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Nikon COOLPIX L12

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    8.5 8.5 from 113 reviewers
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    7.1 7.1 from 6 reviewers
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    5.0 5.0 from 2 reviewers
  • Value for money (34)
    5.5 5.5 from 34 reviewers
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    4.9 4.9 from 10 reviewers
  • Ease of use (9)
    5.7 5.7 from 9 reviewers
  • Performance (20)
    5.3 5.3 from 20 reviewers
  • Picture quality (34)
    5.1 5.1 from 34 reviewers
  • Overall quality (2)
    3.9 3.9 from 2 reviewers
  • Battery performance (5)
    4.7 4.7 from 5 reviewers
  • Display (19)
    5.3 5.3 from 19 reviewers
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    5.3 5.3 from 24 reviewers
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The Nikon Coolpix L12 is a simple point-n-shoot camera, suitably designed for both beginners and amateurs, with fully automatic exposure control. Like most budget cameras, the 7-megapixel L12 focuses more on automation and simplicity than on customization. Apart from white balance and a handful of scene presets, the camera automates most shooting settings, including ISO sensitivity. When shooting in low light, the L12 automatically boosts sensitivity up to ISO 1600 but it is a potential problem for noise…

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The Nikon Coolpix L12 is a simple point-n-shoot camera, suitably designed for both beginners and amateurs, with fully automatic exposure control. Like most budget cameras, the 7-megapixel L12 focuses more on automation and simplicity than on customization. Apart from white balance and a handful of scene presets, the camera automates most shooting settings, including ISO sensitivity. When shooting in low light, the L12 automatically boosts sensitivity up to ISO 1600 but it is a potential problem for noise. The Nikon Coolpix L12 also offers manual white balance along with the standard selection of incandescent, fluorescent, cloudy, sunny, and flash white balance presets. The Nikon Coolpix L12 comes in a plain, silver plastic shell that measures an inch across, and weighs 6 ounce. It isn't the most slim or stylish shooter. Its compact body curves slightly outward on the right side to make room for two AA batteries that power the camera. The camera's back panel holds a 2.5-inch LCD screen and a handful of controls, including a joypad and a sliding mode switch. The joypad and buttons loom large on the camera and can be easily manipulated, but the mode slider and the zoom rocker feel slightly too small to be used comfortably. The camera also features 17 pre-programmed Scene modes, like One-touch Portrait, that will be handy in capturing great photos in a wide variety of different shooting situations. However despite its otherwise unimpressive attributes, the Nikon Coolpix L12 boasts two high-end features such as optical Vibration Reduction which shifts the camera's 35mm to 105mm equivalent lens to help reduce shake and Face-priority autofocus to identify subjects' faces and adjust to best capture them. Although this camera is simple and unassuming, its pictures are good and easy to use, excellent for use at night and nice size of the monitor to see pictures.

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