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Nikon 25
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Nikon 25 Digital Camera

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10.1MP 5x CCD Feb 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Attractive, sturdy and easy to use, the COOLPIX L25 is clever with images'so you don t have to be. A large-size LCD screen displays images with superb clarity at any time of day or night. Simple... More
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25 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Nikon digital camera received a "Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com who wrote that this Nikon camera was good.

Good Expert Reviews

This camera received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from PhotographyBlog.com. That puts this compact camera digital camera in the bottom 81% of all the compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 15,328 user and expert reviews, Nikon has good ratings for its cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range.

Easy to Use

Some customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Expert website Photographyblog.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said “The Nikon Coolpix L25 is an easy to use digital compact camera aimed at the novice user, featuring a 10 megapixel CCD sensor, 5x optical zoom, 720p HD video recording” in their review of this digital camera. Photographyblog.com also said “Ease of use”.

Good Size

One Nikon 25 reviewer reckoned that this digital camera was compact.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of this age and spec. 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 digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to look at including the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8". At 3 inches, the Nikon 25 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the 25.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-RX100M2[plb_1610616_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5"), or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price] (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 is also higher rated.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon 25 supports video capability. Most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the 25 do not support video capability.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon Coolpix 8800[plb_1640989_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon 25 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the 25 also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], or the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the 25, the Nikon 25 has 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 Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F[plb_1682904_price] is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

This camera's viewfinder (electrical) is actually the best viewfinder amongst all compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst viewfinder is Optical.

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Six Number of Aspheric Elementss

The Nikon 25 is a six number of aspheric elements camera.

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Two Number of Batteries Supporteds

The Nikon 25 is a two number of batteries supported digital camera.

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Has One White Balance

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon 25 is more than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has One Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon 25 is more than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on compact cameras that are a similar age to the 25.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

Cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 25 have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 72. At 6.8, the Nikon 25 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Has Two Image Editings

The Nikon 25 has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this camera. The image editings Crop and Rotating are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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AVI Video Formats Supported

This camera supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported on digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon 25 has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this age and spec. This Nikon digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 3584 x 2016. The worst still image resolution of all cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the 25 is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Nikon 25 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of this spec and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The worst video resolution of all compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the 25 the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2. The Nikon 25 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.7) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

At only 80, the Nikon 25 has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the 25. Comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 10 and 160, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 93.

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17 Reasons Against

Very Small Normal Focusing Range (tele)

At only 0.6 meters, the Nikon 25 has a fairly small normal focusing range (tele) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The normal focusing range (tele)s of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 0.2m to 3.5m, and the average normal focusing range (tele) is 1.2m.

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Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 10.1 megapixels, the Nikon 25 has one of the lower megapixels amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a similar age and type to the 25 the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

Other 10.1MP cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the Canon IXUS 510 HS[plb_408144_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X-Q1[plb_2452648_price] (12MP), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (12.1MP), or the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] (12.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1/3"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Nikon 25 is 1/3"". That's 22% less optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/2.33"". 4.80 x 3.60mm.

This camera's optical sensor size (1/3"") is in fact the worst optical sensor size amongst all comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

A 4/3"" optical sensor size is the best optical sensor size amongst similar types of camera.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon 25 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most digital cameras of this type and age do not support wi-Fi. The Nikon 25 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

Other cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price], the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price], or the Canon IXUS 510 HS[plb_408144_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

Most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years are not 3D. The Nikon 25 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Lumix DMC-FZ60[pl_2384424_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ40[pl_2046319_price] both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the 25, the Nikon 25 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the Nikon 25 is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Nikon 25 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age. The average digital zoom of compact cameras that are a similar age to the 25 is 11x.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price] is also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] (5x and higher rated).

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

When compared to other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the 25 that we have checked, the total megapixels of the Nikon 25 of only 10.44 megapixels is one of the least. The total megapixelss of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 25 range from 10MP to 48MP.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon 25 is more than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Nikon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the 25.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The Nikon 25 has a greater number of shooting modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on cameras of a similar age and spec to the 25. The shooting modes "Scene" is also found on this digital camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The average ISO sensitivity (max) of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 25 is 4,700, and the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 52,000. At only 1,600, the Nikon 25 has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the 25.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon 25 has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The worst image resolution of all similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 25 is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The Nikon 25 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. Across all the digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 25 the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Nikon 25 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 25.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Cameras of a comparable age and type to the 25 have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 5mm and 39mm. The Nikon 25 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the 25.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 25

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Nikon digital camera was released over five years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Nikon 25 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price].

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the 150[pl_2176458_price] (8x), or the 145[pl_2166060_price] (8x) both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 171 grams, the Nikon 25 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the 25.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
Connection to PC
HDMI
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Contrast Adjustment
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Weight
Interface
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Cable Type
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed
Aperture Priority AE
Digital SLR
Maximum Internal Memory

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

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PhotographyBlog.com

The Nikon Coolpix L25 is an easy to use digital compact camera aimed at the novice user, featuring a 10 megapixel CCD sensor, 5x optical zoom, 720p HD video recording and AA battery compatibility.... Read more…

Big screen
Simple operation
HD video capture
Price
Styling
Soft focus towards the edges
Often blurry in low light
High ISO image noise
Lack of detail
Sluggish AF

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ncl072, nikon l25, nikon l25r, nikon l25rd, nikon nikcpaw130yw25, nikon nikcpaw130be25
Barcodes 00018208857593, 00018208857609, 00018208857616, 00018208857623, 00018208857975, 00018208857982, 00018208857999, 00018208858002, 00018208925254, 00018208925278, 00018208925292, 00018208925322, 00018208925346, 00182089252546, 00636983468492, 00636983476657, 03610170731665, 03610170769774, 08033737552216

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