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Nikon Coolpix L30 Digital Camera

20.1MP 5x CCD Jan 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 160 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Nikon digital camera is 89 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

A few customers who purchased the Nikon Coolpix L30 reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Agne M. mentioned “The photos were stunning”. Amazon Customer mentioned “It was just fabulous and good for pictures and videos 😍”. Amazon Customer also wrote “This is a good entry level camera for taking fun pictures”.

One Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewer considered that it was good in low light. Expert website Nothingwired.com wrote “It offers quite decent low light photography” however despite that they gave it a rating of 2 stars. One Nikon Coolpix L30 owner who reviewed it concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Two years ago Bikeman wrote in their review on Amazon “Time makes a difference more pixels and better zoom” and rated it as excellent.

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Good Size

Several Nikon Coolpix L30 owners said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L30 was compact. Mr. N. R. Faulkner wrote on Amazon “Nikon Coolpix L30 Compact Digital Camera in black” in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review. S3anreilly mentioned on Amazon “A good, one charge 300 shots, compact snapper to have on holiday” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L30 yet they gave this digital camera a score of 3 stars. Stevem said on Amazon “Very good quality compact camera for the price, light weight” in their review of this digital camera and rated the Nikon Coolpix L30 5 stars.

Two customers considered that the product was lightweight. Osimandeus said “Lightweight, easy to use” in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review. Wagsta mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review on Amazon “Understand camera that fits into her work handbag and is lightweight”.

One Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewer who purchased the Nikon Coolpix L30 said that it was easy to carry around. Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon “It is easy to carry”.

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Easy to Use

Several customers agreed that the Nikon Coolpix L30 was easy to use. Two years ago Agne M. said on Amazon “Additionally, I love how you can enhance a persons looks using the camera, for instance adding make up or even whitening the teeth”. Amazon Customer mentioned “Delivered within stated time and easy to use” and scored it 4 stars. Amazon Customer also said “Practical digital camera”.

One Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Kevin Daniels mentioned in his review on Amazon “Small enough for my wife, who it was bought for, to hold in her hand”. One Nikon Coolpix L30 owner who reviewed it said that it was easy to use the menus.

One Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewer said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Beth H. mentioned in her review “Has a quick way of setting up mode” and rated it 5 stars.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera said that it had a good experience.

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Nice Design

Some Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewers who bought this digital camera agreed that it was good looking. Two years ago Agne M. gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “The people actually looked beautiful through this camera, not like in some cameras where peoples faces end up being all bent” in their review. Beth H. mentioned on Amazon “Perfect for if you want quick good looking point and click photos”. Two years ago expert review site Nothingwired.com wrote “The camera is pretty small with loads of features” in their review.

Two Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was neat. Bikeman scored the product 5 stars and said two years ago “Neat camera”. Last year Christine Hockey gave it a score of 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of this digital camera “Nice neat easy to use camera”.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Agne M. said in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review “Excellent camera & picture quality”. Agne M. also said “Amazing camera, excellent picture quality”. Alex Esslemont mentioned on Amazon “Easy to use giving top quality” in his Nikon Coolpix L30 review.

Reasonably Priced

Several people wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Two years ago Agne M. said on Amazon “It is the best camera I have owned and the price is very good” in their review and rated the product as excellent. C. G. Hely said “First class quality and price” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L30. Two years ago Careaux mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review “Good small cam instead of carrying the SLR all the time and fair price”.

Four Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L30 was cheap. Careaux wrote on Amazon two years ago “It is not so expensive right now otherwise I would have chosen a Pentax.I recommend it”. Kirakin wrote on Amazon “It is the perfect inexpensive camera and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a camera of this spec”. S3anreilly said “A great budget holiday snapper with very good battery life, easy to use” although they only rated this digital camera 60 out of 100.

A number of customers who bought it thought it was a bargain for the price. . wrote “When u do get a good picture they are pretty stunning for a tiny cheap thing like this” in their review yet they gave the product a score of 40 out of 100. Dr Pritika wrote “Then for thik price i guess its not a bad deal” nonetheless they only gave this digital camera a rating of 60 out of 100. Two years ago expert website Nothingwired.com mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review “It supports AA sized batteries which are cheap and easily”.

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Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Compact cameras manufactured by Nikon have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Nikon also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Good Quality Lens

Two Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good zoom. Sally Gibbons gave it a rating of 4 stars and she wrote on Amazon “The Zoom is fantastic on this camera I was able to get some great pictures” in her review.

One Nikon Coolpix L30 owner who bought the product reckoned that it had a good lens. David Corbett wrote on Amazon “Being properly optical, with a real Nikkor lens”.

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Good Battery Life

Some Nikon Coolpix L30 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good battery life. S3anreilly wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L30 two years ago “Good battery life4” but in spite of that they only scored it 3 stars.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two Nikon Coolpix L30 owners thought the Nikon Coolpix L30 had a good screen. David Brimson wrote on Amazon “Decent screen size” in his Nikon Coolpix L30 review. S3anreilly said in their Nikon Coolpix L30 review “Good screen sizeCons1” but in spite of that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Good Video Capture

One Nikon Coolpix L30 reviewer reckoned that the Nikon Coolpix L30 was good for video recording.

Good Technical Features

One Nikon Coolpix L30 owner thought it had good features. Michael said “Great pictures and features”.

Robust

One Nikon Coolpix L30 owner wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Kindle Customer rated the product 4 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Solid camera, great picture quality, east to use”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that are a comparable 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.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CCD sensor to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot A4000 (£89.00), and the PowerShot G12 (£80.00) both from Canon or the Sony DSC-H90 (£95.99) is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Megapixel

When compared to other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix L30, the megapixel of the Coolpix L30 of 20.1 megapixels is one of the highest. The megapixels of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix L30 range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 20.1MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the DSC-W830 (£86.86), or the DSC-W810 (£79.00) both from Sony.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital 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.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot A4000 (£89.00), and the PowerShot A4000 (£89.00) both from Canon is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot G12 (£80.00) (MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Sony DSC-H90 (£95.99) (microSDHC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix L30 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix L30.

Other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider include the Sony DSC-WX220 (£99.99), the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£99.00), or the Nikon Coolpix L29 (£94.95) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix L30, the Coolpix L30 has a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at including the DSC-WX220 (£99.99), or the DSC-H90 (£95.99) both from Sony or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£99.00) which has better reviews.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Coolpix L30 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this spec and age. This Nikon digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 3648 x 2736, 2272 x 1704 and 1600 x 1200 and 5120 x 2880.

This digital camera's still image resolution (5152 x 3864) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix L30.

A 384 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 320 hours, the Coolpix L30 has a very long battery life (max) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L30 have battery life (max)s of between 0.83h and 320h, and the average battery life (max) is 16h.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix L30 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this camera.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Coolpix L30 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (5152 x 3864 pixels) is in fact the best image resolution across all digital cameras of this age and spec.

The worst image resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The Coolpix L30 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Expert review site nothingwired.com scored this camera 40%. The digital camera expert review sites aren't convinced by this Nikon digital camera.

Does Not Support Video Capability

Most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L30 do not support video capability. The Coolpix L30 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support video capability which you might want to consider including the DSC-WX220 (£99.99), or the DSC-H90 (£95.99) both from Sony or the Samsung WB350F (£107.99).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix L30 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Sony DSC-WX220 (£99.99).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Coolpix L30 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Sony DSC-WX220 (£99.99), the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£99.00), or the Samsung WB350F (£107.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Most cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix L30 are not 3D. The Nikon Coolpix L30 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the VR-350 (£79.99), the VR-340 (£75.99), or the SZ-14 (£124.99) all from Olympus which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Nikon Coolpix L30 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£99.00) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix L30 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix L30 are also not waterproof.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L30 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst compact cameras of this age. Comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix L30 have optical zooms of between 0.17x and 63x.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G12 (£80.00), or the Nikon Coolpix L29 (£94.95).

If this Nikon camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ151 (£122.36) (15x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix L30 has a quite small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L30 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x.

Alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the PowerShot A4000 (£89.00), or the PowerShot G12 (£80.00) both from Canon or the Olympus SZ-14 (£124.99).

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ151 (£122.36) (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix L30 is more than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of this spec and age. The flash modes "Pre-flash" is also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix L30 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution. The video resolution of all digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix L30 ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At only 4 seconds, the Coolpix L30 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The average slowest camera shutter speed of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L30 is 15s.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 130 millimeters, the Coolpix L30 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix L30. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix L30 range from 18mm to 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix L30

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Coolpix L30 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A4000 (£89.00), the Sony DSC-H90 (£95.99), or the Olympus SZ-14 (£124.99).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 164 grams, the Coolpix L30 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L30.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
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)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
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)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Tripod Mountable
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Expert Reviews

(1)
9 September 2014

The Nikon Coolpix L30 shoots soft but highly detailed images and that is commendable considering the price point. The saturation and hue is proper and it offers quite decent low light photography....

User Reviews

(83)
Reviewed 15 July 2015 by Mr. John R. A. Harding
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent.

Reviewed 11 June 2015 by David Ollerton
(Verified Purchase)

Bought as preasent very easy to use.

Reviewed 13 May 2015 by Pat Hewitt
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent product.

Reviewed 8 May 2015 by Paula
(Verified Purchase)

Takes nice photos and not difficult to operate, however the lenses has got stuck twice and I've not even had it a year yet. Also be prepared to get through a lot of batteries.

Reviewed 2 May 2015 by Mr T E Noviss
(Verified Purchase)

Good.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon l30, nikon l30r, nikon l30rd
Barcodes 00018208937967, 00018208938001, 00845251088366, 04960759142153, 05055189018877, 05055189018884

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