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Nikon Coolpix L23
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Nikon Coolpix L23 Digital Camera

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10.1MP 5x CCD Aug 2011
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COOLPIX L23The perfect camera for anyone just starting out in photography, the COOLPIX L23 boasts a host of automatic technology for perfectly effortless shooting. Wherever you are and whatever... More
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22 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" from Gadgetspeak.com who thought that this compact camera camera was very good.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 19,122 expert and owner reviews for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically for its compact camera digital cameras.

Easy to Use

Some Nikon Coolpix L23 owners who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L23 reckoned that it was easy to use. Digicambuyer.co.uk said on expert review site Digicam Buyer.co.uk five years ago “This budget offering hopes its simplicity and ease of use will attract those who’ve not made the switch to digital photography”.

One Nikon Coolpix L23 owner who bought it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Five years ago Gadgetspeak.com said in their review of this digital camera “Easy to use, comfortable handling”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L23 thought it was able to produce good images.

One person who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine five years ago “It is aimed at photography begiiners and has a 10.1 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent”.

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Robust

A few people reckoned that it was well made. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “It's a decent build” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Reasonably Priced

One person who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L23 concluded that it was good value for money. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L23 on Ephotozine “If you are a photography beginner or are looking to buy a present for a child then the Nikon Coolpix L23 is good value for money”.

One Nikon Coolpix L23 owner who reviewed it considered that it was a bargain for the price. Five years ago expert website Cameras.co.uk gave the product a rating of 73 out of 100 and said “Although it is relatively cheap there are other digital cameras that offer better value” in their review.

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Good Size

Some customers who reviewed it agreed that it was compact. Expert website Photographyblog.com rated the Nikon Coolpix L23 4 stars and said “The Nikon Coolpix L23 is a digital compact camera that costs in the region of £60-70, so it's wrong to expect the camera to do absolutely everything” in their review. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk rated the Nikon Coolpix L23 4 stars and wrote “Although the Coolpix L23 is not one of the smallest digital cameras it is compact enough to fit in” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon Coolpix L23 reviewer thought the Nikon Coolpix L23 had a good screen. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L23 “After all, £69.99 / €81.00 buys you quite a lot of camera, with a 5x wide-angle zoom lens, 2.7 inch LCD screen” and scored the Nikon Coolpix L23 70 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

One Nikon Coolpix L23 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Expert review site Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix L23 review “The COOLPIX L23 has enough features to tempt, although the image quality”.

Good Product Quality

One Nikon Coolpix L23 owner wrote that it was good quality.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital 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 other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung ST90, or the GE J1455.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Nikon 1 J2 (£455.00), the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Canon PowerShot N100 which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-WX350 (£149.99) (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 also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Coolpix L23 supports video recording. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years also support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support video recording currently available including the PowerShot SX160 IS, or the IXUS 130 both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Nikon Coolpix L23 has an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the FinePix X10, or the FinePix AX600 both from Fujifilm or the GE J1455 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix L23 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L23 also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Lexibook DJ024, or the GE C1233 which has better reviews.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Coolpix L23 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This Nikon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L23.

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Two Supported Batteries

The Nikon Coolpix L23 is a two supported battery camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of cameras of this age and spec is 1.8, the smallest is 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8. The Coolpix L23 has one of the smaller maximum apertures (6.8) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Supports Three ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix L23 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Nikon camera. The ISO speeds 80, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix L23 has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most digital cameras of this age and spec. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944 and 3264 x 2448 and 3584 x 2016. Cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix L23 still image resolutions range from 384 x 480 to 5152 x 3864.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The Nikon Coolpix L23 has a quite small minimum aperture (only 2.7) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. Similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L23 have minimum apertures of between 1.3 and 6.6, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The smallest minimum ISO speed of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L23 is 10, the biggest is 1,600, and the average minimum ISO speed is 99. The Nikon Coolpix L23 has one of the smaller minimum ISO speed (only 80) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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21 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 67 out of 100 based on nine expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews.

Quite Low Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of cameras of this spec and age is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP. With a megapixel count of only 10.1 megapixels, the Coolpix L23 has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

There are a number of alternative 10.1MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the IXUS 510 HS, or the IXUS 500 HS both from Canon.

If this digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S570 (12MP), the Fujifilm X-Q1 (12MP), or the Olympus VH-510 (12MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1/2.9"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Nikon Coolpix L23 is 1/2.9"". That's 21% less optical sensor size than a 1/2.3"" digital camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. The worst optical sensor size of all digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L23 is 1/4"" and the best is 4/3"".

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix L23 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Coolpix S9500, or the Coolpix S6500 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 2.7 inches, the Nikon Coolpix L23 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The smallest screen size of digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix L23 is 1" and the largest is 4.8".

We compared all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 130 is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a larger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Fujifilm X100 (£209.00) (2.8"), the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (£226.68) (3"), or the Sony DSC-HX60 (£187.99) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix L23 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Coolpix L23 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Nikon Coolpix L23 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L23 are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Coolpix L23 does not have a GPS, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix L23 also do not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of this spec and age are not waterproof. The Coolpix L23 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 5 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix L23 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix L23. Digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix L23 have optical zooms of between 2.7x and 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung ST96, or the Canon PowerShot A810.

If this Nikon camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Coolpix S5200 (6x), or the Coolpix S5200 (6x) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W810 (6x) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L23 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L23. The average digital zoom of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L23 is 12x, and the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the IXUS 130, or the PowerShot SX220 HS both from Canon.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Pentax Efina (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

The Nikon Coolpix L23 has one of the least total megapixel counts (only 10.34 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age. The average total megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L23 is 16MP.

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Only Has One Shooting Mode

The number of shooting modes found on the Nikon Coolpix L23 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Nikon camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L23.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of only 1,600, the Nikon Coolpix L23 has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The lowest maximum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L23 is 200 and the highest is 26,000.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix L23 has a higher image resolution than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all digital 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 L23 has a maximum video resolution of 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 camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L23 the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

At only 8 gigabytes, the Coolpix L23 has a fairly small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The maximum memory card sizes of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 29GB.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the Nikon Coolpix L23 has one of the lower display resolutions amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The display resolutions of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix L23 range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels.

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Coolpix L23 is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix L23. The playback mode "single image" is also found on this Nikon camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Nikon Coolpix L23 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

At 28 millimeters, the Coolpix L23 has a quite long minimum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix L23. The minimum focal lengths of cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix L23 range from 5mm to 120mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix L23

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Nikon digital camera has been on the market for over five years.

Average Weight

With a weight of 170 grams, the Coolpix L23 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 170g cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P3 is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Control
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
PC Connectivity
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Weight
Interface
Lens Focal Range
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
USB 3.0 Port
Camera Focusing Range
Lens System
Digital SLR

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Expert Reviews

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21 November 2011

Gadgetspeak.com

I hesitate to use ?entry level? about any camera from Nikon. The Nikon Coolpix L23 is a small digital camera and probably the nearest thing they do to ?point and shoot? however this is still a... Read more…

Easy to use, comfortable handling
5x optical zoom, low price
Poor image quality
22 May 2011

A seriously low price, but with disappointing automatic exposures and no way to adjust settings, you get what you pay for...

12 April 2011

As a budget point-and-shoot camera, the COOLPIX L23 has enough features to tempt, although the image quality and build could be improved upon Overall Our provides the latest photography news,...

1 April 2011

Although you are likely to be impressed with how easy it is to use the Nikon Coolpix L23 you are equally unlikely to be impressed by the picture quality it offers. Although it is relatively cheap...

25 March 2011

The Nikon Coolpix L23 is a digital compact camera that costs in the region of £60-70, so it's wrong to expect the camera to do absolutely everything. For the price, it's a decent build, it does...

15 March 2011

Nikon describes its Coolpix L23 as 'the perfect camera for anyone just starting out in photography', and with a host of automated technologies and a fuss-free design we have the say the L23... Read more…

2 March 2011

If you are a photography beginner or are looking to buy a present for a child then the Nikon Coolpix L23 is good value for money. Many competitors in this price range only offer a 3x optical zoom...

9 June 2011

Kiedy 11 lat temu zaczyna?em przygod? z testowaniem aparatów cyfrowych, nie spodziewa?em si?, ?e dojdzie do tego, ?e markowy kompakt z matryc? o rozdzielczo?ci 10 milionów pikseli i 5-ciokrotnym...

19 April 2011

Smartsons testare Oscar Degard har hårdtestat tre olika kompaktkameror, utifrån den vanliga konsumentens förhållningsätt och krav. Läs hans intryck och utlåtande...

5 August 2011

Die hübsche Schnäppchenkamera für Schnappschüsse ist ideal für die jüngsten Fotografen in der Familie...

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