Summary: The Nikon COOLPIX L22 is a 12 Megapixel budget compact with a 3.6x optical zoom and a 3in 230k pixel screen. For one of the cheapest budget compacts around it is very well equipped.
Launched in February 2010 to replace the best-selling COOLPIX L20, the new L22 is available in black, silver and red.
Pros: Inexpensive and uncomplicated., Excellent build quality for the money., 3in / 230k screen., 12 Megapixel sensor.
Cons: No optical or sensor-shift stabilization., Poor Face detection in low light., Image quality lacking viewed at 100%., No TV cable supplied.
Excerpt: The Nikon Coolpix L22 is a great little camera. It is very good value for money. The main attractions are likely to be simplicity and picture quality. In fact when it comes to ease of use it is very hard to beat. Although the Coolpix L22 will fit into a large pocket, it is larger than a typical pocket camera. As you would expect for a camera in this price range it does not have an especially wide range of features. This contributes to ease of use.
Nikon CoolPix L22 review: It may be basic, but this Nikon camera can take clear and vibrant pictures
Good Gear Guide.au
10 August 2010
Summary: Nikon's CoolPix L22 is an inexpensive compact digital camera that is suitable for anyone who is new to photography and wants something small and convenient to use. Most importantly, it can take clear and vibrant pictures, as long as there is enough light. In fact, we're very impressed with its image quality considering its low price point.
Pros: Relatively crisp and well-coloured images, plenty of scene modes to choose from, comfortable to hold, conveniently takes AA batteries
Cons: Focus was inaccurate at times, can't go from playback to shooting mode by pressing shutter button, very limited settings to play with
Summary: In April I told you about a nice Nikon unit just under the DSLR level. Here I will tell you about something from Nikon above the point and shoot level but below that of the April offering. Thus helping those not yet ready to progress.