Nikon Coolpix L27

  • 16.1 MP
  • 5x f/3.2
  • 1/2.5" CCD
  • 2.7" LCD
Released February, 2013
The Nikon Coolpix L27 feels light, but once batteries are inserted it has a pleasant weight, totalling 161g (5.7oz).
Rated 60% by by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)

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Features Key features of the Nikon Coolpix L27

Angle view of Nikon Coolpix L27
Successor to the Nikon Coolpix L25, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is equipped with a CCD sensor with an effective pixel count of 16.1 million pixels, a 5x optical zoom Nikkor lens, a 2.7-inch TFT LCD monitor, and HD 720p movie recording.
Rated 60% by by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)

megapixels

0 MP
16.1 MP

14 MP
15.9 MP
20 MP
Both the VG-180 and A4000 IS however have the option to adjust the ISO sensitivity, and the VG-180 offers 'art framing' so may appeal to a wider audience.
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The sensitivity settings aren't adjustable on the Nikon L27, so it's difficult to assess its capabilities, although the camera itself can choose from between ISO 80 and ISO 1600 depending on its mode.
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sensor size

Nikon Coolpix L27
Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
Nikon Coolpix L26

wide angle lens

Nikon Coolpix L27
Canon PowerShot A1300
Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
The 5x optical zoom lens built into the camera covers the wide-angle 26mm to 130mm (equivalent in 35mm format) range of focal lengths.
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The Nikon L27 produces reasonable depth of field in shots.
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aperture size

Nikon Coolpix L27
Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
Nikon Coolpix L26
Macro mode is able to pick up fine detail.
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The Canon also offers an 8x optical zoom, compared to the Nikon's 5x.
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zoom range

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5x

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The record button for video is conveniently located for ease of access, and you are able to zoom the lens during recording.
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The Nikon Coolpix L27 copes well on macro mode and with indoor lighting.
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body size

59 x 96 x 29 mm
93 x 52 x 19 mm
95 x 62 x 30 mm
This is not unexpected for a compact camera of this price-point, and shouldn't be too noticeable unless your images are printed at a large size.
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The Nikon Coolpix L27 is priced at £69.99 (around US$106/ AU$104), so it sits comfortably in the budget area of the market, alongside compact cameras such as the Olympus VG-180 and the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS.
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Performance Real world tests of Nikon Coolpix L27

battery life

200 photos
250 photos
220 photos
The battery life does, however, seem fairly short with standard alkaline batteries, and the indicator did not seem to always be entirely accurate.
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The post-shot review length is unadjustable, but it varies from two to six seconds depending on the strength of the batteries.
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max continuous shooting

 

Our analysis How does it stack up against its top 10 competitors

pros

  • 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps (AVI, MJPEG)
  • Digital
  • 161 g
  • 59 x 96 x 29 mm
  • 29 mm

cons

  • 1/2.5"
  • 5x
  • 2.7"
  • 230 k dots
  • 100 mm
  • 60%
  • 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps (AVI, MJPEG)
  • 1.2 fps
  • Less capability to adjust white balance and exposure
  • No automatic stitching
  • 200
  • No automatic 3D
  • Lens capabilities are fixed
  • Use buttons to access features and menus
  • No automatic HDR
  • None
  • None
  • Lacks the ability to create slow motion video
  • Dust may appear in your photos
  • Won't have that film look
  • 4 s

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Editions Editions of the Nikon Coolpix L27

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26 mm 29 mm 16.1 MP
 
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