The Nikon Coolpix L19 is a point-and-shoot camera that features a bevy of shooting modes.
Nikon Coolpix L19: image quality
Like its competitors, the Nikon Coolpix L19 is hobbled by a low-quality lens that has trouble rendering fine detail and often produces strange, mottled colour. That said, if you'll mostly be viewing your images on a computer screen or on 4-by-6-inch prints, the L19 will yield good results.
The Nikon Coolpix L19 offers ISO settings of up to 1,600 and does surprisingly well at higher speeds, producing images with more noise, but not an unattractive noise pattern.
Colour casts are a bit of an issue with the Nikon Coolpix L19's images, but they're not terrible and are easily corrected.
The Nikon Coolpix L19's video camera is decent, offering good image quality with 640 by 480 resolution at 30 frames per second with sound. The camera, when recording video, is sometimes a little slow to change its metering as you move the Nikon Coolpix L19 around, which means shadow areas can stay dark too long, and bright areas can end up overexposed for a while. The ability to shoot movies in macro mode is particularly cool, and a lot of fun.