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Nikon Coolpix L19 review

£99 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Nikon

Our Rating: We rate this 3 out of 5

The Nikon Coolpix L19 is a point-and-shoot camera that features a bevy of shooting modes.

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.

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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.


Nikon Coolpix L19 Expert Verdict »

Nikon Coolpix L19 Scores 7.2 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
8.0 effective megapixels for high-resolution images
3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR lens
2.7in high-resolution LCD monitor
Motion Detection for sharp, steady results
High Sensitivity up to ISO 1600
Powered by commonly available AA-batteries
Easy Auto Mode with Scene Auto Selector provides quick, carefree picture-taking in a variety of situations
Smart Portrait System – Face-priority AF, Smile Mode, Blink Warning and In-Camera Red-Eye Fix
D-Lighting adds detail and optimises exposure to rescue underexposed images
  • Overall: We give this item 6 of 10 overall

The Nikon Coolpix L19 is a good camera for the price. If you can afford a little more, you’ll get better image quality, but if budget is a primary factor, then this is a great alternative to a camera phone.

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