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Nikon Coolpix L30 Digital Camera

$175.00
$75.00 $100.00 cheaper than 61 days ago
Compact Camera 20.1MP 5x Dec 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Easy to use
Reasonably priced
Poor expert reviews
86 Reviews
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Reviews

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 160 owner reviews this high megapixel digital camera has an average owner rating of 89%. 50 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

We checked 25,534 expert and user reviews (including 3,033 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 97% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Poor Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 50 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine and nothingwired.com. This means that digital camera experts really don't rate this digital camera very highly.


Design

Easy to Use

Twenty-one people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera three years ago “The Nikon Coolpix L30 is a very easy to use camera and is therefore ideal to photography beginners”. S3anreilly said “The ease of use and price fitted my daughter's budget very well indeed”. Three years ago Andrea said “Easy to use and so small it doesnt take up”.

One owner thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Kevin Daniels said on Amazon “Small enough for my wife, who it was bought for, to hold in her hand” in his Nikon Coolpix L30 review. One customer who bought it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Beth H. wrote on Amazon “Has a quick way of setting up mode” in her review of this digital camera.

One person who bought it thought it was easy to use the menus.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Michael said on Amazon “Top quality product” in his review of this digital camera and rated it 9 stars. Mr Colin Prestwich rated the Nikon Coolpix L30 9 stars and he mentioned “This replacement is perfect because it's almost identical -- easy to use, easy to download pictures, fantastic quality pictures”. Kindle Customer wrote on Amazon “Solid camera, great picture quality, east to use” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L30.

Nice Design

Five owners who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L30 thought it was good looking. Three years ago Nothingwired.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The camera is pretty small with loads of features”. Nothingwired.com also wrote “PackagingThe camera is pretty tiny” in their review. . wrote “When u do get a good picture they are pretty stunning for a tiny cheap thing like this” and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

Two owners who reviewed it wrote that it was neat. Three years ago Bikeman mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L30 “Neat camera”. Christine Hockey mentioned on Amazon “Nice neat easy to use camera”.

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Robust

One person who bought this digital camera thought it was well made.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Seven people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was compact. Three years ago expert website Ephotozine.com said “The Nikon Coolpix L30 was announced in January 2014 and is an easy to use compact camera, with a 5x optical zoom lens” in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review. Mr. N. R. Faulkner rated it 7 stars and mentioned “Nikon Coolpix L30 Compact Digital Camera in black”. Stevem wrote “Very good quality compact camera for the price, light weight”.

Two owners concluded that it was lightweight. Wagsta gave this digital camera a score of 7 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “As part of her work she needs an easy to use and understand camera that fits into her work handbag and is lightweight”. Osimandeus said in their review of this digital camera “Lightweight, easy to use” and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

One person who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was easy to carry around. Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 8 stars and said on Amazon “It is easy to carry”.

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Very Light

The average weight of cameras of this type and age is 410g. With a weight of only 164 grams, the Coolpix L30 is fairly light compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Two owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good battery life. S3anreilly scored the product 8 stars and said three years ago “A great budget holiday snapper with very good battery life, easy to use”. S3anreilly also said “Good battery life4” in their review.


Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen. Three years ago S3anreilly mentioned “Good screen sizeCons1” in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review and scored it 7 stars. David Brimson said in his review of this digital camera “Decent screen size” and gave the product a score of 7 stars.

Good Video Capture

One customer who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L30 concluded that it was good for video recording. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Brought this to go on holiday with and it was just fabulous and good for pictures and videos 😍”.

Good Quality Lens

Two customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L30 thought it had a good zoom. Sally Gibbons wrote in her review of this digital camera “The Zoom is fantastic on this camera I was able to get some great pictures” and rated this digital camera 8 stars. Bikeman mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Time makes a difference more pixels and better zoom”.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good lens. Three years ago David Corbett said “Being properly optical, with a real Nikkor lens” in his review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Pictures

Twenty-six customers wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Nothingwired.com mentioned “Highly detailed images and that is commendable considering the price point” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 7 stars. Paula gave it a rating of 5 stars and she said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “Takes nice photos and not difficult to operate.”. Osimandeus mentioned in their review of this digital camera “If you are one of the point-and-click brigade who wants a camera that takes great photos then this is the one for you”.

Two owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good in low light. Three years ago expert review site Nothingwired.com rated it 6 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “The saturation and hue is proper and it offers quite decent low light photography”. Mr. N. R. Faulkner gave the product a score of 8 stars and mentioned “This is an excellent small pocket camera which gives great pictures even in very low light and very easy to operate” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner said in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One customer concluded that it had good features. Michael mentioned on Amazon “Great pictures and features” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix L30.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon Coolpix L30 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon Coolpix L30 is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 92% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera. This Nikon camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is in fact the worst supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

Amongst similar types of camera the best supported video resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix L30 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at include the Samsung NX Mini NXF1 ($414.99), the Sony Alpha A3000 ($299.95), or the Nikon Coolpix S3700 ($79.98) which has better reviews.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix L30 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS ($307.00), the Sony Alpha A7 II ($934.99), or the Nikon Coolpix A100.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix L30 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This digital camera has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of this age and spec have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2736, 2272 x 1704 and 1600 x 1200 and 5120 x 2880. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera is 480 x 480 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Coolpix L30 features voice recording, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Coolpix L30 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Lens System

Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

High megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 16. At only 3.2, the Coolpix L30 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released one year ago.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Coolpix L30 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 5 times zoom factor) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. Across all the cameras that have been on the market for more than a year the optical zooms range from 3x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 18x.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the IXUS 175 ($133.00) (8x), or the IXUS 177 (8x) both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S3700 ($79.98) (8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix L30 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that came out more than a year ago.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the Alpha A7 II ($934.99), the Alpha A5000 ($269.90), or the Alpha A3000 ($299.95) all from Sony which has better reviews.

If this digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Life X44022 (5x), or the Life P44022 (8x) both from Medion or the Sony Alpha A68 ($598.00) (8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix L30 is more than most high megapixel cameras that came out more than a year ago. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 80, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of cameras that came out more than a year ago range from 19MB to 2GB, and the average internal memory is 210MB. The Nikon Coolpix L30 has a quite small internal memory (only 25 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix L30 in April 2017.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Coolpix L30 has a pretty average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Nikon D3200 ($360.00), the Leica M Monochrom ($6,339.00), or the Canon EOS 70D ($999.00) which has better reviews.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the D750 ($1,499.95) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D7200 ($769.95) (3.2" and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Pentax K-3 II ($846.95) (3.2" and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208937967, 00018208938001, 05055189018877, 05055189018884

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