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Nikon Coolpix L15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the image quality and value for money. The battery and screen are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the focus and responsiveness. There are some critical comments about the storage and viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix L15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon Coolpix L15

 

The Nikon Coolpix L15 is a quality compact digital camera that combines high performance with operating ease and the support of advanced features, including optical lens shift VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization. Offering the full imaging...

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Nikon Coolpix L15 Digital Camera - Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

The Nikon Coolpix L15 is small, pocketable and easy to operate with its bounty of automatic settings. With an 8.0-megapixel CCD and 3x optical zoom lens, the Nikon L15 captures good detail in normal, well-lit conditions. A selection of preset Scene...

Small, pocketable size ; Large selection of preset shooting modes ; Good color and exposure ; Large 2.8-inch LCD monitor ; Face-Priority AF mode ; D-Lighting adjustment ; Vibration Reduction reduces blurring ; One-Touch Portrait mode recognizes as many...

High image noise ; Strong blurring from noise suppression at high ISO ; Moderate blurring in the corners from lens ; high barrel distortion ; Limited shadow detail under high-contrast conditions ; Slow performance and very slow flash recycling time

The camera's large and bright 2.8-inch color LCD monitor is great for composing and reviewing images, offering accurate and easy framing even under bright sunlight. Camera controls are minimal and easy to understand, making the Nikon Coolpix L15 quick...

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Nikon Coolpix L15 Review at Imaging Resource

 

Overall, the Nikon Coolpix L15 performed well in terms of exposure and color accuracy outdoors. However, detail definition and noise performance were disappointing when the camera needed to raise the ISO setting. Under brighter conditions, the Nikon...

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Nikon Coolpix L15 Review

 

If you're shopping for a compact camera and have between $150 and $200 to spend, there are almost too many high-style, high-function choices anymore.

Lots of camera for the money Decent exposure and color reproduction Couldn't be much easier to use

Slightly sluggish all around, particularly slow AF and flash Lens less than impressive Not good in low light

L models have consistently been good, solid little cameras offering decent image quality and better than average all-around performance for not much money, and with the addition of VR, especially, the L15 provides some advanced features as well in an...

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Nikon Coolpix L15

 

For oldtimers, the name Nikon still conjures up high-quality, top-end single lens reflex cameras, and Nikon continutes to be very active in that space. However, the company also saw the handwriting on the wall and was one of the early adopters in the...

A real 8.0 megapixel Nikon at a very low price, Large, superb 2.8-inch LCD with very high resolution, Optical lens-shift image stabilization, Very simple to use and operate, Face recognition mode, Full speed VGA movies with sound

No voice recording or sound notes

Overall, what you get with the Nikon Coolpix L15 is a competent 8.0 megapixel Nikon camera at a very attractive price. It is a point & shooter with no manual control, but you do get 16 shooting modes. The camera is compact and light, fits into just...

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DigitalCameraRoundup.com - Nikon Coolpix L15

 

For oldtimers, the name Nikon still conjures up high-quality, top-end single lens reflex cameras, and Nikon continutes to be very active in that space. However, the company also saw the handwriting on the wall and was one of the early adopters in the...

A real 8.0 megapixel Nikon at a very low price, Large, superb 2.8-inch LCD with very high resolution, Optical lens-shift image stabilization, Very simple to use and operate, Face recognition mode, Full speed VGA movies with sound

No voice recording or sound notes

Even though it is an entry-level camera, it has a good Nikon lens, can shoot VGA movies with sound and at a full 30 frames per second speed, and there are even onboard goodies like face recognition and red-eye reduction. Where this camera excels, and...

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Nikon Coolpix L15

 

I blindly went and bought this camera as a cheap P&S to replace my previous Canon P&S which packed up after a few years. The Canon IQ for wha tis was A450, was brilliant. Flash stopped working. Although being a Canon user (DSLR and other P&S non which...

1) Very bad image quality - compared to similar Canon P&S. Very bad bandling in 1 out of 10 shots. High noise even at low ISO. Colours bland and grayed out,etc, etc ; 2) Freezes and requires batteries to be pulled out to restart ; 3) Lens will not...

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Nikon Coolpix L15

 

I own this only two weeks before(Feb 08). Morethan good for beginers. Pros : Features, Ease to use, Handling, Battery backup, Good image at outdoors. Cons : In low light, within three feet, the image quality is very poor. Breifly, it is value for...

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Nikon Coolpix L15

 

this from a top maker? I can understand samsung but not this company. One of the worse cameras I ever used or picked up.

Its astounding what Nikon wants to sell here , its pure c...p, I literally gave them a donation when I bought this and lost my receipt.

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Owners Opinion: Nikon Coolpix L15 (Fred Floor, 8 Feb 08)

 

Product Specifications

An impressively high megapixel count delivers pictures with true-to-life color and high-level detail. What's more, it means images can be significantly enlarged, yet still look absolutely stunning. Accurately measuring available light, the COOLPIX L15 automatically selects the best sensitivity setting. High sensitivity up to 1000 ISO creates new opportunities to take sharper, more natural looking photos in lower lighting conditions. Compatibility with AA-size batteries, which are widely available around the world, means users can go on shooting virtually anywhere without worrying about recharging or running out of power.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.2in
Height:2.4in
Weight:4.4oz
Width:3.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in/2.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm/7.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Nikon
Model:L15
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Coolpix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.7
Max Focal Length:17.1mm
Min Focal Length:5.7mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Matte black/Silver
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:8Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1000
Light Sensitivity:ISO auto/ISO auto (64-1000)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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