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Nikon Coolpix L5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 reviews of Nikon Coolpix L5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the size and screen. The zoom and portability also get good feedback, but the image stabilizer and shutter get less positive opinions. Views about the flash and low light performance are mixed.

usability, portability, zoom, screen, size

performance, viewfinder, reliability, shutter, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix L5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix L5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix L5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the screen and durability are generally positive. The zoom and portability also get good opinions, but the performance and usability get mixed comments. The design and viewfinder get critical comments.

image quality, portability, zoom, durability, screen

price, size, reliability, viewfinder, design

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nikon CoolPix L5

 

It may be simple, but is it up to Nikon's usual standard?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Nikon Coolpix L5

 

Good image quality under good lighting conditions.Stabilized 5X optical zoom.Excellent light metering.Excellent colour rendition.2.5-inch LCD monitor.Compact.Very easy to use.

No control over sensitivity.Noise at sensitivity settings beyond 100 ISO.Compression too strong at 7M*.Hesitant autofocus under low light conditions.Low resolution monitor.

Feb, 2007

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

Nikon Coolpix L5 review

 

It's time to get a life with the Coolpix L5....

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : WDC Team (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Nikon Coolpix L5

 

It's time to get a life with the Coolpix L5....

Face-recognition focusing, VR stabilisation

Average image quality, slow performance

Despite offering some interesting features such as VR and face recognition, the L5's performance remains at the entry-level end of respectable.

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Nikon Coolpix L5 review

 

main content Sometimes, the appeal of simplicity is too hard to ignore. That could explain why we've seen a growing number of cameras that combine a very short list of features with lots of automation to provide a relatively thought-free shooting...

5X optical zoom; lens-shift vibration reduction; easy to use.

Slow performance; sensitivity tops out at ISO 400; poor image quality.

The Nikon Coolpix L5 mixes simple operation with a couple of cool features, but slow performance and iffy image quality make this camera a poor choice.

Nov, 2006

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

Nikon Coolpix L5

 

Physical Views The Coolpix L5 compared to a standard CD disc. The Coolpix L5 and the 6-megapixel Coolpix L6 Continue on to the Features & Controls Coolpix L5 Specifications Effective pixels 7.2 million CCD 1/2.5-inch type (Approx. 7.41 million total...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Gagan Gupta (tech.firstpost.com)

Nikon Coolpix L5

 

Looks good on paper, but how well does it perform?

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Philip Ryan (cnet.com.au)

Nikon Coolpix L5

 

The Nikon Coolpix L5 mixes simple operation with a couple of cool features, but slow performance and iffy image quality make this camera a poor choice.

Easy to use ; 5X optical zoom ; Lens-shift vibration reduction

Slow performance ; Sensitivity tops out at ISO 400 ; Poor image quality

Given the Nikon Coolpix L5's horribly slow performance and its so-so image quality, it's particularly difficult to recommend it, especially since Nikon's own 6-megapixel Coolpix L6 provides better image quality, though similarly slow performance, at a...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Nikon Coolpix L5 Review

 

As we reach the end of 2006, entry-level digital cameras are cheaper and offer more features than ever before, with prices squeezed by the growing popularity of DSLRs. The Nikon Coolpix L5 is...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon Coolpix L5 Digital Camera - Express Review

 

If you're an entry-level photographer happy to let your digital camera do all the work, the Nikon Coolpix L5 may be right for you. With a 7.2-megapixel sensor and a 5x optical zoom with Nikon's lens-shift Vibration Reduction technology, the Coolpix L5...

Understated, stylish, and relatively compact body ; Long, 5x optical (38-190mm 35mm equivalent) zoom lens ; Nikon's VR (Vibration Reduction) technology helps steady long zoom shots ; Images had nice, warm color with smooth, film-like dynamic range ;...

Max ISO sensitivity limited to 400 and always set automatically ; otherwise camera stays locked at ISO 80, This iteration of Nikon's VR Optical image stabilization does not seem as effective as competing systems, Slower than average operation speed ;...

Mar, 2007

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