Nikon Coolpix L23 Review

March 25, 2011 | Matt Grayson |


*1 Based on CIPA industry standard for measuring life of camera batteries. Measured at 23°C; zoom adjusted with each shot,
built-in flash fired with every other shot, image mode set to Normal.
*2 Not compatible with Multi Media Cards (MMC).
*3 Setting is available only for image sizes of 3M (2048 x 1536) or smaller.
*4 Method of noting dimensions and weight is in accordance with CIPA DCG-005-2009 guideline.
*5 In case of using four AA Energizer(r) Ultimate Lithium batteries.
*6 In case of using two AA Energizer(r) Ultimate Lithium batteries.

Effective pixels 10.1 million pixels
Image sensor Type: 1/2.9-in. type interline-transfer CCD; Color filter array: RGB filter; Total pixels: Approx. 9.98 million pixels; Recording pixels: Approx. 9.98 million pixels
Lens NIKKOR lens with 5x optical zoom; Focal length: 4.0-20.0 mm (nominal value); f/-number: f/2.7-6.8; Lens construction: 6 elements in 5 groups; Aspherical lens element (ASP): 3 elements, 5 surfaces
Focus range (from lens) Normal shooting: approx. 30 cm (1 ft.) to infinity (at wide angle setting), approx. 60 cm (2 ft.) to infinity (at telephoto setting); Macro close-up mode: approx. 3 cm (1.2 in.) to infinity (at closest focus distance), approx. 60 cm (2 ft.) to infinity (at telephoto setting)
Monitor (LCD and OLED) Size: 6.7 cm (2.7-in.); Number of dots: Approx. 230k-dot; Type: TFT LCD monitor; (Acrylic) cover: Anti-glare coating
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 22 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card *2
Vibration Reduction (VR) Electronic type; Other blur-reduction functions: Motion Detection, BSS (Best Shot Selector)
ISO sensitivity Auto (ISO 80 to 1600)
Interface Hi-Speed USB/PictBridge
Power Sources R6/AA-size battery x 2 (alkaline/lithium: optional), Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2-B2 (2 batteries: optional)
Battery life *1 Approx. 220 frames *6
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 96.7 x 59.9 x 29.3 mm/3.9 x 2.4 x 1.2 in. (excluding projections) *4
Weight Approx. 170 g/6.0 in. (including battery and SD memory card) *4
Movie VGA: 640 x 480 (30 fps), QVGA: 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Supplied accessories Camera Strap AN-CP19 R6/AA-size alkaline batteries x 2 USB Cable UC-E6 ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
Optional accessories Battery Charger Set MH-72/Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2-B2 Battery Charger Set MH-73/Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2-B4 AC Adaptor EH-65A USB Cable UC-E6 Audio Video Cable EG-CP14