Product Type: Nikon digital cameras
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sleek and stylish
Nikon Coolpix L24
Member Name: vickijohn2012
Nikon Coolpix L24
Date: 13/10/12, updated on 20/10/12 (7 review reads)
Advantages: sleek and stylish
Disadvantages: batteries included are not very good
This camera is one of the best I think my boyfriend has ever bought. We bought it for our recent holiday to Corfu as we were looking for something relitively cheap and something which looked attractive. We bought it because it looks very sleek and stylish in black and silver, the main body of the camera is in black and the lens surround, the buttons on the top of the camera.
The buttons on the panel of the camera are black but the writing on them is mostly white and they stand out very well, the overall appearance of the camera is extremely attractive. The camera is very easy to use and the buttons on the panel are straightforward as is the zoom function located on the top of the camera, which you push slightly to the left or right to achieve optimum zoom. The camera is a 5X wide optical zoom, and can zoom in upto ten metres infront of you.
Once you are on the screen of the camera it shows you how much battery life you have left, how zoomed in the camera is, for example the standard distance displayed before zoom is 10m. The screen also has a constant centre marker so you can be sure to achieve the best photo possible and fit all the required areas into the photo. The camera has the common features that all digital cameras these days have, such as macro, flash and a self timer. The menu button to change factors of the camera such as brightness, time and date and saturation is clearly displayed and the menu panels are also easily manouvred around.
The option to look through your photos is easily identifiable by the generic play button, which features on Windows Media Player, for those who are unsure. It also has a camcorder setting which is located at the top of the camera beside the screen, this is incase you wish to film the action instead of taking stills. The delete button is also clearly displayed on the panel, this is located by the giant dustbin which is a standard icon for delete buttons across various ranges of products.
It was small and compact and fitted into my handbag, unlike other cameras which are chunky and annoying to carry around. This one is the complete opposite. It comes with a wrist strap for extra protection when taking photos and carrying the camera around. I felt this came in handly especially when look at the sights, as I wrapped it around my wrist for extra safety and I felt less likely to drop or have the camera stolen when it was wrapped around there.
Overall I think that it takes amazing photos and the focus on the zoom is brilliant and the photos never come out pixalated. The camera is also sleek and stylish with a silver and black colour scheme, which is what attracted us in the first place. The camera is very durable, as we went on a pedalo and it got slightly wet and sandy on the beach and the camera still works perfectly. The AA batteries that are included are not rechargable, which I would wholy recommend buying. This is because we bought these and they make the battery life of your camera last a lot longer, the ones included are most definitely cheap and cheerful and are a bulk buy from the company, they do not last very long at all, about 50 pictures. You also need to purchase an SD card if you want to be able to take more than ten photos to store on the camera, we bought the SD card and so far have over 185 photos on it, and it is nowhere near even half full. I would recommend buying this camera it is definitely worth every penny that you will pay, if you also buy the other accessories that I have recommended it may well be the best camera purchase you will ever make, for both value for money and durabilty.
Summary: sleek and stylish and extremely durable
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