Nikon Coolpix L620

August 6, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras | 0 Comments |
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The Nikon Coolpix L620 is a new, AA battery powered camera with a 18.1-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and 14x optical zoom. The lens covers a 35mm equivalent focal range of 25-350mm and comes with Vibration Reduction (VR) on board. In addition, the lens is able to focus on subjects as close as approximately 1 cm for macro photography. Other features include Target Finding AF, 6 Special Effects, 8 Filter Effects, 1920x1080/60i videos with stereo sound and an HS Movie function that can be applied to record movies that play back in slow motion at 1/2 normal speed for more dramatic movies, or high speed at twice the speed of normal playback. Movies recorded with the camera can also be played back on a TV by connecting the camera to the TV's HDMI port. The Nikon Coolpix L620 will be available next month for approximately $250/£200.

Nikon Press Release

Digital Compact Camera Nikon COOLPIX L620

A high-power zoom compact model equipped with a backside illumination CMOS sensor and 14x optical zoom NIKKOR lens for simple capture of high-quality images at telephoto zoom positions or in dimly lit surroundings

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the L620. COOLPIX L-series cameras are easy to use and equipped with functions that make photography enjoyable.

The L620 is a high-power zoom compact camera equipped with a backside illumination CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 18.1-million pixels that enables capture of images exhibiting little noise at the high sensitivities required for night landscapes and pictures taken indoors under dim lighting. The camera is also equipped with a 14x optical zoom NIKKOR lens with a built-in lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) function. The L620 also offers a number of advanced functions that enable simple capture of images as intended. Among these are Target Finding AF, with which the user need simply point the camera at the intended subject and the camera immediately identifies and focuses on the subject, Easy Auto mode, with which the camera automatically identifies the scene and shooting conditions to apply the optimal scene mode, an advanced red-eye correction function, and functions for recording movies.

COOLPIX L620 Primary Features

Backside illumination CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 18.1-million pixels enables capture of images exhibiting little noise at the high sensitivities required for night landscapes and pictures taken indoors under dim lighting

The L620 has an effective pixel count of 18.1-million pixels. It is equipped with a backside illumination CMOS sensor with which each pixel receives light more efficiently for superior high-speed processing performance. The image overlay and advanced noise reduction technologies made possible by this CMOS sensor enable capture of photos as intended, with little blur caused by camera shake, even with shooting in dimly lit situations or places, including night landscapes and indoors.

A 14x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers the wide-angle 25 mm to telephoto 350 mm (equivalents in 35mm [135] format) range of focal lengths

The L620 is equipped with a 14x optical zoom lens with built-in lens-shift vibration reduction (VR). With coverage for a broad range of focal lengths, from the wide-angle 25 mm to the telephoto 350 mm (equivalents in 35mm [135] format), the camera's lens supports wide-angle shooting needed for landscapes and group photos, and is also able to bring distant subjects closer with telephoto shooting. In addition, the lens is able to focus on subjects as close as approximately 1 cm to the center of the lens for macro photography of flowers and food. This lens allows users to capture beautiful images of a wide variety of everyday scenes with hand-held shooting.

Automatic functions for simple capture of images as intended, and a variety of editing functions
The L620 is equipped with a number of auto functions that make shooting easy without applying difficult settings. Among these are Target Finding AF, with which the user need simply point the camera at the intended subject and the camera focuses on the optimal subject, and Easy Auto mode, with which the camera automatically identifies the scene and shooting conditions to apply the optimal scene mode (1 of 10). It also offers a number of fun and easy automatic functions, such as 6 Special Effects that can be applied prior to shooting to achieve a desired effect, 8 Filter Effects that can be applied in-camera to photos that have already been taken, and red-eye correction that functions for up to 12 people and 5 pets (dogs and cats) in a single image.

Recording of 1920x1080/60i movies with stereo sound
1920x1080/60i movies with stereo sound can be recorded by simply pressing the camera's movie-record button. The L620 also offers an HS Movie function that can be applied to record movies that play back in slow motion at 1/2 normal speed for more dramatic movies, or high speed at twice the speed of normal playback. Movies recorded with the camera can also be played back on a TV by connecting the camera to the TV's HDMI port. Support for the CEC feature for HDMI enables playback control via the TV's remote control.

A compact body that combines simple operation and beautiful design
The L620 inherits its design from the L610. This includes a grip with a shape and texture that offers a firm hold, a layout utilizing large buttons that are easy to use, and elegant metallic parts. The camera is available in 2 colors, black and red.

Powered by AA batteries readily available almost anywhere
The camera supports convenient alkaline and lithium AA batteries that do not require the time and forethought necessary with rechargeable batteries. When using the camera away from home, support for these batteries that may be purchased anywhere enables worry-free shooting, even if batteries are exhausted.

Specifications, design, product name and supplied accessories may differ by country or area. Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacture.

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