Nikon L30 Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon Coolpix L30 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor:  
General
Model Number: L30
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $119.95
Street Price: $86.95
Date Available: 2014-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 5.8 oz (164 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.8 x 2.4 x 1.1 in.
(95 x 60 x 29 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 20.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.20 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type:  
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5152 x 3864 (19.9 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
320x240 (30p)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: NIKKOR; 6 elements in 5 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 26 - 130 mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.2 (wide) / f/6.5 (tele) - ???
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Center, Face priority
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 1600
Minimum ISO (native): 80
ISO Settings: Auto (80-400, 80-800), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), Spot (digital zoom 2X or more)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: No
Shutter Priority: No
Full Manual Exposure: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Back Light, Beach, Black and White Copy, Close Up, Dusk/Dawn, Fireworks Show, Food, Museum, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset
Self Timer: 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off, Flash On, w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: [W]: 0.5 to 4.3m (1 ft. 8 in. to 14 ft) [T]: 0.8 to 2.1m (2ft 8 in. to 6 ft 10 in.)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
RAW Capture Support: No
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Included Memory: 27.0 MB
Included Memory Type: Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control:
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended):  
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 6
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 0.0
Power
Battery Form Factor: 2 x AA
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, Lithium disposables; NiMH rechargeables
Batteries Included: 2 x Alkaline AAs
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): No
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 320 (Alkaline AA)
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in red.

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