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Nikon L22 - 12MP Digital Compact Camera - £49 *Reserve & Collect* @ Jessops
Nikon L22 - 12MP Digital Compact Camera - £49 *Reserve & Collect* @ Jessops

Nikon L22 - 12MP Digital Compact Camera - £49 *Reserve & Collect* @ Jessops

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'Half Price' @ Jessops for a great little entry level camera:

If you want photography to be easy, fun and inexpensive, the Nikon Coolpix L22 is the compact digital camera for you. Offering high quality, consistently beautiful images, a variety of shooting modes and the added bonus of movie mode, the Cool-pix L-22 is an incredible compact camera at an amazing value price.

Its 3.6x zoom lens offers the chance to have stunning true wideangle landscapes and group shots through to crystal-clear close-ups.

The built-in EXPEED image processor equips the Nikon Coolpix L22 with the power to deliver sensational depth, vivid colour and grain-free images, as well as speedy start-up and super-fast operation so you need never miss out on a great photo opportunity.

And the Coolpix L22 has the technology to get the best from even the most difficult conditions, with 3-way Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilisation operating across three fronts: electronic vibration reduction image stabilisation to cut camera shake particularly when using high zoom, motion detection for crystal clear action shots and best shot selector which captures up to 10 consecutive pictures to select the sharpest one.

For perfect people pictures, the Coolpix L22’s Smart Portrait System has all bases covered with intelligent smile timer, blink-proof technology, automatic red-eye fix and multi-face detection.

The Scene Auto Selection function takes all the hassle out of great point-and-shoot photography by choosing the optimum settings for a variety of scenarios for you, while those who enjoy a little more creative control can take advantage of five colour effects: standard, vivid colour, black and white, sepia and cyanotype.

The Nikon Coolpix L22 also captures VGA movies at 30 frames per second, with sound.

A large, wide and bright 3.0” LCD monitor makes framing and review of your images a pleasure and the Nikon Coolpix L22 uses two standard AA batteries which are quick and convenient to replace.

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Half price my **** , loads of places selling for around £56 which is the normal price

Cracking deal heat added

Voted cold well freezing! Amazon sell these for £59

The Nikon Coolpix L22 is easily the most simple camera we have reviewed … The Nikon Coolpix L22 is easily the most simple camera we have reviewed thus far. Providing no user control over aperture, ISO or shutter speed, it gets about as close to embodying the true meaning of "point-and-shoot" as possible. It is therefore not the ideal choice for an experienced photographer looking for a compact to complement their DSLR. However, it was likely never meant to be. There are a lot of people out there that are looking for an intelligent, fully automated little camera that takes "good enough" snapshots and represents a step up from the ubiquitous camera phone. The Nikon Coolpix L22 fits the bill perfectly. It’s small yet reasonably sturdy, takes easy-to-obtain AA batteries, has a zoom lens that’s actually pretty sharp, and does a lot of things - like start-up, shut-down or zooming - surprisingly quickly, all at a price point well below £100. If all is not rosy it’s mainly because low-light focussing is both slow and indecisive, meaning those shots of your buddies in your favourite restaurant may indeed come out blurry. If you can live with that - and the afore-mentioned lack of manual control - the Nikon Coolpix L22 is unlikely to disappoint. Of course if you are a stickler for image quality or want to make action shots or poster-sized prints, you should look elsewhere - but in that case, you probably know perfectly well that an entry-level compact like the L22 isn’t what you’re after.



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Edited by: "mccririck" 15th Jan 2011

12.1 for under £50 - what i've beenwaiting for for ages now - have spent 6 months stealing my dads camera as i refused to pay over £50 for one now am happy - many thanks OP, my dad will be as impressed as me! xx

goingupyer

Voted cold well freezing! Amazon sell these for £59



interesting.

babybutton

12.1 for under £50 -



oh dear

cameras like this make me feel a little ill

I would add heat to it...... afterall its Nikon........

urghhhh aa batts!!! absolutely no street cred!!

Nikon have yet to make a decent or even acceptable pocket digital compact camera, at any price. SLRs or DSLRs on the other hand, are among the best. I’ve been shooting Nikon SLRs since the late ’80s, when I moved over (from my pair of battered old Olympus OM-1s) to a Nikon F801 and a Nikon F4 (both of which I still have and use), and I still respect my Nikon D50. However, as I say, and most photographers agree with me, when it comes to a decent little digital that you can throw into your pocket and use when you don’t want to take the big ’un out, then Nikon really isn’t where you look. It’s not that they’re particularly bad, it’s more that all the others are essentially significantly better in various ways.

But I suppose if all you’ve got is fifty quid and a handful of rechargeable AAs, and all your shooting is brightly lit and will keep still long enough, then this is worth considering.

Not enjoying the AA battery factor

which ones best?this one or the Fujifilm AX245W from tesco(same price-£49.97)?

ionuttd

which ones best?this one or the Fujifilm AX245W from tesco(same … which ones best?this one or the Fujifilm AX245W from tesco(same price-£49.97)?



Thanks, they look almost identical! would also like to know

£52.99 delivered on Amazon for this Nikon, if it saves you travel costs!

Personally I like the little Canon compacts, preferring AA batteries as they can be easily replaced while away from home; got this one for £50 from Argos a while back (seen on HUKD), and found the picture quality far superior to a Nikon I had bought from Tesco and subsequently returned due to poor image quality/blurriness.
argos.co.uk/sta…htm

I've had cheap Canons before and found the image quality to be consistently decent, compared to others around the same price.

Agree, I have a Cannon A series that is really good picture quality for the price I paid for it. But you can't really go wrong with the Nikon either if you are looking for a point and shoot camera
Edited by: "Muffinsrevenge" 16th Jan 2011

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goingupyer

Voted cold well freezing! Amazon sell these for £59



This Forum astounds me more and more everyday. Perhaps you should have to have some sort of intelligence test before being able to post replies!

Don't forget 4% quidco cashback

jrw

This Forum astounds me more and more everyday. Perhaps you should have … This Forum astounds me more and more everyday. Perhaps you should have to have some sort of intelligence test before being able to post replies!Don't forget 4% quidco cashback



The place would be almost empty..

Love all these experts commenting on the "theoretical" when in reality they've never used the item in question. Bought one of these for my wife last year and it's a great little camera, good at shooting in the not so brightly lit places just as well as in the sunshine (although it's been hard to find the sunshine lately!)

As for preferring Canon as they take AA batteries, that's what the L22 takes so a bit of a mute point that. All in all a great little camera, and for the money it's a steal.
Edited by: "Orbital" 16th Jan 2011

AA is a useful feature — I’d rather carry around a spare pair of Eneloops or similar, instead of splashing out on a pricey dedicated spare battery for a cheapo camera.

We have (well, had, it died recently) the slightly older relative of this one, the L3. Same body shape, same AA, same everything pretty much except some of the numbers in the specs have gone up. Even with the AA lump, it’s still highly pocketable to the point that you can forget it’s there. The problem we have with the L3 (and it seems any of this family of related cameras) is that it turns on slowly (so no good for surprise snapshots — everything’s happened by the time it turns on) responds very slowly to moving scenes (so no good for street shots — you miss the action and shoot what’s left behind), and it doesn’t know what to do in low light (so no good at parties — can’t focus, can‘t meter properly, and falls back on the worst possible flash settings that we all associate with bad tiny on-camera flash shots). At the moment, the old L3 is suffering from the common “lens error” which causes it to poke out and back in (or not poke out at all), report the error message, then switch off — a common fault with that generation. But, having said that, our L3 and also this camera represents quite old tech.

A lot of my other photog friends who have Canons really like their little Canon pocketables, whereas I know no-one who shoots Nikon DSLRs who also chose a Nikon pocket camera. Others like the Samsungs, the Panasonics, even the Casios and I believe some of the more recent Kodaks (I still remember my old Kodak DX3700 that a few thousand of us all obtained for £100 all those years ago thanks to alt.consumers.uk-discounts.and.bargains spreading the word like wildfire. Turned out that the camera was probably not actually worth more than that — superb prime lens, took some fantastic shots for a couple of weeks overseas in the sunshine, but never had a worthwhile shot from it all the time it was back in the UK, and the batteries were useless). My favourite for pocket digitals is Sony — I’m very impressed with what they do these days (but they’re not cheap!).

Essentially, if you get this camera, you get a good tool for fifty quid, but be aware that it has limitations and irritations that more recent cameras easily circumvent or alleviate, but at a price.

Orbital

Love all these experts commenting on the "theoretical" when in reality … Love all these experts commenting on the "theoretical" when in reality they've never used the item in question. Bought one of these for my wife last year and it's a great little camera, good at shooting in the not so brightly lit places just as well as in the sunshine (although it's been hard to find the sunshine lately!) As for preferring Canon as they take AA batteries, that's what the L22 takes so a bit of a mute point that. All in all a great little camera, and for the money it's a steal.



Sorry not explained well, I meant that if you like cameras that takes AA batteries then the Canon is a good choice, as many people seem to look at deals like these and say that you're better off going for a camera with its own rechargeable battery. I can't comment on this particular Nikon, but I bought a small Nikon compact for £53 not long back, ended up returning it due to unacceptably blurry images and buying the Canon instead which I was very pleased with. Just thought I'd suggest an alternative for people like myself who are wary of cheap Nikons but like having the AA batteries.

And apologies for being awkward, but it's 'moot' point!

Original Poster

The L3 is a good few years old now and the Reevoo scores on the jessops site rate it highly. For a simple point and shoot that your granny could use for under 50 notes, you can't really go wrong...
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