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Nikon COOLPIX L22: Review

The Nikon COOLPIX L22 is a compact digital camera easy to use and perfect for the whole family, as her younger sister Nikon Coolpix L21. As for specifications, the L22 has a 12.1 megapixel sensor resolution, a 3-inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 230,000 pixels, a NIKKOR lens with 3.6x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom, 3 functions to eliminate camera shake, including the electronic stabilizer, BSS, for the best shot, the automatic selection of scenes, the Easy Auto Mode, Smart Portrait function, 16 scene modes, a sensitivity up to 1,600 ISO and EXPEED processing engine.

Nikon COOLPIX L22: Design

The Nikon COOLPIX L22 Digital Camera is a compact and portable, with a rounded body and available in various colors. It has a large 3-inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 230,000 pixels. The size of the camera, finally, are 98 mm wide, 61 mm high and 28 mm thick. The weight is 169 grams with battery and memory card.

Nikon COOLPIX L22: Features and Functionality

The Nikon COOLPIX L22 is a compact digital camera made by the manufacturer this year, just in february,    along with other models, such as the Nikon Coolpix L21, from which it differs in very few features. It is a very easy camera to use and suitable for the whole family because it allows everyone to get great pictures.

Starting from the specifications, the camera is equipped with a CMOS image sensor 1/2, 3 inches in size and with a total resolution of 12.39 effective megapixels and 12.1 megapixels. Thanks to this hint you can take pictures very detailed, suitable for printing, even in large sizes. The maximum resolution is 4,000 x 3,000 pixels reachable from the photos.

As for the optics, the Nikon COOLPIX L22 features a wide-angle Nikkor lens that has a focal length of 4.6 to 120, equivalent to 26-678 mm on a traditional 35 mm, and an aperture equivalent focal f2.-f5 .0. As regards the possibility to shoot subjects, in the distance, the camera is equipped with a 3.6x optical zoom, so not very powerful, and a digital zoom up to 4x.

Turning now to the features offered by the camera, we can, and we must start from the first three functions for the blur. The first is the system of electronic vibration reduction, which reduces the effect of camera shake. The second is the motion detection, which compensates for camera shake and subject movement. The last one is from the BSS, ie, Best Shot Selector, which automatically selects the sharpest of up to ten sequential shots.


The Nikon COOLPIX L22 is equipped, then, many other features, such as Smart Portrait, which allows perfect portraits, Smile timer, which takes the photo when the subject smiles, the blink proof, which warns if the subject has eyes closed and Advanced Face Priority AF with red-eye correction, which detects and focuses on up to 12 faces in a frame and corrects the red-eye defect.

The L22 has, then, the automatic scene selection, which automatically selects one of 16 scene modes available depending on the situation, a sensitivity up to  1600 ISO, macro mode for close-ups up to 1 cm away and built-in flash. Finally, with this camera, you can record video with a maximum resolution of 640 x 480 pixels.

Regarding the autonomy, instead, the Nikon Coolpix L22 is provided with two alkaline batteries that provide up to 240 shots. Of course,  you can increase the autonomy available to replace those supplied by other batteries, such as a lithium battery, and can be a maximum range of no less than 660 shots on a single charge, choosing the battery more efficient.

As for the ability to save photos and videos, the camera has an internal memory of about 43 MB, so very poor, expandable via Secure Digital cards. The purchase package includes four non-rechargeable AA batteries already mentioned, the USB cable, the audio / video cable, strap and CD-ROM with the software.


The Nikon COOLPIX L22 is a small compact camera fits all. It has complete automation that allow you to get quality photos even without any special knowledge. To underline the extreme ease of use, the BSS and the 3 anti-shake functions. Very poor memory, and the same applies to the autonomy, which could improve purchasing a memory card and a lithium battery.

Where to Buy Nikon COOLPIX L22

Nikon Coolpix L22 12.0MP Digital Camera with 3.6x Optical Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Red-primary)
  • 12.0 megapixels for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches
  • 3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens (37mm to 134mm); bright 3.0-inch LCD
  • Easy Auto Mode with Scene Auto Selector; capture 640 x 480 movies with sound at...
  • 3-way VR Image Stabilization System
  • EXPEED Image Processing; Smart Portrait System
Easy of Use
Value of Money

PROS : 3 anti-shake functions, ease of use, automatic scene selection; BSS.

CONS : Memory; Zoom, No battery supplied lithium; ISO; Electronic Stability.

User Rating: 4.35 ( 1 votes)

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