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Nikon Coolpix L2 Review
Date: May 15, 2006
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Nikon Coolpix L2 Review is based on a production
model. All sample images are unretouched, except
review has been submitted to DIWA
Awards [Total: 65%].
The Nikon Coolpix L2 is a simple-to-use
ultra-compact digital camera and is JeansPocket
Certified. It has 6.0MP resolution and a 3x
Designed for straightforward point-and-shoot
photography, it has AUTO mode augmented with 15
easy-to-use Scene Modes.
A 2.0-in. LCD monitor has 86,000 pixels resolution,
kind of low by today's standards, but good enough
for outdoors use.
The Nikon L2 is not particularly fast, with a
noticeable shutter lag due to a slow autofocus.
However, if you prefocus, shutter lag becomes
Image quality is good to very good. The L2 does
very well when the subject is well-lit (e.g. in
a "sunny outdoors" environment), and
images at low ISO (ISO is automatically selected
from 50 to 200) have very low noise. Metering
is precise. Chromatic Aberration is not a problem
in everyday shots.
Movies (with sound) are recorded 640x480 pixels
at 30fps until the memory card is full. Battery
life is excellent: approx 180 shots with alkaline,
600 shots with lithium, or 320 shots with NiMH
EN-MH1 (CIPA standard).
The Nikon Coolpix L2 is targeted to entry-level
photographers desiring automated operations in
an ultra-compact, simple-to-use and affordable
digital camera. Nikon's unique D-Lighting and
Best Shot Selector help the beginner get the shot
in less than ideal situations. Recommended for
sunny outdoors use.
See if you fit the Nikon Coolpix L2 User Profile
||Desire an entry-level
6.0 MP resolution point-and-shoot digital
||Want an ultra compact,
Certified digital camera (small
fashion purse, jeans pocket).
||Have no problem with small
||Able to hold a small camera
steady and gentle with shutter release.
||Will use it mostly outdoors
in bright and sunny conditions.