Full Review posted for Nikon Coolpix L12!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, September 3, 2007 - 23:22 EDT)
The Nikon Coolpix L12 doesn't look like a digital camera made for kids but it's priced just right for them.
And, with its optically stabilized lens, it's a great deal on a digital camera for anyone who enjoys composing images, and capturing the moment without having to worry about photographic science.
But there's plenty of photographic science built into this digital camera. The Coolpix line has always offered Nikon's clever Best Shot Selector mode, saving the largest JPEG of a series shot in low light. But the Nikon L12 also comes with Face-Priority Auto Focus (which has its own button on the top panel), and D-Lighting plus Red-Eye Fix. Those are tools you'll use.
What's missing is manual control -- even of ISO, which can go as high as 1,600. But that won't be missed by anyone new to digital photography. They'll find the camera easy to carry and easy to use, especially with the large type in the LCD menus. The Vibration Reduction and Macro mode are going to be a real treats, too. For them, this is a Dave's Pick. Read our Nikon Coolpix L12 review for all the details!