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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
Motion Detection
ISO 3200
CMOS
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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AMAZING!!!!!!!! AMAZING!!!!!!!! There is no other way to explain it April 4, 2014
Easy to use I'm replacing my L18 after 5 years of great point and shoot happiness. Okay, some shots failed miserably, but doesn't that happen with any camera? Wink, wink: it isn't always the camera. The L620 operation is very similar to the L18's in the button layout, etc. However, I have been very pleased with my first stab at using close-up that never seemed to be quite right with the L18. And the colors -- much more true. I've tried out the panoramic, both 180 and 360, and I am pleased with the clarity when zooming in on a shot afterwards. I have yet to shoot a video but the one touch button is very nice. Everything is much more intuitive on the L620 than on the L18 even though the layout is largely the same. Zoom is great -- clarity again is very good and some random zooms of the sky gave me clouds and sky like I have never seen. View NX2 was easy to install -- I'm using an older Mac (5 years old). View NX2 is easy to use, too, but I'm just beginning to learn how to use it. I have been using iPhoto almost exclusively so View NX2 should be fun to learn. And with the control key, I just select the pictures I want from View NX2 and drag them to iPhoto on my Mac so that I can make comparisons. I've already seen that viewing in the View NX2 is much, much better (it just makes me want to buy a newer higher def Mac). This time I went with a black camera instead of red -- it just looks more like a real camera! I can still carry it in my cargo shorts pocket. It's a great camera, a great value, and it does take great pictures. There are a lot of features to use that I have not yet been able to try -- I look forward to testing out the selective coloring (not sure why i want to do that but I have some ideas about that). Here's a pic I took today using "scene close-up" and that I cropped later. The detail of the veins in the brown leaf are good, but look at the "cells" of the leaf. This is all natural lighting, no changes made except for the cropping. Happy holidays! I'd rather be taking pictures than shopping! LOL December 15, 2013
Great Camera! (Software works fine on Macbook Pro) Pros: Size, Quality Photos/Videos, Easy to Use, Multiple Strap Placements, Pop-up Flash, Auto Off, Comfortable to Hold, Price, Software Included (to edit and do other thing with) in the Box, One-Touch Record Cons: Takes AA Batteries, Sometimes Mild Color "Wash Out" (But it's not that bad) Bought the camera to take on a study abroad trip with my college and I think it will be just great. The pictures look pretty clear and the videos are phenomenal. I mostly got this so that I could record more than take photographs but I wanted a camera that could do both quite easily while being easy to carry around. I had considered another Nikon but when I saw the L620 I changed my mind almost instantly. The zoom is awesome and is pretty smooth while the auto focus does take a tiny bit longer than I believe is necessary but works really well once focused. The strap that came with the camera was a nice match as well and it's a bit of a larger strap so it will fit many people comfortable (although I have small hands so the strap is a little too bit but that's not something I'm complaining about). The pop-up flash is also very nice and easy to figure out. The finish is a nice solid black color (more like a matte finish rather than glossy) with a rubbery grip on one side - which flows smoothly and fits very ergonomically in the user's hand. I also love the fact that there are two spots where you can attach the hand strap to, the top left and the top right. While it's easier to use in the right hand it does make it nice for those who are left handed and would like the strap on that side. Camera works well with a universal tripod as well it just is a little bit off center (the universal screw-in port on the bottom of the camera is closer to the left (if you are looking at the back of the camera) than the center of the camera) but it doesn't throw off it's balance or level at all. The flash is really bright and very quick, it makes for very nice photos without distorting the colors much as I noticed with a few other cameras I looked at. The photos are pretty good, I noticed a little "distortion" or "wash out" of the colors but was able to fix that by simply changing my angle slightly, then they came out beautifully. I was able to take some very nice pictures of my fiancé, my dog, and my house. I have not printed them but I think they will come out quite decently. As I stated before, the video is really good for this size of a camera, which is what made me fall in love with it. The 18.1 MegaPixels really show what they are worth in the video department and it was super easy to just press the record button to start video recording instead of having to change modes within the camera directly! The software that came with the camera did not pose any problems for my Macbook Pro. It installed within about 5 minutes and started working right away. I haven't played around with it long enough to see how it really works on editing (and the other things it does {I'm sorry I'm not much of an editing person}) but from what I have done it works fine with no repercussions to the device or my computer. It even worked pretty well with photos from my previous camera, which was pretty neat. This camera is great for someone who just loves to take photos as a hobby but wants quality photos and wants to take some really awesome videos as well. The interface is very very simple and needs little instruction on how to use it (which I loved because I hate reading guides). I think the only thing that I really didn't like about the camera is that it takes AA batteries (I am very used to a L-ion battery that came with a charger for my last camera), although apparently you can buy rechargeable ones and set the camera to use them? I haven't quite looked into it that far but will do so soon, because I plan on getting rechargeable batteries if I can. I tried to touch on every aspect and be pretty thorough so I hope this helps with your decision. Sorry if I missed anything! November 8, 2013
Two major problems. First, the battery compartment cover, I feel will not hold up very long due to the fact you have to force it closed because the batteries are not secured as in all other Nikon cameras. Second, the flash has to be raised manually to use. I am sure many, many photos will be lost due to this problem. January 4, 2014
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
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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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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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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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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/answers/detail/a_id/18676
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