Summary: The L25 is actually a lot better than I was expecting at, well, almost everything really, with a couple of caveats. It starts up with a slight lag as it braces itself for work but the lens zooms quickly and takes you though the range of focal lengths on offer, from wide to tele for example, in just...
Pros: Price, Styling, Ease of use, Build, Handling, Low ISO image quality.
Cons: High ISO image noise, Lack of detail, Sluggish AF, Muddy and grainy HD video
Excerpt: The design of the Nikon Coolpix L25 follows a few years of tradition. The simple arrangement of a slim body with a small grip to the left (which has a double purpose of increasing one-handed shooting capability and housing the bulkier AA batteries).
Excerpt: The Nikon Coolpix L25 is an entry level compact camera with a 10.1 megapixel sensor, 3 inch screen, 5x optical zoom lens, electronic vibration reduction and is powered by AA batteries. It is available in black, white, red and silver for less than £50, and is the lower specification version of the
Pros: One of the cheapest cameras around, Good colour reproduction, Replacement batteries easy to find, 3 inch LCD screen, 5x optical zoom
Cons: No ability to control ISO speed, 10cm minimum focusing distance, Camera is generally slow to use, Lens performance issues
Excerpt: Now that mobile phones are able to take respectable snaps, why would anyone bother with a low-cost dedicated camera? There are two reasons we can think of. One is to have an optical zoom, a feature that designers have yet to squeeze inside the tiny proportions of a mobile phone.