Nikon Coolpix L620 Review

3.5
October 14, 2013 | Matt Grayson |

Specifications

Number of effective pixels 18.1 million
Image sensor 1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 18.91 million total pixels
Lens NIKKOR lens with 14x optical zoom
Focal length 4.5-63.0 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-350 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/-number f/3.3-5.9
Lens construction 11 elements in 10 groups (2 ED lens elements)
Digital zoom magnification Up to 2x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 700 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. 1.0 m (3 ft 4 in.) to infinity; Macro mode: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) (wide-angle position relative to the triangle mark to infinity; (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Focus-area selection Center, face detection, target finding AF
Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 460k-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode) Approx. 96% horizontal and 96% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 96% horizontal and 96% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Media Internal memory (approx. 83 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system DCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
File formats Still pictures: JPEG; Sound files (voice memo): WAV; Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: LPCM stereo)
Image size (pixels) 18M (High) [4896 x 3672(fine)]; 18M [4896 x 3672]; 8M [3264 x 2448]; 4M [2272 x 1704]; 2M [1600 x 1200]; VGA [640 x 480]; 16:9 [4896 x 2754]; 1:1 [3672 x 3672]
Shooting Modes Easy auto mode, Scene mode (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, Easy panorama, Pet portrait), Special effects, Smart portrait, Auto mode
Continuous Shooting Single (default setting), Continuous H (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 10 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is about 6), Continuous L (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 2 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is about 6), Continuous H:120 fps (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 120 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is 50), Continuous H:60 fps (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 60 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is 25), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16
Movie 1080(fine)/30p (default setting): 1920 x 1080(High)/16:9, 1080(fine)/25p (default setting): 1920 x 1080(High)/16:9, 1080/30p: 1920 x 1080/16:9, 1080/25p: 1920 x 1080/16:9, 1080/60i: 1920 x 1080/16:9, 1080/50i: 1920 x 1080/16:9, 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9, 720/25p: 1280 x 720/16:9, iFrame 540/30p: 960 x 540/16:9, iFrame 540/25p: 960 x 540/16:9, 480/30p: 640 x 480/4:3, 480/25p: 640 x 480/4:3, HS 720/2x: 1280 x 720/16:9, HS 1080/0.5x: 1920 x 1080/16:9
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) ISO 125-1600; ISO 3200 (available when using Auto mode)
Exposure metering mode Matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x)
Exposure control Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (-2.0 - +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/1600-1 s; 1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting); 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Aperture Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2 AV) selection
Aperture range 2 steps (f/3.3 and f/6.6 [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]: 1.0-3.0 m (3 ft 4 in. - 9 ft 10 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
HDMI output Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminal Audio/video (A/V) output; digital I/O (USB); HDMI micro connector (Type D) (HDMI output)
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources Two LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries; Two FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries; Two EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (available separately); AC Adapter EH-65A (available separately)
Battery life¹ Still pictures: Approx. 150 shots when using alkaline batteries, Approx. 660 shots when using lithium batteries, Approx. 410 shots when using EN-MH2 batteries; Movie recording (actual battery life for recording)²: Approx. 10 min when using alkaline batteries, Approx. 1 h 25 min when using lithium batteries, Approx. 55 min when using EN-MH2 batteries
Tripod socket 1/4-in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 108.3 x 68.7 x 34.1 mm (4.3 x 2.8 x 1.4 in.) (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 237 g (8.4 oz) (including batteries and SD 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 (x2), USB Cable UC-E16, ViewNX 2 CD, Reference Manual CD
Optional accessories AC Adapter EH-65A, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16, Strap AN-CP23, Battery Charger MH-72 (includes two EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries), Battery Charger MH-73 (includes four EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries), Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries EN-MH2-B2 (set of two EN-MH2 batteries)

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