Nikon COOLPIX L24 14 MP Digital Camera with 3.6x NIKKOR Optical Zoom Lens and 3-Inch LCD (Black)

Nikon COOLPIX L24 14 MP Digital Camera with 3.6x NIKKOR Optical Zoom Lens and 3-Inch LCD (Black)

Nikon COOLPIX L24 14 MP Digital Camera with 3.6x NIKKOR Optical Zoom Lens and 3-Inch LCD (Black)

  • 14.0 Megapixels for superb image quality
  • 3.6x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens for sharp clear pictures
  • Big, Bright 3.0-inch LCD for easy viewing and sharing
  • Easy Auto Mode simply point and shoot
  • High Quality TV Movies with Sound

For those consumers who look for two major things in a camera, simple technology and affordability, they should look no further than the Nikon Coolpix L24. For many, too much technology can be overwhelming. But this fun and easy to use camera makes it all so simple. Key automatic functions including Easy Auto Mode and Scene Mode take the guesswork out of shooting, by adjusting settings to optimize results.

Smart Portrait System makes family portraits a snap with in-camera Red-Eye Fix, Smile Mode and Blink Warning to make subjects look their best. It comes equipped with 14 megapixels and a versatile 3.6x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens-ideal for budget conscious consumers looking to remember special occasions with beautiful, high quality images. TV-quality movie recording capabilities offers the opportunity to relive the moment for more memory-making enjoyment. The Nikon Coolpix L24 uses AA batteries and is compact and easy to carry anywhere.

List Price: $ 119.00

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3 thoughts on “Nikon COOLPIX L24 14 MP Digital Camera with 3.6x NIKKOR Optical Zoom Lens and 3-Inch LCD (Black)

  1. Stephen G. Ayres says:
    328 of 342 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Edited Review – Battery Door Problem, April 7, 2011
    By 
    Stephen G. Ayres (Kentucky, USA) –
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    It is with regret that I must edit my review on the Nikon L24.

    Because of a weak design on the battery cover door I cannot recommend this camera. However, I am leaving the original review below this addition because everything I originally wrote about the operation still stands. The 1-star rating I’m now leaving reflects the inadequate closure design and Nikon’s refusal to replace the battery cover under warranty.

    The battery door cover on mine broke just like the others who have written about the L20 / L24 series Nikon cameras. My defect made itself known to me after 6 months of use. There was never any abuse, no drops, no bumps, camera was kept in a case except when I was taking or transferring pictures.

    The lip on the inside of the battery door gave way as I was taking a picture – the door popped open and the batteries dropped at my feet. It took me a minute or two with reading glasses to see exactly what happened and where the breakage/weakness was.

    For those interested, I have close-up pictures of the broken area and they can be seen on this page:

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    When I contacted Nikon about this, I was instructed to send in the camera for evaluation. I did (it was worth a $6 gamble). After they got the camera, I was told that the repair would cost approximately $50. I replied back stating that I felt that it was a design flaw and that the repair should be covered under warranty. In a subsequent reply, I was told that the issue is not repairable under warranty but the repair itself would be warrantied for 6 months in case another similar failure occurred.

    I chose to NOT pay $50 to repair a $100 camera and will attempt a repair myself later. In the meantime, I’ll tape the door closed with electrical tape.

    Again…

    *** I cannot recommend the purchase of this camera due to the weak design of the battery door ***. The cover is under constant pressure from the battery springs and the design of the plastic lip is inadequate to take this pressure.

    My advice to existing owners whose cameras have not broken YET is to take the pressure off of the poorly designed door that is subject to breaking by stretching a piece of good-quality electrical tape to secure the door.

    Other than the flimsy battery door design, this IS a good camera. Nikon really should be covering this repair under warranty and I’ll be sure the check for similar design flaws if I ever consider another Nikon camera purchase.

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    Original review below
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    Disclaimer: This particular review isn’t being written from an avid photographer’s point of view.

    I needed a small, inexpensive, good-quality, easy-to-use camera for my job. My main use for this camera is taking good, clear indoor before/after photos of various electronic devices and related components. My requirements are a large LCD viewer, the ability to use common AA batteries, have my settings (date/time, photo mode) retained after batteries were removed and replaced, and a quick way to transfer images to my PC’s that doesn’t rely solely on a USB cable.

    Preferring not to have to deal with camera angle or cumbersome tricks to reduce flash reflection from shiny surfaces, I was hoping to find something that would allow effective non-flash settings where a semi steadily-held camera could take clear, acceptable indoor pictures as required by the companies that I do work for.

    As much as I tried, I could not get good, consistent results with the e510 but I seem to have found that camera with the L24.

    So far with the L24, I’ve taken pictures of HDTV televisions (displays powered both on and off), PCB boards, product labels, macro shots of venting capacitors, etc. – *all without flash*, using only ambient room lighting.

    For me, time is an important factor and with these onsite job shots, I do not have the time or desire to do pre-shot adjustments or after-processing like resizing, gamma-tweaking, or cropping. The shots I take need to be ready to be attached to an email or be uploaded to technician portals. The settings that I have found that work for me is the “white balance” and “motion detect” set for auto, resolution set for 1024×768 (for email-ready small file and dimension), and flash set for “off”.

    As long as my subjects aren’t in the shadows, the camera is held relatively steady, and the images framed properly, my pictures are clear and all I have to do once I return home is transfer to my PC, attach and send. The settings as described above allow clear pictures for my uses in both regular and macro modes.

    The camera remembers my settings with its AA batteries out and its 3″ LCD viewer lets me verify a good shot (they’ve all been pretty good so far)…

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  2. Sean Ng says:
    111 of 115 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Good Compact Digital Camera, April 23, 2011
    By 
    Sean Ng (Dublin, OH USA) –

    This review is from: Nikon COOLPIX L24 14 MP Digital Camera with 3.6x NIKKOR Optical Zoom Lens and 3-Inch LCD (Black) (Camera)

    I purchased this camera for quick access during vacation and travel. Although the camera cannot zoom very far it still is a very good camera. Takes very clear pictures and can be slipped into your pockets very easily into my pocket. Transferring pictures is very easy just hook up the camera into the computer and click the you want and drag to the desktop. The only problem i have with the camera is that it has a hard time focusing on small texts. For example i want to copy a receipt and send it to the manufacturer it would come out blurry.

    Overall this is a great camera and i would highly recommend this for travel or for quick takes

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  3. Ronny says:

    As a long-time owner of the Nikon D5000, and former owner of the Nikon D60, I was eager to pucsrahe the D5100 after seeing the announcements and pre-reviews. Being one of the lucky ones to buy the D5100 with 18-55VR kit earlier this week, I’ve had a few days to play with this camera and can honestly say it’s a solid upgrade to the D5000 I’m replacing, and should be on the short list of consideration for any prosumer looking to pucsrahe a D-SLR with outstanding image quality, performance, and low-light capability in a lightweight, compact (for an SLR) body. And, unlike the D5000, this D-SLR finally has a usable Live View and HD video capabilities both with continuous autofocus. First of all, it’s important to understand where the D5100 fits in Nikon’s capabilities. It is considered a high-end enthusiast D-SLR which means that it shares the same image sensor as the high-end D7000 without some of the higher-end features. If you’re like me, very few of the D7000 s features justify its extra cost and weight. The D5100 offers nearly the same image quality as its bigger brother in a less-expensive, smaller package, while adding a few tricks the D7000 doesn’t have including an articulating display that helps you frame hard-to-reach spots. Compared to its lesser-priced but still excellent brother the D3100, the D5100 offers improved image quality, speed, and resolution, along with a higher-resolution articulating display. For me, this is the sweet spot in Nikon’s consumer D-SLR offerings. The 18-55VR (3x) f3.5-f5.6 kit lens provides surprisingly good performance and image quality, although you’ll likely outgrow it quickly. I have uploaded a few sample images taken with the D5100 and 18-55VR to show its performance and surprisingly good bokeh (pattern of blurred background) in large-aperture and macro shots. For lens upgrades that include an AF-S autofocus motor, if you don’t mind changing lenses, the Nikon 55-200VR is an outstanding value with excellent image quality, or consider the Nikon 18-105VR (5.8x) lens included with the D7000. If you don’t mind some distortion and image softness, the 18-200 VRII (18x) lens may be your perfect walkabout lens. For me, I bought the pricey but outstanding Nikon 16-85mm VRII. Don’t forget the Nikon AF-S 35mm f1.8 (if you can find it). Low-light performance is outstanding with this camera, and the level of detail captured by the D5100 is excellent, even at higher ISOs. You’re best capturing in RAW or RAW+JPEG mode (three different JPEG compression levels are offered) if you need to go back and fine-tune exposure or other settings after the shot. Nikon also offers Active D-Lighting which is a highly effective method for improving dynamic range of a photo to equalize the difference between high and low-light areas of a photo. Interestingly, the improvement in image quality compared to my D5000 isn’t dramatic. Given the incredible improvement I saw when upgrading from my Nikon D60 to the D5000 perhaps I had unrealistic expectations for this new sensor. But in most image settings, even low light, the improvement is noticeable but subtle. That speaks more for the outstanding quality and low-light sensitivity of the D5000 sensor (which is shared with the D90) than it speaks against the D5100. With the D5100 you get higher resolution for improved cropping, and the 14-bit RAW images offer greater dynamic range for more flexibility after the shot is taken. Speaking of RAW format, as with any new camera, there is a bit of a wait until updates are available for your favorite camera software. As of May 18th, Adobe, Apple, and Nikon have added support for the D5100 RAW files, so you can use Aperture, iPhoto, Nikon View NX2 (v2.1.1 and later), Nikon Capture NX2 (v2.2.7 and later), Lightroom 3 or Photoshop CS5 (via Adobe Camera RAW 6.4 or later). If you use other photo software or another platform, you may want to verify RAW support for the D5100. Compared to my D5000, Nikon has gone back and addressed most of my concerns on ergonomics and performance: – camera body is roughly 10% smaller and 10% lighter – 16.2 megapixel CMOS DX-format image sensor (shared with D7000) captures 14-bit RAW images and offers +1fs greater low-light sensitivity – ISO 100-6400 range with expansion to 25,600 ISO (D5000 minimum is 200 and expansion to 12,300) – high resolution (920k pixel) display for greater detail in image previews (although I had to bump up the default brightness one notch for accuracy) – side-mounted articulating display no longer interferes with tripod (the D5000 display is inconveniently hinged at the bottom) – dramatically improved (now usable!) LiveView mode with continuous autofocus even in HD video mode (more on that later) – full HD 1080p movie capture without the jelly effect , in more standard H.264 mode up to 22 min (D5000 is AVI

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