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Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB
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Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB Digital Camera

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10.1MP 5x CCD Jun 2011
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
COOLPIX L23The perfect camera for anyone just starting out in photography, the COOLPIX L23 boasts a host of automatic technology for perfectly effortless shooting. Wherever you are and whatever... More
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21 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Nikon camera received a "Highly Recommended" from Gadgetspeak.com who thought that this compact camera digital camera was very good.

Good Brand

Based on 15,565 owner and expert reviews, Nikon has good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically for its compact cameras.

Easy to Use

Some Nikon Coolpix L23 owners who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L23 reckoned that it was easy to use. Digicambuyer.co.uk said on expert review site Digicam Buyer.co.uk five years ago “This budget offering hopes its simplicity and ease of use will attract those who’ve not made the switch to digital photography”.

One Nikon Coolpix L23 owner who bought it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Five years ago Gadgetspeak.com said in their review of this digital camera “Easy to use, comfortable handling”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L23 thought it was able to produce good images.

One person who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine five years ago “It is aimed at photography begiiners and has a 10.1 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent”.

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Robust

A few people reckoned that it was well made. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “It's a decent build” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Good Size

Some customers who reviewed it agreed that it was compact. Expert website Photographyblog.com rated the Nikon Coolpix L23 4 stars and said “The Nikon Coolpix L23 is a digital compact camera that costs in the region of £60-70, so it's wrong to expect the camera to do absolutely everything” in their review. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk rated the Nikon Coolpix L23 4 stars and wrote “Although the Coolpix L23 is not one of the smallest digital cameras it is compact enough to fit in” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon Coolpix L23 reviewer thought the Nikon Coolpix L23 had a good screen. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L23 “After all, £69.99 / €81.00 buys you quite a lot of camera, with a 5x wide-angle zoom lens, 2.7 inch LCD screen” and scored the Nikon Coolpix L23 70 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

One Nikon Coolpix L23 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Expert review site Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix L23 review “The COOLPIX L23 has enough features to tempt, although the image quality”.

Good Product Quality

One Nikon Coolpix L23 owner wrote that it was good quality.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec 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.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might want to consider including the Rollei Powerflex 240 HD[plb_1879236_price], or the Olympus VR-350[plb_1835931_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the Rollei PowerFlex 800[plb_1950271_price], the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-W570[plb_2128686_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB supports video capability, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec which do not support video capability.

Other digital cameras which support video capability currently available which you might also want to look at include the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB, the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video[plb_1829794_price], and the GE C1233[plb_1772801_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a built-in flash.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], or the GE C1033[plb_1772798_price].

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Has One White Balance

The number of white balance modes found on the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Two Number of Batteries Supporteds

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is a two number of batteries supported camera. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB have between one and three number of batteries supporteds.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on compact cameras that came out around the same time as the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this camera.

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Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.7) amongst compact cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture number of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is 1.3, the largest is 6.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

At only 80, the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB. The average ISO sensitivity (min) of similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is 94.

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19 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

This camera received a score of 67 out of 100 from expert review website gadgetspeak.com.

Quite Low Megapixel

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a fairly low megapixel (only 10.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB. Similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 10.1MP digital cameras currently available including the IXUS 500 HS[pl_362181_price], or the IXUS 510 HS[pl_408144_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm X-Q1[plb_2452648_price] (12MP and higher rated), the Nikon 570[plb_2049075_price] (12MP and higher rated), or the Olympus XZ-10[plb_1873249_price] (12MP and higher rated).

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Only 1/2.9"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is 1/2.9"". That's 20% less optical sensor size than a 1/2.33"" camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. Across all digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the optical sensor size ranges from 1/3"" to 4/3"".

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Sony DSC-HX10V/R[plb_1543755_price].

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst cameras of this age. The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is 1", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

Alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the IXUS 130[pl_1644860_price], or the A4000 IS[pl_408140_price] both from Canon.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Nikon 25[plb_1676851_price] (3"), the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] (3"), or the Sony DSC-H400[plb_2169604_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi including the ST200[pl_378406_price], the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB, the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB, the Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might also want to consider including the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price], the Samsung EK-GC100[plb_2075290_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB. The smallest digital zoom of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is 1x and the biggest is 810x.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the IXUS 130[pl_1644860_price], the IXUS 125 HS[pl_1329985_price], and the ELPH 320 HS[pl_1385328_price] all from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Nikon camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung 200F[plb_2071998_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

The total megapixelss of cameras of this type and age range from 10MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP. When compared to other compact cameras that are a similar age to the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB that we have checked the total megapixels of, the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB's total megapixels of only 10.34 megapixels is one of the least.

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Only Has One Shooting Modes

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. Cameras of this spec and age maximum image resolutions range from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution. Across all digital cameras of a similar type and age to the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The average maximum memory card size of digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 29GB, and the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 130GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a fairly small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of this age and spec is 230 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 450,000 pixels.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The average combined zoom of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is 50x. At only 20 times zoom factor, the Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a fairly small combined zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Nikon camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is 5mm and the longest is 39mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Nikon digital camera has been on the market for over five years.

Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the IXUS 125 HS[pl_1329985_price], or the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS[pl_987590_price] both from Canon or the Samsung ST100[plb_1426104_price] which has better reviews.

If this digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Coolpix S5200[pl_1873851_price] (6x), or the Coolpix S5200[pl_3179968_price] (6x) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 170 grams, the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB.

There are a number of alternative 170g digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P3[plb_2003_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
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
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Connection to PC
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
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)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Weight
Interface
Lens Focal Range
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
Camera Focusing Range
Lens System
Digital SLR

1 Award

gadgetspeak.com Highly Recommended

Expert Reviews

(1)
21 November 2011

Gadgetspeak.com

I hesitate to use ?entry level? about any camera from Nikon. The Nikon Coolpix L23 is a small digital camera and probably the nearest thing they do to ?point and shoot? however this is still a... Read more…

Easy to use, comfortable handling
5x optical zoom, low price
Poor image quality

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vma752e1, nikon vma754e1
Barcodes 00018208856091, 00018208856107, 00018208856114, 00018208856121, 00018208856138, 00018208920754, 00018208920778, 00018208920792, 00018208920815, 00018208920846, 00182088560918, 00182088561076, 00182088561144, 00182088561212, 00182088561380, 05711045307980, 05908219984737
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