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Nikon Coolpix L18 8 to 10 Megapixel

4 star rating
                      4 / 5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $139.95

  • MPNL18 Silver
    Weight0.28 lb.
    Image Sensor TypeCCD
    Resolution8.29 Megapixel
    Optical Zoom3x
    Camera TypeStandard Point and Shoot
    Family LineNikon COOLPIX
    Interchangeable LensNot Interchangeable Lenses
    35mm Zoom Lens35 - 105 mm
    Digital Zoom4x
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Focus Range19.69 in. to Infinity (w)
    Macro Focus Range5.9 in. to Infinity (w)
    Focal Length5.7 - 17.1 mm
    Camera Resolution8.29 Megapixel
    Image Resolutions640 x 480 • 3264 x 2448 • 2592 x 1944 • 2048 x 1536 • 1024 x 768 • 1920 x 1080
    Video FormatAVI
    Aperture Rangef2.8/f4.7 (w/t)
    White BalanceAuto • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Incandescent (Preset) • Flash (Preset)
    Frames Per Second1.3 Frames
    Memory TypeBuilt-in • SD Card • SDHC Card
    Built-in Memory Size21 MB
    Compression TypeJPEG • DPOF • EXIF 2.21 • DCF 2.0
    ISO SpeedsAuto
    Flash TypeBuilt-In
    Flash FunctionsFlash Off • Auto Flash • Fill-in Flash • Red-eye Reduction Flash • Slow Sync
    ViewfinderWithout Viewfinder
    LCD PanelWith LCD Panel
    LCD Panel Size3 in.
    LCD Screen Resolution230,400 pixels
    LCD Protected PositionWithout LCD Protected Position
    Interface TypeUSB 2.0
    Video InterfaceVideo Out
    Battery Type2 x AA Batteries
    Battery Life180 Images
    Self Timer10 Sec.
    Built-in MicrophoneWith Built-in Microphone
    Tripod MountWith Tripod Mount
    Width3.74 in.
    Depth1.16 in.
    Height2.4 in.
    Included Accessories2 x AA Batteries • Software • USB Cable • Strap • AV Cable
    Release DateMarch, 2008
    Product ID50446564

Product Description

8.0 Megapixels, 3x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens, Anti-Shake Mode, Huge, Bright High Resolution 3.0-inch LCD, Adjusts up to ISO 1600, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, Face-Priority AF and D-Lighting rescues dark or backlit images by improving brightness and detail where needed.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ash10 a Casual

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2009

Strengths:    #
8.0 Megapixels for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches. Plenty of sharp resolution to capture the finest details, crop creatively and product incredible enlargements
3x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens gets you close to the action. NIKKOR optics provide exceptional pictures. The lens is built on a proud heritage of producing precision camera optics that deliver superb color and razor-sharp results
New EXPEED image processor ensures high-quality pictures with stunning color and sharpness. Nikon’s comprehensive digital imaging processing concept incorporates know-how and technologies accumulated throughout our long history of photographic and digital imaging development. EXPEED is custom-tuned for COOLPIX and applied optimized technologies the render natural-looking pictures of incredible quality and quick response so you will not miss that special moment
Anti-Shake Mode minimizes the effect of camera shake by detecting slight movement of the subject and will overcome blur by adjusting to a higher shutter speed and a higher ISO
Huge, Bright High Resolution 3.0-inch LCD makes it easy to compose and share your pictures. In addition, the high-contrast and anti-reflection coating on the screen assist in clear viewing, even in direct sunlight
Adjusts up to ISO 1600 making new opportunities to take sharper, more natural-looking photos in lower light conditions
Nikon Image Innovations include: In-Camera Red-Eye Fix™, which will automatically look for and fixes most instances of red-eye. You may never see red-eyes again, Face Priority AF is Nikon’s face-finding technology that quickly finds and focuses on up to 12 faces in a group portrait, and D-Lighting will rescue those photos that are too dark for printing by enhancing the underexposed areas of the picture while not touching the properly exposed areas
15 Scene Modes for optimized shooting in various settings. Chose from: Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close Up, Panorama Assist, Museum, Fireworks Show, Copy, Back Light modes. Match you current shooting situation with one of these Scene Modes and the camera will make the necessary adjustments to get you an incredible picture, automatically
High Quality TV Movies with Sound is now just a press of a button away with your COOLPIX. Record TV-Quality movies with sound whose duration is only limited by the available space on your SD/SDHC card. Connect your camera to your TV and you have instant home-movies!
Available Colors: Navy and Ruby Red

Weaknesses:    The lens gets dusty often. Make sure to clean it every once in a while. Also the photo stabilizer can be improved. Besides that, it's a GREAT camera.

Bottom Line:   
For a beginner photographer such as myself, I have always been fond of the Nikon brand. Maybe it's their catchy, unique name or their stylish Coolpix cameras. A trip to Walmart landed me in the photo/camera section. While glancing over some new models, one specific camera caught my attention. The Nikon L18. I was really convinced and motivated to buy it because of the entertaining commercial I watched several weeks ago. It's sleek, dark blue design it it stylish, and very compact compared to other bulky designs. It may not look like much because it may seem a little too tiny. We all know the saying " Good things come in little packages." This might be just it. Armed with 8.0 Megapixel lens for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches, this is a great value for the price charged. The 3x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens gets you close to the action. Also NIKKOR optics provide exceptional pictures. Whether taking some speed snapshots at a party, or a precise macro image, this camera fits the profile and is easy on your wallet. I'd recommend this product to everyone.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $135.00

Purchased At:   Walmart

Similar Products Used:   Nikon L16

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BSAX007 a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2009

Strengths:    A great price
Nice large 3" lcd screen
Easy to use
Accepts standard AA batteries
Has quality optical zoom

Weaknesses:    The zoom (when in operation) makes a little noise - not a big deal.
The camera construction could be a bit heavier gauge plastic making it more durable - it doesn't seem any manufacture is doing this unless your spending over $200.00

Bottom Line:   
There are allot of choices out there to pick from on a digital camera. If your criteria happens to closely match mine than this review may help you. First and most important is what kind of a camera do you need. In this case I wanted a good compact point and shoot / easy to use / 3" lcd screen to view / had to have an optical zoom / it needed to accept standard replaceable batteries like AA / record video / it also had to be less than $200.00 and of a popular brand name. This narrowed my choices down right away to only a few cameras. After a few hours of intense research I purchased the Nikon Coolpix L18 I've now used it works very well. It’s very easy to use. Takes a good photo and the 3" screen has a nice view. The price is outstanding for what you get. Up to this point it has been trouble free and Nikon is a reliable company. Remember if you purchase a camera that does not take standard batteries you will need to buy another battery and keep it with your camera, charged at all times. That usually means you may need the charger near you too. I do use rechargeable as they are a big $ saver and last longer but in case I need batteries I can go almost anyplace and get the AAs. Also note that Digital zoom has very poor quality over optical zoom. This camera has both. It is important to have an optical zoom.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   HP @ SVP

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by naznomore_92 a Beginner

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2008

Strengths:    Macro mode\
Face Recognition
Large LCD screen
Scene Mode

Weaknesses:    could give you more manual control in auto mode

Bottom Line:   
The Nikon L18 is the first camera in journey on the road to professional phtography. It is an excellent camera for beginners. It takes wonderful pictures and all of the features are really easy to use. I have been reading a lot of photography books and a lot of the features thatthey speak of in the books are available on this camera (white balance, fill flash, scene mode, etc.) . The manual is really easy to understand and the LCD display screen is huge. The one thing that I really like is the picture quality. As I said I am a beginner so I am learning to recognize good pictures and this camera has wonderful clarity. The one thing that amazed me about this camera is it's clarity in digital zoom. All of the other cameras I have used produced very blurry pictures in digital zoom. I took a picture with this one in digital zoom and it was extremely clear. I think this camera is a great buy for beginners like me.

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Duration Product Used:   0-1 years

Price Paid:    $129.00

Purchased At:   Kitz Camera

Type of photography:   Outdoor

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coolpix L18

So I just got a coolpix L18 and found that if I turn off the flash the pictures comes out very blurry. I don't know but it seems to automatically slow the shutter speed and lower the iso. Has any one had this happen or can any one help me.Read More »

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