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Don't miss a minute of the action.

When life is action-packed, you need a camera that takes great photos and videos without interrupting the fun. The super-fast, super-easy COOLPIX L610 hits the mark. Zoom way in with a 14x optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens. Optical VR image stabilization keeps the shot steady (even if your hands are not). You won't have to worry about camera settings—Easy Auto Mode makes all the control decisions for you. Fire off blazing fast 16-megapixel action sequences, even after the sun goes down. And since the COOLPIX L610 uses regular AA batteries, you'll never be without power.
VR image stabilization
Motion Detection
ISO 3200
CMOS
Clear Color Display
Smart Portrait System
Scene Auto Selector
Target Finding AF
Full HD
3D Mode

Catch great moments

The COOLPIX L610's highly sensitive 16.0-megapixel CMOS sensor lets you shoot with confidence in the most challenging conditions. You'll create brilliant photos and Full HD (1080p) videos in nearly any lighting situation—indoors without a flash, during sunsets, on cloudy days, beside nighttime cityscapes and more. And when the action speeds up, no problem! The COOLPIX L610 has ultra-fast framing rates and can fire up to 1.9 shots per second (4 shots) for exciting action sequences. Target Finding AF ensures your subject is in focus in every frame.

High definition videos with style

Some stories can only be told with a movie. When that moment happens, just touch the COOLPIX L610's movie record button and you'll instantly be recording in Full HD (1080p) with stereo sound.

Ready when you are

The COOLPIX L610 can run on two regular AA batteries, so a fresh set of batteries will never be far out of reach. It also accepts alkaline, lithium type and Nikon rechargeable batteries, available as an optional accessory.

Maximum results, minimum fuss

When you're shooting fast action, you don't have time to fuss with camera settings. Luckily, the COOLPIX L610 can do all the work for you. Easy Auto Mode automatically detects what you're shooting and selects the best Scene Mode (from among 6) for the situation. For more challenging situations, choose one of the camera's 19 Scene Modes like Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Backlighting and more, and the COOLPIX L610 will make sure you get great results!
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Perfect little camera to take hiking I bought this camera after my daughter broke the door on my older Coolpix. I picked this camera same reason I picked my older one, I wanted a camera that uses AA batteries so I don't have to worry about running out of power during my hikes. My job is a wedding photographer so I know my way around cameras. I use a D700 and a D800 with an old D300 as backup. I used to try go hiking carrying my cameras in a backpack but that gets way to heavy after a while and I found I was too tired to take any pictures once I got anywhere! I go hiking for about 5 hours and always make videos of my journeys. I use a Gopro and my Coolpix to record the hike. I use the Gopro as the main and my Nikon as the second camera BUT, I use the Nikon to capture the most important shots! This camera takes way sharper videos then the Gopro by far. The colors are richer, the contrast is awesome and they are 100x better. Then only reason I don't use it as the main camera is the screw mount is off center and shooting with the screen on drains my batteries too fast. I carry about 12 batteries with me on a hike and I usually use about 4 during my shooting time. I used to get horrible battery life using alcaline batteries. I would drain a battery in 5 minutes doing video. I would have to buy a jumbo pack of batteries and drain them all on a hike.. then I gave up and just used NI-MH batteries and OMG, the battery life is just godly!! The batteries now just last and last! I think they only get "drained" because I use the video too much and the battery overheats lol Photo wise i usually don't take many photos with my camera since I'm doing video. But I noticed when my battery died from shooting video, I can still blast off a ton of photos with the dead batteries! and the pictures come out awesome! I rarely have to do any photo touch ups at all. Just take out memory card and post the pictures online. The zoom is great at 14x optical to really reach out and grab that shot. I love taking bird shots with this camera since i can just carry it in my pocket. Overall I would highly recommend this camera to anyone looking for a great little point and shoot camera. Fact that is uses AA batteries is a bonus! Now I can't only give positives on my review. the negatives I found using this are: alcaline batteries die too fast with this camera I'm scared about the battery door. Its the same door that was on my other coolpix and I'm afraid it will break like the last camera if i bang it. The zoom during video is digital zoom, not optical so as you zoom, the quality of the pictures goes down. To take video, you press a small button on the back to start and stop video. Wish they made it that the big shutter button could start the video since I'm used to pressing that. The audio is either great or horrible. If your far away from a waterfall, its sounds great but if you're close and the noise levels are higher, the video sound is blah.. Same goes for windy days. If the wind is blowing hard, you can't hear anything but the wind so I have to mute that video clip. hope this helps anyone thinking of getting this camera. I love mine!! June 22, 2014
Excellent ! Though its image stabilization is not very good, yet it is a very good camera March 1, 2014
Easy to use Just got the camera for Christmas already know it very well should last many years looking forward to many great photos December 28, 2013
Great Camera I purchased this camera on 9/5 for a concert on 9/20. With only one day to familiarize myself with it, it worked very well and was easy to use. It took some great photos without flash, it is small enough not to be a burden, easy to handle, and the 14X zoom was great! The original batteries that came with it were dead in half an hour, but I replaced them with lithium, which are still going strong. October 1, 2013
Teriffic camera I needed to replace an older camera, a SLR, with all of the bells and whistles, and wanted a camera easy to use, and didn't have to lug around lens and another piece of luggage for my camera equipment. This camera is very easy to use, and creates sharp, clear, outstanding pictures. The viewfinder works perfectly, it just the right size, and the camera fits easily into my pocket, readily available for a picture. I am still exploring all of the features of this camera, and noticed when I was in Mexico, that I went through the few batteries that I brought from home, and wasn't sure as to the life remaining in either of them. Went out and bought the lithium batteries, this was a month ago, and they are still working fine. If you want a very good camera for personal use, that will product crisp, clear, wonderful photos, very easily, I recommend this camera. Learn about all of the features and settings and this Nikon L610 won't disappoint. July 16, 2013
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during day: select auto mood, set the iso settings to 200. (use flashlight for indoor photography)
during night: select auto mood, set the iso settings to 800 for outdoor and 200 for indoor. and don't forget to use flashlight during night. i hope it will help. i'm posting a picture of moving water taken by NIKON COOLPIX L610.
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where do you take photos of your kids? indoor or outdoor?
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Use sports mode, shoot 4 frames at 2 frames per second.
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No viewfinder.
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No optical view finder, you have to use the screen.
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optical zoom during video recording and size of video

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did this camera support optical zoom during video recording ? and how many minutes of video can be shot in 4gb memory card?
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Here are the video quaily and recording time for the L610 when a 4GB memory card is used. Page 92 of the user manual

1) HD 1080pP (1920×1080) ---(default setting) 29 min
2)HD 1080p (1920×1080) -----30 min
3)HD 720p (1280×720) --------55 min
4)iFrame 540 (960×540)-------- 25 min
5) VGA (640×480)------------ 2hr 15 min

"The optical zoom magnification ratio cannot be changed once recording starts." Page 91 of the user manual.
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No optical zoom during recording only digital (may degrade quality).
Recording and Playing Back Movies 92 CMaximum Movie Recording Time Movie options (A93) d HD 1080pP (1920×1080) (default setting) e HD 1080p (1920×1080) f HD 720p (1280×720) p iFrame 540 (960×540) g VGA (640×480) Memory card (4GB)* 29 min 30 min 55 min 25 min 2 h 15 min All figures are approximate. The maximum recording time may vary depending on the make of the memory card, even among memory cards of the same capacity. To confirm the maximum length of a movie that can be recorded in the internal memory (approx. 28MB), remove the memory card from the camera, and then check the maximum recording time displayed in the monitor when shooting. *The maximum size for a single movie is 4 GB, and the maximum recording time for a single movie is 29 minutes, even when there is sufficient free space on the memory card. If the camera becomes hot, movie recording may stop before these limits are reached
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Yes and I haven't heard of a point and shoot with a means of continuos focus lock.
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What do the filter effects include?

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The Filter Effects in the L610 include Soft, Selective Color, Cross Screen, Miniature Effect, and Painting. The camera's Special Effects mode also includes High Key and Low Key.
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The optical zoom can be opereted while recording a movie?

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Yes, you can zoom in and out while recording a video.
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Can you take a picture/grab a frame while recording video? If not, which model does that?

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Please check out the Nikon 1-series cameras for the ability to capture a still while in movie mode without interruption of the movie capture.
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is this considered a beginner camera? or interment

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Beginner to intermediate point and shoot.
It has easy autio mode, the camera can make all the settings for you or you can set them yourself as you get more familiar with the camera
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is ther 3d photography option? and pause option while making movie?

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The COOLPIX L610 does have a 3D mode. When recording movies there is no "Pause" option but there is a "Pause" option during movie playback.
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As L610 doesnot support optical zooming in/out while video recording, can different video clips recorded at different zoom levels be stitched into a single movie clip with nikon software or with the camera function.
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Yes, in View NX2 you create a storyboard that you can drag and drop movie clips and still images, connect them and you create a movie. Music can also be added.
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