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Nikon Coolpix L3 Digital Camera

$399.99
Compact Camera 5.1MP 3x CCD Jun 2010
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Good quality pictures
Easy to use
Expert reviews are poor
12 Reviews
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Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

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

Expert Reviews Are Poor

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%. This puts this Nikon camera in the bottom 8% of all the cameras that came out more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.


Design

Easy to Use

A few people who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L3 considered that it was easy to use. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com said in their Nikon Coolpix L3 review “Well-made compact digital camera that is simple to use and provides more than enough kit for the ‘snaperatti’” and scored the product 4 stars.

One customer who purchased the Nikon Coolpix L3 thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Asia.cnet.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L3 “Easy to hold Good quality lens provides decent overall sharpness Images had good color even under harsh lighting Excellent macro performance Loads of hel” .

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Nice Design

A number of customers who bought the Nikon Coolpix L3 reckoned that it was good looking. Cnet.com said on CNET.com “The budget-minded Nikon Coolpix L3 produces good-looking photos” nonetheless they gave the Nikon Coolpix L3 a score of 3 stars. Ten years ago Asia.cnet.com wrote “Simple to use, nice ergonomics, stylish, good range of subject modes” however despite that they scored the product 64 out of 100. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com wrote “Nikon’s Coolpix L3 is a stylish and well-made compact digital camera that is simple to use” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 70 out of 100.

One Nikon Coolpix L3 reviewer who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L3 considered that it was smooth. Asia.cnet.com wrote ten years ago “Slimmed down stylish design in attractive gun-metal grey color Well-built body with smooth curves”. One person who reviewed it considered that it was ergonomic. Imaging-Resource.com said “A sharp 3x Nikkor optical zoom and improved overall ergonomics, making it the slimmest”.

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Good Product Quality

Some Nikon Coolpix L3 reviewers who purchased this digital camera thought it was good quality. Expert website Imaging-Resource.com said “The Nikon Coolpix L3 has a lot going for it, including a good quality 5.1-megapixel CCD sensor” .

Robust

Three people who purchased the Nikon Coolpix L3 reckoned that it was well made. Eleven years ago expert website Cnet.com said in their review “Simple to use; solid image quality” but even so they only gave it a score of 3 stars.


Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was able to produce good images.

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com said on CNET.com “Digital camera, 5,100,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2 in - Color, 23 MB Good” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Dpinterface.com mentioned “The Coolpix L3 has 5 megapixels, 3x optical zoom”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor.

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Good Quality Lens

A few people concluded that the Nikon Coolpix L3 had a good lens. One Nikon Coolpix L3 owner wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L3 had a good zoom.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon Coolpix L3 reviewer who bought the product concluded that it had a good screen.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One Nikon Coolpix L3 reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it was a good body shape. One customer thought the Nikon Coolpix L3 was compact.

One Nikon Coolpix L3 reviewer who purchased the Nikon Coolpix L3 concluded that it was lightweight. Eleven years ago expert website Steves-Digicams.com said “A bright 2.0-inch LCD with in-camera image-improvement features, in lightweight and compact bodies” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L3.

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Very Light

The average weight of cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 260g, and the weights range from 50g to 1.3kg. With a weight of only 120 grams, the Nikon Coolpix L3 is quite light compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One customer who bought it concluded that it had good features.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon Coolpix L3 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also support video recording.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Coolpix L3 supports video capability, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix L3 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Coolpix L3 features connection to PC. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also feature connection to PC.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon Coolpix L3 supports PictBridge. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also support PictBridge.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Coolpix L3 features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon Coolpix L3 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in microphone.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One Nikon Coolpix L3 reviewer said in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Asia.cnet.com wrote ten years ago “Always set automatically Slower than average shutter response 3x zoom control is noisy and slow Resolution low for 2-inch LCD screen High image noise in dim ligh” in their Nikon Coolpix L3 review.


Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix L3 has a fairly small optical zoom (only 3 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera the optical zooms range from 1x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 7.5x.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Coolpix L3 has a fairly typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 1" and the largest is 3.5". With a display diagonal of only 2 inches, the Coolpix L3 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

When compared to other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera that we have assessed, the Nikon Coolpix L3's display resolution (numeric) of only 86,000 pixels is one of the lowest. The display resolutions (numeric) of digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera range from 640 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels.

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Picture Quality

Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix L3 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has a 1024 x 768 still image resolution(s), whereas most low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Nikon camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 1024x768 and 640x480. Across all digital cameras of this age and spec the best still image resolution is 4032 x 3024 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Only 2592 X 1944 Pixels Image Resolution

The Coolpix L3 has a higher image resolution than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has a 2592 x 1944 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (2592 x 1944 pixels) is in fact the worst image resolution across all cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

Across similar types of digital camera the best image resolution is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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1/2.5"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Nikon Coolpix L3 is 1/2.5"". That's 32% less optical sensor size than a 1/1.7"" digital camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. 5.76 x 4.29mm.

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Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix L3 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208255443, 00018208910892, 00018208910946, 00018208910953, 00182082554432
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