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Nikon L19
Nikon L19

Hey! You should know that Nikon has released a newer version of this product: the Nikon Coolpix L20.

Nikon L19

Nikon L19

We've given the L19 a grade of C+.

Editor's Review

[Read our full Nikon L19 review] An excellent choice for buyers seeking affordability (though not necessarily quality), the Nikon L19 is as simple as a digital camera can get. 8.0-megapixel resolution and a 3.6x optical Zoom Nikkor lens let's you get close to the action while taking photos that don't skimp on the color or sharpness. A 2.7-inch high-resolution LCD screen makes taking and reviewing your photos easier than ever. And Nikon's Smart Portrait System, with Red-eye Fix and Face Priority AE ensures every portrait looks fantastic. The Nikon L19 uses SD/SDHC memory cards, which makes storing and sharing your precious moments with others easy.


  • 8.0-megapixel resolution for photo-quality prints up to 16 x 20 inches
  • 3.6x optical Zoom-Nikkor glass lens
  • 2.7-inch high-resolution LCD screen
  • Nikon's Smart Portrait System
  • Red-eye Fix, Face Priority AE and more
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
  • Part Number: 26168
  • UPC: 018208255368
  • Release Date: Feb 01, 2009

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Nikon L19 Reviews

Nikon L19 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 2.0 out of 5
Great for the first six months! After that..... (Janel — 10/07/2010)
I got this camera on the day that I had my baby (a gift from a friend). I would rate it as between average and bad. I am not too particular about the quality of my photos, but one thing that is necessary is FOCUS. It doesn't seem to focus very easily and needs an extreme amount of light if you choose not to use the white-out flash. Other than that, it has been a very decent camera for us until about six months after we got it. It has since been eating up batteries like no one's business. For about two months I continued to replacing the batteries over and over again. Recently I realized that the batteries it said were "exhausted" worked GREAT in other devices. I looked online to see if I was the only one receiving this error message and it turns out I am not. It is very annoying when you are trying to capture a fun event/memory/etc and it says "Battery Exhausted". So much for capturing her first steps, I guess.
  • 4.0 out of 5
Intresting (Hannah — 09/08/2010)
Well it was all good until I fell onto it! Then it wouldn't stop saying 'battery exhousted' but before that it was pretty good! I mean it worked better than my fli+ vidio camrea
  • 2.0 out of 5
Nikon L16, L18 and possibly L19 (Dion Jennings — 02/08/2010)
I have very very little confidence with the Nikon L series, particularly the L16 and L18. I do not know if the L19 has solved the problem, specifically the annoying "Battery exhausted" error that occurs 6-8 months after purchase. This error occurs regardless of the battery type you use. I was sure to get NiCad batteries rated 2500 mAh, and even when fully charged, 2 out of 20 times the camera would actually work (until you turn it off). After spending a lot of money on rechargeables and new alkaline batteries I turned to the internet which revealed that there were many many other persons across the planet with the exact problem, exact model, and NO REPLIES from the manufacturer. The camera takes really good, high quality pictures though, but the likelihood that the same problem may surface with the Coolpix L19 is too much for me to risk purchasing one. I would say avoid this camera, or at least the Coolpix L series.
  • 5.0 out of 5
Completely Satisfied (Dan Saragusa — 01/07/2010)

I had bought a Kodak Easy Share C180 for my wife for Christmas. We were very frustrated because it was either defective or just simply not a very good camera. Everything about it was sub standard and we were very dissapointed with it. So I returned it.
After a lot of researching and comparisons on the web we decided to go shopping for the Nikon Coolpix L19.
What a difference ! After only a short amount of time we are taking MUCH better pictures ! The ease in using it and the use of the various menus are a tremendous improvement compared to the Kodak. The battery life seems to last longer, as we would have already had to replace the batteries on the kodak repeatedly by now.
At this point it appears to be a great camera and we are very happy that we chose it , and would recommend it to others who are considering both makes of cameras.

  • 2.0 out of 5
not so good (NikonLover — 11/17/2009)

I hope I had a bad L19. But I've owned a L16 for a year (before I dropped it several times and it broke) and the L19 was bad at closeups, had trouble at varying light situations. I couldn't get it to take pictures quickly .. loads of various little problems in comparison to the L16 it replaced. And yes, I went through all the menus. I took it back and replaced it with an L20 which so far the L20 awesome in all those areas. So I cna't recommend an L19 .. hopefully mine was just a lemon.

  • 4.0 out of 5
quality (venkat — 07/01/2009)

good picture quality, easy to use