Nikon Coolpix L6 Digital Camera Review

Unlike its predecessor L5, the Nikon L6 has 1MP less and also 2x less optical zoom. The battery life is impressive, but the shutter lag is slow (long time to charge flash). The design is smooth, quite flat to fit the pockets, lightweight and with intuitive buttons at the back.

It does not have Shutter and Aperture Priority, but comes with plenty of scene modes including panoramic feature. The best shot selector mode captures up to 10 images and keeps the sharpest one. Therefore, the images are pleasant, with lots of details.

Exposure compensation and manual white balance are a few controls that can allow some flexibility, but you can’t modify the ISO, and I find that annoying. It is a good camera for snap-shooters (due to the easy of use and image quality), but make sure you have steady hands because it does not come with image stabilization.
Nikon Coolpix L6
Nikon Coolpix L6
Nikon Coolpix L6
Nikon Coolpix L6

Nikon Coolpix L6 Digital Camera Specifications

• Shooting Modes: Auto, Scene, Movie
• Scene Modes: Copy, Museum, Sunset, Close-up, Dawn/dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Back light, Beach/snow, Sports mode, Party/indoor, Portrait mode, Night portrait, Night landscape, Panorama assist
• Movie Mode: 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 30/15 fps, QuickTime format
• Effects: Cool, Sepia, Vivid, Black & White
• Flash Modes: Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow, Off
• White Balance: 5 positions, manual preset
• Metering: 256 segment Matrix
Nikon Coolpix L6Technical Data:
• 2.5 inch LCD
• 6.0 megapixels
• 3.1 x optical zoom + 4x digital zoom
• Focal Length: 38 mm – 116 mm
• Aperture: F3.2 – F5.3
• ISO Range: 50 – 800
• Flash Range: 1 ft – 16.4 ft
• Focus Range: Normal: 30 cm, Macro: 10 cm
• Exposure Compensation: -2 to +2 EV in 1/3 EV steps
• Continuos Shooting: 2.2 frames per second
• Shutter Speed: 4 sec – 1/1500 sec
• Self Timer: 3, 10 sec
• File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
• SD/MMC – Secure Digital memory + 23 MB internal memory
• 2xAA NiMH battery

By Laura

I started photography as a hobby in 2005, during college. My passion slowly became a more important part of my life since 2008. Because of using a combination of my photographic knowledge, with those of internet marketing, I like to call myself a "photomarketer".

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