Nikon Coolpix L18 Review
Features & Controls
The Coolpix L18 is equipped with a 3x Zoom-Nikkor zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent to 35 - 105mm, the maximum aperture is f/2.8 - 4.7. The lens is constructed of all glass and has 5 elements in 5 groups. When powered down the lens is retracted into the body and protected by a built-in lens cap.
Auto focus is handled by a contrast detect TTL system, the focus range is:
1 ft. 7.7 in. (50cm) to infinity. Macro close-up mode: 5.9 in. (15cm) to infinity
The built-in speedlight has a flash range is approx. Range: (W) approx. 1 ft. 7.7 in. - 25 ft. 3.1 in.
(0.5-7.7m), (T) approx. 1 ft. 7.7 in. - 14 ft. 9.1 in. (0.5-4.5m) and can be set for Auto Flash, Auto+Red-Eye
Reduction, Fill Flash, Slow Sync or Disabled.
The 3.0-inch color LCD serves as the viewfinder and is also used to review/share your images and movies and
access the menu screens. The display automatically dims when no buttons are pushed to conserve battery power.
The screen has a resolution of 230k-dots.
Controls on top: The speaker, power on/off button, mode button, play button and the shutter release.
The single interface connector is a combination port that is used to connect either the
High Speed USB cable for downloading images to Mac and Windows computers or to connect the
Audio-Video cable for viewing on a TV set. The video signal is selectable for
either NTSC or PAL standards. The USB port is PictBridge compatible for direct
printing without a computer.
Your photos are stored on 23MB of internal memory and a SD/SDHC memory card slot, no card is supplied with the
camera. Images and movies can be copied from internal memory to SD card or vice-versa. Any SD card
or any capacity SDHC card can be used.
The L18 is powered by two standard AA-type batteries, alkaline, NiMH (nickel metal hydride), or lithium cells. Nikon claims with AA Alkaline batteries you can capture 180 shots, 300 shots with rechargeable NiMH cells or an amazing 650 shots with Energizer lithium batteries and includes a set with the camera (using CIPA standards.)
Check out our NiMH rechargeable battery page for more info on NiMH battery types.
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