Nikon Coolpix L1 Reviewed|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 23:55 EST)
The Coolpix L1 is a good choice for anyone who wants an easy to use camera that delivers good-looking pictures with pleasing color and plenty of resolution. With its 6.2-megapixel CCD and firmware goodies like Face Priority AF, D-Lighting, and BSS, Nikon still managed to simplify the user interface.
For those willing to delve just slightly deeper than "just pushing the button," its extensive scene modes and unique framing-assist options extend the camera's capabilities, making it easy to bring back good-looking shots of what might otherwise be difficult subjects. And if you forget what an option does, help is only a button press away with the Guide feature.
While we liked the Coolpix L1's rich and very practically-oriented feature set, we would have liked the camera much more if it had done better under dim lighting, and if its shutter response had been a bit faster. This isn't a camera for capturing fast action, or for extensive use after dark, but it has a lot to offer under the shooting conditions most consumers will be most interested in.
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