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Nikon Coolpix L19 Digital Camera

8MP 3.6x CCD SDHC Jun 2010
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Review of Coolpix L19

13 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this camera is 71 out of 100 based on nine expert reviews from sites including Cameras.co.uk, Digicam Buyer.co.uk, Pocket Lint and PC Advisor.co.uk.

Reasonably Priced

A few customers who purchased it wrote that it was good value for money. Expert website Techworld.com wrote in their Nikon Coolpix L19 review seven years ago “The Nikon Coolpix L19 is a good camera for the price” . Expert review site Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned also seven years ago “Fun and affordable – a budget addition to the COOLPIX rangeIt’s incredible to think that it is possible to buy a decent compact for less than £100.”. Digicambuyer.co.uk also wrote “Actually you get some good technology and a solid build for the price”.

Two Nikon Coolpix L19 owners reckoned that the Nikon Coolpix L19 was cheap. Brighthub.com wrote “SummaryThe Nikon Coolpix L19 camera is an inexpensive camera ideal for those who ar” and rated it as very good. Expert website Digital-Photography-School.com wrote “The Nikon Coolpix L19 and L20 are two budget point and shoot cameras released as part of a range of new cameras by Nikon today”.

A few customers thought the Nikon Coolpix L19 was a bargain for the price. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L19 “You do get a cheap and sturdy snapper t” but despite that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Expert review site Alphr.com said in their Nikon Coolpix L19 review “Cheap and capable.” but in spite of that they rated this digital camera 67 out of 100.

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Good Quality Pictures

Three Nikon Coolpix L19 reviewers who bought the product considered that it was able to produce good images.

A number of Nikon Coolpix L19 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Pcadvisor.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “VMA370E6 The Nikon Coolpix L19 is a point-and-shoot camera that features a bevy of shooting modes” although they scored the product 60 out of 100. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk said “It has 8 megapixels and a 3.6x optical zoom lens” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L19.

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Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 19,122 expert and user reviews, Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range.

Good Product Quality

A number of Nikon Coolpix L19 reviewers who purchased it said that it was good quality. Expert website Techworld.com said in their Nikon Coolpix L19 review “If you can afford a little more, you’ll get better image quality.”. Seven years ago Digicambuyer.co.uk gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said on Digicam Buyer.co.uk “Image quality is surprisingly good, which is a real bonus”. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It is capable of excellent image quality at lower ISOs”.

Easy to Use

Two Nikon Coolpix L19 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L19 was easy to use. Cameras.co.uk wrote in their Nikon Coolpix L19 review “This helps to make the Coolpix L19 very easy to use”. Seven years ago expert website Pocket-Lint.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said “The Nikon Coolpix L19 is very easy to use; my 4-year-old used it with ease”.

Robust

One Nikon Coolpix L19 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was well made. One Nikon Coolpix L19 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L19 was strong and durable.

Good Size

One Nikon Coolpix L19 owner who reviewed the product considered that it was compact.

Nice Design

One Nikon Coolpix L19 reviewer thought it was good looking. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.sg said in their Nikon Coolpix L19 review “It does the job pretty decently with its attention to details” .

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that are a comparable age 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.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might want to consider including the Nikon D810[plb_2077436_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an sd|sdhc memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on comparable spec digital cameras that were launched 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.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Nikon D810[plb_2077436_price] (Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix L19, the Coolpix L19 supports video recording.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support video recording currently available that you might want to consider including the Nikon D810[plb_2077436_price], or the Polaroid IS426[plb_2957338_price] which has better reviews.

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630 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix L19 take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge, including the Nikon Coolpix L19 which takes 630 shots per battery charge.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec have a built-in flash, however the Coolpix L19 does not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Nikon D810[plb_2077436_price], or the Polaroid IS426[plb_2957338_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix L19 is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP. With a megapixel count of only 8 megapixels, the Coolpix L19 has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

If this camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Polaroid IS426[plb_2957338_price] (16MP and higher rated), or the Nikon D810[plb_2077436_price] (16.1MP and higher rated).

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most of the other cameras of this age and spec have an image stabiliser, however the Nikon Coolpix L19 does not have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other cameras which also have an image stabiliser to this digital camera and we think the Nikon D810[plb_2077436_price], or the Polaroid IS426[plb_2957338_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 3.6 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix L19 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix L19. The average optical zoom of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix L19 is 9.6x, and the optical zooms range from 2.7x to 63x.

If this Nikon camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Polaroid IS426[plb_2957338_price] (4x and higher rated), or the Nikon D810[plb_2077436_price] (26x and higher rated).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L19, the Coolpix L19 does not support Full HD video.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 1", the largest is 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". At only 2.7 inches, the Nikon Coolpix L19 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix L19.

If this compact camera camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon D810[plb_2077436_price] (3") which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix L19 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L19 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix L19 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix L19 are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Nikon D810[plb_2077436_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon Coolpix L19 does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix L19 also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon Coolpix L19 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix L19 are also not waterproof.

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Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Coolpix L19 has a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all cameras of this type and age is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Coolpix L19 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution. Across all digital cameras of this age and type the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the Coolpix L19 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The lowest display resolution of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L19 is 230 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix L19

Released Over Six Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix L19 over six years ago.

Average Weight

With a weight of 130 grams, the Coolpix L19 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix L19.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Camera
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Other Features
Video Recording
USB 2.0 Port
Effective Sensor Resolution
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

(13)
8 October 2009

As far as entry level models go, the Nikon COOLPIX L19 is a worthy addition to the Japanese company's lineup. It might not be the most advanced compact camera out there, but it does the job pretty...

8 October 2009

As a point and shoot device, the Nikon COOLPIX L19 comes off as another simple device from the get go. With minimal buttons that gives it a clean look, the L19 is somewhat similar to the Canon... Read more…

Digicam Buyer.co.uk

18 August 2009

It is basic and low-cost, but actually you get some good technology and a solid build for the price. Image quality is surprisingly good, which is a real bonus...

17 June 2009

Cheap and capable, but a smidge behind the budget Canon...

6 May 2009

The Nikon Coolpix L19 is very similar to the Coolpix L20, but about £30 cheaper, which really changes the equation. The lower specs don't matter in a camera designed for budget-conscious...

27 April 2009

The Nikon Coolpix L19 is a good camera for the price. If you can afford a little more, you?ll get better image quality, but if budget is a primary factor, then this is a great alternative to a...

27 April 2009

The Nikon Coolpix L19 is a good camera for the price. If you can afford a little more, you?ll get better image quality, but if budget is a primary factor, then this is a great alternative to a...

23 April 2009

The Coolpix L19 is a good camera for a hundred bucks. If you can afford a little more, you?ll get better image quality, but if budget is a primary factor, then this is a great alternative to a...

15 April 2009

The Nikon Coolpix L19 is a great, simple digital camera ideal for first-time buyers, kids and less tech-savvy folks in the market for a point-and-shoot digital camera. SummaryThe Nikon Coolpix L19... Read more…

24 March 2009

The Nikon Coolpix L19 is very easy to use; my 4-year-old used it with ease and it is capable of excellent image quality at lower ISOs. As the advert goes, it does what it says on the tin but not...

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