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Nikon Coolpix L16

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the value for money and portability. The screen and battery are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the features and color.

usability, battery, screen, portability, value for money

color, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix L16 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Nikon Coolpix L16


The Nikon Coolpix L16 is a new compact and affordable 7 megapixel digital camera. The Nikon L16 features a 3x zoom lens, large 2.8 inch LCD screen and new Easy Auto Mode. "The Nikon L16 is all about cameras that … Continue reading →

Both L-Series models feature simple, accessible designs with dedicated Shooting and Playback mode buttons. With the Easy auto mode, the user can simply turn on the camera and shoot without worrying about settings. The camera can even detect individual...

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Nikon Coolpix L16


A very nice and easy to use camera is the Coolpix L16. It has: -a large 2.8" screen -anti shake AE which increases ISO to counteract camera shake -very neat user interface -lots of scene modes One mode, Panorama assist helps you to take...


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Nikon Coolpix L16


i parchase nnikon l100 .when star ting camera is best but after that the color of body of camer is remov.the color of camera is i think a pain not good.

body color is not best and abutton is also damage ; not a orignal paint


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Nikon Coolpix L16


Image quality is very bad... Is not posible set off ISO. I am very disastrous from him.

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Nikon Coolpix L16


It's a great camera to carry around in your bag. Yes, the flash recycle time is slow (about 3-4 sec) and so is the focus time (about 1 sec). Results in low light are not so good and the flash is a bit under-powered - BUT for the price you pay, I think...

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Amazon review summary for Nikon Coolpix L16


alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix L16 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

usability, portability, design, screen, size


69% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon Coolpix L16 Digital CameraNikon Coolpix L16 Black ~ 7.1 MP Digital Camera, 3x Optical Zoom, 2.8" LCD

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Why I’m Down On Nikon’s Lithium Ion Batteries For The Nikon L16 (Lean-N-Mean)!


Ever since last month, when I did my rigorous testing on the Nikon L16 digital camera (at: ), I’ve been hoping for the proper venue to tell more of the story which helped ...

They can be used in other things that require a AA battery

Expensive, Fails to hold charge in a camera well

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Nikon CoolPix L16


Sitting at the low end of Nikon's compact range, the CoolPix L16 does nothing out of the ordinary, but it provides an adequate point and shoot for nov...

Cheap, manual white balance

Pictures are strongly over-sharpened, no way to adjust ISO

The Nikon CoolPix L16 is an extremely simple camera but at this price you can't expect too much, and if you're looking for a budget, entry-level unit it isn't a bad option.

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Nikon promises us “carefree shooting” with the COOLPIX L16

Nikon should stick to doing what it does best, and that's making quality, mid-range cameras. The L16 is another disappointing example of COOLPIX's Life range of entry level cameras

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Nikon Coolpix L16


The Nikon Coolpix L16 is a compact aimed at the happy snapper that wants easy pictures without the messing around.

Good portrait result; Easy to use; Fun features

No ISO control


Product Specifications

Features 7.1 effective megapixels for high-resolution images Optical 3x Zoom-NIKKOR lens New Anti-shake AE for great pictures free of complicated operation Easy Auto mode for carefree shooting Large 2.8-inch high-resolution LCD monitor AA-size battery compatible for power replenishment anywhere High sensitivity up to ISO 1600 Three Unique Nikon Image Innovations for high performance Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and D-Lighting Face Zoom-in feature zooms right in on the subjects face for clear viewing during playback


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Sensor Size:1/2.5''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1500


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:2x AA (LR6/MIGNON)
Battery Type:2x AA (LR6/MIGNON)


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode: No
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No