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Nikon Coolpix L610

$199.99
A classic and good value for money 16 megapixel 14 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 16MP 14x Yes Dec 2013
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Nikon Coolpix L610 Review

With very good reviews but representing good value for money, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix L610 number 418 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 52?

It has great user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 71%, based on 90 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report product quality, good video capture and it is robust. However they also report inferior battery life.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Only supports 25, 125 and 5 more ISO sensitivities
Quite narrow field of view

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the Coolpix L610 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. However mediocre for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras as well being mediocre for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
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How Big is the Nikon Coolpix L610?

The Nikon Coolpix L610 is 108mm wide and 68.4mm tall. It is 34.1mm deep and weighs 240g.

Nikon Coolpix L610 front dimensions

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Nikon Coolpix L610 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

Based on eight expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this camera is 64 out of 100. This puts this Nikon camera in the bottom 12% of all the cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, Coolpix L610 owners rated this digital camera 86%. 16 reviewers (77% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report Inferior Battery Life

Two owners who purchased the product reckoned that it did not have a good battery life.

Nikon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 31,432 expert and user reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good reviews. We also found that Nikon has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Five owners who bought it agreed that it was good quality.

  • For a carry anywhere camera it produces really nice quality photos…
    Steve (Amazon) - November 2014
  • Once again check out the low light photo handheld with no flash -not sure why anyone would want better quality --unless of course you are a PRO…
    Steve (Amazon) - November 2014
  • The video quality is good…
    Guy (Amazon) - June 2015
  • The optical zoom is superb, close ups with real depth of field and on the normal zoom great quality photos…
  • Bargain Quality Camera at a great price…
    Steve (Amazon) - November 2014

Users Report Good Video Capture

Four customers who purchased it reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report it is Robust

Three people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was well made.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Six people agreed that it was able to produce good images.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Four owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good zoom.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Three customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L610 reckoned that it was good looking.

  • In the box ========== The camera comes neatly packaged in a nice small-ish box with a number of accessories…
  • That's pretty good for a budget camera…
    Peter (Amazon) - October 2012
  • It worked beautifully until it started malfunctioning…
  • So it was a beautiful device.
  • Clearly, this is not necessarily a fault of the design of the model; it might be an individual problem for this particular product of mine.
  • It's not particularly stylish…
    Peter (Amazon) - October 2012

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Five customers thought it was good value for money.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two owners concluded that the product was compact.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use and two customers who reviewed the product considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold.


Value For Money

Average Priced

The price range of digital cameras is from $29 to $6,895. We think that this camera has an average price compared to other digital cameras.

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Features

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Coolpix L610 has a fairly average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Average Weight

The Coolpix L610 has a pretty average weight (240 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Coolpix L610 has a relatively typical optical zoom (14 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix L610 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Only Supports 25, 125 and 5 More ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix L610 is more than most digital cameras. This camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras. The ISO sensitivities "125", "160", "320", "1600", "3200" and "25" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of digital cameras is 2.9", and the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9". At 3 inches, the Coolpix L610 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Coolpix L610 supports video capability, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon Coolpix L610 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Coolpix L610 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

With a field of view of only 96 percent, the Nikon Coolpix L610 has a very narrow field of view compared to most of the other cameras. The field of views of cameras range from 1.5% to 170%, and the average field of view is 100%.

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Has a Night Mode

The Coolpix L610 has a night mode, as do most of the other cameras.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The Nikon Coolpix L610 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances (only 0.01 meters) amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 5m.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix L610 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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3D

The Nikon Coolpix L610 is 3D. Most of the other cameras also are 3D.

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Only 120 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Coolpix L610 which takes 120 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon Coolpix L610 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras also support Full HD video.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Coolpix L610 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (only 3.3) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

When compared to other cameras that we have assessed, the minimum aperture number of the Nikon Coolpix L610 of 5.9 is one of the largest. Cameras have minimum aperture numbers of between -2 and 22.

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Only Two Aspherical Lenses

The Coolpix L610 is a two aspherical lens camera. Most of the other digital cameras have between 1 and 14 aspherical lenses.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix L610 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras. In addition, this Nikon camera support a video resolutions of 960 x 540 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. The best video resolution of all digital cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix L610 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 2448 and 2272 x 1704 and 1600 x 1200. Across all cameras the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L610's digital zoom is one of the smallest amongst cameras. The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras is 0.72x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon Coolpix L610 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was December 2013 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon 26344
Barcodes 00018208929122, 00018208929160, 00018208929207

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