Nikon Coolpix L12 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 7.1 megapixels
  • 3x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom
  • Movie mode with sound
  • JPEG file format
  • ISO 50-1600
  • Auto focus and exposure
  • 2 AA batteries
  • Secure Digital Card storage (21MB internal)
  • 2.5-inch LCD
  • Release Date: 2007-02-21
  • Final Grade: 0 0.0 Star Rating: Recommended

0.0 Star Rating: Recommended

Nikon Coolpix L12
7.1 megapixels; 3x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom; Movie mode with sound; JPEG file format; ISO 50-1600; Auto focus and exposure; 2 AA batteries; Secure Digital Card storage (21MB internal); 2.5-inch LCD
By , Last updated on: 8/21/2014

The Nikon L12 is a suitable camera for everyday users who want to take simple, casual photos of friends and families without dropping a lot of money on features they'll never use. The L12 is geared to anticipate the needs of the casual user. Face-detection technology helps focus portraits and capture the smiles and expressions you want to remember forever. The Nikon D-Lighting and RedEye Fix help spruce up a photo after the fact, making for the best final picture possible, even if you didn't take the best picture possible at first. Simple, easy-to-use, and with a nice, compact design, the L12 is a great choice for uncomplicated photography.

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