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Nikon Coolpix L22 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12MP 3.6x Jun 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Reasonably priced
Good size
22 Reviews + 2 Awards
Good Gear Guide.com.au Best Buy Camera Labs Recommended

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This low megapixel digital camera received a "Recommended" award from review site Camera Labs and it received a "Best Buy" award from review site Good Gear Guide.com.au who said it was would make a great purchase.

Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 25,534 user and expert reviews (including 548 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range. 99% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on nineteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews this low megapixel digital camera has an overall expert rating of 68 out of 100.


Good Quality Pictures

Eight customers thought this digital camera was able to produce good images. Expert review site Pcworld.in mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It’s definitely capable of taking some crisp and accurately coloured photos” and gave it a rating of 72 out of 100. Seven years ago expert website Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “The Nikon CoolPix L22 can capture very clear photos with accurate colours” in their review and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars. Goodgearguide.com.au also said “It can take clear and vibrant pictures, as long as there is enough li”.

A few Nikon Coolpix L22 reviewers mentioned that this digital camera had a good picture resolution.

One Nikon Coolpix L22 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor. Expert review site Pcworld.in mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It shouldn’t be dismissed as another run-of-the-mill point-and-shoot camera — it has actually got a very good sensor inside”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

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


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

A few Nikon Coolpix L22 owners who purchased the product considered that it was compact. Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert website Trusted Reviews seven years ago “The ground-floor model in Canon's compact camera range” and rated the Nikon Coolpix L22 70 out of 100. Techreviewsource.com said “The Nikon Coolpix L22 is a 12-megapixel compact and portable digital camera that offers decent photo quality”. Cnet.com.au said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L22 on expert review site CNET.com.au “It's a good-looking compact camera at a low price with three things people would be attracted to” but even so they only gave the product a rating of 50 out of 100.

One person who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L22 considered that it was lightweight. Digicam Buyer.co.uk wrote “Lightweight portable” but despite that they only gave the product a score of 3 stars.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 183 grams, the Coolpix L22 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Design

Easy to Use

A few Nikon Coolpix L22 reviewers who purchased it thought it was easy to use. 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” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site CNET.co.uk “The Nikon Coolpix L22 is solid, well made, easy to use and practical” but in spite of that they only gave the product a score of 3 stars. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au seven years ago “Wants something small and convenient to use” in their Nikon Coolpix L22 review and rated it 75 out of 100.

Two customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Digicam Buyer.co.uk said “Well-coloured images, plenty of scene modes to choose from, comfortable to hold, conveniently takes AA batteries” .

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Robust

Several people said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L22 was well made. Digicam Buyer.co.uk wrote in their review “Well built”. Digicam Buyer.co.uk also said “Excellent build quality for the money”. Digicam Buyer.co.uk also wrote “Impressive LCD display and build quality”.

Nice Design

One person reckoned that the product was a good design. Six years ago Techreviewsource.com said in their review “A large 3-inch LCD and a solid design”. One Nikon Coolpix L22 owner thought it was good looking.

Poor Product Quality

A few people thought it was not good quality. Expert website Techreviewsource.com wrote “The only average lens quality and lack of more control holds this wallet-friendly camera” in their review of this digital camera. Digicambuyer.co.uk scored it 3 stars and said in their Nikon Coolpix L22 review on Digicam Buyer.co.uk “If you’re after ultimate image quality, this is not for you”. Digicam Buyer.co.uk said in their review “Mediocre lens quality” .


Power

Good Battery Life

A number of Nikon Coolpix L22 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Six years ago Digicam Buyer.co.uk said “Not the slimmest compact, some may prefer rechargeable Liion battery” but even so they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Digicam Buyer.co.uk also wrote “Decent battery life with ordinary alkaline batteries”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two Nikon Coolpix L22 owners said in their reviews that it had good features. Expert review site Technoodling.net wrote “It comes packed with enough features that make it feel like it was a pricier camera”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix L22 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix L22 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera do support Full HD video.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The Coolpix L22 supports a maximum video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is in fact the worst supported video resolution amongst all low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is the best supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras of this age and type is 1" and the largest is 3.5". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Nikon Coolpix L22 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix L22 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix L22 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). Digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 to 4032 x 3024.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix L22 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also have a built-in flash.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Coolpix L22 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Coolpix L22 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Coolpix L22 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Lens System

Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Coolpix L22 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (6.7) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 22.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L22 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Coolpix L22 has a fairly average optical zoom (3.6 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Light Exposure

Supports Four ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon Coolpix L22 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This digital camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "80", "800" and "1600" are also supported by this camera.

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Support

Poor Support

A few people who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L22 concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Cnet.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera on expert website CNET.co.uk “The lack of manual ISO control is a definite drawback”.


Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Nikon released the Coolpix L22.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon l22red
Barcodes 00018208261987

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