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Life is a blur—your pictures shouldn't be.

Life is full of moments worth remembering, but they don't always happen in ideal picture taking conditions—a dimly lit restaurant, a distant sport field, a bumpy historic train ride and so much more. Fortunately, the COOLPIX L620 offers clear advantages for capturing those elusive moments. Its ergonomic design with a comfortable grip, outstanding 14x zoom NIKKOR glass lens and large 3" LCD make it easy to frame the ideal shot, even when it's far in the distance. Just bring your subject into view and let target-finding AF lock on and provide focus right where you want it. A little camera shake is no problem—lens-shift Vibration Reduction keeps photos and Full HD 1080p videos sharper and steadier. And since the COOLPIX L620 uses and advanced CMOS image sensor, you often won't even need to use the flash in low-light situations. For every moment that matters, the  COOLPIX L620 is ready.
VR image stabilization
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ISO 3200
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Clear Color Display
Smart Portrait System
Scene Auto Selector
Target Finding AF
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14x wide-angle to telephoto Zoom NIKKOR glass lens makes the shot possible

Every COOLPIX is designed around a geniune NIKKOR glass lens, the legendary optics that have made Nikon famous. The COOLPIX L620 features a 14x Zoom NIKKOR lens that takes you from wide-angle group shots to telephoto close-ups in an instant. And don't worry about a little camera shake—lens-shift Vibration Reduction keeps the shot steadier even when your hands are not.
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Master the camera in no time

Simple, convenient operation for stress-free shooting

The COOLPIX L620 is so easy to use, anyone can take great photos and videos with it. Just turn the camera on, point, shoot and marvel at the results. For maximum point-and-shoot convenience, select Easy Auto Mode. It automatically optimizes the camera settings for each shot, no matter how challenging the situation. You'll be free to enjoy the moment while you capture it.

Record superior videos

Full HD 1080p videos with stereo sound for dazzling movies

If you want a compact camera that shoots stunning Full HD videos, the COOLPIX L620 delivers. Full HD 1080p means great video quality. Record the action, then connect to an HDTV* and watch your videos come alive. A built-in mic records high-quality audio in stereo. Your videos will look and sound phenomenal.

*Requires HDMI cable (sold separately)

Don't sweat a little camera shake

Lens-shift Vibration Reduction ensures all of your photos and videos are steady, even if your hands are not. Say goodbye to blurry photos, shaky videos and tripods.

Dazzle with every shot

Create truly exceptional photos and Full HD videos in nearly any light. An 18.1-megapixel CMOS low-light image sensor delivers superior image quality, versatility and low-light performance.

Let the camera call the shots

Easily match your situation to one of 18 Scene Modes like Beach, Snow, Night Portrait, Sunset and enjoy effortless great shots. Or, choose Easy Auto Mode and let the camera choose for you.

Turn the ordinary into extraordinary

Easily apply fun and creative Image Effects like Selective Color, Miniature, Skin Softening and more right from the camera—no need for additional photo or video-editing software.
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Disappointing Image Quality This is my 5th Nikon digital camera over the past 10 yrs, including two digital SLR bodies I use for better photography. Many times I can't or don't want to haul the SLR bodies and lenses, so I like having a small point-and-shoot camera, too. I got this L620 to replace a Coolpix L3 I bought in '08. I wanted a camera with better low light performance than the L3, image stabilization, and additional user control. A P7800 would've been ideal, but I didn't want to spend that much money, so this was an admitted compromise. I have yet to fully test the camera, having only shot about 50 images, and only shot one short video, but so far I am unimpressed. The biggest problem is the color saturation and balance. Many of the images I've taken in open shade or under cloudy conditions using the auto features are "washed out," unlike with the L3. It doesn't appear to be an overexposure tendency, an issue I had with my D40. Rather, it may be the auto white balance or even the CMOS sensor itself, as some reds have a clear magenta cast, too. (See attached image, shot on overcast day, using auto features in closeup mode. The actual leaves were an intense crimson that really stood out against the background.) I certainly don't want to have to manually adjust lots of images on my computer to make them look right, but so far, about half of what I shot needs adjustment. The funny thing is that the images look good on the monitor, but once the exposure is recorded, the replay shows obvious differences. Indoor photos under artificial light don't seem to have the same problem. For my purposes, the 4M pixels (2272x1704, 1 MB file size) option is what I will likely shoot at most often. So far, I've only tried 8M and 4M. All modes but one shoot at a 4:3 aspect ratio, and that other mode shoots at 16:9. I would prefer an option to shoot at the 3:2 ratio used by my SLRs, since that transfers directly to the most common 4x6 paper size without cropping. Like the L3 before, the auto program tends to choose low ISO sensitivities and slow shutter speeds. I tried shooting my dogs playing outdoors in open shade and all the motion was blurred, as the camera chose ISO 125 and a shutter speed of 1/50 (f/3.9). I have not tried the Sports auto mode, yet, but I could manually up the ISO to 400 and sometimes get a 1/125 shutter speed. The L620 doesn't offer shutter or aperture priority. The 14x zoom range is nice, but any zooming in still mode requires 2-3 sec. for the autofocus to readjust, so you can't really follow a subject by zooming when taking photos. However, zooming in video mode does not seem to immediately throw the camera out of focus. The camera comes with two AA alkaline batteries that were exhausted in only 50 shots (10% of which used flash). I have yet to fully test the rechargable Ni-MH cells I bought. I like the fact that it takes AA cells, as it is easy to carry spares, but if you can only get 50-100 shots per pair of batteries, that would be annoying. I also bought the recommended 16GB SDHC card. At 4 megapixels, that will hold ~9,000 images, or up to ~30 min. of video. The camera arrived with a small defect (surface nick) in the monitor screen, but it doesn't affect performance. November 29, 2013
Software is junk, camera okay The software that came with this camera is poor. When I tried to install it shut down my computer without any warning. I lost several files due to this unexpected shut down and when the computer restarted it was operating horribly, everything was slow and the CPU was at maximum usage. When I finally got the installer to work my computers antivirus system crashed (Norton mysteriously was missing critical files). Then I was stuck with a computer that was using all of its CPU and still attempting to install the viewer software. Finally after about 45 minutes the software installed and I got control of my computer back. As far as the camera is concerned it was very easy to use, has a decent zoom lens, and takes quality photos. That being said it would be even better if the colors didn't wash out and you actually got the colors and composition you see in the display. The auto focus stinks if shooting through glass or fencing (ie. the zoo#. Overall I have had $50 cameras work as good as this $300 camera, the only improvement being a little less grainy image #18.1 megapixels). This was my first Nikon purchase in many years but I don't think I will bother again. September 23, 2013
Bad camera Batteries ran down when camera was off. Menu button did not work. It is in for repair. Since it was 3 days past the return period I could not do that. I was very disappointed with the support I received. August 1, 2014
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Any tips on how to go about imporving the battery life?

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New Alkaline batteries "exhaust" after a short period of time. I took about 40 shots and the camera shut down.
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When using the COOLPIX L620, make sure that the battery is matching the battery type menu.
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Switch to lithium batteries.
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Why does my camera only record seconds of video before shutting down?

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When I start recording video, it records for a few seconds then shuts down. Last thing on the display is "Battery Expired." I have changed the batteries twice now. It works fine for taking pictures and shows a full battery between pictures.
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With the L620, make sure that the camera's battery settings are set to the appropriate battery that is being used. When recording video please use an approved memory card also make sure that it is a class 6 or higher. Here is a link to the approved memory cards: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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Auto focus takes long time in low light scenarios

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Looking for best settings to speed up auto focus. Currently in low light it can take seconds to focus. This causes me to miss the shot, especially when taking pictures of my children.
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When entering the shooting menu of the camera, the auto focus mode can be changed to AF-S (auto focus single) or to AF-F (Auto Focus Fulltime). When shooting children there is a preset scene mode specifically to capture active children.
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manual mode and manual focus

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Shutter speed cannot be controlled with this camera. This camera is equipped with auto mode and selected scene modes that can be changed according to shooting conditions.
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after taking a picture, numbers come up in the lower right hand corner and I am not able to do ANYTHING until they go away. example of the numbers are: 28m37s 779
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You could try using a faster card but you will be limited to the cameras buffer and write speed.
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Very frustrating and disappointing. When trying to take a video on my Coolpix L620, the message "battery exhausted" appears, yet when switching to normal photo mode, the battery level indicator seems full and good. Never expected this out of a "Nikon" product. Any tips or hints, as to if there is a solution for this problem? Please advise - thanks.
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To ensure that the correct battery level is being shown please make sure that you are selecting the correct battery type before using the camera. To learn more about this, please see page 77 in the reference section of the User's Manual.: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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