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Nikon Coolpix L3

$399.99
A fully featured 5.1 megapixel 3 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact Camera 5.1MP 3x No Jun 2010
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Nikon Coolpix L3 Review

With good reviews and mediocre features, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix L3 number 718 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 37?

It has ok expert reviews with an average expert rating of 64%.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very light
1" image sensor size
Quite low megapixel
Only 2592 x 1944 pixels image resolution

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Nikon Coolpix L3 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on seven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Pocket Lint, tecnozoom.it and CNET.com.au the average expert rating of this camera is 64%. The camera expert review sites aren't convinced by this digital camera.

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Nikon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 31,432 owner and expert reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases), Nikon has very good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Quite Low Megapixel

Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. With a megapixel of only 5.1 megapixels, the Coolpix L3 has one of the lower megapixels amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Only 2592 X 1944 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix L3 has a higher image resolution than most cameras. This camera has a 2592 x 1944 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (2592 x 1944 pixels) is in fact the worst image resolution across all digital cameras.

A 7680 x 5120 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Very Light

The weights of cameras range from 1g to 1.5kg. With a weight of only 120 grams, the Coolpix L3 is quite light compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.5" image sensor size, which is the most frequently found image sensor size on cameras.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the digital cameras the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 83x. With an optical zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L3 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Coolpix L3 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2 inches, the Coolpix L3 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9".

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1/2"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Nikon Coolpix L3 is 1/2"". That's 25% less optical sensor size than a 2/3"" camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. This Nikon digital camera also has a 1/2.5"" optical sensor size. 6.40 x 4.80mm. Across all cameras the optical sensor size ranges from 1.8" to 4/3"".

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Only 640 Pixels Video Resolution

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Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix L3 has a 1024 x 768 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). The worst still image resolution of all cameras is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix L3 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age. The average digital zoom of cameras is 11x.

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Supports Video Capability

The Coolpix L3 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras also support video capability.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 86,000 pixels, the Nikon Coolpix L3 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras is 3 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 600,000 pixels.

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Age

Released Over Seven Years Ago

It was June 2010 when Nikon released the Coolpix L3.


Nikon Coolpix L3 Review Sources

To prepare this Nikon Coolpix L3 review we compared this digital camera to 100 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 304,224 product attributes, 189,675 digital camera reviews and 2,286,000 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208910892, 00018208910946, 00018208910953

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