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Nikon Coolpix L12

alaTest has collected and analyzed 218 reviews of Nikon Coolpix L12. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and image quality. The price and portability also get good views. The color and storage get mixed views. There are some critical opinions about the focus and viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix L12 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon Coolpix L12

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix L12 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the screen and durability are generally positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability. The image quality and performance get critical views.

price, portability, usability, durability, screen

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7% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix L12

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix L12 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and battery are generally positive. The memory and design also get good feedback. Many are critical about the image quality.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon Coolpix L12 digital camera

 

The Coolpix L12 sits at the top of Nikon's L-series of budget digital cameras and despite the "usual" naming conventions and the "12" in the camera's name, this is not a 12-megapixel model but a 7.1-megapixel compact. Okay, so this is not an expensive...

Image stabilisation, low ISO image quality, face detection AF

No manual controls, no control over ISO settings, very slow flash recycle, sluggish performance overall, no optical viewfinder, Low resolution LCD suffers flaring in bright conditions.

Okay, so this is not an expensive digital camera and while it is bland in terms of styling, it still boasts a couple of standout features particularly at this £150 (all but a penny) price point.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Matt Tuffin (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Nikon COOLPIX L12

 

A 7MP budget busting compact

A decent entrylevel camera that's easy to use, producing colourful snapshots minus any bells and whistles

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Nikon Coolpix L12 review

 

Nikon's 7.1-megapixel Coolpix L12 tops Nikon's 'lifestyle' range and features Vibration Reduction, Face Detection and a 3x zoom.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Nikon Coolpix L12

 

Build quality - picture sharpness - overall picture quality

Macro mode - shutter lag with flash on

The Nikon Coolpix L12 is a relatively inexpensive digital camera. The results of my tests suggest it is one of the better starter digital cameras on the market. I was particularly impressed with the sharpness of the photos. This camera has fewer...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Nikon Coolpix L12 review

 

You just can't expect a whole lot from a $200 camera. Budget-priced shooters might be reliable, but they very seldom offer anything unique or high-end. The 7-megapixel Nikon Coolpix L12 bucks this trend by including two premium features in its...

Face-detecting autofocus, optical image stabilization good to see on a budget camera.

No user control over ISO sensitivity; painfully slow flash recycle time.

This budget camera includes a few surprising features, but its flaws outweigh its benefits.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Nikon Coolpix L12

 

Preview of the Nikon Coolpix L12.

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Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon Coolpix L12

 

Physical Views The Coolpix L12 compared to a standard CD disc. Continue to the Features & Controls Page COOLPIX L12 Specifications Effective pixels 7.1 million CCD 1/2.5-inch type (7.41 million total pixels) Image modes 3072 x 2304 (High: 3072*,...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com.au)

Nikon Coolpix L12

 

The budget Nikon L12 includes a few surprising features, but its flaws outweigh its benefits.

Face-detecting autofocus ; Optical image stabilisation

No user control over ISO sensitivity ; Painfully slow flash recycle time

Even though it includes features we were surprised to see on a budget camera, the Nikon Coolpix L12 simply has too many problems for us to recommend it. While face detection and optical image stabilisation are both very nice, they can't make up for the...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com.au)

Nikon Coolpix L12 review: Nikon Coolpix L12

 

Nikon Coolpix L12

Face-detecting autofocus, optical image stabilization good to see on a budget camera.

No user control over ISO sensitivity; painfully slow flash recycle time.

This budget camera includes a few surprising features, but its flaws outweigh its benefits.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Mike Pasini (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon Coolpix L12 Digital Camera - Full Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

High resolution sensor ; True optical image stabilization in the lens (surprising at this price!) ; ISO sensitivity to ISO 1600 ; Large LCD with good resolution ; Face-Priority Auto Focus joins D-Lighting, Red-Eye Fix, and BSS enhancements ; Good Macro...

Poor digital zoom performance ; Higher than average barrel distortion at wide angle ; Slow flash recharge ; Average USB download speed ; No manual control of ISO sensitivity, ISO can get run up pretty high (increasing noise levels) in dim lighting ; No...

The Nikon Coolpix L12 features a seven megapixel CCD linked to a Nikkor-branded 3x optical zoom lens. The L12's lens is just a little wider than most, at 35 to 105mm equivalent. The Coolpix L12 couples this with the company's lens-shift VR (Vibration...

Mar, 2007

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