com mentioned “Slimmed down stylish design in attractive gun-metal grey color Well-built body with smooth curves” however despite that they scored this digital camera 20 out of 100.

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Robust

One person wrote in their reviews that it was reliable. Neocamera.com mentioned “Reliable matrix metering”. One person concluded that the product was well made.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good screen.

Good Technical Features

A few Nikon Coolpix L2 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Ten years ago expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned “Nikon Coolpix L2 reviewNikons new budget L series cameras promise to pack a lot of features into a sleek, compact body” in their review.

Good Quality Lens

Some customers who bought it concluded that it had a good lens. Expert review site Neocamera.com wrote in their Nikon Coolpix L2 review “The lens, which delivers good sharpness, is betrayed by strong barrel distortion at wide-angle” but even so they gave the product a rating of 1 stars.

One Nikon Coolpix L2 owner said in their reviews that it had a good zoom.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an sd compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. 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 L2 supports video capability, unlike most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L2 which do not support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix L2 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

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Has One White Balance

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix L2 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has One Photo Effects

The Coolpix L2 has a greater number of photo effects than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. This Nikon digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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15 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 63% based on ten expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, asia.cnet.com and CNET.co.uk. This puts this Nikon camera in the bottom 17% of all the digital cameras of a similar type and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person wrote in their reviews that it was not noisy. Neocamera.com wrote ten years ago “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” in their review of this digital camera.

Very Low Megapixel

Compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix L2 have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. The Nikon Coolpix L2 has a quite low megapixel (only 6 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 0.17x to 50x. At only 3 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix L2 has a very small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix L2 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years do have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support Full HD video. The Coolpix L2 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras of this spec and age is 1" and the largest is 4.8". The Coolpix L2 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix L2.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Coolpix L2 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix L2 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Nikon Coolpix L2 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Nikon Coolpix L2 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix L2 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix L2 is 440,000 pixels. When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the Coolpix L2's display resolution (numeric) of only 86,000 pixels is one of the lowest.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Coolpix L2 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this age and type. The flash modess "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Coolpix L2 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 digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Coolpix L2 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L2. The image formats supported "-" is also supported by this camera.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix L2

Released Over Six Years Ago

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

Average Digital Zoom

The Coolpix L2 has a pretty typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L2.

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Average Weight

The Nikon Coolpix L2 has a pretty standard weight (120 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
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
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

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31 December 2006

Clearly, Nikon has cut too many corners with the Coolpix L2. The lens, which delivers good sharpness, is betrayed by strong barrel distortion at wide-angle and a very narrow aperture (F5.3) at... Read more…

Easy to use
Excellent image quality for an inexpensive camera
Useful macro mode
Effective D-Lighting feature
Attractive design
Extremely limited image options
Average performance
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
Flash offers limited range
No control over sensitivity (ISO)
16 October 2006

The no-frills Nikon Coolpix L2 is slow, but its pictures are quite good...

For an entry-level camera, the Nikon Coolpix L2 has a lot going for it, including a generous 6-megapixel CCD sensor, a sharp 3x Nikkor optical zoom and improved overall ergonomics, making it the...

26 June 2006

Appearance and featuresWeight and appearance make this feel like a quality piece of equipment. The model I tested came in gunmetal grey, which will not scuff or mark too quickly. It also has a... Read more…

9 June 2006

The no-frills Nikon Coolpix L2 is slow, but its image quality is excellent for its class...

1 June 2006

Nikon Coolpix L2 reviewNikons new budget L series cameras promise to pack a lot of features into a sleek, compact body. In this review, Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at whether this no frills... Read more…

23 May 2006

The no-frills Nikon Coolpix L2 is slow, but its pictures are quite good...

22 May 2006

The no-frills Nikon Coolpix L2 is slow, but its pictures are quite good...

If you're in the market for a simple to use, affordable camera, the Nikon Coolpix L2 is an excellent option (as are its siblings, the Coolpix L3 and Coolpix L4). The ease of use of this camera is...

1 April 2006

The Nikon Coolpix L2 is another in Nikons line-up of simple compact cameras. This one is equipped with a 6 megapixel CCD, a 3X optical zoom and a 2-inch LCD monitor, positioning it as an...

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