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Nikon COOLPIX L30 Digital Camera (Red)

Price: $116.95
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Product Highlights
  • 20.1 MP 1/2.3" CCD Sensor
  • Nikkor 5x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 26-130mm
  • 3" 230k-Dot LCD Display
  • HD 1280 x 720p Video Recording
  • Vibration Reduction & Motion Detection
  • 19 Scene Modes
  • Smart Portrait System
  • Easy Auto Mode
  • Runs on 2 x AA Batteries

The red COOLPIX L30 Digital Camera from Nikon is a compact point-and-shoot camera that features a 20.1 MP 1/2.3" CCD image sensor. A Nikkor 5x optical zoom lens covers a 35mm equivalent focal length of 26-130mm, making the lens suitable for wide-angle photos as well as telephoto zoom lengths, covering most situations. Electronic Vibration Reduction helps to maintain image sharpness when working in low-light conditions or at the longer end of the zoom range. In addition to high resolution still images, you can also record HD 720p video, which can be easily accessed via the dedicated movie button. Image review, composition, and menu navigation are done via the 3.0" 230k-dot LCD monitor.

The COOLPIX L30 makes shooting high quality images easy by offering 19 scene modes, as well as an Easy Auto Mode. This allows you to focus on composing your photograph, rather than worrying about the settings. The camera is powered by two AA batteries.

20.1MP Image Sensor and HD 720p Video
The 20.1 megapixel 1/2.3" CCD sensor is capable of recording high resolution imagery that is suitable for both online sharing as well as printing. Additionally, the sensor lends itself to producing HD 720p video at 30 fps. Movie recording is accessible via a dedicated movie button.
Nikkor 5x Optical Zoom Lens and Electronic Vibration Reduction
The integration of a Nikkor lens builds on the quality offered by the imaging sensor. The 5x optical zoom provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 26-130mm, making this camera suitable for capturing almost any type of scene with ease. This lens benefits from the inclusion of electronic Vibration Reduction for stills and videos, which works to reduce the appearance of camera shake and blur that can become increasingly notable when shooting in low-light conditions or at the telephoto end of the zoom range. Additionally, a Motion Detection feature makes necessary changes to settings when shooting still images of moving objects.
Scene Modes and Easy Auto Mode
The L30 is specifically designed to allow you to shoot with ease, and concentrate on taking the photo or video, rather than on changing your camera settings. Easy Auto Mode will automatically control all camera settings for true point-and-shoot functionality. For a more specialized approach, you can choose from one of 19 different Scene Modes, including Beach, Snow, Night Portrait, Sunset, among others, to optimize certain camera settings that best suit the type of scene you are photographing.
In Camera Image Editing
There are 7 different built-in editing tools to give you extra creative control right from your camera:
  • D-Lighting restores shadow and highlight detail
  • Quick Retouch adds a balance of contrast and saturation to your image
  • Small Picture saves a small resized photo
  • Filter Effects add creative effects to your images
  • Glamour Retouch
  • Red-Eye Reduction
  • Crop
  • Smart Portrait System
    With the Smart Portrait System activated, there are a number of features that help you get the best shots. Face Priority AF finds and focuses on faces, and Skin Softening applies a soft focus effect. The camera can also be set to take a photo as soon as someone smiles.
    Imaging
    Pixels Actual: 20.48 Megapixel
    Effective: 20.1 Megapixel
    Sensor 1/2.3" CCD
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG
    Movies: AVI, MJPEG
    Audio: WAV
    Max Resolution 20MP: 5152 x 3864
    Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
    Image Stabilization Digital
    Optics
    Lens NIKKOR, 6 elements in 5 groups
    EFL: 4.6-23 mm (35 mm equivalent: 26-130 mm)
    Aperture: f/3.2 (W) - 6.5 (T)
    Zoom Optical: 5x
    Digital: 4x
    Focus Range Wide: 1.64' (50 cm) - Infinity
    Telephoto: 2.62' (80 cm) - Infinity
    Macro: 3.94" (10 cm) - Infinity
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80-1600
    Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 1 - 1/2000 sec
    Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 4 sec in Fireworks Mode
    Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Matrix, Spot
    Exposure Modes Modes: Auto, Programmed Auto, Scene Auto Selector, Scene Modes, Smart
    Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    Shooting Modes Back Light
    Beach
    Black and White Copy
    Close Up
    Dusk/Dawn
    Fireworks
    Food
    Landscape
    Museum
    Night Landscape
    Night Portrait
    Panorama
    Party/Indoor
    Pet Portrait
    Portrait
    Scene Auto Selector
    Snow
    Sports
    Sunset
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual
    Self Timer 10 Sec
    Flash
    Flash Modes TTL Auto
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.64 - 14.0' (0.5 - 4.27 m)
    Telephoto: 2.62 - 6.89' (0.8 - 2.1 m)
    External Flash Connection None
    Memory
    Built-in Memory 25MB
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    Resolution 1280 x 720: 30 fps
    640 x 480: 30 fps
    320 x 240: 30 fps
    Video
    Viewfinder/Display
    Screen 3" LCD Rear Screen (230,000 pixels)
    Screen Coverage 98%
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity AV Output
    Environmental
    Power
    Battery 2x AA Batteries
    AC Power Adapter EH-65A (Optional)
    Physical
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.8 x 2.4 x 1.2" / 96.5 x 61.0 x 30.5 mm
    Weight 5.78 oz / 164 g
    Nikon COOLPIX L30 Digital Camera (Red)
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  • 2 x AA Alkaline Battery
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    NikonCOOLPIX L30 Digital Camera (Red)
     
    3.6

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (5)
    • Good image quality (4)
    • Nice body color (4)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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        4.0

        Easy to get started using this camera...

        By none

        from Florida

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Image Quality
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Poor Image Stabilization

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikon COOLPIX L30 Digital Camera (Red):

          Easy to start using this camera but there are LOTS of features to learn. It isn't a "one button / one function" type of camera. Be sure to go ahead and order the usb transfer cable for your computer since it's a Nikon proprietary item (not generic). I like using my iPhoto rather than Nikon's ViewNX2 software. That's just my personal preference. This camera has all the latest bells & whistles.

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          1.0

          Slow performance

          By Erin

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Lag / Shutter Delay

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nikon COOLPIX L30 Digital Camera (Red):

            The shutter speed and save speed on this camera is very slow. Also, in lower light the face recognition did not work as well as the focus was sub standard.

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            4.0

            Great 4 wheeling camera!!!

            By Nightrider

            from Denver CO

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Slick And Hard To Hold

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel

            Comments about Nikon COOLPIX L30 Digital Camera (Red):

            I use it on 4 wheeling trips and taking pictures on the move in my JK of the trail and mountain trails in Colorado. Great inexpensive camera that takes great pics. Would be nice to have an option on the movie option to start and stop video clips.

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            4.0

            Very handy, easy to use and good camera.

            By Shripad

            from Birmingham, UK

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Zoom
            • Nice Body Color
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Lag / Shutter Delay

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Video

            Comments about Nikon COOLPIX L30 Digital Camera (Red):

            It is good for those who do not want carry bulky camera'w with them but still want good pictures. Excellent picture quality. Only issue is after taking a picture, can only be taken after few seconds.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Camera, but...

            By Rob

            from Laurel, Md

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Nikon COOLPIX L30 Digital Camera (Red):

            Everything about this camera is Great. #1 it is a NIKON, but without a viewfinder the monitor gets washed out by the sun. It is feature rich and put it in my camera bag along side my other (3) NIKONS. A L830, D3100 and D520. The L830 is a "bridge" camera and the "D"s are true DSLRs.

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