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Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB Digital Camera

Compact Camera 10.1MP 5x Aug 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Easy to use
Good quality pictures
1 Review + 1 Award
gadgetspeak.com Highly Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This Nikon digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by review sites Gadgetspeak.com who wrote that this low megapixel digital camera was very good.

Good Brand

Based on 25,534 owner and expert reviews (including 548 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 99% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Average Expert Reviews

This Nikon digital camera received a rating of 67% from expert review website gadgetspeak.com.


Design

Easy to Use

Some Nikon Coolpix L23 owners who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L23 reckoned that it was easy to use. Digicambuyer.co.uk said on expert review site Digicam Buyer.co.uk five years ago “This budget offering hopes its simplicity and ease of use will attract those who’ve not made the switch to digital photography”.

One Nikon Coolpix L23 owner who bought it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Five years ago Gadgetspeak.com said in their review of this digital camera “Easy to use, comfortable handling”.

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Robust

A few people reckoned that it was well made. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “It's a decent build” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Good Product Quality

One Nikon Coolpix L23 owner wrote that it was good quality.


Good Quality Pictures

Some customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L23 thought it was able to produce good images.

One person who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine five years ago “It is aimed at photography begiiners and has a 10.1 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon Coolpix L23 reviewer thought the Nikon Coolpix L23 had a good screen. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L23 “After all, £69.99 / €81.00 buys you quite a lot of camera, with a 5x wide-angle zoom lens, 2.7 inch LCD screen” and scored the Nikon Coolpix L23 70 out of 100.


Price

Reasonably Priced

One person who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L23 concluded that it was good value for money. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L23 on Ephotozine “If you are a photography beginner or are looking to buy a present for a child then the Nikon Coolpix L23 is good value for money”.

One Nikon Coolpix L23 owner who reviewed it considered that it was a bargain for the price. Five years ago expert website Cameras.co.uk gave the product a rating of 73 out of 100 and said “Although it is relatively cheap there are other digital cameras that offer better value” in their review.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Some customers who reviewed it agreed that it was compact. Expert website Photographyblog.com rated the Nikon Coolpix L23 4 stars and said “The Nikon Coolpix L23 is a digital compact camera that costs in the region of £60-70, so it's wrong to expect the camera to do absolutely everything” in their review. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk rated the Nikon Coolpix L23 4 stars and wrote “Although the Coolpix L23 is not one of the smallest digital cameras it is compact enough to fit in” in their review of this digital camera.

Average Weight

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a pretty average weight (170 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 170g digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P3.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One Nikon Coolpix L23 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Expert review site Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix L23 review “The COOLPIX L23 has enough features to tempt, although the image quality”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also support video recording.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the VH-510, or the XZ-2 both from Olympus or the Canon S110 which also has a higher rating.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB supports a maximum video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is in fact the worst supported video resolution across all low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

Across comparable types of digital camera the best supported video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB supports video capability. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including the D3S, the D5000, or the D300S all from Nikon which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the D3S, and the 1 J1 both from Nikon or the Canon 500 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Light

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera the weights range from 0.11kg to 270kg, and the average weight is 10kg. At only 0.17 kilograms, the Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is quite light compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Nikon D3S, the Olympus PEN E-PM1 (£480.67), and the Panasonic DMC-LX7 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of this age and type. In addition, this Nikon camera have still image resolution(s) of 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944 and 3264 x 2448 and 3584 x 2016. Across all low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4032 x 3024.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera the worst image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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1/2.9"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is 1/2.9"". That's 41% less optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/1.7"".

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB supports PictBridge, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a built-in microphone. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Lens System

Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 6.8, the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. The maximum aperture numbers of cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 1.8 to 22.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 38mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix 8800, the Samsung ES71, and the Panasonic DMC-LX5 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the GE G5WP (£49.99) (4.5x).

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon L25, or the Canon S120 (£179.99).

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Nikon P7700 (7.1x), the Panasonic DMC-LF1 (7.1x), or the Leica C (Typ 112) (7.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is more than most low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 400, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 80, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Nikon camera was released in April 2017.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

There are a number of other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II, or the SX40 HS both from Canon or the Panasonic DMC-FT4.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the XQ1 (3"), or the XQ2 (3") both from Fujifilm or the Olympus E-P2 (£974.38) (3") which is also higher rated.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vma754e1, vma752e1
Barcodes 00018208856091, 00018208856107, 00018208856114, 00018208856121, 00018208856138, 00018208920754, 00018208920778, 00018208920792, 00018208920815, 00018208920846, 00182088560918, 00182088561076, 00182088561144, 00182088561212, 00182088561380, 05711045307980, 05908219984737

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