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Nikon Coolpix L30 Digital Camera

£80.00
Compact Camera 20.1MP 5x Dec 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good product quality
Reasonably priced
Poor expert reviews
86 Reviews
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Price

Reasonably Priced

Fifteen people reckoned that the product was good value for money. Three years ago Michael said “Superb for the cost” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix L30. Mickey Mao rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “Sometime you need a small camera to fit in your pocket and this one fits the bill at a reasonable price and 2 double A batteries are just the perfect size”. Nayna Soneji wrote “Good value for money” and rated it 80 out of 100.


Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine and nothingwired.com this high megapixel camera has an overall expert rating of 50 out of 100. That puts this camera in the bottom 3% of all the cameras of this type and age.

Good User Reviews

Based on 160 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 89%. 50 reviewers (87% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

We checked 25,424 owner and expert reviews (including 2,903 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 97% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Good Product Quality

Seventeen customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Mr Colin Prestwich gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “This replacement is perfect because it's almost identical -- easy to use, easy to download pictures, fantastic quality pictures”. Michael scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said on expert review site Amazon three years ago “Top quality product”. George.plum wrote “Otherwise good quality”.

Easy to Use

Thirteen people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Ruth Greig wrote in her Nikon Coolpix L30 review on expert website Amazon “Very easy to use”. S3anreilly said “A great budget holiday snapper with very good battery life, easy to use and colour faithful”. They also wrote “The ease of use and price fitted my daughter's budget very well indeed” in their review.

Nice Design

Four owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was good looking. Expert website Nothingwired.com mentioned “The camera is pretty small with loads of features” in their review of this digital camera. . said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon two years ago “When u do get a good picture they are pretty stunning for a tiny cheap thing like this” yet they gave this digital camera a rating of 40 out of 100. Beth H. mentioned in her review of this digital camera “Perfect for if you want quick good looking point and click photos” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was neat. Two years ago Christine Hockey said on expert review site Amazon “Nice neat easy to use camera”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Nineteen people concluded that the product was able to produce good images. Expert website Nothingwired.com said in their review of this digital camera “Highly detailed images and that is commendable considering the price point” however despite that they only gave it a score of 40 out of 100. Michael mentioned on expert website Amazon “Great pictures and features”. Three years ago Pt wrote on expert review site Amazon “Brilliant little camera, really good pictures”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in low light. Expert website Nothingwired.com mentioned “The saturation and hue is proper and it offers quite decent low light photography” in their review of this digital camera. Mr. N. R. Faulkner said on expert review site Amazon “This is an excellent small pocket camera which gives great pictures even in very low light and very easy to operate” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three owners who purchased it mentioned that it was compact. Stevem wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “Very good quality compact camera for the price, light weight” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Three years ago S3anreilly mentioned “A good, one charge 300 shots, compact snapper to have on holiday”. David Corbett scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote “Small, compact”.

Two owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was lightweight. Two years ago Wagsta said on expert website Amazon “As part of her work she needs an easy to use and understand camera that fits into her work handbag and is lightweight” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Osimandeus mentioned on expert website Amazon “Lightweight, easy to use” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars out of 5.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 164 grams, the Nikon Coolpix L30 is fairly light compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The lightest camera of this type and age is 110g , the heaviest is 1.3kg, and the average weight is 410g.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since December 2015.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix L30 supports video recording, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The Coolpix L30 supports a maximum video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. That's 92% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels.

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

Across comparable types of camera the best supported video resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Coolpix L30 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the Nikon D3200 (£198.99), the Leica M Monochrom (£5,160), and the Canon EOS 70D are also worth considering.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the D750 (£1,133.99) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D7200 (3.2" and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Pentax K-3 II (£699) (3.2" and higher rated).

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix L30 has a built-in flash. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Alpha A3000, and the DSC-H300 both from Sony or the Canon EOS 70D which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

The Coolpix L30 has a fairly standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than a year.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think the Alpha A7 II (£782.77), the Alpha A5000 (£279), and the Alpha A3000 all from Sony which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Life X44022 (£114.99) (5x and higher rated), or the Life P44022 (8x and higher rated) both from Medion or the Sony Alpha A68 (£499) (8x and higher rated).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Coolpix L30 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 5 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera the optical zooms range from 3x to 63x.

If you want a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the IXUS 175 (£89.05) (8x and higher rated), or the IXUS 177 (£79.99) (8x and higher rated) both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S3700 (£80) (8x and higher rated).

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix L30 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than a year also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Coolpix S3700 (£80), or the Coolpix A100 both from Nikon or the Samsung NX500 which all of have better reviews.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

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 high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. In addition, this Nikon camera have still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2736, 2272 x 1704 and 1600 x 1200 and 5120 x 2880. Digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera still image resolution(s) range from 480 x 480 (worst) to 6000 x 4000 (best).

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20.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.1 megapixels digital camera.

We compared all the other 20.1MP digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of their better review scores, the DSC-W810 (£71.53), and the DSC-H400 (£219) both from Sony are also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the EOS 3000N (20.2MP and higher rated), or the SX610 HS (£154.89) (20.2MP and higher rated) both from Canon or the Sony RX10 II (£1,029) (20.2MP and higher rated).

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon Coolpix L30 features voice recording. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon Coolpix L30 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The Coolpix L30 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most high megapixel cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 80, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

At only 25 megabytes, the Nikon Coolpix L30 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than a year. The average internal memory of cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera is 220MB.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208937967, 00018208938001, 05055189018877, 05055189018884

Nikon Coolpix L30 Review Sources

To prepare this Nikon Coolpix L30 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,674 product attributes, 178,028 digital camera reviews and 4,186,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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