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Nikon Coolpix L6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 410 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the image quality and battery. The portability and value for money are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the focus. There are some less positive views about the memory and lens.

usability, value for money, portability, battery, image quality

performance, flash, responsiveness, lens, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix L6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon Coolpix L6


The COOLPIX L6 is a great choice for the beginner or anyone that wants an affordable and easy to use digital camera. Inexpensive yet loaded with features like a high resolution 6.0 megapixel imager, a large and bright 2.5 inch color LCD screen and...

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Nikon Coolpix L6


Not yet reviewed by editors.

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Nikon Coolpix L6


As you might expect, the camera's specs won't blow you away, but for its price, they're not bad. It has a 6-megapixel CCD sensor; a 3X optical, 38mm-to-116mm f/3.2-to-f/5.3 zoom lens; and a 2.5-inch, 115,000-pixel LCD screen. According to Nikon, the L6...

Simple operation; small size; long battery life.

Slow performance; no ISO control; very slow flash recycle time.

The Coolpix L6 doesn't offer much control and is quite slow, but in good light, it can take nice photos.


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Nikon Coolpix L6 Digital Camera - Express Review - The Imaging Resource!


Beginning at the PMA convention in Florida last year, Nikon has been making a bold effort to breathe new life into its entry-level "L" series cameras. Nikon adds to this "Life Support" with the Nikon Coolpix L6, a slim-and-trim, budget-buster model...

One of the most attractive entry-level, AA-compatible digital cameras on the market ; Decent overall speed, including quick start-up and barely noticeable shutter lag ; Very competitive price for such a feature-rich camera ; Extraordinary battery life,...

Tends to overexpose shots ; Many pictures suffered from motion blur ; Produced flat color ; No manual control over ISO ; hard to get camera to ISO 800 ; ISO 800 shots were mottled with noise ; Slow flash recycle time

According to CIPA -- the Japanese Camera and Imaging Products Association which has set the standard for camera battery testing -- the Nikon Coolpix L6 can capture 1,000 shots on a single set of AA Lithium batteries. The Coolpix L6's great battery life...

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Nikon Coolpix L6 Digital Camera Review


Unlike its predecessor L5, the Nikon L6 has 1MP less and also 2x less optical zoom. The battery life is impressive, but the shutter lag is slow (long time to charge flash). The design is smooth, quite flat to fit the pockets, lightweight and with...

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Nikon Coolpix L6 6.0MP Digital Camera


Nikon is not known as a company to slow down their release schedule, and currently they have a huge collection of point-and-shoot cameras. Today we are taking a look at a model from their lifestyle series, the six megapixel L6.

Because of the value nature of the L6, I am not going to delve too deeply into image quality, but we will touch the basics and make sure there are no evident issues. First up are two random pictures, one of a macro and the other of outdoors.

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Nikon Coolpix L6 Digital Camera Review


The Nikon Coolpix L6 could be the poster child for a whole new generation of "back to the basics" digital cameras.

Overall, I'm very impressed with the Nikon Coolpix L6 - the camera is clearly designed to appeal to a specific target audience and it does a very good job of meeting the needs of that demographic. The camera is very user friendly and it consistently...

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Nikon Coolpix L6


Nikon is pleased to announce the introduction of the Nikon Coolpix L6. A digital camera offering powerful imaging performance, easy operation and outstanding battery life, the Nikon L6 lets users shoot with greater confidence for better-looking...

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Taking pictures of people this is NOT the camera for u.


Not wort the money

The image quality is good & the samera is easy to use

SLOW! There is about a 5 second delay from pushing the button & the picture taking

Consumer review by:

"Taking pictures of people this is NOT the camera for u."


Not wort the money

The image quality is good & the samera is easy to use

SLOW! There is about a 5 second delay from pushing the button & the picture taking

Product Specifications

A digital compact camera offering powerful imaging performance, easy operation and outstanding battery life, the COOLPIX L6 lets users shoot with greater confidence for better-looking results. Created with a slim, lightweight design, the COOLPIX L6 offers the imaging performance of 6.0 effective megapixels. It also has an optical 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens with a focal range of 38-116mm (35mm equivalent) - making it a cinch to capture everything from pleasing portraits to expansive landscapes with true-to-life color and fine detail. Furthermore, the COOLPIX L6 delivers the world's longest battery life - being able to shoot up to an incredible 1000 images when using the supplied Energizer lithium AA-size batteries! Highly convenient, such extended battery life is ideally suited to travel or when capturing important events, such as a wedding, where you can't afford to run out of power. The COOLPIX L6 offers light sensitivity beyond conventional compact digitals, too, with settings up to ISO 800. This means users can shoot pictures in lower light without having to use a long exposure. It also allows users to select higher shutter speeds for the capture of fast-moving subjects. And because the COOLPIX L6 has a large, easy-to-view 115.000-dot 2.5-inch LCD monitor, it supports smooth composition as well as enjoyable image playback anywhere. A choice of 15 Scene modes makes it easy to achieve optimal results in a wide range of common shooting conditions. Simply select the Scene mode most closely corresponding to the scene at hand and the COOLPIX L6 automatically chooses the best settings for pleasing results. Four of these handy Scene modes also feature Scene assist, which helps users to achieve better composition. The COOLPIX L6 also makes it especially easy to get great-looking results in challenging conditions by featuring three unique in-camera Nikon image innovations - Face Priority AF that automatically detects and achieves sharp focus on people's faces wherever they are in the frame, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix that can automatically overcome the red-eye effect sometimes caused by flash, and Nikon's D-Lighting that can rescue underexposed images or shots taken with too much back light. The COOLPIX L6 additionally features approximately 23MB of internal memory, which allows users to go on shooting even without external memory media. It's also compatible with SD cards, which are widely available around the world. What's more, the COOLPIX L6 even adds convenience to printing - allowing users to connect the camera direct to PictBridge-compatible printers to produce beautiful photos without the need for a computer.


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

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Back light / Beach/snow / Close-up / Copy / Dawn/dusk / Fireworks / Landscape / Museum / Night landscape / Night portrait / Panorama assist / Party/indoor / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Sunset


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Coolpix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.2-5.3
Max Focal Length:19.2mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:3
Special Functions:Zoom
Type:Zoom lens

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:6Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None