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Nikon L27 Digital Camera

£68.00
Compact Camera 16.1MP 5x CCD Jun 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Two industry awards
Good size
Reasonably priced
544 Reviews + 2 Awards
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended besteproduct.nl 3.5 Star
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

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

One more expert review site said that this digital camera was good. Besteproduct.nl gave this Nikon digital camera a "3.5 Star" award.

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User Reviews Are Good

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera 84% on average. Over 79% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 25,534 owner and expert reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on six expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and techradar.com/au/ the average expert rating of this camera is 63%. It seems that experts really don't rate this Nikon camera very highly.

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Design

Easy to Use

One hundred and fifty-one customers who reviewed the Nikon L27 thought it was easy to use. Kaymac Construction Ltd gave it a rating of 8 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Ordered camera as needed a handy easy to use camera, this fitted the requriements”. Linda mentioned in her review of this digital camera “It takes great pics and it's really simple to use”. Liedson gave it a rating of 9 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Very easy to use camera with good picture quality for its price”.

Eight people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Yvonne Theresa Ashley mentioned “With plenty of different settings which covers a lot of the different types of shots that you might need to take in every day life”. Three years ago Nich Woolf rated it 4 stars and said “It has enough manual settings to be a teaching experience” in their Nikon L27 review. Bram Vandecasteele rated it 74.128616021379 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera “Easy-to-use menu, picture quality is average”.

Five customers said that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mme Elisabeth Brent said in their review of this digital camera “Very good small camera very suitable for my grand -daughter (7 years old) Very simple to operate and easy to hold for small hands”. Tony rated it 7 stars and he said in his review of the Nikon L27 “It's so easy and comfortable to carry that you could almost forget that you have it with you”. Tony also said “It's easy to hold and use, picture quality is very good as is the 5x optical zoom” in his review.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Three years ago Daniel Lankester mentioned “It was also very easy to set up/use” in his review of this digital camera.

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Nice Design

Twenty customers who purchased it considered that it was good looking. Three years ago Mart rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “Is pretty good quality”. Hers wrote “It does fit in your pocket and yes, pretty instant to use” in their review of the Nikon L27 and gave this digital camera a rating of 6 stars. G. Cobbing said “The prints I have run off at 4x6 inches are good looking” in their review of this digital camera.

Eleven owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was neat. Hers gave it a score of 6 stars and mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “It is a neat camera” in their review of this digital camera. Soul Man gave it a rating of 7 stars and said on Amazon.co.uk “A neat little camera, very easy to use”. V. Paynter wrote in their review of this digital camera “Lovely colour, nice an' neat, fits snuggly in the hand”.

Five owners who reviewed the product wrote that it was well designed. Three years ago Megan O Hanlon wrote “I have had this digital camera for a while now and it is very easy to use as it has a simple design and set up”. Philippa Cave wrote “Very compact and simple to use and well designed for people who just want to point”. Fitz wrote on Amazon three years ago “Superb design and no constant worry all day about losing it!” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was smooth. Mart gave it a rating of 8 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “It does slide into a pocket easily thanks to its smooth rounded curves”.

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Good Product Quality

Seventy-four people wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Ephotozine.com said in their Nikon L27 review “With a camera priced at just £50 it's reasonable to say you shouldn't expect fantastic image quality and the L27 certainly doesn't deliver it” and scored the product 7 stars. Luucyb gave it a rating of 7 stars and said “I'm not exactly a top professional photographer in need of an amazing quality camera.”. Four years ago M. West wrote “I wanted a similar camera because of the ease of use and image quality” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

One person said that this digital camera was inferior quality. Zadzack mentioned on Amazon “Very blurrrr and bad quality” in their review of the Nikon L27 and gave it a score of 6 stars.

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Robust

Seven people mentioned that the product was well made. Liz Mathison gave the product a score of 8 stars and she wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Very well made and easy to use - good value for the money” in her review of this digital camera. Mr M T Willis wrote in his review of this digital camera “Ok for in your pocket type camera, its got basic functions and takes a ok pic, build quality bit plastic for my liking”. Steven Makepeace mentioned “Great little camera worth the money if you want a compact well made first or even stand by camera worth getting” and scored it 8 stars.

Six people who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was reliable. Landboy rated this digital camera 7 stars and mentioned “This is a reliable and well-priced compact digital camera, which takes excellent pictures”. Four years ago Gill Charlton scored this digital camera 6 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “I know this camera is cheap and as it has not been misused I would like to return it to you to be fixed or replaced by something more reliable”. Pob1uk wrote in their Nikon L27 review “Great camera for price good quality pictures not had long so see how reliable it is” and gave this digital camera a rating of 7 stars.

Five people concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Three years ago Mr C Hatton wrote “Can't see screen in sunlight and broke within the first few days” in his review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 4 stars. Ickle Pendrive wrote “The box was badly damaged” in their review of this digital camera. Jennifer rated it 4 stars and she wrote three years ago “Broke down after a few months” in her review of this digital camera.

Three customers who reviewed it wrote that it was strong and durable. Four years ago John Tannahill mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Small and light, yet sturdy enough”. Sledge wrote in their review of this digital camera “Simple to use, (just like her), excellent quality photograph's, robust and does exactly what it says on the tin”. Pb78 said in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Seems sturdy enough and I like the moulded case that should make it easier than other makes to hold” .

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Fourty-nine customers who purchased the Nikon L27 concluded that it was compact. Four years ago Ephotozine.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon Coolpix L27 was announced in January 2013 alongside the L28 and is an entry-level compact camera with an RRP of just £69.99”. M.c. said in their Nikon L27 review on Amazon.co.uk “What a lovely little camera this is, small and compact, takes lovely clear pictures”. M.bleasdell wrote in their review of this digital camera “It is a compact and simple to use camera with a very affordable price tag” .

Five owners who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Neil mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “We have a Nickon SLR camera and quite often this is too bulky to take with us some of the time, or im over concious of it getting damanged” in his review of this digital camera. Mr. P. Colbourne mentioned in their review of the Nikon L27 on Amazon.co.uk “I bought one of these as a "point and shoot, pocket camera" to take on holiday, as I often find my normal camera too bulky to carry around”. Alexander Mckay he said “It uses for example bulky, old type, batteries”.

Four owners reckoned that the product was lightweight. Megan O Hanlon said on Amazon.co.uk “The nikon coolpix L27 compact digital camera is an affordable, lightweight, compact digital camera with a 16 Megapixel CDD sensor, 5x optical zoom, exceed c2 sensor” and rated it 7 stars. Four years ago Trish Wylie wrote in her review of this digital camera “Lightweight, pretty colour, batteries included with your purchase”. The Eye of Horus Editor wrote in their review of the Nikon L27 “It feels light-weight without the AA batteries inserted” .

Four owners who bought it wrote that it was easy to carry around. Kevinr said on Amazon.co.uk “It is small, light easy to carry well worth the price” in their review of the Nikon L27 and gave it a score of 8 stars. Mrs Margaret Booth said in her review of this digital camera four years ago “Easy to carry around”. Olchen said also four years ago “Very light and easy to use” .

Two customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was thin. Four years ago Neil mentioned in his review of the Nikon L27 “In comparison to the old olympus mastershot would say it produces the same quality pictures, issue with night mode etc, its just is slimmer”. Sandra Mac gave this digital camera a score of 7 stars and she wrote “Love it! Its a lot samaller than the L25 nad more slim lined and very attractive to look at” in her review of this digital camera.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

One hundred and two people agreed that this digital camera was good value for money. Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “If you're wanting a cheap camera and prefer to share your images on the web, you might not be too disappointed” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Photographyblog.com wrote “The Nikon Coolpix L27 is an affordable, lightweight and easy to use digital compact camera that features a 16 megapixel CCD sensor, 5x optical zoom, EXPEED C2 sensor” in their review of this digital camera. Local Lad said in their Nikon L27 review on Amazon.co.uk four years ago “The pictures which I have taken so far, have been first class for a camera of that value and performs well above its weight”.

Eight customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was expensive. Linda said three years ago “I was a little sceptical about this as it wasn't that expensive”. Mark mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “I would recommend getting a more expensive camera and an extended warranty as I only got 30 days with this product”. G. Cobbing wrote in their review of this digital camera “I did not expect it to produce the same high quality photographs as my more expensive Nikon Coolpix P510 does” and gave it a score of 8 stars.

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Support

Good Support

Eight owners thought it had good technical guidance. Memsab wrote in their review of the Nikon L27 “Clear instructions” and gave the product a score of 7 stars. I. M. Shaw rated it 7 stars and wrote on Amazon.co.uk “The L27 worked straight out of the box and is simple to use, so simple I had it up and running before I bothered to read the quick start instructions”. Penny scored it 8 stars and she wrote four years ago “Easy manual to understand, all a very good experiance” in her review of this digital camera.


Features

Good Technical Features

Eight people who purchased it concluded that it had good features. Jo wrote “Unfirtunatley although the camera looked lovely and had lots of good features the lens would not open Very Dissapointed” in her review of this digital camera. Mrs. S. Le Marinel wrote “For the price it has some great features”. Ron Jones mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Good camera great features” and rated this digital camera 7 stars.


Good Quality Pictures

One hundred and eighty-one owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was able to produce good images. Photographyblog.com wrote “Designed for simple point and shoot photography” and scored the product 6 stars. Lynnee scored it 9 stars and said on Amazon.co.uk “Easy to work and takes lovely pictures” in their review of this digital camera. Kevinr mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The pictures are very good” in their Nikon L27 review and gave the product a score of 8 stars.

Four customers said in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Techradar.com mentioned on expert website Techradar “The Nikon Coolpix L27 is equipped with a CCD sensor with an effective pixel count of 16.1 million pixels”. Ephotozine.com mentioned “It has a 16.1 megapixel sensor and 5x optical zoom lens, available in a range of colours including black, red, whit” however despite that they rated the product 3 stars.

Four customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good picture resolution. John Tannahill wrote on Amazon.co.uk “The resolution was more than fine for web pages” and scored the product 6 stars. Four years ago Robhem said on Amazon.co.uk “It does eat up memory (you can lower the resolution to save space” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 5 stars. M.pembroke said on Amazon “Still getting used to it, better than my fuji i used to have, 16 megapixels is brill”.

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Good Flash

Six customers who reviewed the product thought it had a good flash. G. Cobbing gave it a rating of 8 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Incidentally my flash works well enough”. Sharon Ward rated it 8 stars and she mentioned “Very good pic quality, has all you need good flash zoom ect, nice small” in her review of this digital camera. Four years ago Valentine Ginsburg wrote on Amazon.co.uk “I hardly had to use the flash that was great for taking pictures inside” in his review of the Nikon L27.

Good Video Capture

Ten people said in their reviews that the Nikon L27 was good for video recording. J. Davis wrote “And its a good picture/video player” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 7 stars. Hadge said on Amazon.co.uk “Its small, light, fits in a pocket or small bag easily, very simple to use and produces great pictures and videos” in their review of this digital camera. Robo of the North wrote “HD video 16mp just great”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Ten people wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen. G. Cobbing wrote in their Nikon L27 review four years ago “If it does have a down side it is not having a rudimentary eye level viewer as I find it impossible to see the screen in bright sunshine”. Mr. B. P. Moss mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “I immediately noticed how bright the Coolpix screen was compared to my old Olympus” and scored this digital camera 7 stars. M.pembroke wrote on Amazon “Looks good on screen” and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

One person who reviewed it thought it had a good viewfinder.

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Good Quality Lens

Seventeen people said that the Nikon L27 had a good zoom. Four years ago M. Holland wrote “I like the 5X optical zoom and the preset modes”. Kirk B said on Amazon.co.uk “Camera takes good pictures and has a good zoom to capture images in the distance” in his review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 7 stars. Kindly Light rated it 9 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “I can see the picture on the screen so well and I love the zoom effect”.

Four people wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens. Three years ago Amazon Customer said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “To my mind a camera is only as good as its lens allows it to be”. Willyum R scored it 7 stars and mentioned “The lens is good”.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One person considered that this digital camera was noisy. M. Holland mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “Locking the ISO to a low setting to stop picture noise would have been nice”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon L27 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon L27 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the VR-340 (£75.99), and the VR-350 (£79.99) both from Olympus or the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon L27 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Camera

Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon L27 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon L27 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a tripod mountable.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon L27 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. The best still image resolution of all cameras of this type and age is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

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

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Nikon L27 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon L27 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon L27 has a hand strap. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon L27 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a batteries included.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon L27 is 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 Nikon camera). This Nikon digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. 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). Across all cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Thirteen owners said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Mart wrote “I've had no problems with short battery life” in their review of the Nikon L27. Three years ago Karen Vaughan said on Amazon.co.uk “However the battery display showed fully charged”. Four years ago Smallfry rated it 6 stars and mentioned “Replaced Panasonic - preferred Panasonic as Nikon switches onto battery save very quickly - I sometimes take too long "setting up a photo" (probably my fault”.


Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Nikon L27 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

Alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the GE X5 (£55.00), or the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96.

If this Nikon camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 (£80.00) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Nikon L27 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The average display resolution (numeric) of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera is 430,000 pixels.

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

The Nikon L27 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 20 megabytes) amongst cameras of this age. The internal memory of cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera range from 8MB to 8GB.

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Lens System

Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 130 millimeters, the Nikon L27 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera. Similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 18mm and 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon L27 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think the VR-340 (£75.99), and the VR-350 (£79.99) both from Olympus which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Ricoh HZ15 (£80.00) (6x).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Nikon L27 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 is also worth considering.

If this digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 (£80.00) (25x) which also has a higher rating.

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Focusing

Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of 0.1 meters, the Nikon L27 has a quite large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The average closest focusing distance of cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera is 0.066m.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this medium megapixel camera was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vna362e1, vna363e1
Barcodes 00018208891702, 00018208891719, 00018208891726, 00018208891733, 00018208891740, 00018208933945, 00018208933976, 00018208934010, 00018208934058, 00018208934089, 08033737553022, 08033737553039, 08033737553046, 08033737553053, 08033737553060, 08431016227112, 08431016227211, 08431016227419, 08431016227518, 08431016227914

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