Posts Tagged ‘Nikon Coolpix L18 review’

Coolpix L18 Review

December 2, 2008
Quote: “Great camera… until!”
Rating: Coolpix L18 Review
Review From: McKinney at Amazon.com

This was a great camera, but unfortunately the key word is “WAS”. I purchased the camera for general shooting, nothing fancy, and it worked great. I replaced my Fujifilm FinePix with this Nikon Coolpix. I enjoy the thinner design, making it easier to keep in a small purse. The red shell adds nothing to the photos, but I’ll take that over a dull gray any day. Aside from aesthetics, there are many features packed into this stylish hardware, probably more than I’ve fully utilized. As with any digital camera, the most important feature is point and shoot picture taking. I hate the cameras that have 17+ picture modes and the rotating “option wheel” on top. 99 times out of 100 I am just turning the camera on and snapping a shot… I don’t need to change any shutter settings. This Nikon has a handy toggle on top that allows for picture taking, picture viewing, or video taking.

The large LCD screen is vibrant and makes it easy to view photos. It saves space by eliminating the old-fashioned “eye hole,” which is fine with me because I rarely use it anyway. I’ll take the larger LCD. Red-eye was always a problem with my Fujifilm, but this Nikon did a great job of eliminating it; every photo seemed very clear and bright.

I’ve also used the video feature a few times. Unlike my Fujifilm, you can actually zoom in and out while taking video. Video quality is nothing spectacular, but it is tolerable for short clips.

Downloading the pictures and videos to my computer was a snap. Again, Nikon won big points with me because this is the easiest camera I’ve used… and one of the cheapest too.

However, as I mentioned earlier, there was a catch. After only 4 months of use, my photos began to have a hazy ring around them. It looked like there was some fog or a smudge on the lens. I’ve wiped the lens carefully, but the problem remains, causing me to believe that this problem somehow lies inside the camera lens – a problem I, of course, can’t solve without having to call the distributor and get the run-around on how to get it fixed, despite my free one-year warranty-with-purchase. A digital camera that takes blurry photos is no better than a paper weight, even if the paper weight is colorful and shiny. Either the lens is out of alignment or my entire family has developed astigmatism.

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Nikon Coolpix L18 Digital Camera Review

December 2, 2008
Quote: “Wife loves it!”
Rating: Nikon Coolpix L18 Digital Camera Review
Review From: L. G. Bodyfelt at Amazon.com

I picked out two prespective camera as a possible gift for my wife (semi-handicap with plural nueropathy in hands and fingers). Simplicity and easy of button use are the prime criteria. My choices were Nikon Cool Pix L18 and the Canon PowerShot A590IS. I believe the better of the two is the Canon A590 (good reviews, 4x optical zoom, optical stabilization, etc), but the wife chose the Nikon because of the 3″ preview and review screen and the “Awesome Red Color.” Go figure? Camera has worked out so far so good. Time will tell. I have owned and still use a Nikon CoolPix 500 since 2000. It is bulletproof. I expect nothing else from Nikon and the Coolpix L18.

Nikon L18 Review

December 2, 2008
Quote: ” Easy, fun, compact, and cool: I really like my coolpix!”
Rating: Nikon L18 Review
Review From: Nathan Andersen at Amazon.com

This is a great little camera, that is easy to use … just point and click and the picture comes out pretty good pretty much all of the time. Sure there are better cameras, but you’ve really got to know how to use them to get anything better than what comes almost automatically from this camera. For the price it would be very difficult to surpass the quality and ease of this handy little item that fits nicely in the pocket and is ready to go when you need it.

I own a Mac and a PC, and have had absolutely no difficulty uploading my images to either computer. I am not a professional photographer, but just want to be able to share images with my friends and family, mostly by sending them over the internet and posting them to facebook. For those purposes, this camera is ideal.

I’ve owned earlier versions of the Nikon “Coolpix” and what I really like is that with each upgrade they have added valuable features but have found a way to avoid making the camera feel more complicated. I love the new automatic red-eye removal feature, and the image stabilization works very well. (By the way, I still have my older “Coolpix” cameras, and they still work fine — as far as I can tell, they are built to last.)

Nikon Coolpix L18 Review

December 2, 2008
Quote: “Cool Coolpix L18”
Rating: Nikon Coolpix L18 Review
Review From: James Leighton at Amazon.com

Excellent purchase! Fast shipping no issues. Great Camera! Easy to use and quality pictures and video. I used it at a school presentation and got nice clear pictures and video from my seat in the audience, clear sound too. Good value.