Shiny Video Review: Nikon COOLPIX L100

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I’ve never used an AA battery powered camera and I’m not quite sure if it’s supposed to be a plus point or not. Either way, that’s how the £239.99 Nikon Coolpix L100 works. It’s got plenty of good features from more powerful cameras without so much of the blink detection-type gimmicks but the question is, how does it actually stand up to use…

On the one hand, it’s quite fun to play with and I did get some good looking shots out of it in quite low dark conditions with the black and whites coming out particularly well. The trouble is that it’s things like the AF missing that might make you wonder why you didn’t go for an older Panasonic Lumix like the TZ5 for just £180.

In its favour, the L100 does have a lovely 3-inch screen with a nice, accurate display of the shots you’ve taken and you’d certainly be happier enough if someone bought one for you. However, if it’s your own cash and you’ve got the time, I’d recommend researching something else.

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Daniel Sung