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Nikon Coolpix L320
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Nikon Coolpix L320 Digital Camera

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16.1MP 26x CCD 4x Jun 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
The classic-looking, 16-megapixel COOLPIX L320 is everything you could ever need in a camera. With the incredible 26x zoom lens, you can shoot more than you ever thought possible. Fit the... More
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TUTORIAL: Unboxing Nikon Coolpix L320
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22 Reasons For

One Industry Award

PhotographyBlog.com recommend this compact camera digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine this camera has an overall expert rating of 75%.

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Nikon cameras and also specifically for Nikon compact cameras and found that in both cases Nikon had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Good Size

Some people agreed that the product was compact. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L320 “Is a superzoom compact camera with 26x optical zoom”. Four years ago expert website Photographyblog.com wrote “Shaped like a compact DSLR” in their Nikon Coolpix L320 review and scored it 80 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

Several Nikon Coolpix L320 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good zoom. Ephotozine.com said “The Nikon Coolpix L320 is a decent enough camera if you want a model with plenty of optical zoom”.

Easy to Use

One Nikon Coolpix L320 reviewer said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Photographyblog.com said in their review “The Nikon Coolpix L320 is an easy to use long zoom compact camera” .

Good Quality Pictures

One Nikon Coolpix L320 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 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.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price], and the S9400[pl_1873860_price] both from Nikon or the Panasonic DMC-TZ35[plb_1974789_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix L320 the optical zooms range from 3x to 63x. With an optical zoom of 26 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L320's optical zoom is one of the biggest amongst digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix L320.

If this compact camera digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (30x and higher rated), the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] (30x and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] (30x and higher rated).

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Quite High Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L320 is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP. The Coolpix L320 has a quite high megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16.1MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000[plb_1828874_price], or the Nikon 26[plb_1280883_price].

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price] (16.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L320, the Nikon Coolpix L320 has a built-in flash.

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Four Number of Batteries Supporteds

The Coolpix L320 is a four number of batteries supported digital camera. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L320 only have between one and three number of batteries supporteds.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon Coolpix L320 is more than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Coolpix L320 has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of this spec and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. Across all digital cameras of this age and type the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 585 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix L320 has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 250mm, and the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 18mm to 1,000mm.

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310 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most digital cameras of this age and spec take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Coolpix L320 which takes 310 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Nikon Coolpix L320 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L320. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. 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 comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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TFT Display

The Coolpix L320 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all digital cameras of this age and type the best display is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago, the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Coolpix L320 of only 22.5 millimeters is one of the shortest. Compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix L320 have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 5mm and 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix L320 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L320.

We compared all the other cameras which also have an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon Coolpix L320 does not support video capability. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L320 also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix L320 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L320 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Coolpix L320 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix L320 also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi which you might also want to consider including the Canon N100[plb_2118439_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Nikon Coolpix L320 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix L320 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Coolpix L320 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix L320 is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L320 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon Coolpix L320 is more than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Coolpix L320 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix L320. The shooting modes "Scene" is also found on this Nikon camera.

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Only Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The Nikon Coolpix L320 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Contrast Detection Auto Focus are also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

Digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L320 have battery life (max)s of between 0.83h and 520h, and the average battery life (max) is 21h. At only 1.33 hours, the Nikon Coolpix L320 has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix L320.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s. At only 4 seconds, the Nikon Coolpix L320 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L320.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon Coolpix L320 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix L320.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix L320

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix L320.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Coolpix L320 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

If this compact camera digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8" and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Coolpix L320 has a fairly standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix L320.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
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)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
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 Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
HDMI
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Carrying Case
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

1 Award

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

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PhotographyBlog.com

The Nikon Coolpix L320 is an easy to use long zoom compact camera. Shaped like a compact DSLR, the camera sports a large 26x optical zoom, 16 megapixel CCD sensor, 3 inch LCD screen, EXPEED C2... Read more…

10 May 2013

The Nikon Coolpix L320 is a decent enough camera if you want a model with plenty of optical zoom but have a limited budget. There is some issues with images being blurry in the corners, our review...

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