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Nikon 28 Digital Camera

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Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites thought that this digital camera was good. This camera received a PhotographyBlog.com "Recommended" award and it received a "Gold" award from What Digital Camera who said it was brilliant.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on twelve expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Photo Radar this Nikon digital camera has an average expert rating of 74%.

Good Quality Lens

Several Nikon 28 owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it had a good zoom. Whatdigitalcamera.com said in their review of this digital camera on What Digital Camera “Ultra-wide zoom range * Quick”. Ephotozine.com said in their review of the Nikon 28 on expert review site Ephotozine seven years ago “Nikon's latest superzoom optic offers a convenient 10.7x zoom range covering wide angle to super-telephoto, Vibration Reduction” and rated the product 70 out of 100. Expert website Photozone.de mentioned in their Nikon 28 review “A fast standard zoom for” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Four people who bought the product concluded that it had a good lens. Ephotozine.com mentioned 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” . Expert website Photozone.de mentioned in their review six years ago “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”.

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Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We calculated the average reviews for all Nikon digital cameras and also specifically for Nikon compact cameras and found that in both cases Nikon had good reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

A few people said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Expert website Photozone.de wrote “The center resolution is very good wide open” and rated the Nikon 28 5 stars. Photozone.de also said “The resolution figures are very good to excellent with a highly impressive peak performance around f/5.6”.

One Nikon 28 owner who purchased it considered that it was able to produce good images.

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Nice Design

Several people who reviewed the product thought it was good looking. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said in their review of the Nikon 28 “Its sharpness, while not on a par with the best lenses we have reviewed, is actually pretty” . Photozone.de said “Vignetting is pretty low and the level of CAs is” in their Nikon 28 review. Expert website Techmagnifier.com wrote “Stylish and compacts, this new camera from Nikon comes with 5x zoom lens”.

Robust

One Nikon 28 reviewer said in their reviews that the product was sealed. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Expert review site Gadgetspeaks.com wrote “Shoot Camera is a decent camera that is engineered with superb specs”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was quiet.

Good Size

Several Nikon 28 owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was compact. Pcmag.com scored it 70 out of 100 and mentioned on expert review site PC Mag three years ago “The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a sharp, compact walkaround lens.” in their review. Expert website Gadgetspeaks.com said in their review two years ago “The compact camera allows the user to transform photos in different ways”.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed the Nikon 28 considered that it was good quality. Expert website Dxomark.com wrote “Read onto find out which of these lenses have the best image quality when paired with the new camera”.

Reasonably Priced

One person said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com mentioned “Priced genuinely, Coolpix L28 proves to be a good budget digital camera” in their Nikon 28 review.

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The 28 has dropped in price by £10.00 in the last 6 days.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of a comparable type and 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 other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to consider including the Olympus SZ-14[plb_1686232_price] which is cheaper; or the Canon 105[plb_377573_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Nikon 28 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 28 have display diagonals of between 1" and 4.8".

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the Sony DSC-H70S[plb_580917_price], the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price], and the Canon S120[plb_1602828_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel

Digital cameras that are a similar age to the 28 have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. With a megapixel of 20.1 megapixels, the Nikon 28 has a very high megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] (20.4MP and higher rated).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras that are a comparable age 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 alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Nikon S6800[plb_2118627_price], or the Fujifilm X-Q1[plb_2452648_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Minox DCC 14.0[plb_2503314_price] (SDHC and cheaper) or the Canon 105[plb_377573_price] (HC MMC+|MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon 28 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the Olympus SP-820UZ[plb_1792852_price] or you might consider a better rated digital camera such as the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price].

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the GE G100[plb_1861772_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 around for more than two years, the Nikon 28 has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S5300[plb_2272796_price].

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to look at including the GE G100[plb_1861772_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the Nikon 28 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this camera. The image editings Crop are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon 28 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s), whereas most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Nikon camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3648 x 2736 and 5120 x 2880.

A 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) is actually the best still image resolution across all digital cameras of this age and type.

The worst still image resolution across similar types of camera is 384 x 480.

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Has One White Balance

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon 28 is more than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Nikon camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Two Number of Batteries Supporteds

The Nikon 28 is a two number of batteries supported camera.

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Has One Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon 28 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the 28.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of compact cameras that have been around for more than two years is 16MP. The Nikon 28 has a very many total megapixels (20.48 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon 28 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 cameras that came out more than two years ago.

This digital camera's image resolution (5152 x 3864 pixels) is in fact the best image resolution amongst all similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 28.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The Nikon 28 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80 and 1600 are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon 28 is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this digital camera. The image formats supporteds JPEG XR are also supported by this camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon 28 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this type and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Nikon camera supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. 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). Across all comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the 28 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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280 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Nikon 28 is a camera that takes 280 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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TFT Display

The Nikon 28 has a better display than most cameras of this age and type. This Nikon digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Digital cameras of this type and age displays range from LCD to AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

Compact cameras that came out around the same time as the 28 have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 10 and 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94. At only 80, the Nikon 28 has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 28.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

Most cameras of this age and type do not support video capability. The Nikon 28 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

There are a number of other cameras which also support video capability that you might want to consider including the Olympus SP-820UZ[plb_1792852_price] or the Sony DSC-H70S[plb_580917_price], or the Canon 105[plb_377573_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon 28 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon 28 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the 28 also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi which you might want to consider including the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price], the Nikon Coolpix S5300[plb_2272796_price], or the Canon S120[plb_1602828_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the 28, the Nikon 28 is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price] or the Olympus SZ-14[plb_1686232_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon 28 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the 28 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon 28 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The Nikon 28 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the 28.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Nikon 28 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This Nikon camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on cameras of a comparable type and age to the 28. The shooting modess "Manual", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The Nikon 28 has a quite narrow field of view (only 98 percent) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The average field of view of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 28 is 99%, and the field of views range from 96% to 100%.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 1,600, the Nikon 28 has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the 28. Digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the 28 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 3 and 26,000.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The Nikon 28 has one of the largest closest focusing distances (0.1 meters) amongst compact cameras of this age. The closest focusing distances of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the 28 range from 0.01m to 0.2m.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 28

Released Over Three Years Ago

Nikon released the 28 over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon 28 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Olympus SZ-14[plb_1686232_price] which is cheaper; or the 105[pl_377573_price], or the S120[pl_1602828_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

If this compact camera camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price] (40x and higher rated), or the DSC-HX60[pl_2166574_price] (60x and higher rated) both from Sony or the Kodak Pixpro FZ151[plb_2596074_price] (6x and cheaper).

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Nikon 28 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the 28.

There are a number of other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon S120[plb_1602828_price].

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S5300[plb_2272796_price] (8x and higher rated).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 164 grams, the Nikon 28 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

Alternative 164g digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Sony DSC-H70S[plb_580917_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
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)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
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)
Pre-Flash
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Image Editing
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Languages Support
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)
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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21 May 2014

Aimed at professional studio and landscape photographers, the full-frame 36-Mpix D800E with its modified AA filter effectively increasing resolution over the standard D800 model is the closest... Read more…

14 January 2014

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a sharp, compact walkaround lens, but it shows quite a lot of distortion throughout its zoom range...

26 June 2013

Priced genuinely, Coolpix L28 proves to be a good budget digital camera. I wouldn't say it is the best available camera with 20.1MP sensor at this price range, but still a decent one. We hope with...

Excellent color reproduction
Affordable
Light weight
Easy to operate
Quite slow
ISO speed felt uncontrollable

What Digital Camera

Ultra-wide zoom range * Quick and quiet IF * Weather sealed * Vibration reduction * CA-free images With a nearly 11x zoom range this brand new addition to Nikon's line-up is clearly worthy of... Read more…

8 March 2013

Even though the lens is already discontinued and looks a bit dated next to current Nikkor lenses, it still delivers impressive performance on our D3x test camera. At all tested focal lenghts, the...

6 October 2011

The Nikon 28-300mm ?/3.5-5.6G AF-S VRII provided some questionable results for sharpness - so much so that we tested a second copy. The ''sombrero'' effect at 28mm is somewhat baffling, but it's...

While I hope to create a full Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR Lens, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools available on the site. This page currently... Read more…

Nikon has answered the call of FX (full-frame) camera users to provide a lens comparable to their ultra-popular NIKKOR AF-S 18?200mm f/3.5?5.6G VR II DX-format lens with their new AF-S 28?300mm... Read more…

27 January 2011

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR exceeded our expectations (which, admittedly, weren't very high given that this is a superzoom lens after all). Its sharpness, while not on a par...

PhotographyBlog.com

23 September 2010

If you're the proud owner of an FX format Nikon camera and are looking for something that gives you this kind of convenience for travel or simply to compliment your existing kit then this lens is...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vna353, nikon vna353h, nikon vna353e1, nikon vna353ha, nikon vna353e1i, nikon vna353e1iv
Barcodes 00018208263950, 00018208933662, 00018208933693, 00018208933730, 00018208933778, 00018208933785, 00617689588264, 00635492501492, 05053785726042

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