Summary: The Nikon L23 has plenty going for it. The large buttons, low price tag, simple operation and comfortable handing make it ideal for first-time users. It's a shame, therefore, that image quality is generally quite poor and not suitable for critical use – but, considering its £70 price tag, it's hit the nail on the head for the budget end of the compact market.
Conclusion: Although you are likely to be impressed with how easy it is to use the Nikon Coolpix L23 you are equally unlikely to be impressed by the picture quality it offers. Although it is relatively cheap there are other digital cameras that offer better value for money.
Summary: I hesitate to use ‘entry level’ about any camera from Nikon . The Nikon Coolpix L23 is a small digital camera and probably the nearest thing they do to ‘point and shoot’ however this is still a more than competent piece of camera equipment.
Excerpt: Styled in the shape of Nikon Coolpix cameras from the past, the L23 has a thin body with a slightly bulky right side which houses the AA batteries but also provides a hand grip for taking pictures with one hand or holding it when it's not in use. Buttons and switches have been kept to a minimum on the design and on the top plate, the power button and shutter release with a zoom rocker wrapped around it is all that's available.
Excerpt: We don't see many compact cameras like the L23 these days, with its AA batteries and bulbous body to accommodate them. Then again, not many cameras are this cheap. Bear in mind that rechargeable batteries aren't included when weighing up this camera against models with Li-ion batteries, though. The lens is surprisingly well specified with its 5x zoom range, starting at a wide-angle 28mm equivalent focal length.
Conclusion: Nikon Coolpix L23 nie ma wielu funkcji ani imponującego zoomu, więc może być i jest niewielki. Pod względem budowy nie wyróżnia się absolutnie niczym szczególnym. Z tyłu obok ekranu LCD zlokalizowano nawigator ("talerzyk" z przyciskiem potwierdzającym "OK") oraz cztery typowe guziki: "play", "rec", "menu" oraz kosz. Co ciekawe, Nikon Coolpix L23 został wyposażony w przycisk kompensacji ekspozycji - jego rolę pełni jeden z biegunów nawigatora.
Excerpt: La Nikon COOLPIX L23 è una compatta entry-level adatta ad essere utilizzata da chiunque, anche da chi si affaccia per la prima volta al mondo della fotografia digitale. La fotocamera è completamente automatica ed ottimizza tutte le impostazioni della fotocamera in base alla luce durante la ripresa, assicurando immagini eccellenti in qualsiasi luogo e di qualsiasi soggetto.
Pros: Batterie AA x 2, Riduzione elettronica delle vibrazioni