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Nikon Coolpix L29 Digital Camera

$64.77
Compact Camera 16.1MP 5x CCD Jun 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Poor expert reviews
Does not have a good screen
Poor battery life
169 Reviews
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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 210 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Nikon digital camera is 88 out of 100. 113 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 25,534 user and expert reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Poor Expert Reviews

This Nikon camera received a rating of 60 out of 100 from camera expert review site Ephotozine. Digital camera experts aren't convinced by this Nikon digital camera.


Features

Good Features

Twenty-two owners agreed that it had good features. Newegg.com wrote “Great Features” . Amazon.co.uk rated it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L29 two years ago “Has all the features I need and more”. Newegg.com also said “Still learning features of bios” in their review.


Focusing

Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.1 meters, the Nikon Coolpix L29 has a fairly large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. Comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera have closest focusing distances of between 0.001m and 0.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.066m.

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Light Exposure

Only Supports One ISO Sensitivity

The Coolpix L29 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Coolpix L29 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Audio

Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon Coolpix L29 does not have a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age do have a built-in microphone.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Coolpix L29 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera have display diagonals of between 2" and 4.8".

There are a number of other 2.7" screen cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-W570, the Samsung ES75, or the Canon A2400 IS.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the PowerShot N2 ($236.99) (2.8" and higher rated), or the PowerShot SX530 HS ($235.97) (3" and higher rated) both from Canon or the Pentax XG-1 ($258.12) (3" and higher rated).

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. The Coolpix L29 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Support

Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Fourteen people reckoned that the product did not have good technical guidance. Two years ago Newegg.com wrote “Out of about a dozen supermicro server builds this is the 2nd time the box did not have a manual or driver disk which cost time having to download”. Newegg.com also wrote “It was a bit confusing because the manual was actually written for 4 different motherboards” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “The beep codes for setup were not well explained in the manual (this is my main complaint -- everything works fine.” in their review.


Power

Poor Battery Life

Four customers who purchased the product thought it did not have a good battery life. Itzstarz mentioned on Amazon “Battery life is POOR if you choose to use AA Duracell batteries”. Tony Parry mentioned on Amazon “Very good camera, but, because it has only 2 x AA batteries the flash recharge is too slow” in his review of this digital camera. Mr Baz wrote “Battery life is poor with the supplied AA alkaline cells, Nikon say you get 200 shots I got just over 150” .


Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix L29 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Nikon digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Design

Easy to Use

Thirty-eight customers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L29 was easy to use. Amazon.co.uk wrote “Great fan control because the percentages can be easily set”. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “Instantly recognized the M.2 as the boot drive, I could install Windows 8.1 to it without having to use a thumb drive or adjust anything in the UEFI” in their review. Hazel Vicary said on Amazon “Nice little camera - very easy to use even for someone like me who is a complete dunce with anything vaguely electronic (or even mechanical” in her review of this digital camera.

Two customers agreed that it had a good interface. Two years ago Newegg.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Good BIOS interface” in their review of this digital camera. Two owners thought this digital camera was easy to setup. Two years ago Newegg.com wrote “Easy to setup”.

One owner said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to handle. Newegg.com mentioned two years ago “Handles our 2400 memory without issue” and gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to assemble. Three years ago Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The camera itself is simple to assemble out of the box - add memory, add batteries, fit wrist strap”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Mr Baz wrote “Easy to use main menu and you have a button to pick scene modes from” but despite that he rated the product 60 out of 100.

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Good Quality

Twenty-four owners who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L29 said that it was good quality. Amazon.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “Board is well designed and well laid out”. Newegg.com mentioned “Solid quality and decent price with a lot of features” . Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “Small, very underpriced for what you get, high overclocking cabability, easy to use UEFI BIOS, excellent build quality” in their review.

Good Looking

Fifteen people who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L29 mentioned that it was good looking. Two years ago Newegg.com mentioned “Good looking”. Amazon.co.uk rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “I prefer simpler old style BIOS interfaces.”. Amazon.co.uk also said “Aesthetically pleasing” in their review.

Three owners who purchased it reckoned that it was well designed. Newegg.com wrote “It works great and has good UEFI design”. One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was smooth. Newegg.com wrote “Working smooth so far”.

One person reckoned that it was neat. Gaynoro said on Amazon “It is lovely and neat”.

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Well Made

Seventeen customers mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Newegg.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L29 “I've built more systems than I can count over the years.”. Newegg.com also mentioned “It's rock solid” in their review. Amazon.co.uk said “The board is solid when it works, memtested for well over a week at 1 to 72 hours per run”.

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was reliable. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Time will tell if this board is as reliable as my old one” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “MoBo is well designed and has so far worked reliably with my setup” . Three years ago Mazarin gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “In it's price range this is a very reliable camera” in their review of this digital camera.

One person concluded that the product was strong and durable. Two years ago Newegg.com gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Extremely robust EFI interface”.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix L29 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 384 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4016.

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Lens System

Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 8, the Coolpix L29 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture number of cameras of this spec and age is 7.4, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix L29 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 5 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-W570, or the Samsung ST150F ($120) which has better reviews.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Coolpix S2750 (6x), or the Coolpix S5200 (6x) both from Nikon or the Canon 145 (8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 18mm and 1,500mm. The Coolpix L29 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 130 millimeters) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L29 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think the Nikon L120, the Olympus SH-21, and the Panasonic DMC-FS40 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the WB350F (5x), the WB250 (5x), or the DV180F (5x) all from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Coolpix L29 has a pre-flash, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Coolpix L29 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Camera

Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon Coolpix L29 features multi-shot function. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also feature multi-shot function.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Coolpix L29 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Coolpix L29 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Coolpix L29 has a carrying case, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix L29 has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Coolpix L29 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix L29 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the Casio EX-ZR1000, and the Nikon 3200 is also worth considering.

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Able to Produce Good Images

Thirty-one people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was able to produce good images. Newegg.com said “IMPI and web based KVM over LAN with the ablity to mount iso images remotely is a dream for remote management” and rated this digital camera 80 out of 100. Ephotozine.com said “Images have decent colour reproduction, so they look fine when resized for use on the w” in their review of this digital camera. Hazel Vicary said on Amazon three years ago “I would say that if you are the type of person who takes wonderful, in focus pictures, all beautifully placed, then perhaps you should go for something more technical”.

One customer who reviewed it said that it had a good image sensor.

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Good Flash

Two customers who bought it considered that it had a good flash.

Does Not Have a Good Screen

Five people thought the Nikon Coolpix L29 did not have a good screen. Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Seems DOA, no beeps, no video, no place to display codes” nonetheless they still gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Newegg.com wrote “The EFI takes a good 45 seconds to a minute before you ever see even a POST screen” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon.co.uk also said “Display port would be nicer to have” in their review.

Not Good for Video Recording

Six customers who reviewed it concluded that it was not good for video recording. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “At that time, no beep codes, no video, nothing to indic” however despite that they still scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “For some stupid reason if you put three cards (these weren't power-hungry video cards; two US 3 cards” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “CPU is supported, 550W PSU, tried a couple each of video, cooler” in their review.


Smart TV

Good in Terms of Connectivity

One owner who purchased it reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Amazon.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “Looked nice and specs indicated it had all the connectivity I needed for my build”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Eleven owners thought the product was compact. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert website Ephotozine “The Nikon Coolpix L29 was announced in January 2014 and is an easy to use compact camera, with a 5x optical zoom lens” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L29. Gill scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “It looks good quality and is small and compact and takes great photos” in their review of this digital camera. Carole scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and she said on Amazon “Compact Stylish Great Looks Just Love It !” in her review of this digital camera.

One customer who bought it wrote that it was easy to carry around. Janey mentioned “Very easy to carry round when on holiday ect” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was a big size. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Another great thing is the large size bright LCD display on the back which is very useful for framing the photograph” and scored the product 80 out of 100.

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was lightweight. Miss C. mentioned “It's lightweight and comes with a nice case to protect from scratches”.

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Average Weight

The Coolpix L29 has a fairly average weight (160 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 160g digital cameras currently available including the Coolpix S6200, or the S6300 ($289) both from Nikon which has better reviews.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Nikon released the Coolpix L29.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon crtnkcpl29srb, nikon 26471
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