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Nikon Coolpix L330 Digital Camera

$278.07
Compact Camera 20.2MP 26x Jun 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Fantastic optical zoom performance
Good product quality
Expert reviews are poor
253 Reviews
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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, Coolpix L330 owners rated this digital camera as exceptional. Over 95% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

We checked 25,534 expert and owner reviews (including 3,033 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews. 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.

Expert Reviews Are Poor

On average, based on six expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and techradar.com/au/ this digital camera has an overall expert rating of 64%. The digital camera expert review sites don't rate this camera very highly.


Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of cameras of this type and age is 16x, and the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x. The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a quite big optical zoom (26 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

If this Nikon digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DSC-QX30 (30x), the DSC-HX90 (30x), or the DSC-WX500 ($348) (30x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 18mm, the longest is 1,600mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 585 millimeters, the Coolpix L330 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera is 26mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 6mm to 75mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 22.5 millimeters, the Coolpix L330 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.9, the Coolpix L330 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. High megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 14.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L330 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the DSC-HX90 (120x and higher rated), or the DSC-WX500 ($348) (120x and higher rated) both from Sony.

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Display

Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 460,000 pixels, the Nikon Coolpix L330 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. Across all the high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago the display resolutions (numeric) range from 460 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Coolpix L330 has a pretty average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the EOS 600D - Rebel T3i ($900), and the EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 ($409) both from Canon or the Sony DSC-H300 ($178) is also worth considering.

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Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon camera. The ISO sensitivities 80, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on cameras of this type and age.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Nikon Coolpix L330 does not have an HDMI. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera do have an HDMI.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Coolpix L330 features voice recording. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One owner who bought it wrote that it was noisy. Raytheham said two years ago “It produces some excellent pictures with some noise at the higher ISO settings” in their Nikon Coolpix L330 review.


Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Coolpix L330 has a carrying case, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix L330 has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a batteries included.

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Camera

Features Multi-Shot Function

The Coolpix L330 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Coolpix L330 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Coolpix L330 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix L330 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the DSC-H300 ($178), and the DSC-WX500 ($348) both from Sony or the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i ($900) is also worth considering.

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Good Quality Pictures

Ninety-three owners who reviewed the product thought it was able to produce good images. Polly scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of this digital camera on Argos.co.uk “Takes a good picture and is very easy to use”. Photoman said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L330 on Argos.co.uk two years ago “Used camera for several weeks, picture Qualiy excellent”. Mel he mentioned in his review of this digital camera in the same month “I took this camera out for the first time to try it out at the week end and was amazed at the quality of image that it was taking”.

Three customers said in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine.com rated it 70 out of 100 and wrote on expert review site Ephotozine three years ago “The upgrades are small - the sensor is 20.2 megapixels and the screen resolution has been increased to 460k dots” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Farmergaz scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Argos.co.uk “It has a good selection of shooting modes and video is easy to use with just one touch recording”.

One owner who bought the product considered that it was able to produce clear pictures.

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Fantastic Optical Zoom Performance

Thirty-two owners who bought this digital camera wrote that it had a good zoom. Gadgetspeaks.com wrote “Fantastic optical zoom performance”. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert website Ephotozine “Want a decent amount of zoom” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L330. Raytheham mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Argos.co.uk “The zoom range is excellent with the wide angle particularly good”.

Two people who purchased it considered that it had a good autofocus. Odysseas said on Argos.co.uk last year “Auto focus simply doesn't work”.

Two customers who reviewed the product said that it had a good lens. Dave2015 said “Tele lens is great”. Klr mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “An excellent well made camera with a good lens”.

One owner concluded that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser. Raytheham said on Argos.co.uk “Zoom range is also very good and the stabilisation works well”.

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Good Video Capture

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Storeman mentioned two years ago “This is the best camera for the price I have had for quite along time excellent quality great pictures very good video” . Seasurfer said in the same month “Video function ok for family playback”.

Good Flash

One customer reckoned that it had a good flash. Susan mentioned two years ago “Very effective flash”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Six people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good screen. Expert website Pcquest.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “L330 has 3-inch display at the rear with 460k resolution”. Expert review site Gadgetspeaks.com wrote “This model also features a 460k-dot screen” . Klr said “Has great features, with a bright display screen”.

One owner wrote in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. Stephen wrote in his review of this digital camera on Argos.co.uk “I would have liked a view finder”.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix L330 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the DSC-QX30, or the DSC-H300 ($178) both from Sony or the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i ($900).

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 5120 x 2880, 3864 x 3864, 3648 x 2736 and 1600 x 1200 and 640 x 480. Across all cameras of this type and age the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix L330 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also support video recording.

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Support

Good Support

Five people who reviewed it concluded that it had good technical guidance. Max scored the Nikon Coolpix L330 the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Argos.co.uk “Found it easy to follow instructions, still learning” in his review of this digital camera. Alex he said on Argos.co.uk “I highly recomended shop in Argos, they always have good offers and very good staff to help You ! Thank You Argos! Aleksandra”. Lou wrote “This camera is very easy to use good easy to read guide I am going to enjoy using it as I get lots of birds in the garden”.


Power

Good Battery Life

One person who bought this digital camera concluded that it had a good battery life. Reid mentioned “Camera uses battery very quickly, can rechargeable battery be got for this model?”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Fourteen owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Photographyblog.com said on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Coolpix L330 is a new addition to Nikon's Coolpix L series of budget-conscious compact cameras” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L330 but despite that they only gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5. Gadgetspeaks.com said in their review of this digital camera “Nikon Coolpix L330 digital camera is compact and it is budget-friendly”. Odysseas said in April last year “Perhaps fewer settings than the average compact”.

Seven owners thought it was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Pcquest.com said in their review of this digital camera “This bulky camera can't be carried into the pocket.”. Snowflake59 mentioned “Has good features on it & is not too big & bulky” in their review of this digital camera. Dave2015 mentioned in their review of this digital camera “A bit bulky” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Three owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was lightweight. Olgag61 said on Argos.co.uk “Good quality lightweight ease to use good quality picture best present to my daughter” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Odlsmt said on Argos.co.uk “Fairly lightweight to carry”. Leanne23 wrote two years ago “An utter bargain, lightweight, easy to use” .

Three customers who bought it mentioned that it was a good size. Eleanor1 said on Argos.co.uk “The screen is a good size”. Two years ago Jane gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and she mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Very light and ideal size for taking on our holiday”. Farmergaz gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Argos.co.uk “Reviewing pictures is really easy with the menu and good size screen”.

One owner who bought it thought it was easy to carry around. Boots2k5 said in their review of this digital camera “Build quality pretty good, nice and light weight so easy to carry” .

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Average Weight

With a weight of 430 grams, the Coolpix L330 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-H300 ($178) (495g), the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 ($409) (407g), or the Samsung NX (410g) which also has a higher rating.

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Design

Easy to Use

Eighty-nine owners who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Peewee wrote on Argos.co.uk two years ago “It is easy to use and take a really clear picture” in their Nikon Coolpix L330 review and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Parma mentioned on Argos.co.uk also two years ago “This camera is excellent I am happy to use this camera”. Rivard193 said “Easy to use camera with good simple features for anybody looking at starting photography” in their review of this digital camera.

Six people said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Pete gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said “The Nikon L330 is easy to use yet offers opportunity to use features to use your own settings - it's also nice to handle - a great camera!”. Matt scored it 4 stars out of 5 and he said on Argos.co.uk “Only down points - no case, lack of settings”. Boots2k5 said on Argos.co.uk “Simple to use, minimal menu options, So simple for most users”.

Four people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to setup. Two years ago Pauline gave this digital camera a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and she said in her review of this digital camera on Argos.co.uk “As a newbie to digital camera's I found this quite easy to set up and use”. Alig said on Argos.co.uk also two years ago “This is perfect for an "in between" camera and very easy to set up and use” in their review of this digital camera and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Jean rated it a maximum of 5 stars and he said in the same month “Easy to set up, take good photographs.a good camera for novice” in his review of this digital camera.

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Meergran wrote two years ago “Small, easy to hold in fairly small hands”. Also two years ago Susan mentioned on Argos.co.uk “More than happy with this camera, used it for wedding photos and they were fantastic! Easy to hold and light despite its size” in her review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 80 out of 100. Bill said “Nice camera, nice and light to hold”.

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Good Product Quality

Seventy-two customers who bought this digital camera considered that it was good quality. Paul wrote two years ago “Fantastic Camera Easy to use, great Quality pictures, Incredible bit of kit for the price” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix L330. Phantom wrote on Argos.co.uk “Excellent picture quality”. Rich said “Simple to use and good quality” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Robust

Nine customers wrote that the product was well made. Sheldrake.mr scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and said “With typical Nikon build quality and excellent results” in their review of this digital camera. Disco wrote “So far I am very happy with its build quality and its ease of use”. Aiveka scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said on Argos.co.uk “The video feat it's surprisingly good, very well build a little bit heavy with all the batteries (4× AA), besides that it's a very good product” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people who purchased the product considered that it was strong and durable. Dick said “The product has great features and is durable” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Magpie gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Argos.co.uk “Does exactly what it says it can do ! With perfect clarity & colour, Feels comfortable in your hands & sturdy to use”.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera thought it was reliable. Two years ago Kev85 wrote in their review of this digital camera “Can add a memory card so it has loads more memory truly recomend for someone looking for good reliable camera for excellent value”.

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Nice Design

Two people said in their reviews that it was good looking. Randa scored it a maximum of 5 stars and she wrote in her review of this digital camera on Argos.co.uk “Beautiful little camera”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Seventeen owners wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L330 had good features. Peter 28 wrote “Although campact it has nearly all the features of much larger models” and gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Richard wrote in his review of this digital camera on Argos.co.uk “Very good video and impressive zoom ratio and anti-shake features plus excellent price at Argos”. Zombieray mentioned in their review of this digital camera “A great camera for beginner & expert, nice to handle, easy to use, fab features pleasure to own”.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this camera was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon mp26xoptical, nikon k8742201cr, nikon k8742302cr
Barcodes 00018208264490, 00018208938476, 00018208938506, 00689466817447, 00749363180898, 08033737553893, 08431016330515

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