Nikon Coolpix L22

Last Updated (15 February’11):
- Review & Sample Photos @ CNET

Nikon Coolpix L22 is a 12.0 digital compact camera features 3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens (35mm equivalent: 37-134mm), Easy Auto Mode with Scene Auto Selector, 640 x 480 movies with sound at 30fps, Nikon’s 3-way VR Image Stabilization System automatically detects subject movement and adjusts the shutter speed, ISO 80-1600 and a bright 3.0-inch LCD screen. The camera measures Height: 2.4 in. (60.5mm) x Width: 3.9 in. (97.7mm) x Depth: 1.2 in. (28.3mm) and weighs approx. 6.5 oz. (183g)

Nikon Coolpix L22
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info


Expert Reviews

Nikon Coolpix L22 Reviews

CNET reviews the Nikon Coolpix L22 and writes;
“The good: Three-inch LCD; attractive; pleasing color in photos under the right conditions. The bad: Mediocre lens quality; too little control over camera; poor low-light shooting performance. The bottom line: The Nikon Coolpix L22 looks good for its price, but there isn’t much to like below the surface.”
Rating: ★★½☆☆

PhotographyBlog reviews the Nikon Coolpix L22 and writes;
“If you can live with that – and the afore-mentioned lack of manual control – the Nikon Coolpix L22 is unlikely to disappoint. Of course if you are a stickler for image quality or want to make action shots or poster-sized prints, you should look elsewhere”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PCW reviews the Nikon Coolpix L22 and writes;
“Verdict: Quality, ease and price make this an excellent digital camera for newcomers. Good points High resolution; good zoom; easy to use; very competitive price.
Bad points: Limited manual control over camera settings”

Rating: ★★★★☆

DPInterface reviews the Nikon Coolpix L22 and writes;
“Overall, the Nikon Coolpix L22’s image quality turned out to be pretty good with low noise (provided the camera chooses an ISO setting of 400 or lower), good sharpness and pretty good lens performance. “
Rating: N/A

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PhotographyBay reviews the Nikon Coolpix L22 and writes;
“The Nikon L22 is a camera that will work for people who really don’t want to interact with their cameras. It’s basic. You point and shoot, and then let the camera decide what it wants to do. Usually, you’ll get decent results”
Rating: N/A

TrustedReviews reviews the Nikon Coolpix L22 and writes;
“The Nikon CoolPix L22 is a very cheap camera, but still shows the style and build quality of Nikon’s more expensive models. While it lacks many useful features it performs and handles well, but is unfortunately let down by inferior image quality due to its overcrowded sensor and destructive image processing. “
Rating: ★★★½☆

PCWorld.au reviews the Nikon Coolpix L22 and writes;
“In the end, we have to say that Nikon’s CoolPix L22 isn’t anything special, but it’s definitely capable of taking some crisp and accurately coloured photos. It’s the type of camera don’t have to think about using — just point it and take the picture — and it performed well indoors as well as out. “
Rating: ★★★½☆

CameraLabs reviews the Nikon Coolpix L22 and writes;
“COOLPIX L22′s images are well exposed, vibrant and punchy and show reasonably good detail. Despite its Motion Detection and Electronic Vibration reduction features, it doesn’t perform well in poor light and if you do a lot of low light photography and like to shoot indoors in natural light, the A3000 IS / A3100 IS would be a better choice..”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Cameras.uk reviews the Nikon Coolpix L22 and writes;
“Overall the Coolpix L22 does an excellent job when looking at the price tag. It handles most snapshot situations without a problem. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET reviews the Nikon Coolpix L22 and writes;
“Can budget cameras really be any good? Yes, absolutely. The Nikon Coolpix L22 is solid, well made, easy to use and practical. It’s limited in its zoom range, though, and the lack of manual ISO control is a definite drawback “
Rating: ★★★½☆

User Opinions

Nikon Coolpix L22 User Reviews

Great Camera | Rating: ★★★★★
“I bought this camera after reading all the + reviews on several web sites. This is a very good camera for the price. Pro’s: price, simple to use, slips right into you shirt pocket or purse, very good pictures, bright LCD (sorry Kodak), uses AA batteries, good video. Con’s: none! I highly recommend this camera. ” – By A. White “mustang”

Ease of use | Rating: ★★★★★
“I am no “techie”, but this camera is user friendly and takes beautiful pictures. It does all the adjustments automaticly. If you want a “point & shoot”, no-brainer I recommend this camera. AND it is “pretty”. ” – By Gardengirl “Shar”

Coolpix l22 | Rating: ★★★★★
“Great little camera. Simple to use. Takes great pix. Red is a nice color.” – By reviewer “hf”

Awesome | Rating: ★★★★★
“I received my Nikon L22 in less time than I was expecting it. As I was going on a trip, this was very pleasing to me. My camera arrived in perfect shape and I’m most happy with my purchase. The price and quality was everything I expected and more. I have shown my camera to many family members and they are very surprised and amazed at the photo quality and clarity, the looks of this very sleek,compact camera, and that I got it all for an amazing low price!” – By B. S. Schlafke

Perfect Gift! | Rating: ★★★★★
“I bought this camera for my 70 year old mother hoping it would prove easy to use and non-intimidating. It was perfect. She loved the look of it, how small it is and the large viewer. She was able to load the software and start using it immediately. Picture quality was great, too. Haven’t gotten into the more advanced features but for an entry level introduction to digital photography this is a great choice. ” – By Bean Counter

great item | Rating: ★★★★★
“This camera is so easy to use, and has some great features for the price.” – By Cathy Brogdon

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Samples

Nikon Coolpix L22 Sample Photos

- Nikon Coolpix L22 Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog
- Nikon Coolpix L22 Sample Photos @ DPInterface
- Nikon Coolpix L22 Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews
- Nikon Coolpix L22 Sample Photos @ Cameralabs.com
- Nikon Coolpix L22 Sample Photos @ Flickr.com
- Nikon Coolpix L22 Sample Photos @ Cameras.co.uk

Manual

Nikon Coolpix L22 User Manual (PDF)

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- Download Nikon Coolpix L22 User Manual (PDF – 9.7MB)

Features

Nikon Coolpix L22 Features

12.0 Megapixels
12.0 Megapixels for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches

3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens
3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens has a versatile zoom range from 37mm to 134mm telephoto coverage that gets you close to the action while capturing expansive landscapes

Big, Bright 3.0-inch LCD
Big, Bright 3.0-inch LCD makes it easy to compose and share your pictures with a wide-viewing angle and anti-glare coating

Easy Auto Mode with Scene Auto Selector
Easy Auto Mode with Scene Auto Selector simplifies your picture-taking experience by letting the camera automatically select the best setting to get great picture

High Quality TV Movies with Sound
High Quality TV Movies with Sound records 640×480 at 30fps movies for easy playback in camera, on TV or computer

3-way VR Image Stabilization System
Electronic VR Image Stabilization minimizes the effect of camera shake, Motion Detection automatically detects moving subjects and adjusts shutter speed and ISO setting to compensate for cameras hake and subject movement, Nikon’s original Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically takes up to 10 shots while the shutter is pressed and saves the sharpest image

ISO up to 1600
ISO up to 1600 capability helps give you sharper results when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects.

Smart Portrait System includes:
Smart Portrait Mode makes sure you’ll always catch the decisive moment when your subject smiles, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix™ automatically fixes, while shooting, most instances of red-eye in the camera. You may never see red-eye again, Face-Priority AF Nikon’s face-finding technology that automatically focuses on up to 3 faces

AA Batteries
AA Batteries for ease of mind with long battery life plus easy, anywhere replacement

5 Color Options for special filter effects.
5 Color Options for special filter effects. Choose from: standard color, vivid color, black-and-white, sepia and cyanotype

EXPEED Image Processing
EXPEED Image Processing ensures high-quality pictures with stunning color and sharpness. Nikon’s comprehensive digital imaging processing concept incorporates the know-how and technologies accumulated throughout our long history of photographic and digital imaging development and is custom-tuned for COOLPIX. Applied optimized technologies render natural-looking pictures of incredible quality and quick response so you won’t miss that special moment


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