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Nikon Coolpix L12 VR


Nikon Coolpix L12
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Nikon Coolpix L12 is part of Nikon's 'Life' series of compact digital cameras. It features 7.1MP resolution, a 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens, and a large 2.5-in. LCD monitor.

In addition, the Nikon L12 features true image stabilization (optical lens shift), called Vibration Reduction, that minimizes blurred shots caused by camera shake.

Nikon In-Camera Innovations in the Coolpix L12: In-Camera Red-Eye Fix(TM) automatically fixes most instances of red-eye in the camera; Face-Priority AF is Nikon's face-finding technology that automatically focuses on faces; and, D-Lighting rescues dark or backlit images by improving brightness and detail where needed.

The Nikon L12 accepts the Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) card and has about 21MB of Internal Memory.

The Nikon Coolpix L12 should appeal to budget-conscious point-and-shoot photographers desiring an easy-to-use compact digital camera with true image stabilization.

For about US $50 less, the Coolpix L11 offers 6.0MP resolution, a 2.4-in. LCD and no image stabilization.

For about US $80 less, the Coolpix L10 offers 5.0MP resolution, a 2.0-in. LCD and no image stabilization.

[Nikon Canada offers an exclusive 2-year warranty for all COOLPIX and the D40, D50, D70s, D80 and D200 Digital SLR cameras purchased from a Nikon Canada Authorized Dealer.]

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Nikon Coolpix L12
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Nikon Coolpix L12US | CAN | UK  
  Image Sensor 7.2 effective megapixels (3072 x 2304)
1/2.5-inch type (7.41 million total pixels)
  Image sizes 3072 x 2304 (High: 3072*, Normal: 3072), 2592 x 1944 (Normal: 2592), 2048 x 1536 (Normal: 2048), 1024 x 768 (PC screen: 1024), 640 x 480 (TV screen: 640), 3072 x 1728 (16:9)  
  Lens 3x Zoom-Nikkor; 5.7-17.1mm (35mm [135] format picture angle: 35-105mm); f/2.8-4.7; 5 elements in 5 groups; digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm [135] format picture angle: approx. 420mm)  
  Vibration Reduction Lens shift Optical VR  
  Focus range 1 ft. 8 in. (50cm) to infinity. Macro close-up mode: 5.9 in. (15cm) to infinity  
  LCD monitor

2.5-in., 115,000-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating

  Storage media Internal memory (approx. 21 MB), SD/SDHC memory card compatible  
  Shooting modes Automatic, 15 Scene Modes, Face-Priority AF with Portrait Scene Mode, One-Touch Portrait Button  
  Movie With sound: TV movie (640) at 30fps, small size (320) at 30fps/15fps, smaller size (160) at 15fps; stop-motion (640)  
  ISO sensitivity Auto (auto gain ISO 50-1600)  
  White balance 7 White Balance Options  
  Built-in flash Range: (W) 0.5-8.0m (1 ft. 8 in. - 26 ft. 3 in.), (T) approx. 0.5-4.5m (1 ft. 8 in. - 14 ft. 9 in.)  
  Interface USB  
  Supported languages Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai  
  Power sources

Two AA alkaline, oxyride, or lithium batteries, two EN-MH1 rechargeable NiMH batteries (optional), EH-65A AC adapter (optional)

  Battery life (approx.)

Approx. 150 shots with alkaline, 600 shots with lithium, or 370 shots with EN-MH1 batteries (based on CIPA standard)


Included Accessories*

*Supplied accessories may differ by country or area

Two 1.5V LR6 AA-size alkaline batteries, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14, Strap, Dock Insert PV-13, PictureProject CD-ROM  
  Optional Accessories Battery Charger MH-71, Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery EN-MH1, AC Adapter EH-65A  
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 91 x 61 x 26 mm (3.6 x 2.4 x 1.0 in.) excluding projections  
  Weight (Camera body only) Approx. 125 g (4.4 oz.) without battery and SD memory card  
  MSRP US $199.95 / CDN $259.95  

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