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Nikon Coolpix L30
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Nikon Coolpix L30 Digital Camera

20.1MP 5x CCD Jan 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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Good User Reviews

Based on 160 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 89%.

Good Quality Pictures

A few customers who purchased the Nikon Coolpix L30 reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Agne M. mentioned “The photos were stunning”. Amazon Customer mentioned “It was just fabulous and good for pictures and videos 😍”. Amazon Customer also wrote “This is a good entry level camera for taking fun pictures”.

One Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewer considered that it was good in low light. Expert website Nothingwired.com wrote “It offers quite decent low light photography” however despite that they gave it a rating of 2 stars. One Nikon Coolpix L30 owner who reviewed it concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Two years ago Bikeman wrote in their review on Amazon “Time makes a difference more pixels and better zoom” and rated it as excellent.

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Good Size

Several Nikon Coolpix L30 owners said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L30 was compact. Mr. N. R. Faulkner wrote on Amazon “Nikon Coolpix L30 Compact Digital Camera in black” in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review. S3anreilly mentioned on Amazon “A good, one charge 300 shots, compact snapper to have on holiday” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L30 yet they gave this digital camera a score of 3 stars. Stevem said on Amazon “Very good quality compact camera for the price, light weight” in their review of this digital camera and rated the Nikon Coolpix L30 5 stars.

Two customers considered that the product was lightweight. Osimandeus said “Lightweight, easy to use” in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review. Wagsta mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review on Amazon “Understand camera that fits into her work handbag and is lightweight”.

One Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewer who purchased the Nikon Coolpix L30 said that it was easy to carry around. Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon “It is easy to carry”.

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Easy to Use

Several customers agreed that the Nikon Coolpix L30 was easy to use. Two years ago Agne M. said on Amazon “Additionally, I love how you can enhance a persons looks using the camera, for instance adding make up or even whitening the teeth”. Amazon Customer mentioned “Delivered within stated time and easy to use” and scored it 4 stars. Amazon Customer also said “Practical digital camera”.

One Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Kevin Daniels mentioned in his review on Amazon “Small enough for my wife, who it was bought for, to hold in her hand”. One Nikon Coolpix L30 owner who reviewed it said that it was easy to use the menus.

One Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewer said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Beth H. mentioned in her review “Has a quick way of setting up mode” and rated it 5 stars.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera said that it had a good experience.

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Nice Design

Some Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewers who bought this digital camera agreed that it was good looking. Two years ago Agne M. gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “The people actually looked beautiful through this camera, not like in some cameras where peoples faces end up being all bent” in their review. Beth H. mentioned on Amazon “Perfect for if you want quick good looking point and click photos”. Two years ago expert review site Nothingwired.com wrote “The camera is pretty small with loads of features” in their review.

Two Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was neat. Bikeman scored the product 5 stars and said two years ago “Neat camera”. Last year Christine Hockey gave it a score of 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of this digital camera “Nice neat easy to use camera”.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Agne M. said in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review “Excellent camera & picture quality”. Agne M. also said “Amazing camera, excellent picture quality”. Alex Esslemont mentioned on Amazon “Easy to use giving top quality” in his Nikon Coolpix L30 review.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Nikon has good average ratings for its compact cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range.

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Good Quality Lens

Two Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good zoom. Sally Gibbons gave it a rating of 4 stars and she wrote on Amazon “The Zoom is fantastic on this camera I was able to get some great pictures” in her review.

One Nikon Coolpix L30 owner who bought the product reckoned that it had a good lens. David Corbett wrote on Amazon “Being properly optical, with a real Nikkor lens”.

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Good Battery Life

Some Nikon Coolpix L30 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good battery life. S3anreilly wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L30 two years ago “Good battery life4” but in spite of that they only scored it 3 stars.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two Nikon Coolpix L30 owners thought the Nikon Coolpix L30 had a good screen. David Brimson wrote on Amazon “Decent screen size” in his Nikon Coolpix L30 review. S3anreilly said in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review “Good screen sizeCons1” but in spite of that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Good Video Capture

One Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewer reckoned that the Nikon Coolpix L30 was good for video recording.

Good Technical Features

One Nikon Coolpix L30 owner thought it had good features. Michael said “Great pictures and features”.

Robust

One Nikon Coolpix L30 owner wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Kindle Customer rated the product 4 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Solid camera, great picture quality, east to use”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras of a comparable 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung 90, the Sony DSC-W630, or the GE J1455.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L30 is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. The Coolpix L30 has a very high megapixel (20.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared this camera to all the other 20.1MP digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the 28, and the S3500 both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W810 ($106.97) is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix L330 ($947.99) (20.2MP), or the Sony DSC-HX400V ($448.00) (20.4MP) which is also higher rated.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

There are a number of other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon S9400, the Panasonic DMC-TS5 ($249.00), or the Fujifilm X10.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix L30 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X10, the GE G3WP ($99.99), and the Nikon Coolpix P330 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix L30 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the D300s, and the 3200 ($74.99) both from Nikon or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo ($597.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon Coolpix L30 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of a similar type and age to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 3648 x 2736, 2272 x 1704 and 1600 x 1200 and 5120 x 2880.

A 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all digital cameras of this type and age.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L30 range from 0.83h to 520h, and the average battery life (max) is 21h. When compared to other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L30 that we have checked the battery life (max) of, the Nikon Coolpix L30's battery life (max) of 320 hours is one of the longest.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Coolpix L30 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this camera.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Coolpix L30 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. Most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This camera's image resolution (5152 x 3864 pixels) is actually the best image resolution amongst all cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L30.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The Coolpix L30 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time 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 digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on compact cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This Nikon digital camera received a rating of 40 out of 100 from digital camera expert review website nothingwired.com. If all the digital cameras of this age and type are ranked by average expert review score then this compact camera digital camera is in the bottom 1%.

Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Nikon Coolpix L30 does not support video capability.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support video capability that you might also want to look at including the D300s, or the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB both from Nikon or the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F ($165.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix L30 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix L30 also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10, the Nikon 9500, or the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon Coolpix L30 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix L30 also do not support wi-Fi.

Other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the ST200 ($68.99), the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the SAMSUNG WB150F all from Samsung.

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Not 3D

The Coolpix L30 is not 3D. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L30 are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Olympus VR-360, the Vivitar T135, or the Nikon 9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon Coolpix L30 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix L30 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330, the Sony DSC-HX10V/R, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon Coolpix L30 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L30 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon Coolpix L30 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L30. The flash modes "Pre-flash" is also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Coolpix L30 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Across all compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L30 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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5 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix L30

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix L30.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Coolpix L30 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Nikon D300s, the Olympus Stylus SH-50, or the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F which has better reviews.

If this Nikon camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100 (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Coolpix L30 has a fairly average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L30.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Olympus Stylus SH-60, the Nikon Coolpix 8800, and the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the EasyShare Sport C123 ($69.99) (5x), the Pixpro FZ151 (6x), or the Pixpro FZ41 ($39.00) (6x) all from Kodak which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Coolpix L30 has a fairly typical optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L30.

Other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-W620, the Canon PowerShot A1300 ($399.00), or the Samsung PL70.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Coolpix S2750 (6x), or the Coolpix S5200 (6x) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W830 (8x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The Coolpix L30 has a fairly average weight (164 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 164g digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the 28, or the 26 both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-H70.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
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)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Tripod Mountable
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Expert Reviews

(1)
9 September 2014

The Nikon Coolpix L30 shoots soft but highly detailed images and that is commendable considering the price point. The saturation and hue is proper and it offers quite decent low light photography....

User Reviews

(83)
Reviewed 15 July 2015 by Mr. John R. A. Harding
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent.

Reviewed 11 June 2015 by David Ollerton
(Verified Purchase)

Bought as preasent very easy to use.

Reviewed 13 May 2015 by Pat Hewitt
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent product.

Reviewed 8 May 2015 by Paula
(Verified Purchase)

Takes nice photos and not difficult to operate, however the lenses has got stuck twice and I've not even had it a year yet. Also be prepared to get through a lot of batteries.

Reviewed 2 May 2015 by Mr T E Noviss
(Verified Purchase)

Good.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon l30, nikon l30r, nikon l30rd
Barcodes 00018208937967, 00018208938001, 00845251088366, 04960759142153, 05055189018877, 05055189018884
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