Nikon Coolpix L320 Review

4.0
May 24, 2013 | Matt Grayson |

Specifications

Product name COOLPIX L320
Type Compact digital camera
Number of effective pixels 16.1 million
Image sensor 1/2.3-in. type CCD; approx. 16.44 million total pixels
Lens NIKKOR lens with 26x optical zoom
Focal length 4.0-104.0 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5-585 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/-number f/3.1-5.9
Lens construction 12 elements in 9 groups (1 ED lens element)
Digital zoom magnification Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 2340 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction Lens shift
Motion blur reduction Motion detection (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF) Contrast-detect AF
Focus range [W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 1.5 m (5 ft) to infinity; Macro mode: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) (when zoom is set to middle position) to infinity (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Focus-area selection Center, face detection
Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode) Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 49 MB); SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system DCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
File formats Still pictures: JPEG; Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: LPCM monaural)
Image size (pixels) 16M (High) [4608 x 3456(fine)]; 16M [4608 x 3456]; 8M [3264 x 2448]; 4M [2272 x 1704]; 2M [1600 x 1200]; VGA [640 x 480]; 16:9 [4608 x 2592]
Shooting Modes Easy auto, Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Backlighting, Panorama assist, Pet portrait), Smart portrait, Auto
Continuous Shooting Single (default setting), Continuous (about four images are captured continuously at a rate of about 1.2 fps), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16
Movie HD 720p (default setting): 1280 x 720/16:9/approx. 30 fps, VGA: 640 x 480/4:3/approx. 30 fps
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) ISO 80-1600
Exposure metering mode Matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Exposure control Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (-2.0 - +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/1500-1 s; 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Aperture Electronically-controlled ND filter (-3.3 AV) selection
Aperture range 2 steps (f/3.1 and f/9.9 [W])
Self-timer Approx. 10 s
Flash range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 0.5 - 5.0 m (1 ft 8 in. - 16 ft); [T]: 1.5 - 2.5 m (5 ft - 8 ft 2 in.)
Flash control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Interface Hi-Speed USB
Data Transfer Protocol MTP, PTP
Video output Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
I/O terminal Audio/video (A/V) output; digital I/O (USB); DC input connector
Supported languages Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources Four LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries; Four FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries; Four EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (available separately); AC Adapter EH-67 (available separately)
Battery life¹ Still pictures: Approx. 310 shots when using alkaline batteries, Approx. 810 shots when using lithium batteries, Approx. 450 shots when using EN-MH2 batteries; Movie recording (actual battery life for recording)²: Approx. 1 h 20 min when using alkaline batteries, Approx. 3 h 40 min when using lithium batteries, Approx. 2 h 40 min when using EN-MH2 batteries
Tripod socket 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 111.1 x 76.3 x 83.1 mm (4.4 x 3.1 x 3.3 in.) (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 430 g (15.2 oz) (including batteries and a memory card)
Temperature 0°C-40°C (32°F-104°F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories Camera Strap, LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries (x4), Lens Cap LC-CP25 (with cord), USB Cable UC-E16, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM, Reference Manual (CD-ROM)
Optional accessories AC Adapter EH-67, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14, Hand Strap AH-CP1, Battery Charger MH-73 (includes four EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries), Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries EN-MH2-B4 (set of four EN-MH2 batteries)

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