Nikon Coolpix L830, L29, L30 and L330
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Nikon has refreshed its Coolpix L ("Life") range of digital compact cameras with four new models. Leading the pack is the Nikon Coolpix L830 ($300, above), which features 34x optical zoom, a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor with Hybrid VR image stabilisation, Full HD video recording and a titlable LCD screen. The considerably smaller Coolpix L29 (£69.99 / €84.00) offers 5x optical zoom, a 16-megapixel CCD and an anti-reflection 2.7” LCD screen. The similarly styled Coolpix L30 (£89.99 / €109.00 / $119.95) comes with a 20-megapixel CCD, 3" monitor and 5x optical zoom. Finally, the classically styled Nikon Coolpix L330 (£179.99 / €219.00) packs a 20-megapixel sensor and a 26x zoom lens with lens-shift Vibration Reduction for blur-free images.
Nikon Press Release
NIKON ANNOUNCES THE POWERFUL SUPER-ZOOM COOLPIX L830
Nikon today announces four new cameras in its COOLPIX family: the high performing and classically styled COOLPIX L830 with an ultra-powerful 34x optical zoom with up to 68x Dynamic Fine Zoom¹; and the 16-megapixel COOLPIX L29 with simple controls and a wide-angle NIKKOR 5x zoom lens. Alongside these are the 20-megapixel COOLPIX L30 with NIKKOR 5x zoom lens and the high performance 26x zoom lens and 20-megapixel COOLPIX L330. The new cameras work with AA batteries which are easy to find wherever you may be.
The Nikon COOLPIX L830 – Get closer to the image than ever before
Classically styled and designed for those looking for an easy-to-use high precision and performance camera, the 16-megapixel COOLPIX L830 gives exceptional results for any occasion. It’s perfect for photographers who want to create outstanding images.
The COOLPIX L830 features an ultra-powerful 34x optical zoom lens with a 68x Dynamic Fine Zoom that allows you to zoom in twice as far as a telephoto lens, whilst still maintaining a full resolution. Its Easy Auto Mode optimises camera settings for the user and includes a side zoom lever and one touch video recording. The Hybrid VR (vibration reduction) counters camera shake and will give you a more professional finish.
Add your own distinctive stamp on the images you take by shooting from a child’s eye level, over a crowd or from a unique viewpoint with the 7.7 cm high resolution tilt screen. Meanwhile, the back illuminated image sensor captures beautifully clear details for superb shots. Record the action as it happens in Full HD with optical zoom and stereo sound, whilst enjoying the convenience that comes with the compact body – one of the smallest in its class, designed for stability, usability and comfort.
James Loader, Senior Product Manager for Consumer Products at Nikon UK, comments: “The COOLPIX L830 is a feature packed camera that allows you to create outstanding images easily. With the Dynamic Fine Zoom that brings you 68x closer to the action and a vari-angle tilt screen for unique angles, you can really have some fun with this camera.
The COOLPIX L830 will be available in three colours: black, red and plum.
The Nikon COOLPIX L29 – Leave the hard work to someone else
The new COOLPIX L29 has a 16-megapixel CCD image sensor, combined with a wide-angle 5x NIKKOR zoom lens, ensuring you get top quality results every time, while its easy operation puts fun and freedom at the heart of photography.
James Loader, Senior Product Manager for Consumer Products at Nikon UK, comments: “The easy to use COOLPIX L29 is well suited to anyone looking for an intelligent camera, capable of adding fun filter effects and 17 great scene modes. And the anti-reflection 2.7” LCD display is perfect for reviewing your images. Everyone can achieve great shots – whatever their skill level.”
To make quality photography as accessible as possible, the COOLPIX L29 includes motion blur reduction, fun filter effects and a smart portrait system, allowing you to get the best possible shot through the help of blink proof alerts, smile timer and red eye fix. Seventeen scene modes allow you to select one that suits your location from an array of photographic styles, effects and landscapes.
The COOLPIX L29 will be available in silver, black, red and purple with line art.
The Nikon COOLPIX L30 – Focusing on the important things in life
The COOLPIX L30 delivers perfectly clear images in every picture you take, with a 20-megapixel CCD image sensor and a wide-angle 5x NIKKOR zoom lens. The Easy Auto Mode makes shooting movies simpler than ever before, perfect for capturing all those special family moments you do not want to miss.
James Loader, Senior Product Manager for Consumer Products at Nikon UK, comments: “The COOLPIX L30 is the perfect camera for an amateur photographer looking to shoot still images and video, with the help of Easy Auto mode and one touch video recording. The 17 scene modes, motion blur reduction and the Smart Portrait System, allows you to focus on enjoying the moment without worrying about how to capture it. ”
Perfect for those who want to focus on the important things in life, the 3” LCD screen frames your photos beautifully so you can play them back and enjoy clear viewing even in bright sunshine. Recording movies and moments you will want to treasure for a lifetime has never been easier thanks to the dedicated movie-record button. The camera also shoots in high definition so that you will capture clear, sharp shots of your family and friends celebrating their special moments.
The COOLPIX L30 will be available in black and red.
The Nikon COOLPIX L330 – Smart, sharp shooting
Classically styled, easy to handle and with a powerful 26x optical zoom, the COOLPIX L330 can cover everything from sweeping vistas to distant action, thanks to its wide-angle NIKKOR lens.
James Loader, Senior Product Manager for Consumer Products at Nikon UK, comments: “The COOLPIX L330 pushes the limits of our compact cameras, balancing superb image quality and quick responsiveness with a very bright, high resolution wide-angle NIKKOR lens for wonderfully sharp results.”
If you have taken a shot you are really proud of, what better way to do it justice than enlarging it to poster size for family and friends. You can do just that thanks to the high resolution 20-megapixel image sensor which captures details in pin sharp resolution. Lens shift VR (vibration reduction) enhances stability while High ISO gives you clear images in low light conditions and Best Shot Selector (BSS) chooses the sharpest image of up to 10 consecutive shots – guaranteeing you a brilliant end result.
The COOLPIX L330 will be available in black.
Dynamic Fine Zoom can zoom 2x further than the longest optical telephoto range, while maintaining maximum image resolution