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Nikon COOLPIX L610 Compact Digital Camera - Black (16MP, 14x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD
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|Display Size||3 inches||3 inches||3 inches||3 inches||3 inches||3 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||16 megapixels||20.1||20.2 megapixels||18.2 megapixels||20.1||20.2|
|Has Image Stabilization||—||Yes||—||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Item Dimensions||10.8 x 3.41 x 6.84 cm||71.7 x 6.1 x 42.9 cm||2.28 x 9.96 x 5.8 cm||2.57 x 9.6 x 5.49 cm||73.5 x 6 x 44.6 cm||2.67 x 10.53 x 6.1 cm|
|Item Weight||240 grams||0.63 kg||130 grams||164 grams||495 grams||167 grams|
|Max Focal Length||350 mm||1,550 mm||300 mm||500 mm||954 mm||450 mm|
|Min Focal Length||25 mm||24 mm||25 mm||25 mm||157.5 mm||25 mm|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16.79 megapixels||20.1||21.1 megapixels||18.2 megapixels||20.1||21.1|
|Removable Memory||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card||Memory Stick||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card||—||Secure Digital card; Memory Stick||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card|
|Special Feature||Serial Shot Mode||Serial Shot Mode||—||NFC||-||Serial Shot Mode|
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Capturing Magic Moments - Perfectly
The new COOLPIX L610 is an easy-to-use compact camera with a clever heart and premium design. From wide-angle holiday shots to close-ups of family and friends, the impressive 14x optical zoom NIKKOR lens, 16-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and clever Nikon technologies like Lens-Shift Vibration Reduction combine to deliver crisp images with natural looking colours, even in low light. With intuitive functions and a compact design that features an ergonomic grip and built-in flash, you can capture special moments with ease.
Get Close to the Action
The NIKKOR wide-angle telephoto zoom lens (25mm - 350mm) with ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass, delivers superior images with outstanding clarity. The Macro Mode focuses from a great distance to as close as 1cm (0.4-in) from your subject. And regardless of the distance, your photos and videos will always be razor-sharp, thanks to the built-in Optical Vibration Reduction image stabilization, Motion blur reduction and High ISO (up to 3200) light sensitivity which together compensate for camera and subject movement.
Using the wide viewing angle of the 7.5 cm (3.0-in.) 460k-dot LCD screen with anti-reflection coating, and brightness adjustment, you will have great fun shooting your photos and movies, indoor or out. Create the perfect picture by selecting one of the 19 Scene Modes that matches your shooting situation or if you don’t have the time, shoot in Easy Auto Mode and let Auto Scene Selector choose the optimum scene mode for you. Easy Auto Mode uses the Intelligent AF Control System which locates your intended subject and optimises the focus accordingly. Making sure every shot looks its best, the camera automatically adjusts the exposure, shutter speed and other parameters, to produce stunningly sharp images.
The Bigger Picture
With the COOLPIX L610 you can bring dramatic scenes to life. Easy Panorama 360°/180° mode allows you to pan vertically or horizontally across a scene, whilst the camera’s back- illuminated CMOS sensor takes a rapid burst of frames which then merge to create a magnificent 180 or 360-degree panorama shot. In the 3D shooting mode you can create 3D images of your favourite scene that can then be played back on 3D-capable TVs and computers. When the action speeds up, the Continuous Shooting mode will take pictures at a rate of 1.9 fps and using Best Shot Selector the camera will select the sharpest from the sequence. And you’ll get great results even after the sun goes down with the Night Landscape mode.
Record the Action
Important moments with family and friends can be captured effortlessly and beautifully with the Full HD (1080p) movie recording feature. By simply touching the movie record button you can catch all the action in stereo sound and with maximum image quality thanks to the EXPEED C2 image processing system.
Take Creative Control
Once you have captured your movies and photographs, it’s time to get creative. The Quick Retouch Menu lets you enhance your imagery on the camera with a range of filters and effects. You could choose the Selective Colour filter effect and convert your photo to monochrome while highlighting an area in colour, or choose Cross Screen, which adds a starry effect to bright objects.
Nikon has created a camera with no fuss so you can spend more time enjoying the moment. The COOLPIX L610 can run on two regular AA batteries, so new batteries will never be too far from reach. It also accepts alkaline, lithium type and Nikon rechargeable batteries, available as an optional accessory. Transmit your digital photos (in JPEG format) directly to your phone or personal computer with wireless transfer using the Eye-Fi X2 (or later) card (not included). You will then have the option to connect to the Internet to take advantage of Nikon’s storage and photo-sharing service, “my Picturetown”. SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards are also compatible.
 Continuous Shooting about 4 images at a rate of about 1.9 fps when Image mode is set to 4608 x 3456.
COOLPIX L610 Compact Digital Camera - Black
Two LR6/L40 (AA-size) Alkaline Batteries
UC-E6 USB Cable
EG-CP16 Audio Video Cable
AN‐CP19 Wrist Strap
ViewNX 2 Installer CD
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It is quite light at just over 8 ounces and feels comfortable and solid when holding it. Personally, I still like to use the viewfinder but the 3 inch LCD viewscreen is good (except in very bright situations when it is difficult to see a framed subject - but this isn't particular to this camera). The camera is easy to use as a point-and-shoot and with the high specifications, it can be thought of as a link between a basic camera and professional level DSLR or 4/3 camera.
The quality of the photographs is above average with clear, vibrant colours and good depth of field. The camera start-up is not instant but cannot be described as sluggish. Also don't expect instant focus although I'm talking about fractions of seconds, nothing more.
For those people who want to add special effects to the photographs there are various options available both pre and post shooting.
Other built-in features include vibration reduction and up to 3,200 ISO multishot picture taking.
Out-of-the-box the camera is easy to use. You can also set the ISO, white balance, autofocus selection, flash mode and exposure control very easily in order to personalise your pictures.
I was quite surprised that the camera uses AA batteries but they don't seem to run down very fast which doesn't make this an issue for me.
Overall, this is a very nice camera and one that I would recommend.
It is light but has just enough weight when the batteries are installed to feel reassuringly solid. In a comparison with my P300 metal bodied compact camera this does have a more plasticky feel to the back of it, but it still feels well put together. It is of course half the price of the P300.
The rear screen is large and bright but has a reflective coating; it seems to hold up well in very bright sunshine. It may not have the mass of pixels in the display but the image is perfectly clear and sharp. The menu is easy to access and settings are just as easy to change.
If you disable the start screen in the menu, it is pretty quick from being switched on to taking your first photo, slightly behind the P300 but not by much. Leaving the start screen on slows the whole process to seconds and you might find that photo has eluded you. So switch it off, it's not necessary and gets in the way.
The flash has to be popped up manually by sliding a small catch at the top of the screen; this is fairly straight forward and easy to do, not as fiddly as the P300. My only real concern is that though this is a true point and shoot camera, if you see the red LED flashing you will have to take time out to pop up the flash. You might lose the shot with the delay. A built-in auto flash would be more suited to this style of camera.
It has six auto modes from Portrait to Nightscapes and Close Ups; just frame the picture and it will mostly select the correct auto mode for the scene you are trying to take. You can also indulge in a little creativity with black and white and sepia photos. Other than that you are able to change the shutter speed priority and white balance. That is about all.
Mega pixels are not everything, the quality of the lens and the sensor count far more. The CMOS sensor is a little more `high end' and works well, giving very decent low light performance though the bench mark P300 is better but again it is more expensive.
The optical zoom is superb, close ups with real depth of field and on the normal zoom great quality photos.
Full HD video can be taken and the video recorder button is separate and within easy reach on the top right hand side just where your thumb is likely to be. The quality of the video is very good, wind noise is also not too much of problem.
The camera is powered by standard AA batteries which is not always a bad thing. More expensive cameras have lithium batteries, in Nikons cameras they are usually charged when fitted in the camera. However batteries are pretty much available anywhere and you don't have to remember to charge the thing, just keep a couple of spare batteries in your pocket and you are ready to go.
It will also accept Eye-Fi memory cards, something I have not tried yet, but care should be taken with compatibility. Otherwise you can use the enclosed lead to transfer the photographs to your computer.
So should you buy this camera?
If you are in the market for a not so many frills point and shoot camera that can give excellent results and take those instant moments then it might be for you. There is a benefit to running the camera off AA batteries, no chargers to take with you. A wide angle optical 14x zoom with full HD video recording, it will beat the pants off any camera phone.
Many people buy a camera just on the fact that is has more mega pixels than the others, but it's not about mega pixels, it is actually about the quality of the sensor.
This camera has a good one. Oh and it has a lot of mega pixels as well as a bonus.
You can then connect it to the HDMI socket on a telly with an optional lead or adapter and bore your relatives senseless with your holiday snaps, correction, photographs.
It looks nice as well.
5 stars for what it is it doesn't pretend to be anything less than a good picture taker and now at an even better price.
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