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Nikon Coolpix L3

Digital Photography Interface
7 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Another new camera entering the densely crowded entry-level camera category is the Nikon Coolpix L3. Average battery life, Nikon features, lots of scene modes, in-camera help and it's super cheap at about $150. Sadly, the Coolpix L3 has some "super cheap" features as well, such as a slow lens, small and low-resolution LCD, miles-away 10 cm macro mode, no manual ISO selection and slow performance.
  • Pros: Very cheap, Average battery life, Custom white balance and "standard" Nikon features, Lots of scene modes, In-camera help (useful for beginners), Unlimited VGA 30 FPS movie mode
  • Cons: Slow lens, Small, low-resolution LCD, Not-even-close 10 cm macro mode, No manual ISO selection, Performance lagging behind competition; could be faster and better, Average image quality with high noise levels, Mediocre movie quality
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Overall 6


19 June 2008
  • Summary: The budget-minded Nikon Coolpix L3 produces good-looking photos but offers few options.
  • Pros: Simple to use; solid image quality.
  • Cons: Sluggish performance; can't change light-sensitivity setting manually; noticeable vignetting.
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Nikon Coolpix L3

PC Magazine
7 November 2007

Expert Review

16 May 2006
  • Excerpt: If it's true that good things come in small packages, is it also true that better things comes in even tinier packages? While the Nikon Coolpix L3 digital point & shoot camera may not be the smallest one around, it's certainly compact enough to make even technically knowledgeable people wonder just how many features can be packed into its diminutive case.
  • Pros: Very easy to use. The camera does exactly what it's supposed to do, meets all of its advertised specifications, and provides easy access to all of its advertised features and functions. You get a genuine Nikon at this price. Image quality is respectable and more than good enough to provide your desktop photo printer with plenty of output suitable for framing. In good lighting conditions, the Face Priority Auto Focus feature works very well. The ergonomics are surprisi...
  • Cons: We really couldn't find any significant faults at this price point. The lens could be a bit wider at the short end and a bit longer overall, but this is not supposed to be the camera you use to take professional shots of landscapes or money shots of a rare bird perched on a branch 50 yards/meters away. If you want great results from that kind of action, you've got to pay more money to get more camera. We could wish for better Face Priority Auto Focus in difficult ligh...
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Steve's Digicams
21 February 2006
  • Summary: The , COOLPIX L3 and are entry-level digital compact cameras that combine high-quality components like a 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens and a bright 2.0-inch LCD with in-camera image-improvement features, in lightweight and compact bodies. All three cameras employ a high quality 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens to provide the ability to zoom in for tight portraits, or zoom out to take in expansive outdoor scenes.
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Overall 7
Value for money 7
Features 7
Ease of use 9
Photo quality 7
Build quality 8
Color and saturation 7

Nikon Coolpix L3

8 August 2014
  • Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix L3 scores very highly for ease of use. I was also impressed by the sharpness of the outdoor photos I was able to take. There are a couple of key weaknesses though. These are where the camera struggles in lowlight and severe shutter lag.
  • Pros: Ease of use, Build quality
  • Cons: Indoor shots, Shutter lag
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Overall 7

Nikon Coolpix L3 digital camera

Pocket Lint
28 June 2006
  • Pros: Simple to use, nice ergonomics, stylish, good range of subject modes
  • Cons: Blue/purple pixel fringing, soft snaps, skewed colours
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Nikon Coolpix L3 en Fantasea FL-3

22 December 2013
  • Conclusion: Voorlopig ga ik lekker met deze set verder om mijn motoriek te ontwikkelen en om er beter mee om te gaan. Maar ik ben een te "luie/slordige" duiker, en ik wil dat dingen het gewoon doen zonder dat ik er veel voor hoef te doen. Maar bij onderwaterfotografie komt toch meer kijken terwijl het voor mij eigenlijk bijzaak is tijdens het duiken. Hierdoor ga ik nog op zoek naar de simpelste oplossing.
  • Pros: Economische keuze, Compact, Prima O-ringen, Economische keuze, Compact, Prima O-ringen
  • Cons: Geen aan/uit knop op behuizing, Geen symbolen bij de knoppen
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Tygodnik Komputerowy
1 May 2007
  • Excerpt: Bardzo wiele osób szuka dla siebie aparatu maksymalnie łatwego w obsłudze. Aparatu, którego używania nie będzie musiała poprzedzać długa lektura instrukcji obsługi. Aparatu, w którym nawet przypadkiem nie uruchomimy trybu manualnego. Dla takich właśnie osób Nikon przygotował model Coolpix L3. Jest to aparat typu „point & shoot”, czyli wyceluj i pstryknij. Czy mimo tak uproszczonej obsługi testowany Nikon potrafi robić porządne zdjęcia? Odpowiedź w artykule. Zapraszamy!
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Nikon CoolPix L3

11 March 2007
  • Excerpt: La Nikon ha prodotto all’inizio del 2007 tre nuove fotocamere della serie L, tra cui la L3, tutte dotate all’incirca delle stesse caratteristiche.
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