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Nikon Coolpix L30

20.1-megapixel digital camera with 5X optical zoom

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Our take on the Nikon Coolpix L30

by David Brown
Nikon

Today's point-and-shoot cameras make great pictures easier than ever

From baby's first steps, to that dream vacation in the islands, these cameras make it easy to capture life's greatest hits. Today's cameras have helpful automatic features, like face detection and scene recognition that make shooting more foolproof than ever. And they all have plenty of megapixels for detailed photos that stay sharp, even when you enlarge and print them.

Easy shots, out of the box

Ready, aim, fire! That's about all the expertise you need to capture fabulous photos with the Nikon Coolpix L30. This camera will take care of most everything else. Nikon's easy auto mode optimizes the camera's settings to match your shooting environment, so you never have to worry about ISO, shutter speed, or any other technical details. Trying to capture a moving target like your toddler getting into trouble? Motion Detection helps you lock in on the little guy by automatically adjusting those aforementioned technical details, so you can get crisp, clear images rather than a dull blur. The only setting you'll have to adjust is the zoom — the L30's 5X optical zoom lens is enough to get you closer to distant subjects without relying on the image-degrading digital zoom found in most smartphones.

Fun features to explore

Just because a camera is easy to operate out of the box, doesn't mean there aren't cool features to experiment with. Activate the Smart Portrait system to automatically focus on faces, soften skin, and even snap the shot when your subject smiles. After you've shot your portrait, use the Glamour Retouch options to flatter your subjects by removing red eye, whitening teeth, and hiding dark circles. There are 17 scene modes to make the most of particular shooting situations and settings, from the bright sunlight of the beach to an evening landscape as the sun goes down. You can even shoot in black and white, sepia, or other color tones to create cool vintage-style photos for a little artistic flair.

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Highlights:

    Specifications:
    • 20.1-megapixel effective recording
    • 5X optical zoom (up to 4X digital zoom)
    • 3" LCD screen
    • records photos and video onto optional SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards
    • 35mm equivalent focal length: 26-130mm
    Special Features:
    • high-definition movie mode (up to 720p resolution)
    • scene auto selector automatically optimizes camera settings for your shooting environment
    • face priority autofocus and blink alert for better portraits
    • smile mode automatically snaps the shutter when the camera detects a smiling subject
    • Glamour Retouch offers red-eye correction, skin softening, and teeth whitening for improving portraits
    • 17 scene modes include Night Portrait, Sunset, and Beach
    • Motion Detection recognizes fast motion and automatically increases shutter speed and sensitivity (ISO) for sharper photos
    • digital image stabilization
    • built-in flash
    Connections and Dimensions:
    • high-speed USB interface
    • 3-15/16"W x 2-1/2"H x 1-3/16"D
    • weight (with batteries and memory card): 5.8 ounces
    Supplied Accessories:

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    Features and Specs
    General
    LCD Screen Size
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    3"
    Adjustable-angle LCD
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    No
    Wi-Fi
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    No
    Touchscreen
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    No
    Waterproof
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    No
    GPS-enabled
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    No
    Lens 35mm Equivalent
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    26-130mm
    Optical Zoom
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    5x
    Digital Zoom
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    4x
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    N/A
    Manual Focusing
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    No
    Manual Exposure
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    No
    Built-in Flash
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    Yes
    HDMI Output
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    No
    Memory
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    25 MB
    Memory Media
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    Image
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    20.1
    Total Megapixels
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    20.48
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    Digital
    Highest Resolution
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    5152 x 3864
    HD Video Recording
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    1280 x 720
    Dimensions
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    3-15/16
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    2-1/2
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    1-3/16
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    5.8
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    1 Year
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    1 Year
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    What's in the box?

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    • Digital camera (red)
    • 2 "AA" batteries
    • Wrist strap
    • User's Manual (Eng)
    • User's Manual (Span)
    • Warranty Programs sheet

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    Features
    Play, Edit and Print Functions
    Battery Information
    Inputs and Outputs Notes
    Downloadable Software

    Recording Features

    LCD Monitor: The Nikon Coolpix L30 has a 3" TFT LCD monitor featuring approximately 230,000 pixels and a five-level brightness adjustment. The LCD monitor's wide-angle viewing area makes it easy to see and use. The LCD monitor has approximately 98% horizontal and vertical coverage in the shooting mode and in playback mode. There is no separate viewfinder on the camera.

    Image Sensor: The Coolpix L30 features a 1/2.3" CCD image sensor with a total pixel count of approximately 20.48-million pixels. The effective pixel count is 20.1-million.

    Optics: The Coolpix L30 digital camera uses a Nikkor glass zoom lens for superb image quality. Every aspect of the lens manufacturing process is controlled by Nikon. The Nikkor lens is designed for the specific camera and CCD combination. The Coolpix L30 uses a 5x optical zoom, that is equivalent to a 26-130mm lens in 35mm photography. Coupled with the 4x digital zoom, the camera's total zoom capability is 20x. The angle of view is equivalent to that of approximately 520mm lens (35mm format).

    Electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) Stabilization: The Coolpix L30's Electronic Vibration Reduction (VR) Stabilization System effective corrects blur that commonly occurs when shooting at slow shutter speeds or when zoomed in.

    Built-in Memory: The camera has a built-in 25 MB internal memory for storing still images and movies with sound. Images will be saved to the internal memory when no memory card is inserted.

    Recording Media: In addition to the built-in memory, images can be recorded onto SD, SDHC, or SDXC Memory cards. When an SD Memory card is inserted in the camera, the images are automatically recorded onto the card. The camera can support SD cards up to 2 GB, SDHC cards from 4 GB to 32 GB, and SDXC cards of 48 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB.

    Image Size: The Coolpix L30 records still images in JPEG format, and standard definition movies in AVI (Motion JPEG) format. You have a choice of seven still image size options and three movie options:

    • Still Images:
      • 20M: 5152 x 3864 High Quality 1:4 compression ratio
      • 20M: 5152 x 3864 Standard Quality 1:8 compression ratio
      • 10M: 3648 x 2736
      • 4M: 2272 x 1704
      • 2M: 1600 x 1200
      • VGA: 640 x 480
      • 16:9 14M: 5120 x 2880
    • Movies (Frame Rate 30 fps):
      • HD 720p: 1280 x 720--16:9
      • VGA: 640 x 480--4:3
      • QVGA: 320 x 240--4:3
    Note: The maximum movie length for each movie is 29 minutes, and the maximum file size is 2 GB, regardless of the memory card capacity.

    Shooting Modes: You can choose one of the following shooting modes:

    • Easy Auto Mode: The camera automatically determines an appropriate shooting mode when you frame a picture, allowing you to easily take pictures with a shooting mode that suits the scene.
    • Auto Mode: In Auto Mode, you can apply the macro mode and exposure compensation when shooting pictures. You can choose a flash mode and activate the self-timer.
    • Scene Mode: You can manually or automatically select a scene mode with settings optimized for the shooting situation: Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close Up, Food, Museum, Fireworks Show, Black & White Copy, Backlighting, and Pet Portrait.
    • Smart Portrait: Using face priority to recognize human faces, the shutter is automatically released when a smile is detected.

    Continuous Shooting: You can set the camera to take one picture at a time or multiple images by selecting one of the following options:

    • Single: The camera records one picture each time the shutter release button is pressed.
    • Continuous: While the shutter-release button is held down, up to 6 pictures are taken at a rate of about 1.1 frames per second (fps) when image mode is set to 20M (5152 x 3864).
    • Best Shot Selector: The BSS is recommended for situations in which inadvertent camera movement can produce blurred pictures, or when parts of the image are prone to under- or over-exposure. When BSS is on, the camera takes shots while the shutter-release button is pressed, to a maximum of ten. The images are compared and the sharpest picture is saved to the internal memory or memory card.
    • Multi-Shot 16: Each time the shutter release button is pressed, the camera takes 16 consecutive "thumbnail" images at a rate of about 30 frames per second, and arranges them into a single 5M (2560 x 1920) image.

    Self-timer: The camera is equipped with a 10 second timer for self-portraits.

    Focus Area Selection: You can select between the following Focus Area Selection methods to determine where the camera focuses:

    • Face Detection: When the camera recognizes a face (front view only), the camera will focus on the face automatically. The camera can recognize up to 12 faces depending on shooting and exposure mode.
    • Center: The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.

    Color Options: You can shoot still images with several color options: Standard color, Vivid color, Black-and-white, Sepia, and Cyanotype.

    Macro Mode: Macro mode is used for taking pictures of objects as close as 4". The flash may be unable to light entire subject at distances of less than 1 feet 8 inches.

    Focus Lock: The Focus Lock feature is used to focus on off-centered subjects in the frame while shooting in Center AF mode.

    AF-Assist Illuminator: If lighting is poor, the AF-assist illuminator may light to assist the focus operation when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. The illuminator has a range of about 6'-2" at the maximum wide-angle position and 3' 7" at the maximum telephoto position. You can turn this function on or off.

    Blink Warning Function: The Blink Warning function is available when you are shooting in Easy Auto, Portrait, or Night Portrait mode. When the camera detects that one or more human subjects may have blinked, the blink warning screen is displayed. The subject is framed by a yellow border, allowing you to check the picture and decide whether or not to take another picture.

    Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3 steps.

    ISO Settings: Sensitivity is the measure of how quickly the camera reacts to light. The higher the sensitivity, the less light needed to make an exposure. The camera features automatic settings at 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1600.

    White Balance: You can set the White Balance to Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, or Flash. You can also choose Preset Manual and use a neutral-colored object as a reference to set the white balance under unusual lighting conditions.

    Built-in Flash: The Coolpix L30 has a built-in Speedlite flash with a range of 1'-8" to 14' (Wide angle) and 2'-8" to 6'-10" (Telephoto). You can choose from the following flash modes:

    • Auto: Flash fires automatically when lighting is poor.
    • Auto with Red-eye Reduction: Pre-flash fires before main flash to reduce red-eye effect.
    • Flash Off: Flash will not fire, even when lighting is poor.
    • Fill Flash: Flash will fire whenever a picture is taken.
    • Slow Sync: Auto flash combined with slow shutter speeds.

    In-Camera Red-Eye Fix: If the camera detects red-eye after the pre-flash has fired, advanced red-eye reduction processing is used to further reduce red-eye, slightly increasing the time required before the next picture can be taken.

    Play, Edit and Print Functions

    Playback Menu: The following options are available in the playback mode:

    • Print Order: You can select images (up to 99) to print and the number of copies (up to 9) for each.
    • Slide Show: View pictures in the internal memory or on the memory card in an automatic slide show. If desired, you can loop the slideshow so it will continuously play. Maximum slide show duration is 30 minutes without operation.
    • Protect: You can select images that you want to protect from accidental deletion. Even protected images can be erased if the camera's internal memory or memory card are formatted.
    • Rotate Image: Recorded pictures can be rotated 90-degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise on the unit's LCD screen.
    • D-Lighting: D-Lighting can be used to brighten dark or backlit subjects. While playing back an image, you can select the D-Lighting function, apply it, and save the corrected image without harming the properly exposed areas of the image.
    • Skin Softening: The camera detects faces in images and creates a copy with softer facial skin tones.
    • Small Picture: You can create a small copy of a recorded image. The copy will be stored as a JPEG file with a compression ratio of 1:16. You can choose from the following sizes: 640 x 480 (suited to television playback), 320 x 240 (suited to display on web pages), or 160 x 120 (suitable for email attachments).
    • Cropping: Create a copy containing only the portion visible in the monitor.

    Thumbnail Playback: During playback, you can view multiple thumbnail images (4, 9, or 16) at a time. While these "contact sheets" are displayed, you can use the multi-selector to highlight individual pictures. Highlighted pictures can be deleted, if desired.

    Calendar Display: This feature displays a calendar allowing you to select and view pictures taken on the same date.

    Playback Zoom: During playback, you can enlarge a still image up to 10x. Once the image is zoomed, you can use the multi-selector to scroll around to non-visible portions of the image. You can record a new picture of the cropped image by pressing the shutter button.

    Multi-Language Menu: You can choose from 34 different menu display languages including English, Spanish and French.

    Printing Pictures: You can print pictures stored in the internal memory or on the memory card by using the Print Set option in the playback menu. Using DPOF (Digital Print Order Form), you can designate which images to print, and how many copies to print. Pictures can be printed as followed:

    • Printer or Photo Lab: insert the memory card into a printer, or take the memory card to a digital photo lab (images stored in the internal memory need to be transferred to a memory card prior to printing).
    • PictBridge-compatible Printer: connect the camera to a PictBridge-compatible printer via USB cable
    • Transferring to Computer: transfer the images to a computer before printing them via USB

    Battery Information

    Power Requirements: The Coolpix L30 is powered by two "AA" batteries. You can use alkaline (supplied) or lithium non-rechargeable batteries, or Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeables. For best performance, you should use the camera's setup menu to indicate the type of batteries being used. The approximate battery life for each type of battery is as follows:

    Battery Type Still Images Movies
    (HD 720p)
    Alkaline
    (supplied)
    320 shots 1 hr 5 min
    Lithium 950 shots 2 hrs 45 min
    Ni-MH
    (Nikon EN-MH2)
    570 shots 1 hrs 40 min

    Auto Off: When the camera is operated on battery power, the Auto Off mode will automatically turn off the monitor to reduce the drain on the batteries if no operations are performed for the length of time specified in the Auto Off menu. The time limit for the Auto Off mode can be set to 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes or 30 minutes.

    Inputs and Outputs Notes

    USB/Audio-Video Output: The Coolpix L30 features a single proprietary jack on the bottom of the camera for connecting an optional USB cable (UC-E16) or AV cable (EG-CP14). This one output allows you to download your photos to your computer or printer via USB using the USB cable (not included), or view your photos on a TV using an optional AV cable. The USB interface is USB 2.0 Hi-Speed compatible. The video output is NTSC or PAL compatible.

    Downloadable Software

    ViewNX 2: The Coolpix L30 does not include software for organizing your photos. Nikon's ViewNX 2 software can be downloaded from the Nikon website:

    • ViewNX 2: The software includes the following applications:
      • Nikon Transfer 2: to transfer pictures from the camera to the computer
      • ViewNX 2: for viewing your images and movies on the computer
      • Nikon Movie Editor: for basic editing of transferred movies.

    System Requirements: The ViewNX 2 software will work with the following operating systems:

    • Windows: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
    • Mac: OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8

    Features
    Play, Edit and Print Functions
    Battery Information
    Inputs and Outputs Notes
    Downloadable Software

    Recording Features

    LCD Monitor: The Nikon Coolpix L30 has a 3" TFT LCD monitor featuring approximately 230,000 pixels and a five-level brightness adjustment. The LCD monitor's wide-angle viewing area makes it easy to see and use. The LCD monitor has approximately 98% horizontal and vertical coverage in the shooting mode and in playback mode. There is no separate viewfinder on the camera.

    Image Sensor: The Coolpix L30 features a 1/2.3" CCD image sensor with a total pixel count of approximately 20.48-million pixels. The effective pixel count is 20.1-million.

    Optics: The Coolpix L30 digital camera uses a Nikkor glass zoom lens for superb image quality. Every aspect of the lens manufacturing process is controlled by Nikon. The Nikkor lens is designed for the specific camera and CCD combination. The Coolpix L30 uses a 5x optical zoom, that is equivalent to a 26-130mm lens in 35mm photography. Coupled with the 4x digital zoom, the camera's total zoom capability is 20x. The angle of view is equivalent to that of approximately 520mm lens (35mm format).

    Electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) Stabilization: The Coolpix L30's Electronic Vibration Reduction (VR) Stabilization System effective corrects blur that commonly occurs when shooting at slow shutter speeds or when zoomed in.

    Built-in Memory: The camera has a built-in 25 MB internal memory for storing still images and movies with sound. Images will be saved to the internal memory when no memory card is inserted.

    Recording Media: In addition to the built-in memory, images can be recorded onto SD, SDHC, or SDXC Memory cards. When an SD Memory card is inserted in the camera, the images are automatically recorded onto the card. The camera can support SD cards up to 2 GB, SDHC cards from 4 GB to 32 GB, and SDXC cards of 48 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB.

    Image Size: The Coolpix L30 records still images in JPEG format, and standard definition movies in AVI (Motion JPEG) format. You have a choice of seven still image size options and three movie options:

    • Still Images:
      • 20M: 5152 x 3864 High Quality 1:4 compression ratio
      • 20M: 5152 x 3864 Standard Quality 1:8 compression ratio
      • 10M: 3648 x 2736
      • 4M: 2272 x 1704
      • 2M: 1600 x 1200
      • VGA: 640 x 480
      • 16:9 14M: 5120 x 2880
    • Movies (Frame Rate 30 fps):
      • HD 720p: 1280 x 720--16:9
      • VGA: 640 x 480--4:3
      • QVGA: 320 x 240--4:3
    Note: The maximum movie length for each movie is 29 minutes, and the maximum file size is 2 GB, regardless of the memory card capacity.

    Shooting Modes: You can choose one of the following shooting modes:

    • Easy Auto Mode: The camera automatically determines an appropriate shooting mode when you frame a picture, allowing you to easily take pictures with a shooting mode that suits the scene.
    • Auto Mode: In Auto Mode, you can apply the macro mode and exposure compensation when shooting pictures. You can choose a flash mode and activate the self-timer.
    • Scene Mode: You can manually or automatically select a scene mode with settings optimized for the shooting situation: Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close Up, Food, Museum, Fireworks Show, Black & White Copy, Backlighting, and Pet Portrait.
    • Smart Portrait: Using face priority to recognize human faces, the shutter is automatically released when a smile is detected.

    Continuous Shooting: You can set the camera to take one picture at a time or multiple images by selecting one of the following options:

    • Single: The camera records one picture each time the shutter release button is pressed.
    • Continuous: While the shutter-release button is held down, up to 6 pictures are taken at a rate of about 1.1 frames per second (fps) when image mode is set to 20M (5152 x 3864).
    • Best Shot Selector: The BSS is recommended for situations in which inadvertent camera movement can produce blurred pictures, or when parts of the image are prone to under- or over-exposure. When BSS is on, the camera takes shots while the shutter-release button is pressed, to a maximum of ten. The images are compared and the sharpest picture is saved to the internal memory or memory card.
    • Multi-Shot 16: Each time the shutter release button is pressed, the camera takes 16 consecutive "thumbnail" images at a rate of about 30 frames per second, and arranges them into a single 5M (2560 x 1920) image.

    Self-timer: The camera is equipped with a 10 second timer for self-portraits.

    Focus Area Selection: You can select between the following Focus Area Selection methods to determine where the camera focuses:

    • Face Detection: When the camera recognizes a face (front view only), the camera will focus on the face automatically. The camera can recognize up to 12 faces depending on shooting and exposure mode.
    • Center: The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.

    Color Options: You can shoot still images with several color options: Standard color, Vivid color, Black-and-white, Sepia, and Cyanotype.

    Macro Mode: Macro mode is used for taking pictures of objects as close as 4". The flash may be unable to light entire subject at distances of less than 1 feet 8 inches.

    Focus Lock: The Focus Lock feature is used to focus on off-centered subjects in the frame while shooting in Center AF mode.

    AF-Assist Illuminator: If lighting is poor, the AF-assist illuminator may light to assist the focus operation when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. The illuminator has a range of about 6'-2" at the maximum wide-angle position and 3' 7" at the maximum telephoto position. You can turn this function on or off.

    Blink Warning Function: The Blink Warning function is available when you are shooting in Easy Auto, Portrait, or Night Portrait mode. When the camera detects that one or more human subjects may have blinked, the blink warning screen is displayed. The subject is framed by a yellow border, allowing you to check the picture and decide whether or not to take another picture.

    Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3 steps.

    ISO Settings: Sensitivity is the measure of how quickly the camera reacts to light. The higher the sensitivity, the less light needed to make an exposure. The camera features automatic settings at 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1600.

    White Balance: You can set the White Balance to Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, or Flash. You can also choose Preset Manual and use a neutral-colored object as a reference to set the white balance under unusual lighting conditions.

    Built-in Flash: The Coolpix L30 has a built-in Speedlite flash with a range of 1'-8" to 14' (Wide angle) and 2'-8" to 6'-10" (Telephoto). You can choose from the following flash modes:

    • Auto: Flash fires automatically when lighting is poor.
    • Auto with Red-eye Reduction: Pre-flash fires before main flash to reduce red-eye effect.
    • Flash Off: Flash will not fire, even when lighting is poor.
    • Fill Flash: Flash will fire whenever a picture is taken.
    • Slow Sync: Auto flash combined with slow shutter speeds.

    In-Camera Red-Eye Fix: If the camera detects red-eye after the pre-flash has fired, advanced red-eye reduction processing is used to further reduce red-eye, slightly increasing the time required before the next picture can be taken.

    Play, Edit and Print Functions

    Playback Menu: The following options are available in the playback mode:

    • Print Order: You can select images (up to 99) to print and the number of copies (up to 9) for each.
    • Slide Show: View pictures in the internal memory or on the memory card in an automatic slide show. If desired, you can loop the slideshow so it will continuously play. Maximum slide show duration is 30 minutes without operation.
    • Protect: You can select images that you want to protect from accidental deletion. Even protected images can be erased if the camera's internal memory or memory card are formatted.
    • Rotate Image: Recorded pictures can be rotated 90-degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise on the unit's LCD screen.
    • D-Lighting: D-Lighting can be used to brighten dark or backlit subjects. While playing back an image, you can select the D-Lighting function, apply it, and save the corrected image without harming the properly exposed areas of the image.
    • Skin Softening: The camera detects faces in images and creates a copy with softer facial skin tones.
    • Small Picture: You can create a small copy of a recorded image. The copy will be stored as a JPEG file with a compression ratio of 1:16. You can choose from the following sizes: 640 x 480 (suited to television playback), 320 x 240 (suited to display on web pages), or 160 x 120 (suitable for email attachments).
    • Cropping: Create a copy containing only the portion visible in the monitor.

    Thumbnail Playback: During playback, you can view multiple thumbnail images (4, 9, or 16) at a time. While these "contact sheets" are displayed, you can use the multi-selector to highlight individual pictures. Highlighted pictures can be deleted, if desired.

    Calendar Display: This feature displays a calendar allowing you to select and view pictures taken on the same date.

    Playback Zoom: During playback, you can enlarge a still image up to 10x. Once the image is zoomed, you can use the multi-selector to scroll around to non-visible portions of the image. You can record a new picture of the cropped image by pressing the shutter button.

    Multi-Language Menu: You can choose from 34 different menu display languages including English, Spanish and French.

    Printing Pictures: You can print pictures stored in the internal memory or on the memory card by using the Print Set option in the playback menu. Using DPOF (Digital Print Order Form), you can designate which images to print, and how many copies to print. Pictures can be printed as followed:

    • Printer or Photo Lab: insert the memory card into a printer, or take the memory card to a digital photo lab (images stored in the internal memory need to be transferred to a memory card prior to printing).
    • PictBridge-compatible Printer: connect the camera to a PictBridge-compatible printer via USB cable
    • Transferring to Computer: transfer the images to a computer before printing them via USB

    Battery Information

    Power Requirements: The Coolpix L30 is powered by two "AA" batteries. You can use alkaline (supplied) or lithium non-rechargeable batteries, or Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeables. For best performance, you should use the camera's setup menu to indicate the type of batteries being used. The approximate battery life for each type of battery is as follows:

    Battery Type Still Images Movies
    (HD 720p)
    Alkaline
    (supplied)
    320 shots 1 hr 5 min
    Lithium 950 shots 2 hrs 45 min
    Ni-MH
    (Nikon EN-MH2)
    570 shots 1 hrs 40 min

    Auto Off: When the camera is operated on battery power, the Auto Off mode will automatically turn off the monitor to reduce the drain on the batteries if no operations are performed for the length of time specified in the Auto Off menu. The time limit for the Auto Off mode can be set to 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes or 30 minutes.

    Inputs and Outputs Notes

    USB/Audio-Video Output: The Coolpix L30 features a single proprietary jack on the bottom of the camera for connecting an optional USB cable (UC-E16) or AV cable (EG-CP14). This one output allows you to download your photos to your computer or printer via USB using the supplied USB cable, or view your photos on a TV using an optional AV cable. The USB interface is USB 2.0 Hi-Speed compatible. The video output is NTSC or PAL compatible.

    Downloadable Software

    ViewNX 2: The Coolpix L30 does not include software for organizing your photos. Nikon's ViewNX 2 software can be downloaded from the Nikon website:

    • ViewNX 2: The software includes the following applications:
      • Nikon Transfer 2: to transfer pictures from the camera to the computer
      • ViewNX 2: for viewing your images and movies on the computer
      • Nikon Movie Editor: for basic editing of transferred movies.

    System Requirements: The ViewNX 2 software will work with the following operating systems:

    • Windows: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
    • Mac: OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8
     
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