Nikon Coolpix L14 and L15 Budgets Camera Announced (Part Two)

Nikon Coolpix L15 Budget Camera AnnouncedEarlier we looked at the Nikon L14. Now we take a gander at it’s big brother.

Nikon Coolpix L15
The L15 is more or less identical to the L14, substituting an 8.0 megapixel sensor and adding optical lens shift VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilisation at the sacrifice of the superlong battery life.

Offering a 35-105mm zoom range and a slightly larger 2.8″ 230,000 pixel LCD, the camera also retails for £129.99

Nikon Coolpix L15 specifications:
Sensor 1/2.5″-type Interline CCD, 8.0 million effective pixels
Image sizes
3264 x 2448
3072 x 1836 (16:9)
2592 x 1944
2048 x 1536
1024 x 768
640 x 480

Movie clips
640 x 480 30fps
320 x 240 15/30fps
160 x 120 15fps
Stop-Motion mode
File formats JPEG EXIF 2.2
Quick Time Motion JPEG (AVI)

5.7-17.1mm (35-105mm equiv.), 3x zoom,f/2.8-4.7 maximum aperture
Image stabilization Yes (Lens-shift)
Conversion lenses No
Digital zoom Up to 4x
Focus Contrast-detect TTL AF
Focus modes Single AF, Full-Time AF (in Macro mode), Face-priority AF
AF area modes Centre
AF assist lamp Yes
Focus distance Standard: 50cm-infinity
Macro: 15cm-infinity
Metering 256-segment matrix metering, Matrix-pattern, Centre-weight, Centre-spot
ISO sensitivity Auto (ISO 64-1000)
Exposure compensation -2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV
Exposure bracketing No
Shutter speed 4-1/1500s

Still: Easy auto mode, Auto modes, scene modes, One Touch Portrait mode
Movie: Movie with sound modes
Scene modes: Portrait, Night Portrait, Sports, Landscape, Party, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Museum, Fireworks Show, Close Up, Copy, Back Light, Panorama Assist, Voice Recording
White balance 5-mode manual (Daylight,Incandescent,Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash)
Auto, White bal. Preset

Nikon Coolpix L15 Budget Camera AnnouncedSelf timer 10s
Continuous shooting Single, Multi-shot 16 (Only available at image size at 2816/normal)
Image parameters Standard, Vivid, Black-and-White, Sepia, Cyanotype
Flash Built-in
Range: (W) 50cm – 6.3m (1.6 – 20.7ft), (T) 50cm – 3.7m (1.6 – 12.1ft)
Auto, Red-eye reduction by pre-flash, Anytime flash, Flash cancel, Slow sync.
Viewfinder No

LCD monitor 2.8″ TFT LCD with LED backlight, 230,000 dots
Approx 97% coverage (record mode)
5-step brightness adjustment

Connectivity USB 2.0 Full-Speed, AV out (NTSC/PAL)
Print compliance PictBridge

Other features
Time zone function
In-camera Red-Eye Fix
Available in silver, blue and pink
Storage SD / SDHC card (optional)
Approx 32MB internal memory
Power 2 x AA batteries (Energizer lithium AA-size batteries included)
AC Adapter EH-65A (optional)
Weight (no batt) Approx. 125g (4.4 oz.)
Dimensions Approx. 91 x 60.5 x 26mm (3.6 x 2.4 x 1.0 in.)