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Nikon Coolpix L22 Digital Camera

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12MP 3.6x CCD Jun 2011
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21 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both endorsed this digital camera. This compact camera digital camera received a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Best Buy" award from Good Gear Guide.com.au.

Good Quality Pictures

Some Nikon Coolpix L22 reviewers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L22 considered that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Pcworld.in wrote “It’s definitely capable of taking some crisp and accurately coloured photos” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L22. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au wrote “The Nikon CoolPix L22 can capture very clear photos with accurate colours”. Goodgearguide.com.au also mentioned “It can take clear and vibrant pictures, as long as there is enough li”.

Some Nikon Coolpix L22 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good picture resolution.

One Nikon Coolpix L22 owner who reviewed the product said that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Pcworld.in mentioned “It shouldn’t be dismissed as another run-of-the-mill point-and-shoot camera — it has actually got a very good sensor inside” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L22 and gave it a score of 72 out of 100.

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Good Size

A few customers thought this digital camera was compact. Trustedreviews.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix L22 review “The ground-floor model in Canon's compact camera range”. Expert website Techreviewsource.com said in their Nikon Coolpix L22 review five years ago “The Nikon Coolpix L22 is a 12-megapixel compact and portable digital camera that offers decent photo quality” but even so they gave the product a score of 3 stars. Expert website Cameralabs.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L22 “The Nikon COOLPIX L22 is a budget compact with a 12 Megapixel CCD sensor, 3in screen”.

One person reckoned that the product was lightweight. Digicam Buyer.co.uk said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L22 “Lightweight portable”.

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Easy to Use

Some people who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L22 wrote that it was easy to use. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “Wants something small and convenient to use” in their review. Expert website Cameras.co.uk rated it 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L22 six years ago “In fact when it comes to ease of use it is very hard to beat”. Digicambuyer.co.uk said in their Nikon Coolpix L22 review on expert website Digicam Buyer.co.uk “However, for the casual user who is looking for a camera that’s pleasant and simple to use, this would fit the bill”.

A few people who purchased the Nikon Coolpix L22 agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Five years ago Digicam Buyer.co.uk said “Well-coloured images, plenty of scene modes to choose from, comfortable to hold, conveniently takes AA batteries” but they rated the product 3 stars.

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Robust

Five Nikon Coolpix L22 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review on expert review site CNET.co.uk “The Nikon Coolpix L22 is solid, well made, easy to use” however despite that they only gave it a score of 3 stars. Digicam Buyer.co.uk wrote five years ago “Well built” in their review of this digital camera however they only scored the Nikon Coolpix L22 3 stars. Digicam Buyer.co.uk also wrote “Excellent build quality for the money”.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 15,565 owner and expert reviews, Nikon has good ratings for its cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Nikon Coolpix L22 reviewers considered that it had a good screen. Expert review site Photographyblog.com rated this digital camera 70 out of 100 and mentioned “After all, £79.99 / €95.00 surprisingly buys you quite a lot of camera, with a 3.6x zoom lens, 3 inch screen” in their review. Expert review site V3.co.uk said “It also has 3.6x optical zoom lens and a 3in rear screen, both good” in their Nikon Coolpix L22 review. Digicam Buyer.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L22 five years ago “Large LCD screen, simple to use”.

Nice Design

One person reckoned that it was a good design. Techreviewsource.com wrote “A large 3-inch LCD and a solid design” but they only gave it a rating of 50 out of 100. One Nikon Coolpix L22 reviewer reckoned that it was good looking. Expert review site Cnet.com.au wrote “It's a good-looking compact camera at a low price with three things people would be attracted to” .

Good Battery Life

Two customers who purchased the product considered that it had a good battery life. Digicam Buyer.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Not the slimmest compact, some may prefer rechargeable Liion battery” however despite that they only rated this digital camera 3 stars. Digicam Buyer.co.uk also wrote “Decent battery life with ordinary alkaline batteries”.

Good Technical Features

A number of Nikon Coolpix L22 owners agreed that this digital camera had good features. Expert review site Technoodling.net mentioned in their review “It comes packed with enough features that make it feel like it was a pricier camera”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact cameras that are a similar 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 digital camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as 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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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix L22 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix L22 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L22 also have a built-in flash.

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Has Two White Balances

The Nikon Coolpix L22 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Nikon camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of this age and type. The white balance "Manual" is also found on this camera.

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Two Number of Batteries Supporteds

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and three number of batteries supporteds, including the Coolpix L22 which has two number of batteries supporteds.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The Nikon Coolpix L22 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix L22. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this Nikon camera.

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Supports Four ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix L22 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 400, 800 and 1600 are also supported by this camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Coolpix L22 has a fairly small maximum aperture number (6.7) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix L22. The maximum aperture numbers of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.9.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 80, the Nikon Coolpix L22 has one of the smaller ISO sensitivity (min)s amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this spec and age the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 10 to 200.

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17 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on nineteen expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews this digital camera has an overall expert rating of 68%.

Poor Support

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the product did not have good technical guidance. Expert review site V3.co.uk mentioned “Price make this an excellent digital camera for newcomers Good points High resolution; good zoom; easy to use; very competitive price Bad points Limited manual control over camera settings” but despite that they gave it a score of 4 stars. Expert website Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review “The lack of manual ISO control is a definite drawback” but despite that they still scored it 3 stars.

Poor Product Quality

Some Nikon Coolpix L22 reviewers said in their reviews that it was not good quality. Techreviewsource.com mentioned five years ago “The only average lens quality and lack of more control holds this wallet-friendly camera”. Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned on expert review site Digicam Buyer.co.uk in the same month “If you’re after ultimate image quality, this is not for you”. Digicam Buyer.co.uk scored the Nikon Coolpix L22 3 stars and said “Mediocre lens quality”.

Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix L22 range from 3x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. The Coolpix L22 has a quite small optical zoom (only 3.6 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L22.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix L22 do not support video capability. The Coolpix L22 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The average megapixel of compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 14MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP. With a megapixel of only 12 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix L22 has one of the lower megapixels amongst cameras of this age.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of this type and age do not support Full HD video. The Coolpix L22 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L22 do not support wi-Fi. The Nikon Coolpix L22 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L22, the Coolpix L22 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L22 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Coolpix L22 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years are not waterproof. The Coolpix L22 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Coolpix L22 has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Across all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix L22 the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix L22 is more than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix L22. The flash modes "Manual" is also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Coolpix L22 is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this type and age.

This camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is in fact the worst supported video resolution across all similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Across similar types of camera the best supported video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

The total megapixelss of cameras of this age and type range from 10MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP. The Nikon Coolpix L22 has one of the less total megapixelss (only 12.39 megapixels) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras of this age and spec is 3 and the highest is 26,000. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 1,600, the Coolpix L22 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix L22 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution. Across all compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix L22 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix L22

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon Coolpix L22 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This Nikon camera was released over five years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L22 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix L22.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 183 grams, the Coolpix L22 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix L22.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Weight

2 Awards

Good Gear Guide.com.au Best Buy Camera Labs Recommended

Expert Reviews

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17 March 2011

If you?re after ultimate image quality, this is not for you. However, for the casual user who is looking for a camera that?s pleasant and simple to use, this would fit the bill. If only it had a...

Inexpensive
Lightweight portable
Easy to use
Large 3inch LCD
Three-inch LCD
No manual controls
Bad lowlight performance
Long shutter lag
Poor digital zoom
Mediocre battery life
17 February 2011

The Nikon Coolpix L22 is a 12-megapixel compact and portable digital camera that offers decent photo quality, a large 3-inch LCD and a solid design. However, the only average lens quality and lack... Read more…

14 February 2011

The Nikon Coolpix L22 looks good for its price, but there isn't much to like below the surface...

14 February 2011

The Nikon Coolpix L22 looks good for its price, but there isn't much to like below the surface...

16 January 2011

The 12.1 megapixel Nikon Coolpix L22 ($119.95 list) point-and-shoot camera?not to be confused with Nikon's compact cameras?brings some unique features to the consumer camera world such as an... Read more…

12 November 2010

The Nikon CoolPix L22 is one of Nikon's entries to the compact budget digital camera market. But don't let the budget part fool you. While its price is indeed affordable, it comes packed with... Read more…

10 September 2010

The Nikon Coolpix L22 can be found for as little as £65, in a choice of four separate finishes. Predictably the camera offers nothing by way of manual control, though a number of innovations hide... Read more…

The Nikon Coolpix L22 is easily the most simple camera we have reviewed thus far. Providing no user control over aperture, ISO or shutter speed, it gets about as close to embodying the true...

14 July 2010

Quality, ease and price make this an excellent digital camera for newcomers Good points High resolution; good zoom; easy to use; very competitive price Bad points Limited manual control over...

Quality, ease and price make this an excellent digital camera for newcomers...

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