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Nikon Coolpix L30
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Nikon Coolpix L30 Digital Camera

20.1MP 5x CCD Jan 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 89%.

Good Quality Pictures

A few customers who purchased the Nikon Coolpix L30 reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Agne M. mentioned “The photos were stunning”. Amazon Customer mentioned “It was just fabulous and good for pictures and videos 😍”. Amazon Customer also wrote “This is a good entry level camera for taking fun pictures”.

One Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewer considered that it was good in low light. Expert website Nothingwired.com wrote “It offers quite decent low light photography” however despite that they gave it a rating of 2 stars. One Nikon Coolpix L30 owner who reviewed it concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Two years ago Bikeman wrote in their review on Amazon “Time makes a difference more pixels and better zoom” and rated it as excellent.

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Good Size

Several Nikon Coolpix L30 owners said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L30 was compact. Mr. N. R. Faulkner wrote on Amazon “Nikon Coolpix L30 Compact Digital Camera in black” in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review. S3anreilly mentioned on Amazon “A good, one charge 300 shots, compact snapper to have on holiday” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L30 yet they gave this digital camera a score of 3 stars. Stevem said on Amazon “Very good quality compact camera for the price, light weight” in their review of this digital camera and rated the Nikon Coolpix L30 5 stars.

Two customers considered that the product was lightweight. Osimandeus said “Lightweight, easy to use” in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review. Wagsta mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review on Amazon “Understand camera that fits into her work handbag and is lightweight”.

One Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewer who purchased the Nikon Coolpix L30 said that it was easy to carry around. Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon “It is easy to carry”.

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Easy to Use

Several customers agreed that the Nikon Coolpix L30 was easy to use. Two years ago Agne M. said on Amazon “Additionally, I love how you can enhance a persons looks using the camera, for instance adding make up or even whitening the teeth”. Amazon Customer mentioned “Delivered within stated time and easy to use” and scored it 4 stars. Amazon Customer also said “Practical digital camera”.

One Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Kevin Daniels mentioned in his review on Amazon “Small enough for my wife, who it was bought for, to hold in her hand”. One Nikon Coolpix L30 owner who reviewed it said that it was easy to use the menus.

One Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewer said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Beth H. mentioned in her review “Has a quick way of setting up mode” and rated it 5 stars.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera said that it had a good experience.

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Nice Design

Some Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewers who bought this digital camera agreed that it was good looking. Two years ago Agne M. gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “The people actually looked beautiful through this camera, not like in some cameras where peoples faces end up being all bent” in their review. Beth H. mentioned on Amazon “Perfect for if you want quick good looking point and click photos”. Two years ago expert review site Nothingwired.com wrote “The camera is pretty small with loads of features” in their review.

Two Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was neat. Bikeman scored the product 5 stars and said two years ago “Neat camera”. Last year Christine Hockey gave it a score of 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of this digital camera “Nice neat easy to use camera”.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Agne M. said in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review “Excellent camera & picture quality”. Agne M. also said “Amazing camera, excellent picture quality”. Alex Esslemont mentioned on Amazon “Easy to use giving top quality” in his Nikon Coolpix L30 review.

Reasonably Priced

Several people wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Two years ago Agne M. said on Amazon “It is the best camera I have owned and the price is very good” in their review and rated the product as excellent. C. G. Hely said “First class quality and price” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L30. Two years ago Careaux mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review “Good small cam instead of carrying the SLR all the time and fair price”.

Four Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L30 was cheap. Careaux wrote on Amazon two years ago “It is not so expensive right now otherwise I would have chosen a Pentax.I recommend it”. Kirakin wrote on Amazon “It is the perfect inexpensive camera and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a camera of this spec”. S3anreilly said “A great budget holiday snapper with very good battery life, easy to use” although they only rated this digital camera 60 out of 100.

A number of customers who bought it thought it was a bargain for the price. . wrote “When u do get a good picture they are pretty stunning for a tiny cheap thing like this” in their review yet they gave the product a score of 40 out of 100. Dr Pritika wrote “Then for thik price i guess its not a bad deal” nonetheless they only gave this digital camera a rating of 60 out of 100. Two years ago expert website Nothingwired.com mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review “It supports AA sized batteries which are cheap and easily”.

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Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

On average Nikon compact camera digital cameras have good ratings as do all cameras manufactured by Nikon.

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Good Quality Lens

Two Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good zoom. Sally Gibbons gave it a rating of 4 stars and she wrote on Amazon “The Zoom is fantastic on this camera I was able to get some great pictures” in her review.

One Nikon Coolpix L30 owner who bought the product reckoned that it had a good lens. David Corbett wrote on Amazon “Being properly optical, with a real Nikkor lens”.

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Good Battery Life

Some Nikon Coolpix L30 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good battery life. S3anreilly wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L30 two years ago “Good battery life4” but in spite of that they only scored it 3 stars.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two Nikon Coolpix L30 owners thought the Nikon Coolpix L30 had a good screen. David Brimson wrote on Amazon “Decent screen size” in his Nikon Coolpix L30 review. S3anreilly said in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review “Good screen sizeCons1” but in spite of that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Good Video Capture

One Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewer reckoned that the Nikon Coolpix L30 was good for video recording.

Good Technical Features

One Nikon Coolpix L30 owner thought it had good features. Michael said “Great pictures and features”.

Robust

One Nikon Coolpix L30 owner wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Kindle Customer rated the product 4 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Solid camera, great picture quality, east to use”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the J1458W, or the J1250 both from GE or the Samsung ST90.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix L30 the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L30, the megapixel count of the Coolpix L30 of 20.1 megapixels is one of the highest.

There are a number of other 20.1MP cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S6700, or the Coolpix S3600 (£99.00) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W830 (£113.27).

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might also be worth looking at include the DSC-RX100 (£233.99) (20.2MP), or the DSC-HX400V (£282.99) (20.4MP) both from Sony or the Nikon Coolpix L330 (£193.54) (20.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been available for 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.

Alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to consider include the Nikon Coolpix S6500, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41 which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Coolpix L30 has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the GE J1250, or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix L30 has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L30 also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the FinePix X10, or the FinePix AX600 both from Fujifilm or the Nikon Coolpix S4200.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix L30 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. Most cameras of a similar age and type to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 3648 x 2736, 2272 x 1704 and 1600 x 1200 and 5120 x 2880.

A 5152 x 3864 still image resolution is actually the best still image resolution amongst all digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L30.

A 384 x 480 still image resolution is the worst still image resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Battery Life

When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L30 that we have checked, the Coolpix L30's maximum battery life of 320 hours is one of the longest. Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix L30 the maximum battery lives range from 0.83h to 680h.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Coolpix L30 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

This camera's image resolution (5152 x 3864 pixels) is actually the best image resolution amongst all similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix L30.

A 2592 x 1944 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst image resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Supports Three ISO Speeds

The Coolpix L30 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this age and spec. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 80, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the Nikon Coolpix L30 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix L30. The light metering modes "Matrix" and "Spot" are also featured on this camera.

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10 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Camera expert review site nothingwired.com scored this compact camera camera 40 out of 100. The digital camera expert review sites aren't convinced by this Nikon digital camera.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Coolpix L30 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix L30.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support video recording that you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS, or the Samsung MV900F which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix L30 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L30 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Coolpix S9500, or the Coolpix S9400 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix L30 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L30 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000, the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix L30 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago do not have a GPS. The Coolpix L30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 (£276.00), the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V (£282.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix L30 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L30 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix L30 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L30 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Olympus Stylus SH-60, the Vivitar V5119, or the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS which has better reviews.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the EasyShare Sport C123 (5x), the Pixpro FZ151 (£75.99) (6x), or the Pixpro FZ41 (6x) all from Kodak which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The Coolpix L30 has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L30. The flash mode "Pre-flash" is also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Coolpix L30 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution. Cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix L30 maximum video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix L30

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Nikon Coolpix L30 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix L30.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Stylus SH-60, and the VR-350 both from Olympus or the Nikon Coolpix S4200 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Nikon digital camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the GC100 (£259.74) (4.8" and higher rated), or the Galaxy Camera 2 (£276.00) (4.8" and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix L30 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-W710, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS, or the Samsung ST100 which has better reviews.

If you want a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Coolpix S5200 (6x), or the Coolpix S2750 (6x) both from Nikon or the Polaroid IE826 (£39.00) (8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Coolpix L30 has a relatively typical weight (164 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Other 164g digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Coolpix L26, or the Coolpix L28 both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-H70 (£159.00) which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
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
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Tripod Mount
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Expert Reviews

(1)
9 September 2014

The Nikon Coolpix L30 shoots soft but highly detailed images and that is commendable considering the price point. The saturation and hue is proper and it offers quite decent low light photography....

User Reviews

(83)
Reviewed 15 July 2015 by Mr. John R. A. Harding
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent.

Reviewed 11 June 2015 by David Ollerton
(Verified Purchase)

Bought as preasent very easy to use.

Reviewed 13 May 2015 by Pat Hewitt
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent product.

Reviewed 8 May 2015 by Paula
(Verified Purchase)

Takes nice photos and not difficult to operate, however the lenses has got stuck twice and I've not even had it a year yet. Also be prepared to get through a lot of batteries.

Reviewed 2 May 2015 by Mr T E Noviss
(Verified Purchase)

Good.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon l30, nikon l30r, nikon l30rd, nikon 26438b
Barcodes 00018208937967, 00018208937998, 00018208938001, 00845251088366, 04960759142153, 05055189018877, 05055189018884

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