Nikon Coolpix L21 Review

Overall Score

26

Main Features

  • 8 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 38-136 mm (3.6x) F3.1-6.7 Zoom Lens
  • 64 - 1600 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 640 x 480 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 92 x 67 x 28 mm, 169g.
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Nikon Coolpix L21 Overview


First introduced in February, 2010, Nikon Coolpix L21 is a 8 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Nikon L21 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Nikon Coolpix L21

Sensor resolution of Nikon L21 ~ 3261 x 2452 pixels.

Nikon L21 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 7,995,972 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Nikon L21


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon Coolpix L21 with competitors in small sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
38 mm Wide Angle Lens
3.1 Lens at Wide
169g Light Body
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.1
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
Low Resolution Sensor: 8 MP
No External Flash
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.7
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Type Scores

Nikon Coolpix L21 has an Overall Score of 26/100 and ranked #777 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1198 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon L21 Scores
Imaging score
18
Features score
19
Value for money score
45
Portability score
97
Overall score
26
Average Scores in Small Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
22
Features Score
34
Value For Money Score
53
Portability Score
96
Overall score
36

Physical Dimensions of Nikon L21


Nikon Coolpix L21 weighs 169g and has external dimensions of 92 x 67 x 28mm (3.62 x 2.64 x 1.1"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Compact cameras is 175g, Nikon L21 is 6 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon L21 is less by 6mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Compact.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Nikon L21
169g
Average weight
175g
Min weight
103g
Max weight
423g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Nikon L21
28mm
Average Thickness
26mm
Min Thickness
10mm
Max Thickness
60mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon Coolpix L21 with the dimensions:

Nikon Coolpix L21

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Coolpix L21 Dimensions Coolpix L21
Pentax Q-S1 Pentax Q-S1 203 g 169 g 105 x 58 x 34 mm 92 x 67 x 28 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Sony HX90V 245 g 169 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm 92 x 67 x 28 mm
Fujifilm FinePix JX550 Fujifilm JX550 113 g 169 g 100 x 56 x 24 mm 92 x 67 x 28 mm
Olympus Tough TG-4 Olympus TG-4 247 g 169 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 92 x 67 x 28 mm
Leica C Leica C 195 g 169 g 103 x 63 x 28 mm 92 x 67 x 28 mm
Canon EOS 1200D Canon 1200D 480 g 169 g 130 x 100 x 78 mm 92 x 67 x 28 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Panasonic G3 336 g 169 g 115 x 84 x 47 mm 92 x 67 x 28 mm
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Canon SX610 HS 191 g 169 g 105 x 61 x 27 mm 92 x 67 x 28 mm

Specifications of Nikon Coolpix L21


General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix L21
Announced February, 2010
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/8 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting n/a fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow Syncro
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 8 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 64
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 640 x 480
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model 2 x AA
Physical
Weight 169 g
Physical Dimensions 92 x 67 x 28 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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