Nikon Coolpix L6 review

Started Dec 24, 2006 | User reviews thread
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Seth Hansen
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Nikon Coolpix L6 review
Dec 24, 2006

I find the L6 is well built, very easy to use and has pretty good image quality
for a small snapshot camera. The LCD screen is large and bright which is a
must for composing shots because there is no viewfinder. It has a setting
(which you can turn on or off) that will warn you if the picture might be
blurry which is pretty accurate, this lets you know to try another shot. The
flash is bright. The zoom is just right, quick but not too quick. Color is very
pleasing, completely natural without being flat in stanard mode. Images are
sharp without being overly sharp. If you are used to the smoothness of Canon
images L6 images will have a slightly different look. The highest quality jpg
setting isn't as fine as I would prefer. The extreme corners of wide angle shots
are a little soft and distorted. Very bright whites have some purple/blue
fringing. Many of these problems are standard for this class of camera and the
L6, while not perfect, manages them fairly well. It's a good choice for a point-
and-shoot camera as long as you are not interested in having (or paying for)
manual control, a view finder, RAW file format, Image Stabilization or plan on
making large prints. It's just a simple point-and-shoot camera that in my
opinion takes pretty good pictures indoors and outdoors.

Problems:

I had to return the first L6 I bought because it came with a dead pixel
surrounded by dark pixels in the middle of the CCD. Releasing a camera from
the factory in this condition is, shall I say? less than ideal. Otherwise I would
have rated the construction higher.

Seth Hansen's score
3.9
Average community score
4.0
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