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Nikon L25 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 10.1MP 5x CCD Nov 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
One industry award
Good size
A bit expensive
8 Reviews + 1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Price

A Bit Expensive

Two people who reviewed it thought it was not good value for money. Five years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “If you are on a very strict budget, or are buying a child their first camera” and scored it 60 out of 100. Also five years ago expert website Computeractive.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “While the tight budget can't stretch to a rechargeable battery (it takes a pair of AA batteries) there is room”.


Reviews

One Industry Award

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

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this Nikon camera is 68% based on five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews.

Good Brand

Based on 25,424 user and expert reviews (including 514 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras compared to other brands. 99% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Ease of Use

Two people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use. Website Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Ease of use”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two owners said in their reviews that the Nikon L25 was compact. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote “The Nikon Coolpix L25 is an easy to use digital compact camera aimed at the novice user, featuring a 10 megapixel CCD sensor, 5x optical zoom, 720p HD video recording”. Five years ago Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “The Nikon Coolpix L25 is an entry level compact camera with a 10.1 megapixel sensor, 3 inch screen, 5x optical zoom lens, electronic vibration reduction” although they rated it 3 stars out of 5.

Average Weight

With a weight of 171 grams, the Nikon L25 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon L25 supports video recording. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also support video recording.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon L25 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm, or the E-PL3 both from Olympus or the Canon SX220 HS.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon L25 is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Nikon digital camera).

This camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is actually the worst supported video resolution across all cameras of this type and age.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is the best supported video resolution across similar types of camera.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Nikon released the L25 in November 2012.


Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Nikon L25 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. Low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have display diagonals of between 1" and 3.5".

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the PowerShot SX260 HS (£100), or the SX230 HS both from Canon or the Nikon D3S which all of have better reviews.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5") which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Cameras that were launched more than two years ago have display resolutions (numeric) of between 640 pixels and 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 410,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Nikon L25 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon L25 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including the D3S, the Coolpix 8800, or the D300S all from Nikon which all of have better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon L25 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of their better review scores, the D3S, or the Coolpix 8800 both from Nikon or the Olympus XZ-2.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The Nikon L25 does not have a video out. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also do not have a video out.

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Very Light

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera the weights range from 0.11kg to 270kg, and the average weight is 10kg. At only 0.171 kilograms, the Nikon L25 is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon L25 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Only 1/3"" Optical Sensor Size

The Nikon L25 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/3"". That's 43% less optical sensor size than a 1/1.7"" digital camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. 4.80 x 3.60mm.

A 1/3"" optical sensor size is actually the worst optical sensor size across all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

The best optical sensor size amongst comparable types of digital camera is 4/3"".

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon L25 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Nikon digital camera has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age 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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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon L25 has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of this type and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Nikon camera have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 3584 x 2016. Across all low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4032 x 3024.

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10.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 10.1 megapixels camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 10.1MP cameras currently available including the 1 V1, or the 1 J1 (£199) both from Nikon or the Canon 500 HS which all of have better reviews.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the VH-510 (12MP and higher rated), or the XZ-2 (12MP and higher rated) both from Olympus or the Fujifilm XQ1 (12MP and higher rated).

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon L25 has a pretty standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

Other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the Canon S110, or the Nikon P500.

If you are looking for 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 L25 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the Samsung ES71, and the Canon S120 (£179.99) are also worth considering.

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

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Six Aspheric Elements

The Nikon L25 is a six aspheric element digital camera. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec have between one and eight aspheric elements.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 6.8, the Nikon L25 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. The biggest maximum aperture number of low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera is 1.8, the smallest is 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.2.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2.7, the Nikon L25 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The smallest minimum aperture number of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera is 1.3 and the largest is 11.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 38mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. At 28 millimeters, the Nikon L25 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Camera

Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon L25 features multi-shot function. Most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also feature multi-shot function.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Nikon L25 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon L25 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Nikon L25 features connection to PC. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also feature connection to PC.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Nikon L25 does not have an HDMI. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera do have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon L25 supports PictBridge. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon L25 has a hand strap, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon L25 has a batteries included. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon L25 features voice recording. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon L25 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Light Exposure

Supports Fourteen ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon L25 is more than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera. The ISO sensitivities "80", "100", "125", "160", "200", "250", "320", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250" and "1600" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon nikcpaw130be25, nikon nikcpaw130yw25, nikon nikcpaw130oe25, nikon l25rd, coolpixl25, ncl072
Barcodes 00018208857593, 00018208857609, 00018208857616, 00018208857623, 00018208857975, 00018208857982, 00018208857999, 00018208858002, 00018208925254, 00018208925278, 00018208925292, 00018208925322, 00018208925346, 00182089252546, 00636983468492, 00636983470174, 00636983476657, 03610170731665, 03610170769774, 08033737552216

Nikon L25 Review Sources

To prepare this Nikon L25 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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