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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
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Zoom in on the action

14x telephoto zoom with Optical VR image stabilization

When the action starts, you want to catch it—sometimes from a safe distance. With the COOLPIX L610's powerful telephoto Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens, you can zoom in on your subject from amazingly far away. Extreme macro shots are just as easy. The COOLPIX L610 lets you get as close as 0.4-in. (1 cm) from your subject! And whether near or far, your photos and videos will be razor-sharp, thanks to built-in Optical VR image stabilization.
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Catch great moments

Superior low-light performance

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.
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Maximum results, minimum fuss

Onboard intelligence for easy success

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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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.
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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.
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Every photo was blurry I bought the camera at the end of November 2012. The first thing I saw on the screen was "Lens Error". I turned it off and on again and it worked, or so I thought: I took many photos and tried out every setting. I was so disappointed that no matter what I did, all the photos were blurry and the flash blew out the colour. For example: I tried to take macro photos of an angel Christmas ornament. It took a very long time for it to focus. It kept zooming in and out until I tilted the camera to make it stop. It then focused on the face (in the green square), but when I took the shot and looked at it on the screen, the face was blurry and the branch in the background was in focus. I tried this shot several times but the result was the same each time. I took several photos of the family cat on my mom's lap and no matter what setting I had it on - including the "pet" setting, the cat was out of focus but my mom's shirt was clear. Indoor photos, outdoor photos, good light, low light, all photos were blurry. (I had a few that were just OK). I did not get any good photos of our Christmas celebration and I am upset by that. Maybe I just got a dud out of a good lot, but now I'm leery on exchanging it for another of the same camera. I will call the 1-800 help number to see if there is a setting that needs adjusting, but now I have a bad taste in my mouth regarding this particular camera and I don't think I want it anymore. I am also disappointed in how fast it goes through a set of batteries. January 2, 2013
gasto escesivo en baterias La compre y No me gusto, porque la camara entre 30 y 40 fotografias tomadas se agota un par de baterias alcalinas, lo que la hace muy poco util por el costo que esto representa, y con pilas recargables las agota entre 70 y 80 fotografias tomadas..... March 4, 2014
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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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My L120 stopped working correctly. The zoom out would not work and the picture button would not click. I loved the camera before this happened. I wonder if it was caused by me forgetting to take off the lens cap a couple of times before I turned on the camera.
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You have to remove the lens cap of the COOLPIX L810 before you turn it on, because it will damage the lens. If the problem persists you will need to send the camera to be evaluated.
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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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