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Nikon Coolpix L320
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Nikon Coolpix L320 Digital Camera

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16.1MP 26x CCD 4x Jun 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
The classic-looking, 16-megapixel COOLPIX L320 is everything you could ever need in a camera. With the incredible 26x zoom lens, you can shoot more than you ever thought possible. Fit the... More
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23 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this Nikon digital camera. PhotographyBlog.com gave this digital camera a "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine this Nikon camera has an average expert rating of 75%.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Nikon is one of the better rated camera brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Nikon also has good ratings for its compact cameras.

Good Size

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Four years ago Ephotozine.com gave it a rating of 70 out of 100 and wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “Is a superzoom compact camera with 26x optical zoom” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com “Shaped like a compact DSLR”.

Good Quality Lens

Some people said in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine “The Nikon Coolpix L320 is a decent enough camera if you want a model with plenty of optical zoom”.

Easy to Use

One customer who bought the product mentioned that it was easy to use. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon Coolpix L320 is an easy to use long zoom compact camera” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars.

Reasonably Priced

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. Ephotozine.com said in their Nikon Coolpix L320 review “A 16.1 megapixel sensor, updating the popular value zoom” and rated the Nikon Coolpix L320 4 stars.

Good Quality Pictures

One Nikon Coolpix L320 owner who bought it considered that it had a good image sensor.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type. 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 digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC 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.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Panasonic DMC-LX7[plb_2071996_price], the Nikon S9400[plb_1873860_price], and the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

When compared to other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix L320 that we have checked, the Coolpix L320's optical zoom of 26 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. The optical zooms of digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix L320 range from 0.17x to 63x.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] (30x), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite High Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix L320 is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix L320 has one of the higher megapixels amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price] (16.2MP), or the Sony DSC-WX50[plb_2154757_price] (16.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix L320 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] is also worth considering.

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Four Number of Batteries Supporteds

Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix L320 only have between one and three number of batteries supporteds, however the Coolpix L320 has four number of batteries supporteds.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon Coolpix L320 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix L320. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Coolpix L320 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. Across all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix L320 the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 585 millimeters, the Coolpix L320 has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst cameras of this age. Cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix L320 have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 18mm and 1,000mm.

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310 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most digital cameras of this age and spec take between 110 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Coolpix L320 which takes 310 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Nikon Coolpix L320 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). 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). Digital cameras of this age and spec video resolutionss range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age.

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TFT Display

The Coolpix L320 has a TFT display which is better than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. Most compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it 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 (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L320 is 5mm and the longest is 39mm. When compared to other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix L320 that we have checked, the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Coolpix L320 of only 22.5 millimeters is one of the shortest.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix L320 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix L320.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price].

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Coolpix L320 does not support video capability, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not support video capability.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support video capability which you might want to look at including the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price], or the Nikon 25[plb_1676851_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L320, the Coolpix L320 does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Coolpix L320 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix L320 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Canon N100[plb_2118439_price], or the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F[plb_1682904_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L320, the Nikon Coolpix L320 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years do not have a GPS (satellite). The Coolpix L320 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Nikon Coolpix L320 is not waterproof.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The Coolpix L320 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix L320.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The Coolpix L320 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L320. The shooting modes "Scene" is also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Only Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The Nikon Coolpix L320 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Contrast Detection Auto Focus are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The Coolpix L320 has a quite short battery life (max) (only 1.33 hours) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The battery life (max)s of cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L320 range from 0.83h to 320h.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At only 4 seconds, the Coolpix L320 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L320. The slowest camera shutter speeds of compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L320 range from 0.12s to 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 15s.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Coolpix L320 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this age and spec.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix L320

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix L320.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Coolpix L320 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Samsung 150F[plb_1609687_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L320 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
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
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
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 Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
HDMI
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Carrying Case
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

1 Award

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(2)

PhotographyBlog.com

The Nikon Coolpix L320 is an easy to use long zoom compact camera. Shaped like a compact DSLR, the camera sports a large 26x optical zoom, 16 megapixel CCD sensor, 3 inch LCD screen, EXPEED C2... Read more…

10 May 2013

The Nikon Coolpix L320 is a decent enough camera if you want a model with plenty of optical zoom but have a limited budget. There is some issues with images being blurry in the corners, our review...

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