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Nikon COOLPIX L610 Digital Camera (Black) (2012 Model)

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  • 16.0 MP CMOS sensor
  • Full HD (1080p) movie recording
  • 14x optical zoom (25-350mm)
  • Optical VR image stabilization minimizes camera shake
  • 3-inch LCD monitor
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Technical Details

Color: Black
  • image-stabilization

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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.3 x 2.7 inches ; 8.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B008V0H284
  • Item model number: 26345
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #513 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 8, 2012

Product Description

Color: Black

From the Manufacturer

Who says taking great photos and videos is hard work? Let the COOLPIX L610 with 14x optical zoom, do all the thinking as you capture 16.0-megapixel close-ups from telephoto distances or dramatic low-light images like you've never shot. Easy Auto Mode makes all the control decisions for you, so you can spend more time enjoying the moment and less time fussing with the camera. You won't even have to worry about charging—it runs on convenient AA batteries!

COOLPIX L610 photo of kid running on beach

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.

COOLPIX L610 low-light performance photos of waterskiier and skateboarder

Catch great moments

Superior low-light performance

The COOLPIX L610 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.

COOLPIX L610 photo of woman rock climber on peak

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!

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.

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.

Supplied Accessories

  • AN-CP19 Strap
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • Two AA Alkaline Batteries
  • EG-CP16 Audio Video Cable
  • NikonView NX 2 CD-ROM

Product Description

The super-fast, super-easy Nikon 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.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Can not use regular AA batteries.
Brent Bowman
I get frustrated with it easily because it is very slow to autofocus, slow to change zoom, and slow between taking pictures especially with the flash.
It is a really nice camera, takes great pictures, and looks and feels nice.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

463 of 471 people found the following review helpful By Doctor A. on October 21, 2012
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
As an experienced DSLR photographer, I needed a small and simple do-all vacation camera that would work for both my wife and me. The Nikon L610 is a superb camera for its size and price and meets our needs perfectly. I suspect it will probably meet the needs of most casual photographers.

The quality Nikkor glass lens provides crisp and accurate images. The 14x zoom range is appropriate for most hand-held shots. The manual pop-up flash has a bit more output than most point & shoots and offers nice illumination. AA alkaline batteries are relatively long lasting (for still photos without flash) and can be purchased easily anywhere in the world. Regarding camera setup, for the vast majority of our photos, I select the AUTO setting and adjust the ISO sensitivity to 125 and simply point and shoot. The photos are very sharp with vivid color and we are pleased with the results nearly every time.

For what it's worth, in reading some of the critical reviews on digital cameras, it seems the problems most people have occur in three areas: (1) battery life, (2) memory speed, and (3) user familiarity. Many seasoned photographers know that AA alkaline batteries offer the advantages of reasonably long life, affordability and availability -- especially when traveling overseas. No chargers, no voltage issues, no waiting, just plug & play. For improved performance, I use non-rechargeable Energizer Lithium AA batteries in my L610. These offer hundreds of trouble-free shots and battery life virtually becomes a non-issue (about $6 for a 4-pack on Amazon). As to memory, my choice is the SanDisk Extreme Class 10. The high-speed data transfer rate this memory card offers is particularly important when shooting videos.
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193 of 195 people found the following review helpful By Carolina Fan on January 2, 2013
Color Name: Black
As an experienced SLR user who's had his own darkrooms back in the dark ages, the L610 is the camera of choice to take along everywhere. Dr. A's review is mandatory reading.

Having a an excellent camera which uses AA Lithium batteries is huge advantage for virtually all of us. Even the best rechargeable batteries on high end cameras- with twice the voltage, lose ~ 10 to 15% of their power a week. Having an excellent AA camera means never having to plug your camera into the wall and always having ~ 200 full power shots without fail.

There are several very compelling reasons to choose the Nikon L 610 over it's competitors that use AA Lithium batteries, such as the the Canon PowerShot SX 160 - both of which I own- and have used extensively.

The optics on both are superb. Razor sharp pictures at all focal lengths and apertures. The Canon does have many more, user adjustable "high end" features than the Nikon, but the Canon SX 160 is crippled by some serious flaws.

The Nikon's 3" display is a brilliant, crystal clear 460,000 pixels versus the Canon's 230,000 pixels- which appears truly muddy and dim in comparison to the display on the L 610.

The CMOS on the Nikon SX610 (which is the "film" on every shot) is much more sensitive in low light shots without a flash and produces noticeably brighter and sharper pics. (Think taking pics of the baby, or a portrait with window light from your back.)

The lag time between shots with the Nikon is also noticeably faster, because the Nikon has a "set up menu" option in it's circuitry for the type of AA you're using to select and use Lithium AAs.
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118 of 126 people found the following review helpful By James F. Kadlec on November 2, 2012
Color Name: Black
I bought this camera based on the pre-release reviews the first day it was available. I have now used it for several months, having taken vacation pictures as well as random shots, both scenic and casual shots of people.

On the positive side, the camera is really well thought out, fits nicely in the hand, feels substantial and has relatively intuitive adjustments. On the negative side is it consumes batteries at a terrific rate.

Since I really bought the camera for vacation, I was pleased that it would take AA alkaline batteries, however when using it with alkaline batteries it didn't take long to learn that it goes through them at a very rapid pace. I was not getting anywhere near the number of images suggested by the reviewers. During a busy day with a lot of shots, I would go through a set of alkaline batteries. I just wound up buying a lot of batteries during the vacation.

Since returning home, I have gone to the rechargeable NiCads and it seems to give me more images with these. When you change battery types though, you must use the menu to reset the camera to the appropriate batteries, apparently to maximize the lifespan. Something I don't like though, is that every time that you take out the memory card to put some pictures into your laptop or PC, the batteries fall out. It is an annoyance. The card itself takes some getting used to in that you really have to push it way down to get it to click into place.

The zoom is very responsive............I mean very responsive. I have no complaint about the zoom itself, but adjusting it is so sensitive that you cannot tighten up the field with people shots. You either get them too small in the image or you cut them off. A slower zoom would be so much better so that you can have more control.
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