Nikon Coolpix L330 Review

Nikon Coolpix L330 | If you are looking for a snapshot camera that can pretty much do it all, this Nikon Coolpix L330 is worthy of your consideration. I am a camera nut and own both full-size Nikon SLRs (my present one is the Nikon D5300) as well as small pocket cameras. This L330 is essentially a hybrid between the two -- it is small (and light) enough to be easily carried, and yet has a large and powerful lens that can do many things better than a true pocket camera.

Nikon Coolpix L330 Review

The outstanding characteristic of Nikon Coolpix L330 is the lens. The lens features a much larger objective lens than any pocket camera, which means that it is capturing more light for more detail and sharper shots. For taking still pictures, for example, I notice a clear difference in favor of this camera in comparison to my Canon pocket camera. The 26X optical zoom really makes this camera a "do all" for both landscape shots, portraits, and many other kinds of shooting. Like all cameras of this class, this one is probably not the camera to use for action shots such as flying birds or football games, although it may do in a pinch.

Ergonomically Nikon Coolpix L330 is well thought-out. I was able to pretty much completely figure this camera out without resorting to the manual, which is a good thing as the manual is nearly useless. Most users should simply spend 20 minutes browsing through the camera menus; this will adequately familiarize most users with the camera. (The manual is very rudimentary.) Frankly, you can put most settings on "auto" and do just fine with this camera. The viewfinder shows both shutter speed and F/stop, which is a nice feature for more advanced shooters. The flash is easy to use and is pretty good for a flash of this class.

Technical Details

Continuous Shooting Speed = 1 fp
Digital Zoom = 4x
Effective Still Resolution = 20.2 MP
Expanded ISO Maximum = 1,600
Expanded ISO Minimum = 80
Image Stabilization = Yes
Item Dimensions = 3 x 3.28 x 4.37 inches
Item Weight = 0.95 pounds
Lithium Battery Weight = 35 grams
Maximum Aperture = ƒ/9.9
Maximum Focal Length = 585 mm
Maximum Shutter Speed = 1/1500 s of a second
Minimum Aperture = ƒ/3.1
Minimum Focal Length = 22 mm
Minimum Shutter Speed = 4 seconds
Model Year = 2014
Optical Sensor Resolution = 20.2 MP
Optical Zoom = 26x
Supported Battery Types = AA
Video Capture Resolution = 720p
Viewfinder Type = fixed LCD

Posted by : Tamara Blezensky // 01:13