Expert Review of Nikon Coolpix L25 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Black
Glimpsing quickly at the features, the Nikon Coolpix L25 is a 10.1MP camera enabled with 5x Optical zoom featuring powerful CCD sensor coupled with 28mm wide-angle to 140mm telephoto focus ranged Lens. The 5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens of the L25 covers a focal range from 28mm wide-angle to 140mm telephoto, thus making it easier to snap group pictures or landscapes to significant close-ups using such tele photo range. The CCD sensor does it all for you; it provides you beautiful vivid and crispy images by working with NIKKOR lens and the sophisticated EXPEED C2 image processing engine and within fractions of a second striking images are presented before your eyes. Further, whether previewing the images or taking new ones, the 3inch 230k-dot TFT LCD monitor offers you real clear view of your work. And of course it becomes intuitive to capture images when the Easy auto mode is at your side offering you automatic scene selection among Portrait, Night portrait, Night landscape, Landscape, Backlighting and Close-up. The shakes and blur are well compensated with Nikon’s Electronic VR image stabilization Technology. Facilitated with 18 optimized scene modes and Eye-Fi card support, the Nikon Coolpix L25 camera is well known for its inexpensiveness and compact size.
Design and Build Quality
Designed for minimalism, the Nikon Coolpix L25 has been crafted within compact dimensions and lighter weight made up of plastic and one side is slightly puff than the other to accommodate two AA size batteries. The body, available in black, white, grey and red, has been given glossy finish with right equipments at the right place. The camera’s compactness and light weight have been receiving pats from all around. The front side features a 28mm wide angle to 140mm Lens clutched with CCD sensor giving you 5x Optical zooming and the flash has been fitted in a stylish and innovative manner. On the other hand, the top has been provided with some useful buttons along with a Shot button and on-off button. The rear side of camera has been outfitted with a 3inch clear LCD with some scene selecting and image editing options. Additionally, the L25 has been provided with internal built 20MB memory along with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot yet pleasingly the USB port allow you to put all your data on PC and then consequently on HDTV or any larger screen. The eye fi card support allows you to directly store your images and videos on the infinite cloud storage of internet by using a WIFI router and PC. Lastly, what make Nikon Coolpix L25 a pocket friendly camera are its compact dimensions that measures 96.2mm x 60.4mm x 29.2mm and its weight that says 171g.
Focus and Face Detection
The focal range 30cm to infinity in general and Macro mode 3cm to infinity of the Nikon Coolpix L25 captures clear and distinguishable images with the NIKKOR lens. The auto focus function fully utilizes the best of Lens structure to offer you clear focused images while the face Detection recognizes multiple faces in one frame.
Lens and Image Stabilization
The 10.1MP 1/3-in. type CCD sensor works with NIKKOR 5x zoom 4.0-20.0mm lens to provide you stunning results with high clarity. Thanks to the wide range of the NIKKOR Lens that made it possible to capture wide sceneries and landscapes with tele photo range. You should better stop concerning about the blurs and shakes because it is an issue of Electronic VR image stabilization that skillfully eliminates the shakes produced in the camera and the subjects as well. Thus, you get lucid and stylish images at the cost of a button press; every adjustment is done internally.
Screen and Menus
Noted earlier, the Nikon Coolpix L25 camera has been blessed with a colorful 7.5 cm (3 inch.) 230k dots TFT LCD monitor which is enabled with brightness adjustments so that you could save some battery whenever possible or view in bright colors if needed. The buttons at the right of LCD provides intuitive way to interact with the LCD screen and accessibility and navigation becomes more versatile with the dedicated buttons such as for scene select, record, delete, and move arrows.
A variety of battery options includes Two LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries (supplied), Two FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries (optional), Two EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (optional) that offers you 220 shots with alkaline, 680 shots with lithium, or 370 shots with EN-MH2 battery.
This is the point where the Nikon Coolpix L25 falls apart spreading disappointment amongst the users. The Optical zoom isn’t available while shooting videos. The video quality is not up to what a full HD freak would expect. Nevertheless, a 720p HD quality offered at very low price point would make it a matter of least concern.
Engineered with CCD sensor, the Nikon Coolpix L25 camera very well detects and adjusts the exposure and brightness thus offering sharp contrasting and dramatic images with 80-1600 ISO ranges. The Electronic VR image stabilization works in conjunction with the CCD sensor to successfully eliminate shakes and blur in images. And thanks to the EXPEED C2 image processing engine for being a part of L25.
Value for Money is what exactly defines our L25. With such a lower price point, you get the benefit of 3inch LCD screen and good image quality. Moreover, the 5x Optical zoom and good color reproduction are highlighted features. Finally, if you are a beginner with the camera stuff, you must go for the Nikon Coolpix L25 camera.
No ability to control ISO speeds and slow shot to shot time, piles up the drawback stack. Obviously, the Nikon Coolpix L25 camera is not meant for professional photographers and it misses high-end camera features. The LCD screen does not support touch gesture while on the other hand higher ISO introduces significant noises in the images. The video quality gets deteriorated as we use digital zoom and the optical zoom is not available while shooting videos. It also misses HDMI port and the camera has poor internal handling to process and store videos.