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NikonCOOLPIX L610 Digital Camera (Red)
 
4.1

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (17)

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    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (33)
  • Good image quality (32)
  • Large clear LCD (27)
  • Compact (24)
  • Zoom range/performance (22)

Cons

  • Short battery life (14)
  • Lag / shutter delay (4)
  • No viewfinder (4)
  • Poor flash (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (26)
  • Travel (25)
  • Landscape/scenery (20)
  • Low light (14)
  • Wildlife (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (26), Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29), Yes (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I would buy this product again

One of my concerns before buying and using this camera was the battery life because I had read some reviews about it. In my last travel I took more than 1400 photos and about...Read complete review

One of my concerns before buying and using this camera was the battery life because I had read some reviews about it. In my last travel I took more than 1400 photos and about 10 minutes of video using only 4 pairs of batteries (Energizer recharge 2300 mAh) so I'm very glad with the battery life (more than 300 photos per battery charge). The quality of the pictures is excellent, the only issue that I had was in low light conditions where the camera tried to keep a low ISO at expense of the speed so I got some blurry photos (with the camera in scene mode: auto).
The video quality is acceptable but that isn't a problem for me (I bought the camera mainly to take photos, the video capability is an extra for me).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's OK...

It has its pros and cons.

The quality of the images and video are fairly good for a camera in this price range and it's pretty easy to use.
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It has its pros and cons.

The quality of the images and video are fairly good for a camera in this price range and it's pretty easy to use.

The downsides would be that you can't zoom during videos (which I didn't find out until after I bought it and was very disappointed in), you can't change the most important manual settings (no ability to control f-stops or shutter speed), and probably the biggest issue... this thing eats batteries like MAD when you're taking videos.

Seriously, I burned through the "included" batteries after ONE MINUTE of video. After that I used high quality rechargeables (Eneloop) and you still can't get more than a couple/few minutes of videos before it won't take any more (it either stops videos entirely or you get weird artifacts in the videos like the screen blinking black for a second). Funnily enough, even when it doesn't have enough power to take any more videos, you can still take plenty of pictures with it.

Overall, it's decent and I'll be keeping it because the only way to step up to noticeably better quality and features would be to spend more than twice as much as I did. I'll just have to remember to bring LOTS of batteries if I ever go somewhere that I intent to take a lot of videos.

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3.0

Great for travel

By Billsville Jack

from Williamstown, MA

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • No Viewfinder
  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Travel

Comments about COOLPIX L610 Digital Camera (Silver):

Easy to use with different settings though not as compact for carrying in a shirt pocket as our other Coolpix (S6100). With the battery charger, it's great for travel. My only criticism is that the flap on the battery compartment doesn't close as tightly as it should - it bulges just a bit when the batteries are installed.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Very Good Inexpensive point and shoot

By Al

from Ocean, NJ

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about COOLPIX L610 Digital Camera (Silver):

    I use this as a general camera and therefore its versitility is what I needed

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

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    1.0

    Don't buy!

    By Frustrated

    from Brazil

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Zoom

    Cons

    • fragile
    • Poor Repair Service
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

      Comments about COOLPIX L610 Digital Camera (Red):

      I purchased this câmera in the middle fo a trip abroad, and it stopped working just 6 days later. Still waiting for a refund form the store. While using, the baterry consumption is just ridiculous. At HD, a set of AA baterries might last as few as 40 or 50 pictures.

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

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      5.0

      " A Beautiful upgrade"

      By BK Sk8 Princess

      from Bklyn, NY

      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
      • Love The Rubber Grip Feat
      • Nice Body Color
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about COOLPIX L610 Digital Camera (Red):

        I bought the Nikon Coolpix for My Mom, It's ease of use is perfect for her, she's going to the Holy Land on vacation this Nov. & she will be set to take lovely pix of her trip, plus red happens to be her fav color, She loves it & I'm thinking of getting one for myself as well. Thx B & H ;-)

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

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        5.0

        Outstanding Camera!!!!

        By Jim the science guy

        from Teaneck, New Jersey

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Nothing worth mentioning

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about COOLPIX L610 Digital Camera (Red):

        We bought this camera for our first family trip to Disney with the kids. It took some of the best photos. It was easy to use, lightweight and fast. Everything from close ups to the fireworks show, every picture was great. Even night shots looked great. For an economical camera this one is a must have.

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

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        4.0

        WOW

        By Rube

        from New York City

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about COOLPIX L610 Digital Camera (Silver):

            I'm still in the process of learning how to use my wonderful new camera. But I'm sure it's going to be a fantastic recorder of my life adventures.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Great Value!

            By mariot

            from New Jersey

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Travel

              Comments about COOLPIX L610 Digital Camera (Red):

              I use this camera when I'm not in the mood to drag out my heavier camera body with all the accessories. Whatever minor inconviences you may, or may not find is quickly forgotten by the stills and video you will get. I am amazed that The quality far out weighs the price of this camera. The more I use it, the better I like it.

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

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              5.0

              I would buy this product again

              By Bob

              from Florida

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

              • Flash Recharging Time
              • Lag / Shutter Delay
              • Poor Flash

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about COOLPIX L610 Digital Camera (Black):

              One of my concerns before buying and using this camera was the battery life because I had read some reviews about it. In my last travel I took more than 1400 photos and about 10 minutes of video using only 4 pairs of batteries (Energizer recharge 2300 mAh) so I'm very glad with the battery life (more than 300 photos per battery charge). The quality of the pictures is excellent, the only issue that I had was in low light conditions where the camera tried to keep a low ISO at expense of the speed so I got some blurry photos (with the camera in scene mode: auto).
              The video quality is acceptable but that isn't a problem for me (I bought the camera mainly to take photos, the video capability is an extra for me).

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

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              5.0

              Great little P & S

              By Montucky

              from Western Montana

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Light weight
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Problem With Auto-focus O

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macros- Wildflowers

              Comments about COOLPIX L610 Digital Camera (Silver):

              I bought this camera to take on the more strenuous back country hikes because of its light weight (compared to my Nikon D80). I hoped to get good mountain landscapes and close-up/macro images of wildflowers. I was pleased with my results in both areas, realizing that this camera is not a big DSLR with quite expensive lens selections.

              It does a fantastic job in low-light conditions in particular and the VR works quite well. I have gotten some very good macro shots with it; surprisingly good although it does not focus well at all on light-colored, small subjects.

              I wish it had PASM controls.

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

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              4.0

              Good camera

              By dannynyc

              from New York, NY

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

              • Lag / Shutter Delay

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light

              Comments about COOLPIX L610 Digital Camera (Silver):

              Basically, this is a good camera for someone who is not very knowledgeable about taking pictures. It's great for point and shoot picture taking. The one thing that does take a bit of adjustment is the picture viewer - it is a bit slow when aiming at the picture subject.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 9
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Not Your Grandmother's Point & Shoot

              By Ken in Dallas

              from On the road in Indiana

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • A Generalist's Camera
              • Exceptional Image Quality

              Cons

              • Maybe Battery Consumption

              Best Uses

              • Point And Shoot For A Pro

              Comments about COOLPIX L610 Digital Camera (Silver):

              As a photography professional for near 50 years, I seemed to never have a camera with me when I saw "The Shot." I have owned just about every specialized piece of equipment by all the manufacturers – all too heavy, bulky, or slow to set up. I'm currently making an 8,000-mile Coast-to-Coast drive constantly taking the time to get a shot – 7 weeks. My L610 is in a hard pouch on my belt, tripod behind the seat, AC adaptor nearby. Yes. The trade-off to all the versatility is battery consumption. I have a few AA 10- packs along. Without getting technical, my image quality is outstanding, equal to any SLR to the naked eye. The sensor delivers subtle tone gradations much like a medium-format film camera would. Its low-light abilities are excellent and close to "state of the market." The range of lens focal length – wide to zoom – is equal to a very advanced bag full of lenses. Close-up ability is spectacular. These days, EVERY digital camera requires reading the manual to fully use and understand. Despite some of the other comments here, the autofocus does work in every mode, and the zoom does work during movie filming. In short, anywhere I can plug in my AC adaptor, I do and never run out of power. Everywhere else, I enjoy never missing a high-quality shot and just expect to change batteries as needed. If you know photography, want to go light, and are used to versatility, put a few batteries in your pocket and an L610 on your belt. You'll always be ready and get the shot. This camera's way more than your Grandmother's point & shoot.

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

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              5.0

              Great Camera for a Great Price

              By Happy Husband

              from Pawtucket, RI

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about COOLPIX L610 Digital Camera (Red):

                  Bought this for my wife because she wanted a small camera and I wanted something that had good optical and MP. This was a definite winner. Few weeks later and still satisfied and noticed it was the CR best buy which is a feel good bonus.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  3.0

                  DELIVERED ON TIME

                  By MANY

                  from MEXICO

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about COOLPIX L610 Digital Camera (Black):

                      GOOD SERVICE, ITEMS WERE NEW SO EVERYTHING WAS FINE

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Camera!

                      By Bigfoot

                      from Nashville, TN

                      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

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about COOLPIX L610 Digital Camera (Red):

                        Takes great pictures and is easy to use

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Cool Coolpix camera

                        By Judi

                        from WI

                        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

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about COOLPIX L610 Digital Camera (Red):

                          Wonderful camera. Very easy to use. High quality pictuires and video NiKon style.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          4.0

                          Good Nikon digital camera

                          By AT

                          from ISR

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Nice Body Color
                          • Short Lag Time
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                          • Not So Good In Sport Mode
                          • There Is No Internal Bat

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel

                          Comments about COOLPIX L610 Digital Camera (Black):

                          Good Nikon digital camera.
                          Low price great performance.
                          (the night and sport modes are not so great)

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

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                          4.0

                          Great Camera

                          By Alex

                          from Beekman, NY

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Large Clear LCD

                          Cons

                          • Short Battery Life

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Travel

                          Comments about COOLPIX L610 Digital Camera (Silver):

                          I use the product for touring photos. Easy to carry and use. Great zoom range and high pixels for the price. I don't like the on/off button so close to the shutter button. I;ve accidentally turned of the camera in the middle of a shoot. Big fingers I guess.

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

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                          4.0

                          Coolpix L610 by Nikon

                          By RocketMan

                          from Dayton, Ohio

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Short Battery Life

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action

                          Comments about COOLPIX L610 Digital Camera (Silver):

                          I am a casual photographer. For the price of this camera, it takes great pictures. I also have a Nikon D3100. The L610 picture quality is outstanding. The only thing that is not so great is that it goes through batteries. No big deal because the batteries are just regular AA cheap batteries.

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

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                          4.0

                          Good, nice and cheap with great zoom

                          By Luis el Matemático

                          from MX

                          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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about COOLPIX L610 Digital Camera (Black):

                            Great Zoom, easy to carry.
                            The problem is that don't provide a case for waterproof.

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

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                            4.0

                            Good product at this price range

                            By zxl

                            from San Diego

                            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 M Set On Shooting
                            • No Viewfinder
                            • Short Battery Life

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about COOLPIX L610 Digital Camera (Black):

                            I bought this as a gift to someone. Now I just decided to have one for myself to carry around since my DSLR is too big.

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

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