The Nikon Coolpix L330 was unveiled in the month of January in 2014 and this camera is advancement to the L320. The renovations are small; the sensor is 20.2 megapixels whereas the display screen resolution has been increased to 460k dots. The Nikon Coolpix L330 is available in black color at almost Rs15, 590/-.
The Nikon Coolpix L330 features a 20.2 megapixel CCD sensor as well as a 26x optical zoom Nikkor lens, which is a 35mm that is equivalent to 22.5 - 585mm. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of only 1cm for macro shots plus to keep the snaps sharp there is also optical image stabilization.
The L330 is enough easy to handle along with the Easy Auto mode optimizing, the camera settings for the detected scene. There are 18 scene modes along with the Smart Portrait System which comprises of a Smile Timer, Blink Proof alerting as well as the Red-Eye Fix. The camera has also the capability to record 720p HD video along with the optical zoom as well as autofocus that is available during recording.
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is a heavy camera, that’s why the consumer is not going to be able to carry it in his pocket. It has a DSLR style along with the good rubberized handgrip as well as the rubber patch on the back of his thumb. To activate the flash the consumer is required to press the button on the right of the camera.
The buttons on the top of the camera comprises of on and off and the shutter release as well as the zoom rocker. On the back of the camera there is the movie record, mode, playback, menu as well as the delete buttons. There is a d-pad for cycling by the menus; this also provides the consumer access to the flash, self-timer, exposure compensation and macro.
The rest of the back of the camera is filled along with the 3.0 inch display screen, which has an impressive 460k resolution; the L320 had a resolution of only 230k dots. The display screen features an anti-reflective coating which makes it enough convenient to watch in bright sunlight.
The L330 works with 4 AA batteries, so it would be very easy to find the spares when needed. When utilizing the alkaline batteries the user can presume to get 370 shots for more he can get 580 shots from EN-MH2 AA batteries while 960 shots from the lithium AA batteries.
The performance of the camera is quite impressive.
The image detail is sensibly good at both ends of the lens for inexpensive rate of camera, however not may be what the user wants from a 20.2 megapixel camera. However, the purple fringing is kept to a minimum. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 1cm, a decent macro shot is possible, however when shooting is only 1cm away from the camera, it is difficult to avoid it casting a shadow on his subject.
The camera has also capability to record the video at almost 720p HD. The video quality is just OK, the autofocus is sensibly fast while utilizing the zoom, however the noise from the lens when zooming is enough loud.
Worth for Money
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is available at almost Rs15, 590/-. The Sony Cybershot H200 also contains 26x optical zoom and is also inexpensive. Along with the 30x optical zoom there is the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 and the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS. The consumer will also require purchasing a memory card as well as the case or bag to keep his camera safe and protected as well.
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is an impressive camera if the consumer wants an affordable however want a decent amount of zoom. The camera is quite heavy and if the user has a larger budget he will find the compact cameras along with more zoom that he can easily carry in his pocket, like the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60. The 20.2 megapixel sensor does not mean that he is getting exceptional quality snap, however for the consumers who give preference to share their images on the web, the colour reproduction is depend upon the job.
Nikon Coolpix L330