Nikon Coolpix L10

Last update: Review by CNET (14 October’07)

The Nikon Coolpix L10 is an entry level digital point-and-shoot camera equipped with 5.0 million effective pixel and a 3x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 37.5-112.5mm). The camera is measuring in at 89.5 x 60.5 x 26 mm (3.5 x 2.4 x 1.0 in.), weighing 115g and has a 2.0″ LCD screen.

Nikon Coolpix L10
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Nikon Coolpix L10 Reviews

CNET reviews the Nikon Coolpix L10 and writes;
“The good: Decent picture quality; decent performance. The bad: Very few controls; very slow flash recycle time; relatively low resolution; slow shutter in low light. The bottom line: The Nikon Coolpix L10 makes a great budget point-and-shoot camera, if you don’t mind its paltry 5-megapixel resolution. .”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Pocket-Lint reviews the Nikon Coolpix L10 and writes;
“The L10’s focusing issues and the problems with the auto white balance are reminiscent of the L12 I recently tested, but you have to bear in mind this is a budget model and compromises must be made when you’re on a budget. It is still a budget model that nevertheless packs in some neat extras that elevate it above being just a simple snapper.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

GoodGearGuide reviews the Nikon Coolpix L10 and writes;
“Nikon’s COOLPIX L10 is a decent choice if you’re looking for a low price unit to use as a backup camera or are taking your first steps into the world of digital photography. However, the 5 megapixel sensor does exhibit a few problems and the slow shutter speed will be unbearable for more experienced photographers.”
Rating: ★★½☆☆

TechTree reviews the Nikon Coolpix L10 and writes;
“The start up time is a bit too long (around 3-4 seconds), with almost a 2-3 second delay (using sequential shot mode) between shots without using the flash…Overall, it is a good performer with good image quality and lots of shooting modes along with other image-enhancement features. This is easily one of the cheapest good quality cameras you will find in the market today. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

ImagingResource reviews the Nikon Coolpix L10 and writes;
“Optical zoom was fine, smoothly racketing from wide angle to telephoto. But digital zoom steps more slowly through its range… With the Nikon Coolpix L10 though, “bargain” doesn’t have to mean “junk” any longer. It’s a very serviceable little camera with a nice range of features and very decent image quality. A Dave’s Pick for sure, in the “budget” category.”
Rating: N/A

PCWorld reviews the Nikon Coolpix L10 and writes;
“the L10 earned an overall image quality score of Good on indoor shots. It earned high marks for exposure and color accuracy, but low ones for sharpness and distortion….Overall, the Coolpix L10 is an attractive package if you’re looking for a simple camera that has a low price and that will fit in your pocket.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Nikon Coolpix L10 and writes;
“The bottom line – The Nikon Coolpix L10 is a nice little 5-megapixel digital package. With good image quality/performance, and plenty of exposure modes, the L10 is sure to make an user looking for an affordable entry-level model happy. With an MSRP of US$119 or less, I feel the Coolpix L10 offers an excellent value.”
Rating: N/A

GearDigest reviews the Nikon Coolpix L10 and writes;
“I was pleased to see that Auto mode tended to keep the ISO speed low – in fact, it remained at 64 for virtually all the images I shot. As you would expect, those shots exhibited very little noise. Shots taken zoomed to the maximum 3X optical range showed crisp focus at infinity….I found the Nikon CoolPix L10 to have the best rounded feature set of the cameras I reviewed. It featured more shooting modes than either of the other cameras, and easily won bragging rights for video. And, it took great pictures.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

TrustedReviews reviews the Nikon Coolpix L10 and writes;
“The L10’s one real weakness is unfortunately image quality. I found that it had a serious tendency to over-expose nearly everything, resulting in burned-out skies on landscape shots and blown out highlights on flash shots. The automatic ISO setting seems to set 200 ISO for all low-light and flash shots with no way to override it, and at this setting there is quite a lot of image noise visible…”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Nikon Coolpix L10 Samples

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Nikon Coolpix L10 User Manuals (PDF)

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Nikon Coolpix L10 Press Release

Features of Nikon L10 Camera

# Precision 37.5 to 112.5mm (35mm equivalent) 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens
# 2.0-inch 153,000-dot LCD monitor with brightness adjustment
# Slim, compact design optimized for ease of operation and maximum enjoyment
# High light sensitivity up to ISO 800 equivalent enables faster shutter speeds and better exposure in lower light
# Compatible with widely available AA-size batteries
# Face-priority AF can detect a human face to provide sharp focus automatically
# In-Camera Red-Eye Fix detects, then corrects for the red-eye effect sometimes caused by flash
# D-Lighting corrects images compromised by insufficient flash or excessive back light
# BSS (Best Shot Selector) automatically selects the best shot from a series of consecutive images
# Direct printing to PictBridge-compatible printers

Nikon UK is pleased to introduce the COOLPIX L10 and COOLPIX L11

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2 Responses to “Nikon Coolpix L10”

  1. Sylvester says:

    I have this camera. It is very good. I made already ca. 500 pictures.

  2. judy gabennesch says:

    I purchased two coolpix L10 for my granddaugthers. After three months one broke and after four months the second one broke as the result of the same problem. Both girls said that did not drop them. However, the salesman said that they could have pressed too hard on the screen with their fingers. They don’t deny that they pressed their fingers on the screens. But neither girl has a case for their camera and neither has carried it in their pocket. They carried them in a large bag like girls do.

    It seems that the breakage was due to some pressure on the screen. However, with two breaking within weeks of one another, it seems that this is a problem. I have sent them in for repair. I do hope Nikon will pay for the repairs.


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