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NikonCoolpix L22 Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.3

(based on 208 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (93)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (88)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (172)
  • Good image quality (154)
  • Compact (137)
  • Large clear LCD (132)
  • Nice body color (129)

Cons

  • Lag / shutter delay (32)
  • Limited zoom (30)
  • No viewfinder (28)
  • Short battery life (14)
  • No image stabilization (13)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (166)
  • Travel (127)
  • Landscape/scenery (106)
  • Low light (79)
  • Wildlife (38)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (117), Photo enthusiast (57), Semi-pro photographer (23), Pro photographer (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (93), Yes (90)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Coolpix L22-really is pretty cool

The greatest thing about this little baby is that even a 61 year old can take it out of the box.. put the battery in and intuitively operate most used functions. Getting too...Read complete review

The greatest thing about this little baby is that even a 61 year old can take it out of the box.. put the battery in and intuitively operate most used functions. Getting too old to be messing with electronics learning. My learning curve ain't what it use to be.

After the few minutes to take pictures of my cat, I wanted to see about movies. Actually wasn't even sure it did movies. Worked it like a charm.

I waited a a year after I gave a young lady my older Nikon I purchased it for the same reasons I purchased this L22, fantastic pictures and super easy to use. This ease of use extends to transferring pictures to my portable (a small Gateway netbook) I don't have an external cd drive for it so couldn't load the software that came with the camera. Just plugged it in and Windows 7 transferred the pictures over.
Lots of software and a digital manual came with it. Only read the few page quick guide.

I love the camera, its great pictures, ease of use and light weight. Not to mention, excellent zoom.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Coolpix L22

It is not the most user-friendly camera. Difficult & timely to change the few basic settings it has. The most disappointing aspect of this camera is that its pictures are randomly good...Read complete review

It is not the most user-friendly camera. Difficult & timely to change the few basic settings it has. The most disappointing aspect of this camera is that its pictures are randomly good & poor. You never know when a good shot will come out despite the same settings in the same light, on a tripod for two consecutive pictures. It is not consistent. When it takes good pics, the camera is worth the price but the hassle the rest of the time proves that it is not.

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5.0

great digital camera with many features

By cuccio

from Wayland, MA

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Lots Of Fun

Cons

  • NOTHING

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel

Comments about Coolpix L22 Digital Camera (Black):

I only use it occasionally, but I am amazed at the quality and quantity of the fine features it has. The monitor is large enough, with really good color and resolution. A wide variety of shooting modes, with different resolutions. The settings menus are easy to handle, even with the numerous choices the camera gives me to shoot photos. I like everything about it because I can always get the photo I want for any occasion. I cant think of anything bad about it.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 9
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Sharp & Clear sin a small package

By Shooter

from Saint Petersburg Fl

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Coolpix L22 Digital Camera (Red):

    I use camera to send homeowners progress reports, this camera is easy to use. Many features, but not complicated. GREAT CAMERA

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 10
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    What a great little camera

    By PAScientist

    from Elverson, PA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Great Zoom
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Fair low-light images

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Video
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Coolpix L22 Digital Camera (Red):

    This camera is small, lightweight, good on batteries and takes excellent pictures. Easy to use with both manual and fully automated settings. The optical and digital zoom are good. I was able to show a novice user how to use the camera, download photos to their computer and change the settings very quickly.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 8
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Great Pictures and Easy to Use

    By Dynomo

    from Tennessee

    About Me Casual Photographer

    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

    • None

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Coolpix L22 Digital Camera (Blue):

    Bought this camera to throw in my backpack when I am on the trail. Takes excellent pictures and is easy to operate.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 10
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    Big for a pocket camera

    By WMS

    from Exeter, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Stabilization

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

      Comments about Coolpix L22 Digital Camera (Black):

      I was pleasantly surprised at this 'little' camera which I purchased as an inexpensive throw in the pocket camera for when I didn't want to carry a DSLR. The close up performance is very good (and that is where most of the photos I have taken with it are) And while it does not have the capability of a DSLR for the price it ain't bad at all.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      I LOVE THIS CAMERA

      By andy

      from milan,Italy

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Coolpix L22 Digital Camera (Red):

        I use this camera every day for my job.I'm an airstilist

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 9
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Decent enough

        By Vampyro

        from Detroit, MI

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder
        • Slow autofocus

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Coolpix L22 Digital Camera (Silver):

        I purchased the refurb for [$], so I cannot complain about the price! It seems like the standard Nikon point and shoot with some shortcuts. No viewfinder, which isn't a major deal, since the backscreen is big and bold. The different modes are a nice touch, although if you have fat fingers, good luck manipulating the buttons! ...Came with two AA's, which are still running after 60 or so pics. The auto-focus is somewhat sluggish and a bit annoying at times. But what do you want for [$]! Buy it for $100, if you are looking for an easy-use camera.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Great camera

        By VicsPics

        from Tampa

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Limited Zoom
        • No Viewfinder
        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Coolpix L22 Digital Camera (Blue):

        Easy to use
        good value
        good pics

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 9
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Great Little Camera

        By Billyb

        from Chicago

        About Me Casual Photographer

        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
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Lag / Shutter Delay

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Coolpix L22 Digital Camera (Silver):

        What a great little camera! Small enough to fit in a shirt pocket but loaded with features. My brother-in-law is a professional photographer and a Nikon fanatic. He is amazed at the cost/performance ratio of this camera. It takes great pictures, has a large display, and comes with great software for uploading. Very happy with this purchase.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Great Deal

        By Chapuline

        from Ft. Thomas, KY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Lag / Shutter Delay
        • Short Battery Life
        • Typical PS faults

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Coolpix L22 Digital Camera (Red):

        Bought (2) for my two sons 6 & 8. They are taking some really good images & learning a lot.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        does the job

        By Jonathan

        from Westport, CT

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Coolpix L22 Digital Camera (Black):

              Have a larger Nikon DSLR but this is one is handy, light, takes great pics and is really wonderful for traveling.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 9
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              1.0

              A little disappoint with Nikon L22

              By Davis T

              from LA, Ca

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Coolpix L22 Digital Camera (Silver):

                    I bought this in 2/2011 and 6 months later the battery latch door was broken. Nikon repair center said it was user's fault and cost me $68.50 for the repairment. I am quite disappointed with the quality of the camera. I have been using Nikon for years, with N65, D50 to D90 and all the lens.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 5
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Nice for the price

                    By Love SA

                    from Boston, MA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Short Battery Life

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Coolpix L22 Digital Camera (Red):

                    This camera is currently backpacking through South America. It's light and so far seems to be durable. It's not waterproof/resistant so it stays in a dry bag. The battery life could be better.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 9
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    3.0

                    So easy So quick

                    By Domdomdom

                    from Paris france

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos

                      Comments about Coolpix L22 Digital Camera (Silver):

                      Always in my pocket

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 7
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great camera for the price

                      By Mixedbagpro

                      from Charlotte, NC

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Large Clear LCD

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Coolpix L22 Digital Camera (Silver):

                          I use the camera primarily for taking advertising pictures of my golf equipment. No high tech needs for me - but this small unit works great for my needs.

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 8
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Nice Point and Shoot

                          By Hullboy

                          from Hull, MA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Nice Body Color
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                          • Limited Zoom

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Coolpix L22 Digital Camera (Silver):

                          Bought this for my adult step-daughter who knows nothing about photography. A breeze to use and very nice pics. She loves it.

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 10
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          I would buy this product again

                          By DJ

                          from Washington DC

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Coolpix L22 Digital Camera (Silver):

                              bought this camera as a gift and i'm considering buying one for myself

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

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                              4.0

                              Great buy!

                              By DavidArizona

                              from Peoria, Arizona

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Good in Low Light
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                              • No Viewfinder
                              • Poor Image Stabilization

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Coolpix L22 Digital Camera (Silver):

                              My son is going to school in Germany in June. He is not one to use a camera but wanted to take some pictures to send home. I purchased this refurbished Nikon Coolpix L22. It was small and easy to operate. Picture quality was just as good as my expensive SLR. Great camera to fit in your shirt pocket and take on a trip. Image stabilization could have been better.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

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                              4.0

                              A good point and shot camera

                              By Pedrop

                              from Minas Gerais, Brazil

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Nice Body Color
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                              • Limited Zoom

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Coolpix L22 Digital Camera (Silver):

                              I bought the camera to my brother take pictures of his family. Not to professional use. It is small, and produce images with good quality. It has a simple menu and is ideal for to amateurs photographers.

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 8
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

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                              3.0

                              Fine little thing.

                              By chris

                              from California Delta

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                              • Poor Image Stabilization

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Coolpix L22 Digital Camera (Black):

                              It is good for snapshots outdoors and even in well-lighted stores. Not so great for inside, low light situations. It makes my old Nikon Coolpix 990 look good. But, now I have both so I am covered.

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 5
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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