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Nikon 28 Digital Camera

£452.91
Compact Camera 20.1MP 5x CCD Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Two industry awards
Top seller
No full HD video
20 Reviews + 2 Awards
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
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Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Five customers who reviewed the Nikon 28 concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Amazon.co.uk wrote two years ago “You need to call tech support for the manual The manual says DD 3 unbuffered ECCNon-ECC” and gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “The manual is not yet online.” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also said “The Supermicro manual and the BIOS screen do a very poor job documenting the "less obvious" ones.” in their review.


Reviews

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites endorsed this camera. This Nikon camera received a PhotographyBlog.com "Recommended" award and the author at review site What Digital Camera gave it a "Gold" award and thought it was marvellous.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this high megapixel digital camera is 74 out of 100 based on twelve expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Photo Radar.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 25,534 user and expert reviews (including 3,033 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 97% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


No Full HD Video

Seven customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was not good for video recording. Gadgetspeaks.com wrote “No full HD video”. Amazon.co.uk said “There is no video either on the onboard port or on cards I plug in” and scored it 60 out of 100. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “Requires video card” in their review.

Does Not Have a Good Flash

Two people who purchased it agreed that it did not have a good flash. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Has issues with Flash and HTM 5 video in Youtube when using Fire Fox”. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “The nvm flash rom is corrupt or somesuch thing” in their review.

Good Quality Lens

Six people who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good zoom. Nine years ago Photozone.de wrote in their review of the Nikon 28 “The level of distortions is exceptionally low for a zoom”. Photozone.de also said “Anyone considering a super zoom should be aware of the fact that any such lens is full of compromises to achieve the huge focal range” in their review. Whatdigitalcamera.com said on expert review site What Digital Camera “Ultra-wide zoom range * Quick” in their review of this digital camera.

Four owners said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Six years ago expert website Photozone.de said “One of the main features of SLRs is the ability to change lenses, giving you the freedom to choose the most appropriate lens for a certain subject, situation or effect”. Expert website Ephotozine.com said seven years ago “Is Nikon's new 28-300mm the ideal travel lens for FX format cameras? Here Gary Wolstenholme puts the lens through its paces”.

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Able to Produce Good Images

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Expert website Photozone.de mentioned in their Nikon 28 review “The center resolution is very good wide open” . Photozone.de also said “The resolution figures are very good to excellent with a highly impressive peak performance around f/5.6” in their review.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “First booted from a USB stick with a linux image, no problem” but even so they scored it 3 stars out of 5.

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Other

Top Seller

The 28 is a popular choice amongst people who bought cameras in the last 3 months.

Released Over Three Years Ago

Nikon released the 28 in April 2017.


Price

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Expensive

One customer who reviewed the product wrote that it was expensive. Amazon.co.uk said “Supports ECC LRDIMM and the less expensive RDIMM memory modules”.

Good Value for Money

Three owners agreed that the Nikon 28 was good value for money. Amazon.co.uk said “Had all of the features I needed in a 170 board at a decent price, glad they didn't waste space with uselessdead-on-arrival SATA Express ports” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “Cheap, nice features like RAID, SATA Express” in their review. Expert website Techmagnifier.com said in their review of this digital camera “Priced genuinely, Coolpix L28 proves to be a good budget digital camera”.

One customer who reviewed the product wrote that it was expensive. Amazon.co.uk said “Supports ECC LRDIMM and the less expensive RDIMM memory modules”.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon 28 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon 28 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago which support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Sony DSC-WX220 (£99.99), or the Samsung NX1000 is also worth considering.

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Power

Good in Terms of Power Usage

Three people thought this digital camera was good in terms of power usage. Amazon.co.uk said “Low power usage” but despite that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “It can more or less play 1080p video, plus it is very low energy 6 watts for the CPU, apparently” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “Fast motherboard with low energy consumption” in their review.


Audio

Noisy

Two customers said in their reviews that it was noisy. Amazon.co.uk wrote “Kinda can get loud for a home server user when under 100 max load” but even so they rated it 60 out of 100.

Tiago Dias mentioned “Way less noisy, nice performance” in their review of this digital camera.

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Quiet

Three people agreed that this digital camera was quiet. Amazon.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Fanless - silent” . Amazon.co.uk also said “It is small, quiet” in their review.

Two customers said in their reviews that it was noisy. Amazon.co.uk wrote “Kinda can get loud for a home server user when under 100 max load” but even so they rated it 60 out of 100. Tiago Dias mentioned “Way less noisy, nice performance” in their review of this digital camera.

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Features Voice Recording

The Nikon 28 features voice recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon 28 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 28 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony DSC-WX220 (£99.99) which has better reviews; or the Sony DSC-W830 (£89.99) which is cheaper.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon 28 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon 28 has a pretty average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-W830 (£89.99) (32x and cheaper) or the Sony DSC-WX220 (£99.99) (20x and higher rated).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Nikon 28 has a quite small optical zoom (only 5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera. High megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 65x.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-W830 (£89.99) (8x and cheaper) or the Sony DSC-WX220 (£99.99) (10x and higher rated).

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 130 millimeters, the Nikon 28 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,600mm.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon 28 has a relatively typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

There are a number of other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Samsung NX1000 which has better reviews.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

Digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera have field of views of between 1% and 170%, and the average field of view is 99%. With a field of view of only 98 percent, the Nikon 28 has a fairly narrow field of view compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 460 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels. The Nikon 28 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon 28 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Nikon camera have still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480, 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3648 x 2736 and 5120 x 2880. Across all high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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Camera

Features Contrast Adjustment

The Nikon 28 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon 28 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon 28 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon 28 has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Features

Good Features

Three customers concluded that the product had good features. Two years ago Amazon.co.uk said “Loaded with advanced features”.


Light Exposure

Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The Nikon 28 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 80 and 1600 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon 28 was compact. Two years ago Amazon.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “Allows dual graphics on compact systems” however despite that they only rated it 3 stars out of 5. Expert review site Pcmag.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a sharp, compact walkaround lens.”. Expert review site Gadgetspeaks.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The compact camera allows the user to transform photos in different ways”.

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was heavy and bulky. Expert website Slrgear.com wrote “The 28-300mm takes its design cues from the 18-200mm, while of course being larger and heavier to accommodate the larger glass elements” .

One person said in their reviews that it was thin. Amazon.co.uk mentioned two years ago “Thin (fits it Silverstone P 13 case” although they gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

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Design

Good Product Quality

One person who purchased it considered that it was good quality. Dxomark.com said three years ago “Read onto find out which of these lenses have the best image quality when paired with the new camera” however despite that they scored it 26 out of 100.

Easy to Use

One customer said in their reviews that the Nikon 28 was easy to use. Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “UEFIBIOS is easy to use as well” but even so they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Well Made

Two owners who bought it mentioned that it was well made. Amazon.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “Supermicro is well known for producing rock solid motherboard and servers at low prices”. Expert website Gadgetspeaks.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon Coolpix S2800 20.1 MP Point and Shoot Camera is a decent camera that is engineered with superb specs”.

One person concluded that it was sealed. One owner wrote in their reviews that it was reliable. Two years ago Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Decent layout, reliable, plenty of internal fan headers” in their review of this digital camera.

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Well Designed

Nine owners who reviewed the Nikon 28 said that it was good looking. Photographyblog.com mentioned “Its sharpness, while not on a par with the best lenses we have reviewed, is actually pretty”. Nine years ago Photozone.de wrote in their review of this digital camera “Vignetting is pretty low and the level of CAs is”. Techmagnifier.com wrote “Stylish and compacts, this new camera from Nikon comes with 5x zoom lens”.

One customer who bought it wrote that it was well designed. Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Small board great design for a power workstation or small server” but despite that they gave the product a score of 3 stars out of 5.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was smooth. Amazon.co.uk said “Smooth front” but in spite of that they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers laowa ven6028n
Barcodes 00018208263950, 00018208933662, 00018208933693, 00018208933730, 00018208933778, 00687927782471, 05053785726042

Nikon 28 Review Sources

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