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Nikon Coolpix L19 Digital Camera

8MP 3.6x CCD SDHC Jun 2010
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Review of Coolpix L19

13 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including Cameras.co.uk, Digicam Buyer.co.uk, Pocket Lint and PC Advisor.co.uk the average expert rating of this compact camera camera is 71%.

Reasonably Priced

Several customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. Expert website Techworld.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon Coolpix L19 is a good camera for the price”. Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned on expert review site Digicam Buyer.co.uk “Actually you get some good technology and a solid build for the price” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L19 and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Two Nikon Coolpix L19 owners who purchased it said that it was a bargain for the price. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website CNET.co.uk “You do get a cheap and sturdy snapper t”. Expert review site Alphr.com mentioned “Cheap and capable.”.

Two Nikon Coolpix L19 owners considered that it was cheap. Seven years ago expert review site Brighthub.com rated the Nikon Coolpix L19 5 stars and mentioned “SummaryThe Nikon Coolpix L19 camera is an inexpensive camera ideal for those who ar” in their Nikon Coolpix L19 review. Expert review site Digital-Photography-School.com mentioned “The Nikon Coolpix L19 and L20 are two budget point and shoot cameras released as part of a range of new cameras by Nikon today” in their review.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Nikon Coolpix L19 owners who purchased the Nikon Coolpix L19 agreed that it was able to produce good images.

Some people wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “VMA370E6 The Nikon Coolpix L19 is a point-and-shoot camera that features a bevy of shooting modes”. Expert website Cameras.co.uk gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote “It has 8 megapixels and a 3.6x optical zoom lens”.

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Good Brand

Nikon has good average reviews for its compact cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Product Quality

Several people wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Expert review site Techworld.com mentioned “If you can afford a little more, you’ll get better image quality.” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned “Image quality is surprisingly good, which is a real bonus”. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “It is capable of excellent image quality at lower ISOs”.

Easy to Use

Several Nikon Coolpix L19 reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to use. Cameras.co.uk said “This helps to make the Coolpix L19 very easy to use” . Pocket-Lint.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Pocket Lint seven years ago “The Nikon Coolpix L19 is very easy to use; my 4-year-old used it with ease”.

Robust

One customer reckoned that it was strong and durable. One Nikon Coolpix L19 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was well made.

Good Size

One person thought this digital camera was compact. Expert review site Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix L19 review “Affordable – a budget addition to the COOLPIX rangeIt’s incredible to think that it is possible to buy a decent compact for less than £100.”.

Nice Design

One customer said in their reviews that the product was good looking. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote “It does the job pretty decently with its attention to details” in their Nikon Coolpix L19 review.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. 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.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an sd|sdhc compatible memory cards, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price] (SD|SDHC).

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Coolpix L19 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix L19 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 Polaroid IS426[plb_2957338_price] which has better reviews.

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630 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Coolpix L19 is a camera that takes 630 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix L19 take between 110 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix L19 have a built-in flash, however the Nikon Coolpix L19 does not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Polaroid IS426[plb_2957338_price], or the Ingo VIC002O[plb_2322518_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The Coolpix L19 has a fairly low megapixel (only 8 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L19 the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

If this Nikon digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Polaroid IS426[plb_2957338_price] (16MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix L19 is 9.3x, and the optical zooms range from 0.17x to 63x. The Nikon Coolpix L19 has a quite small optical zoom (only 3.6 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L19.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Polaroid IS426[plb_2957338_price] (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age have an image stabilizer, however the Coolpix L19 does not have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Polaroid IS426[plb_2957338_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix L19 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L19 also do not support Full HD video.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Nikon Coolpix L19 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L19. The smallest display diagonal of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1" and the largest is 4.8".

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Nikon Coolpix L19 does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The Nikon Coolpix L19 is not 3D. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix L19 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix L19 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon Coolpix L19 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L19 are also not waterproof.

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Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Coolpix L19 has a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this age and type. Most comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L19 ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Coolpix L19 is 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 digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix L19 the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras of this spec and age is 1 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 450,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Coolpix L19 has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix L19

Released Over Six Years Ago

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

Average Weight

With a weight of 130 grams, the Coolpix L19 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Picture Quality
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Megapixel
Sensor Type
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Camera
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Other Features
Video Capability
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Effective Sensor Resolution
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

(13)
8 October 2009

As far as entry level models go, the Nikon COOLPIX L19 is a worthy addition to the Japanese company's lineup. It might not be the most advanced compact camera out there, but it does the job pretty...

8 October 2009

As a point and shoot device, the Nikon COOLPIX L19 comes off as another simple device from the get go. With minimal buttons that gives it a clean look, the L19 is somewhat similar to the Canon... Read more…

Digicam Buyer.co.uk

18 August 2009

It is basic and low-cost, but actually you get some good technology and a solid build for the price. Image quality is surprisingly good, which is a real bonus...

17 June 2009

Cheap and capable, but a smidge behind the budget Canon...

6 May 2009

The Nikon Coolpix L19 is very similar to the Coolpix L20, but about £30 cheaper, which really changes the equation. The lower specs don't matter in a camera designed for budget-conscious...

27 April 2009

The Nikon Coolpix L19 is a good camera for the price. If you can afford a little more, you?ll get better image quality, but if budget is a primary factor, then this is a great alternative to a...

27 April 2009

The Nikon Coolpix L19 is a good camera for the price. If you can afford a little more, you?ll get better image quality, but if budget is a primary factor, then this is a great alternative to a...

23 April 2009

The Coolpix L19 is a good camera for a hundred bucks. If you can afford a little more, you?ll get better image quality, but if budget is a primary factor, then this is a great alternative to a...

15 April 2009

The Nikon Coolpix L19 is a great, simple digital camera ideal for first-time buyers, kids and less tech-savvy folks in the market for a point-and-shoot digital camera. SummaryThe Nikon Coolpix L19... Read more…

24 March 2009

The Nikon Coolpix L19 is very easy to use; my 4-year-old used it with ease and it is capable of excellent image quality at lower ISOs. As the advert goes, it does what it says on the tin but not...

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