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Capture action, great close-ups, fun moments, HD video and more

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No reading required with the stylish COOLPIX L30. It captures the shots you want, the way you want them, with little more than the push of a button. Just pull it out of your pocket or purse, zoom in with the power and clarity of a genuine NIKKOR glass lens and catch detailed 20.1-megapixel close-ups. A smartly placed video button means you won't have to take your eyes off the large LCD to start recording HD video, and an anti-reflective coating helps to ensure you'll have a clear view, even on bright sunny days. Easily add fun with Glamour Retouch, overcome difficult shooting situations simply by selecting a Scene Mode, say goodbye to red-eye and blinking in your portraits, plus much more. Bring home great photos and videos.
Motion Detection
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Master the camera in no time

Simple, convenient operation for stress-free shooting

The COOLPIX L30 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.
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Let the camera call the shots

17 Scene Modes for effortless photos and videos

Experienced photographers optimize their camera settings to match the situation. The COOLPIX L30 does that work for you. With 17 Scene Modes, including Beach, Snow, Night Portrait, Sunset and more, it's easy to match the moment to a Scene Mode. You can even get creative and use Scene Modes to alter ordinary shots. Or, select Easy Auto Mode and let the camera choose the best mode for your situation. 

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Flatter your friends and family

Smart Portrait System makes everyone look their best

Smart Portrait System makes it easy to create beautiful photos of the people you care about. Turn it on, and several portrait-optimizing features activate. Face Priority AF finds and focuses on faces. Skin Softening applies an attractive soft focus effect. The camera can even automatically take a photo the instant someone smiles! Your loved ones will always look their best.
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Capture the sights and sounds

HD 720p videos with sound bring your memories to life

When a photo alone won't do, press the dedicated movie button and instantly start recording HD 720p video in widescreen format while the built-in microphone captures the sounds of the moment in high fidelity. When you're ready to share your creations, use an optional audio video cable to connect to your compatible TV. Your friends and family will see your movies come to life on the big screen.
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5x wide-angle NIKKOR glass zoom lens gets you closer to the action

Every COOLPIX is designed around a genuine NIKKOR glass lens, the legendary optics that have made Nikon famous. The COOLPIX L30's 5x Zoom NIKKOR lens is great for everything from wide-angle group shots to close-up portraits. Plus, Electronic Vibration Reduction helps keep every video steadier, even if your hands are not.



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Retouch photos like a pro

Turn ho-hum portraits into glamorous head shots. Glamour Retouch softens skin tones, hides dark circles—even adds some rosiness to cheeks. Your friends and family will love the photos you take of them.
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Enjoy the view

The COOLPIX L30's large, 3-inch LCD display makes it easy to compose your shots or monitor your video recording. Reviewing and sharing your creations is a pleasure, too—every shot looks fantastic on the display.
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Define your style

Easily change the look and feel of your photos with Color Options. Select from Standard, Vivid, Black & White, Sepia and Cyanotype.
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Sharper photos of moving subjects

When your subject is moving fast, Motion Detection automatically kicks in and selects a faster shutter speed and higher ISO (light sensitivity) to help you get sharper, clearer photos.
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Amazing compact camera I started photography in the early 60's with an SLR film camera. I wanted a versatile compact camera for quick shots of everyday events. The L30 surpassed all expectations in ease of use, picture quality, and ease of use with the auto-focus feature. The auto-flash feature works well indoors as well as shooting subjects in the shade and low light levels. The optics on this camera are top notch and battery life is exceptional. I plan to buy another model in the future. I have recommended this camera to several others and have gotten great feedback from them as well. A great investment. August 17, 2014
Perfect as a backup in the wilderness People might laugh at me when I tell then I'm bringing a L30 for my Nepal trip. Well, it's definitely not my primary camera but let me tell ya when my Nikon D3300 runs out of battery after a 2 week trek in the mountains without outlet, you wished you had a camera, just a basic simple camera to take a selfie beside Mount Everest. Problem solved. 2 A battery slots are so forgiving. December 1, 2014
Great camera Just bought this camera and I could not be happier. I just love it.. Tried a Sony coolpix camera and it was awefull, I returned it the next day. THANKS NIKON great stuff.... June 30, 2014
Great images, but a few little annoyances. I was looking for a small, compact camera for travel that was easy to use, took great pictures and had lots of useful features. The Nikon Coolpix L30 should fit the bill. My biggest peeve is the long delay from depressing the shutter button and the camera saving the image. This camera took four-five seconds - my old camera takes two seconds tops. Every time I tried to view the picture I'd taken, up popped the message, "Please wait till camera is finished recording." I've never owned a camera that did this so it will take some getting used to. Another little peeve is that unless you have long fingernails, it can be tricky to eject the memory card while the batteries are still installed. Not a biggie, but annoying if you have to remove the batteries first. The quality of the images is better than I expected and the camera having 20 mp is a bonus - most of the others I evaluated had only 16 mp maximum. I also like the SCENE button rather than having to go through the Menu to access this feature. Overall, a decent camera and for $100, you get your money's worth. Looking forward to giving it a workout on my trip to Spain. August 17, 2014
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Does the Coolpix L30 allow date and time stamp on the photos?

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Yes, you must activate it in the setup menu.
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The COOLPIX L30 has a date and time stamp option located in the camera's set up menu.
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why can i only retouch some photos. they were all taken in the same mode ith same subject and setting. but it only lets me do 1 out of 5
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Only one face per image can be edited using the glamour retouch function. Depending upon the direction in which the faces are looking or the brightness of faces, the camera may be unable to accurately detect faces.
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card will be best for her.
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These are the approved memory cards:
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Most card readers in store photo processors will accept any of them.
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The view screen presents a very grainy picture, before and after taking the desiredd photo. Is this normal?

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I am trying to take some pictures with slower shutter speeds but the fireworks mode turns out white when I shoot outside during the day. Any tips on how I can blur motion better in the day time?
 
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With 17 Scene Modes, including Beach, Snow, Night Portrait, Sunset and more, it's easy to match the moment to a Scene Mode. You can even get creative and use Scene Modes to alter ordinary shots. Or, select Easy Auto Mode and let the camera choose the best mode for your situation. With the COOLPIX L30, the shutter speed cannot be manually changed. There are COOLPIX cameras that are capable of doing this, such as the P-Series COOLPIX cameras. Please see the following link for more information: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Pr...
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Can I use the OlympusXD 64MB memory card that fit in my cool pix l26, which broke, in my new cool pic l30?

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The COOLPIX L26 and COOLPIX L30 have approved memory cards that can be found listed iin the below link:

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Will the L30 take panorama photos? Does it have panorama assist feature?

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No, the COOLPIX L30 does not take panoramic photos and does not have a panorama assist option.
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The COOLPIX L30 does not have an interval time shooting option.
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how do i upload videos and pictures from camera to computer and to facebook?

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i have the coolpix L30,but, having trouble uploading videos from it to my computer and to facebook. do i need to change some setting i don't know about. I have trouble with pictures too. thanks for the help.
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Most new computers contain everything you need to just plug in your camera and offload your images without the need to install additional software. Since earlier operating systems such as Windows ME and Mac OS 9, there has been built-in support for digital imaging devices. Just plug in your camera, and open My Computer (Windows) or the Finder (Mac) to "see" your camera. With the increased popularity of digital cameras, music players, and a host of other products, this built in support has grown to include a vast variety of USB connected products. Installing device drivers is rarely necessary these days. Shown below are the steps to view your images on Mac OS X 10.6 and Windows 7 systems after connecting your camera without previously installing any drivers or software. For the best experience with your Nikon digital camera, Nikon offers a free image browser and viewer application called View NX 2 that is available for free download. View NX 2 also contains the image transfer application Nikon Transfer 2, which is ideal to use for Nikon cameras or with memory card readers.To download View NX 2 please see: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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When I attach my Coolpix L30 to my Windows 7 PC the screen on the camera goes blank. I can not find the camera on the PC. When I run the ViewNX 2 software and try to transfer the pictures, it does not find the camera either. The PC does not even make the sound it normally makes when you connect a USB item, its like it doesn't see it at all. I have tried different USB ports with the same result.
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