Nikon Coolpix L5 7.2 Megapixel Compact Camera

2.5" LCD - 5x Optical Zoom - 4x - 3072 x 2304 Image - 640 x 480 Video - PictBridge - MPN: 25550
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Description
7.2 Megapixels for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches and beyondHigh Quality 5x Optical Zoom-Nikkor Glass Lens gets you close to the actionVibration Reduction minimizes the effect of camera shakeIncredible, Bright 2.5-inch LCD makes it easy to view and share picturesNikon In-Camera InnovationsUses 2 x AA-type batteries allows for convenient and additional power options, gets up to 150 shots on a single set of alkaline AA
Quick Glance
Memory Card Support Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
LCD Screen Size 2.5 in
Effective Megapixels 7.2 Megapixel
Camera Type Compact Camera
Lens Mount Fixed
Image Stabilization Optical
normalized-Optical Zoom 5
normalized-Weight 6
Expert Reviews
DCRP Review: Nikon Coolpix L5
3 Star Review  DCResource - Dec 11, 2006

While it has its share of nice features, ultimately I was disappointed with the Nikon Coolpix L5. I like its build quality, 5X zoom lens, image stabilization, and powerful flash, but its sluggish performance, low resolution LCD, lack of manual settings, and so-so photo quality make it a camera that I'd recommend passing over.

Read the full review »

Nikon Coolpix L5
4 Star Review  Imaging Resource - Mar 19, 2007

If you're an entry-level photographer happy to let your digital camera do all the work, the Nikon Coolpix L5 may be right for you. With a 7.2-megapxiel sensor and a 5x optical zoom with Nikon's lens-shift Vibration Reduction technology, the Coolpix L5 offers sophisticated features in a small, easy-to-use package that runs on AA batteries. Some of the Coolpix L5's other special features include D-Lighting exposure correction technology, a face-priority AF function, in-camera red-eye removal, and Nikon's Best Shot Selector mode. Nikon mixed it all into the Coolpix L5's understated, stylish, and relatively compact body, making for a fairly advanced digital camera that can be found for as low as $200 at some online retailers. See our review for more on the Nikon Coolpix L5.

Read the full review »

Nikon Coolpix L5
3.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Nikon Coolpix L5 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 2.91 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #70 standard digital camera of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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Nikon Coolpix L5
3 Star Review  testseek.com - Feb 9, 2009

Testseek.com has collected 21 expert reviews for Nikon Coolpix L5 and the average expert rating is 65 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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ReviewGist for Nikon COOLPIX L5 Digital Camera
3 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Jan 17, 2010

Image is Average according to 14 Digital Camera experts. -- "Color reproduction with flash was quite good, and even in auto mode, when the red-eye reduction feature is not enabled, the L5 will automatically process shots where it detects red-eye so as to eliminate that effect."-digitalcamerareview.com -- "Color rendition by the L5 in natural light was good"-digitalcamerareview.com -- "In good lighting conditions, the Nikon Coolpix L5 produced nice images"-imaging-resource.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Video, Optics, Interface, Battery, etc.

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User Reviews
good and easy to use
5 Star Review     

Strengths: easy to use

Weakness: AA batteries

was easy to handle. watch out for only one thing this camera uses AA batteries, so you have to buy the recharable batteries and the adapter. But camer is itself is good. I recomend it.

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Nikon Coolpix L5
2 Star Review     

Strengths: Small,easy to use, love the crop N D-lighting, Face detection *portrait a+, nice to be able to use AA batteries, voice memo icon (nice).

Weakness: ISO could be better for sports, no manula features, slow response to taking another photo, Auto Focus takes awhile to focus, no spot metering, Optical zoom isn't what it says to be.

This camera is overall okay for me. I've taken some great photos of my kids and when I was on vacation. Small enought to lug around in your purse. The battery is good, no need to go charging it, if run out can get another AA. A great camera for begginners or someone who just want to take photos of people who can sit still. The zoom could be wider and more longer tho.

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Nice Upgrade
4 Star Review   By member scharfje - Feb 19, 2007   

Strengths: great clarity on pictures, easy to use out of the box, good common-sense functionality

Weakness: None found yet

We bought this to replace a lost camera and paid about the same as we had for much less in the previous camera. the pictures are clearer and the camera does what we want to do with it, without having to read any manuals to try to figure out how. Grandma and grandpa are loving the pictures of our new son.

67% of readers found this review helpful.

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Nikon CoolPix L5 Digital Camera 7 MP
4 Star Review   By member glbedn63 - Jan 15, 2007   

Strengths: Very easy to use and operate.

Weakness: Seems slightly slow resetting for a new picture after having taken one.

This was our first digital camera and it is very easy to setup and operate. The controls and buttons are logically arranged and we really enjoy the 2.5 inch monitor. Recommend purchasing a high speed memory eard, such as the SanDisk 1 GB Ultra II SD card. We're impressed with the camera.

89% of readers found this review helpful.

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Nikon CoolPix L5
4 Star Review   By member reviewerep - Dec 30, 2006   

Strengths: Geat pictures - what else do you want from a camera?

Weakness: So many features, buttons, switches, et cetera that it can take a while to figure out how to make full use of your new camera

Definitely take the time to read the user's manual for this one. When first using the CoolPix L5, I somehow got it in some mode where colors weren't being reproduced accurately. Finally had to resort to the "Return to Factory Defaults" setting to recover. Also, like most, if not all, digital cameras, the L5 just _eats_ AA batteries. It comes with a pair of alkaline AAs, but do yourself a favor and get some rechargeable NiMH batteries and a recharger.

91% of readers found this review helpful.

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First Impressions
5 Star Review   By member MCrutch97 - Dec 26, 2006   

Strengths: Beautiful LCD Display, 5 x Optical Zoom, Minimal Shutter Delay

Weakness: None Yet Detected

I bought this camera for my daughter, and I have had a chance to use it for a few minutes, comparing it to my Coolpix 7900, which is excellent. The L5's screen is wonderful, large and very bright. Compared to my 7900, shutter response seems very responsive & fast. Image quality is excellent, as well. The setup took just a few seconds, and my daughter was immediately taking pictures. Another example of first-rate Nikon quality.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Nikon Coolpix L5 Camera
5 Star Review   By member tman4688 - Oct 31, 2006   

Strengths: High Quality features...nice focusing too.

Weakness: Slightly bulky in front for pocket fit, but otherwise no other weakness.

Macro feature is excellent and the focus is great !! Very good deal for the money with high quality features. Nice 5x optical zoom. Very easy menu listings. User manual is easy to understand also.

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Today's Average: $187.59
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Product Details
Description
7.2 Megapixels for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches and beyondHigh Quality 5x Optical Zoom-Nikkor Glass Lens gets you close to the actionVibration Reduction minimizes the effect of camera shakeIncredible, Bright 2.5-inch LCD makes it easy to view and share picturesNikon In-Camera InnovationsUses 2 x AA-type batteries allows for convenient and additional power options, gets up to 150 shots on a single set of alkaline AA
Quick Glance
Memory Card Support Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
LCD Screen Size 2.5 in
Effective Megapixels 7.2 Megapixel
Camera Type Compact Camera
Lens Mount Fixed
Image Stabilization Optical
normalized-Optical Zoom 5
normalized-Weight 6
Summary
Product Title Nikon Coolpix L5 7.2 Megapixel Compact Camera
Manufacturer Nikon
Lowest Price $187.59 from Amazon.com Marketplace
Power Score 3.9 | 12 Reviews
Image Processor
Total Pixels: 7400000
Image Sensor: CCD
Other Features
Maximum Video Capture Resolution: 640 x 480
Interface Connection: 1 x USB, 1 x Video Out, 1 x DC Power In
Flash: Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Flash OFF
Lens Features
Optical Zoom: 5 X
Digital Zoom: 4x
Focal Length: 6.30 mm to 31.40 mm
Max Aperture: 2.9 1/f
Storage
Installed Memory: 8 MB
Dimensions
Height: 2.4 in
Weight: 6.00 oz
Width: 3.6 in
Depth: 1.8 in
Reference
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Viewfinder Type: No
Image Format: DCF, DPOF, EXIF, JPEG
Continuous Shooting Speed: 0.7 frames/s (fps)
Product Line: Coolpix
Max Focal Length: 31.4 mm
Video Capture Format: MJPEG, QuickTime
Product Model: L5
Brand Name: Nikon
Number of Resolution Modes: 7
Number of Scene Modes: 15
Metering Characteristics: Matrix, Multi-Segment
Minimum Shutter Speed: 4 sec.
White Balance Modes: Manual
Min Focus Distance: 1.6 in
Bulb Setting: No
Maximum Frame Rate: 30 fps
Max Zoom: 20 X
Camera Modes: Shooting Modes:AutoScene Assist:PortraitLandscapeSportsNight PortraitScene Modes:Party/IndoorBeach/SnowSunsetDusk/DawnNight LandscapeClose upMuseumFireworks ShowCopyBack lightPanorama assistBSS (Best Shot Selector)Color OptionsBlur WarningDate ImprintSelf-timer (10 sec)Capture Modes:SingleContinuous (approx 0.7fps)Multi-shot 16 (16 frames 1/16 size)
HD Movie Mode: No
Frequency Band: Movie with sound recordingSupported Languages:EnglishGermanSpanishFrenchItalianDutchRussianSwedishJapaneseSimplified ChineseTraditional ChineseKorean
Maximum Shutter Speed: 2000 1/f
PictBridge: Yes
Exposure Settings: Auto Exposure, Multiple Program Modes
Battery Include: Yes
Product Series: L
Maximum Frame Rate: 30 frames/s (fps)
Focus Features: Auto Focus, Face Recognition Auto Focus, Multiple Point Focusing, TTL Auto Focus
GPS: No
Software Included: PictureProject
General Features: Flash Cancel (On/Off), Photo Date/Time Stamping, Red-Eye Reduction, Self Timer, Slow Speed Sync
Lens Construction: 9 Elements in 7 Groups
Maximum Image Resolution: 3072 x 2304
Included Components: Carrying Strap, Microphone, PC Connection Cable
Image Sensor Quantity: 1
Image Sensor Size: 0.4 in
Power Source: (2) AA Battery, DC Input, Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Battery, Rechargeable Battery
Min Aperture: 11 1/f
Parent Retsku: B000I1TC2S
Number of Batteries Support: 2
Battery Built-in: No
Max Horizontal Image Resolution: 3072 pixels
Min Focal Length: 6.3 mm
Max Vertical Image Resolution: 2304 pixels
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Expert Reviews
DCRP Review: Nikon Coolpix L5
3 Star Review  DCResource - Dec 11, 2006

While it has its share of nice features, ultimately I was disappointed with the Nikon Coolpix L5. I like its build quality, 5X zoom lens, image stabilization, and powerful flash, but its sluggish performance, low resolution LCD, lack of manual settings, and so-so photo quality make it a camera that I'd recommend passing over.

Read the full review »

Nikon Coolpix L5
4 Star Review  Imaging Resource - Mar 19, 2007

If you're an entry-level photographer happy to let your digital camera do all the work, the Nikon Coolpix L5 may be right for you. With a 7.2-megapxiel sensor and a 5x optical zoom with Nikon's lens-shift Vibration Reduction technology, the Coolpix L5 offers sophisticated features in a small, easy-to-use package that runs on AA batteries. Some of the Coolpix L5's other special features include D-Lighting exposure correction technology, a face-priority AF function, in-camera red-eye removal, and Nikon's Best Shot Selector mode. Nikon mixed it all into the Coolpix L5's understated, stylish, and relatively compact body, making for a fairly advanced digital camera that can be found for as low as $200 at some online retailers. See our review for more on the Nikon Coolpix L5.

Read the full review »

Nikon Coolpix L5
3.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Nikon Coolpix L5 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 2.91 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #70 standard digital camera of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

Read the full review »

Nikon Coolpix L5
3 Star Review  testseek.com - Feb 9, 2009

Testseek.com has collected 21 expert reviews for Nikon Coolpix L5 and the average expert rating is 65 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

ReviewGist for Nikon COOLPIX L5 Digital Camera
3 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Jan 17, 2010

Image is Average according to 14 Digital Camera experts. -- "Color reproduction with flash was quite good, and even in auto mode, when the red-eye reduction feature is not enabled, the L5 will automatically process shots where it detects red-eye so as to eliminate that effect."-digitalcamerareview.com -- "Color rendition by the L5 in natural light was good"-digitalcamerareview.com -- "In good lighting conditions, the Nikon Coolpix L5 produced nice images"-imaging-resource.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Video, Optics, Interface, Battery, etc.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
good and easy to use
5 Star Review     

Strengths: easy to use

Weakness: AA batteries

was easy to handle. watch out for only one thing this camera uses AA batteries, so you have to buy the recharable batteries and the adapter. But camer is itself is good. I recomend it.

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Nikon Coolpix L5
2 Star Review     

Strengths: Small,easy to use, love the crop N D-lighting, Face detection *portrait a+, nice to be able to use AA batteries, voice memo icon (nice).

Weakness: ISO could be better for sports, no manula features, slow response to taking another photo, Auto Focus takes awhile to focus, no spot metering, Optical zoom isn't what it says to be.

This camera is overall okay for me. I've taken some great photos of my kids and when I was on vacation. Small enought to lug around in your purse. The battery is good, no need to go charging it, if run out can get another AA. A great camera for begginners or someone who just want to take photos of people who can sit still. The zoom could be wider and more longer tho.

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Nice Upgrade
4 Star Review   By member scharfje - Feb 19, 2007   

Strengths: great clarity on pictures, easy to use out of the box, good common-sense functionality

Weakness: None found yet

We bought this to replace a lost camera and paid about the same as we had for much less in the previous camera. the pictures are clearer and the camera does what we want to do with it, without having to read any manuals to try to figure out how. Grandma and grandpa are loving the pictures of our new son.

67% of readers found this review helpful.

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Nikon CoolPix L5 Digital Camera 7 MP
4 Star Review   By member glbedn63 - Jan 15, 2007   

Strengths: Very easy to use and operate.

Weakness: Seems slightly slow resetting for a new picture after having taken one.

This was our first digital camera and it is very easy to setup and operate. The controls and buttons are logically arranged and we really enjoy the 2.5 inch monitor. Recommend purchasing a high speed memory eard, such as the SanDisk 1 GB Ultra II SD card. We're impressed with the camera.

89% of readers found this review helpful.

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Nikon CoolPix L5
4 Star Review   By member reviewerep - Dec 30, 2006   

Strengths: Geat pictures - what else do you want from a camera?

Weakness: So many features, buttons, switches, et cetera that it can take a while to figure out how to make full use of your new camera

Definitely take the time to read the user's manual for this one. When first using the CoolPix L5, I somehow got it in some mode where colors weren't being reproduced accurately. Finally had to resort to the "Return to Factory Defaults" setting to recover. Also, like most, if not all, digital cameras, the L5 just _eats_ AA batteries. It comes with a pair of alkaline AAs, but do yourself a favor and get some rechargeable NiMH batteries and a recharger.

91% of readers found this review helpful.

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First Impressions
5 Star Review   By member MCrutch97 - Dec 26, 2006   

Strengths: Beautiful LCD Display, 5 x Optical Zoom, Minimal Shutter Delay

Weakness: None Yet Detected

I bought this camera for my daughter, and I have had a chance to use it for a few minutes, comparing it to my Coolpix 7900, which is excellent. The L5's screen is wonderful, large and very bright. Compared to my 7900, shutter response seems very responsive & fast. Image quality is excellent, as well. The setup took just a few seconds, and my daughter was immediately taking pictures. Another example of first-rate Nikon quality.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Nikon Coolpix L5 Camera
5 Star Review   By member tman4688 - Oct 31, 2006   

Strengths: High Quality features...nice focusing too.

Weakness: Slightly bulky in front for pocket fit, but otherwise no other weakness.

Macro feature is excellent and the focus is great !! Very good deal for the money with high quality features. Nice 5x optical zoom. Very easy menu listings. User manual is easy to understand also.

94% of readers found this review helpful.

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