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Nikon Coolpix L2
Nikon Coolpix L2

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Nikon Coolpix L2

We've given the L2 a grade of C.

Editor's Review

For the casual users, Nikon brings us the L2, a compact and capable point-and-shoot camera. It's not flashy, the slate gray finish looks a little drab, and it's not something to flaunt with a 2.0 inch LCD and relatively standard features, but the little L2 is a workhorse that will do what you need it to do: take photographs. And the 6 megapixel sensor is an above average entry into a line of budget models, worth checking out. If you're feeling a little more reserved, the L3 has the same features with a slightly smaller 5 megapixel sensor.


  • 6 megapixels
  • 3x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom
  • auto focus
  • auto exposure
  • JPEG file format
  • movie mode w/sound
  • 2 AA batteries
  • 2.0 inch LCD
  • SD card storage (23MB internal)
  • Part Number: COOLPIX L2
  • UPC: 018208255436
  • Release Date: Feb 24, 2006

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Nikon Coolpix L2 Reviews

Nikon Coolpix L2 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 2.0 out of 5
Poor Results (Kim Dean — 11/19/2006)

After looking around the market, then deciding from the reviews and name of Nikon to buy the L2.
I am very di ssapointed with the overall results it gives.
A few negatives.

All modes it finds it difficult to find the correct light balance.
Auto mode poor focus and this is true also of the manual modes, it doesn't matter if the camera is placed or held.
Indoors the flash gives poor light results mostly dark images, you can play around with a longer flash duration, but beware it will probably blur or over expose the image.
We have an older 3Mps Olympus 410 mu, which beats it!

  • 4.0 out of 5
Good for average user. (kevin brown — 11/06/2006)

I spent several weeks in looking at cameras and doing my reseach and finally bought this camera which is good for the regular point and shooter. The only things wrong is a better auto sensor and having an image stablizer would make this a perfect camera. But if you can master the manual features nothing is impossible with this cameras. It takes good night and day pictures if you know how to use it.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Simple and nice (Bambang budi susilo — 10/31/2006)

It is small, compact, and easy used digital camera, with the quality of nixor lenses. it's superb.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great camera (jalanie johnson — 08/28/2006)

I have really enjoyed this camera for taking both pictures of people and lanscapes. Everytime I use it I find more features on it, and that make my pictures even better. I LOVE IT!!!

  • 3.0 out of 5
Nikon L2 (Kim Dean — 07/02/2006)

Great on Macro setting.
Let down on outdoors...average focus leaves part of the image blurred.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Superb point and shoot: compact camera! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I have owned Canon, Kodak and other Nikon coolpix cameras. However this by far, given its size and ease of use, is the best overall camera I have owned. I often go back and forth between larger cameras with 10 - 12x optical zoom, and find larger size turns picture taking into a chore; this camera is "zippy". You hit the on button, the lens quickly responds and your taking excellent 6.0mp native resolution photos. If your not using auto, the 15 different scene selections are enough to get a great picture, and not so many that you spend more time choosing the proper scene and missing all the really great shots. Now... when they figure out how to put a 10x optical zoom into a compact capable unit like the L2, I'm ready to upgrade; until then a well deserved intermediary level, compact applause for the L2.

  • 5.0 out of 5
This camera rox compared to my canon powershot A300 (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This is a great camera. It takes great pictures for such a small and easy to use camera. It is very quick to point and shoot and has no delay as some other camears. It is very easy to use and really rox.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Good Model (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This is a very good model which I used since last week.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Small and Easy (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This camera is VERY user friendly, it seems pretty quick, and for the price I'm happy so far. I've only had the camera a week, but I've taken a few pictures and the auto focus seems really sharp, which seemed to be a problem with some of the other cameras I was considering. The flash doesn't seem great in low light, but thats likely due to it being a small camera and nothing to do with this one in particular. So far so good!