Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Nikon Coolpix L2

I have always been fascinated about digital cameras and have great interest towards photography. So, i decided to try out a best entry level camera(Upto Rs.8,500/-) and began browsing both in the net and a nearby electronic bazaar(Richie Street, Chennai). In my survey, i found that Nikon Coolpix L2 will best suit my needs. The Description and the factors which made me like it are as follows:

Image Sensor : 6.0 effective megapixels(Good for an entry level model)
1/2.5-inch type (6.18 million total pixels)

Lens : Zoom-Nikkor
Focal Length : 6.3-19.2mm (35mm [135] format equivalent to 38-116mm)
5 elements in 5 groupss
Maximum Aperture : f/3.2(W)-5.3(T)
Optical Zoom : 3x
Focus Range / Macro : 30cm (12 in.) to infinity, 10cm (3.9 in.) to infinity in Macro Mode

LCD monitor : 2.0-inch type, 86,000-dot TFT LCD monitor with brightness adjustment

Storage media: Internal Memory (32MB total, 23MB for image), SD memory card (not included)

*Front and Back View(Click the image to Enlarge it)

Shooting Modes:

Auto, 4 modes with Scene Assist (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait), 11 Scene Modes (Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close Up, Museum, Fireworks Show, Copy, Back Light, Panorama Assist);

Voice Recording, BSS (Best Shot Selector), Color options, Blur Warning, Date Imprint;

Self-timer (10 sec)

With sound: TV movie (640) at 30/15fps, Small size (320) at 30/15 fps, Smaller size (160) at 15fps

Pictmotion: N/A

Capture modes:
1) Single, 2) Continuous (approx. 1.7fps), 3) Multi-shot 16

Built-in flash:
Range: Approx 1 ft - 9 ft 10 in (0.3-3.0m) (W), Approx 1 ft - 5 ft 9 in (0.4- 1.75m) (T); Flash modes: Auto, Auto with Red-eye Reduction (In-Camera Red-Eye Fix (TM)), Flash Cancel, Anytime Flash, and Slow Sync

Interface : USB, Audio Video output

Wireless capability: N/A

Supported languages: Total of 12 languages: German/ English/ Spanish/ French/ Italian/ Dutch/ Russian/ Swedish/ Japanese/ Simplified Chinese/ Traditional Chinese/ Korean, selectable in menu display

AA-size battery (LR6 alkaline (included), ZR6 oxyride, or lithium) x 2, Rechargeable NiMH Battery EN-MH1 x 2 (optional), EH-65A AC Adapter (optional)

Battery life (approx): 180 shots with alkaline, 600 shots with lithium, or 320 shots with EN-MH1 (CIPA standard)

A Snap by the L2(Click Image to Enlarge)

Included Accessories:

Supplied accessories may differ by country or area
- No memory card included
- 2 LR6 AA-type alkaline batteries
- Strap
- UC-E6 USB Cable, EG-CP11 Video Cable
- PictureProject CD-ROM

Optional Accessories:
MH-71 Battery Charger, Rechargeable Ni-MH Battery EN-MH1, EH-65A AC Adapter, Case, Case/Battery/Recharger Kit

Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 91 x 60.5 x 26mm /
3.6 x 2.4 x 1.0 in.
Weight (Camera body only) 120g / 4.2 oz (without battery and SD memory card)

Its the best for an amateur photgrapher to point-and -shoot.
A 2.0-in. LCD monitor has 86,000 pixels resolution, kind of low by today's standards, but good enough for outdoors use.

The Nikon Coolpix L2 is targeted to entry-level photographers desiring automated operations in an ultra-compact, simple-to-use and affordable digital camera. Nikon's unique D-Lighting and Best Shot Selector help the beginner get the shot in less than ideal situations. Recommended for sunny outdoors use.

Buy it Here(Lowest Price $177-Rs.8,140)

Nikon Coolpix L2 User Profile:

(i) Desire an entry-level 6.0 MP resolution point-and-shoot digital camera.
(ii) Want an ultra compact, JeansPocketâ„¢ Certified digital camera (small fashion purse, jeans pocket).
(iii) Have no problem with small buttons.
(iv) Able to hold a small camera steady and gentle with shutter release.
(v) Will use it mostly outdoors in bright and sunny conditions.


At 2:47 AM , Anonymous brute said...

i'm proud owner of nixon cam but not this latest version i bought this 5 yrs ago....

At 3:20 AM , Blogger Shiva said...

Oh... i liked this version of Nikon [Coolpix L2]. i have to buy this. waiting to get the money!

Wat is ur model?
And cost?

Keep commenting and also mention any product for which u want the review.

At 4:49 AM , Blogger Ganesh Ranganathan said...

nalla camera, aana rate adhigam

At 5:21 AM , Blogger Shiva said...

hey, nee ellam rate adhigamnu solra da...

6 megapixel, 3 optical zoom and 2 inch lcd viewfinder da...

more than enough for an entry level camera da...

At 3:57 PM , Blogger subramani said...

good work keep going

At 8:18 PM , Blogger Shiva said...

Thanks Subbu...

At 5:53 AM , Blogger shammeer said...

atleast for you i ll try to buy one da

At 7:16 PM , Blogger Shiva said...

hmmm... Thanks da...


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