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Nikon COOLPIX L26 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Zoom NIKKOR Glass Lens and 3-inch LCD (Black)

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  • 16.1 Megapixel CCD sensor
  • 5x Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens
  • 3-inch Bright LCD Monitor
  • HD (720p) Movies
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Product Description

Color: Black

Product Description

So easy to use—just turn it on and shoot! An easy-to-understand menu makes the COOLPIX L26 an ideal camera for beginners or anyone looking for better pictures. Its 5x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens gets the shot you want, from wide-angle to telephoto. Make family and friends look their best with Nikon's in-camera Smart Portrait System, which automatically retouches and enhances photos. Want a movie clip? Make HD (720p) movies at the touch of a button. Even take great close-up (macro) shots less than 4 inches away.


Let the camera do the thinking

Practical settings. Extraordinary results.

Keep it simple. Let Easy Auto Mode automatically select the best camera settings for the most frequently shot photo subjects, including Portrait, Landscape, Night Setting or Close-up. Just turn on the L26, point, shoot and enjoy the great photo you just made.

Memories that move

HD (720p) movies at the touch of a button

Sometimes, nothing tells a story like a movie. When you want to switch from stills to movie making, simply press the dedicated Movie Record button conveniently located on the back of the camera. Record movies in HD (720p) with sound, and then enjoy them on the camera's big, bright 3-inch LCD monitor, a computer or an HDTV.

From near to far with ease

5x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens

A lot happens in your life that should not be missed. The L26's 5x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens captures stunning close-ups and telephoto shots for both photos and movies. Plus, the L26's optical VR Image Stabilization system minimizes blur for sharper, clearer pictures.

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The Nikon COOLPIX L26

So easy to use—just turn it on and shoot! An easy-to-understand menu makes the COOLPIX L26 an ideal camera for beginners or anyone looking for better pictures. Its 5x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens gets the shot you want, from wide-angle to telephoto. Make family and friends look their best with Nikon's in-camera Smart Portrait System, which automatically retouches and enhances photos. Want a movie clip? Make HD (720p) movies at the touch of a button. Even take great close-up (macro) shots less than 4 inches away.


Keep it simple with Easy Auto Mode

Let the camera do the thinking

Practical settings. Extraordinary results.

Keep it simple. Let Easy Auto Mode automatically select the best camera settings for the most frequently shot photo subjects, including Portrait, Landscape, Night Setting or Close-up. Just turn on the L26, point, shoot and enjoy the great photo you just made.

HD (720p) movies with sound

Memories that move

HD (720p) movies at the touch of a button

Sometimes, nothing tells a story like a movie. When you want to switch from stills to movie making, simply press the dedicated Movie Record button conveniently located on the back of the camera. Record movies in HD (720p) with sound, and then enjoy them on the camera's big, bright 3-inch LCD monitor, a computer or an HDTV.

5x wide-angle optical zoom

From near to far with ease

5x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens

A lot happens in your life that should not be missed. The L26's 5x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens captures stunning close-ups and telephoto shots for both photos and movies. Plus, the L26's optical VR Image Stabilization system minimizes blur for sharper, clearer pictures.


Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 1.1 x 2.4 inches ; 5.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0073HSKAA
  • Item model number: 26298
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (412 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,556 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 31, 2012

Technical Details

Color: Black
  • Brand Name: Nikon
  • Model: 26298
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 16.1 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Optical zoom: 5 x
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Customer Reviews

This camera is very easy to use and takes great pictures.
Victoria L Struve
Sometimes it doesn't take a picture right away, I have to press the button several times.
Chris Hytrek
Gave one to my daughter as a gift and loved hers so much, I bought one for myself.
Evelyn K. Baker

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

608 of 632 people found the following review helpful By apodtoo on May 3, 2012
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I wanted to love this camera based on the other reviews, but it came up short for me. Because I do a lot of high-resolution scrapbooks and greeting cards featuring my kids, I needed a camera that could outshine the 8MP camera on my iPhone (and let's face it, the iPhone's zoom feature is a joke). 16MP was more than enough, and the pictures came out beautiful, but there's a fatal flaw on this camera I just can't ignore:

It's useless for children. My toddlers move -fast-, and the shutter speed on this camera is absolutely appalling. By the time the camera is able to capture the shot, the moment is completely lost and gone, and that's 50% of the reason I wanted a new camera (the MP resolution being the other 50%). At least now I know when I go to buy a different camera to watch for this feature. I find it incredible that my phone captures photos more instantaneously than a Nikon.

If all you take is still shots, this may be the camera for you. I was impressed with the photo quality, the make of the camera, the ease of use, and the controls. The zoom feature is great but again, much too slow to capture the nanosecond of time children are stationary. The 3" LCD is also very good quality and the auto-focus works very well. The auto scene settings are really all you need to create great photos.

All in all, this is a good, but not a great buy. I can't overlook the Achilles' heel of the ultra-slow shutter, but I would recommend this for someone who only needs still or landscape portraiture.

UPDATE 4/5/12: after returning this camera (thanks Amazon), I purchased the Panasonic DMC25K. Although about $35.00 separates these cameras, I was more than satisfied with my new purchase. The Panasonic's shutter speed, controls, and scene modes are far superior for such a small price difference. If you're shopping around with a little flexibility in price, I can't recommend the Panasonic DMC25K enough over this Nikon.
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219 of 227 people found the following review helpful By Ivan Volcof on April 16, 2012
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
When buying electronics on the internet you never really know what you're getting; sure the details of the device sound impressive but are they really, and is it the best deal possible with the constant progress in technology? (Hopefully this review will answer those questions.)

The Nikon Coolpix L26 is simply an excellent camera for an excellent price. 16 mega pixels make the photo clear and crisp; good for landscapes, amateur photography, and candid photos. The 5x Zoom is adequate and suits the camera very well. Best of all, the camera is very easy to use and because its battery operated all you need to do is insert the batteries and a memory card and you're good to go.

In conclusion if you want a good camera for a low price that's pretty idiot proof this is the one for you and apparently is for me as well.
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147 of 155 people found the following review helpful By nick on April 13, 2012
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
Received this camera about a month ago, and even though it is a point and shoot camera, there are a lot of options to learn, so I am taking the time to do just that! I actually read the instructions (downnloaded the PDF manual)and fleshing it out...the 3" screen was the main draw to this camera, as was the price-under $120.00, and the simple controls that sit just right of the screen....also the fact I can use regular AA batteries and/or rechargeable...comes in 3 choices of finish-red, black or silver. Good documentation available...Nice camera for the price!
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104 of 109 people found the following review helpful By Mary J. Norman on April 17, 2012
Color Name: Red Verified Purchase
I truly deeply LOVE this camera; it is sooo easy to use and the quality is there. It even lets you select the final size of your photos in pixels. Uploading pictures is a PLEASURE, NOTHING COMPLICATED IN USING IT, unlike other digitals. It is truly a point and shoot camera! I take photos of fast moving puppies and it keeps up with them, no blurs! I recommend it to all! The price was more than worth it without having to spend thousand(s) of dollars. It is meant for the amateur photographer and is simply an absolute VERY TRUE JOY to use! I can't say enough about this VERY excellent camera. Wish I had had it years ago, but maybe it would not be the excellent camera it is today! This is the VERY best digital camera I have ever used and meets all my needed requirements, especially for the puppies in picture taking! It replaces the KODAK cameras I have used over the last 11 years with Kodak now going out of business in this area anyway. I recommend it to all amateurs, well worth the money which is not that much.
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52 of 58 people found the following review helpful By E. Chiaretti on March 20, 2012
Color Name: Red Verified Purchase
What a great little camera. Point and shoot and the picture quality is fantastic. Large view field for those needing glasses. I love it
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Jeff K. on June 2, 2012
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
There was too long of a delay between pressing the button and the picture being taken. And that was when it worked. Sometimes we had to press the button two or three times before it would take a picture. Then, when it did take a photo, it wouldn't let us take another one right away. We had to wait several seconds before it was possible to take a second shot. Very frustrating. Picture quality wasn't very good either. We sent our camera back to Amazon and got a refund. Yeah, Amazon. Boo, Nikon.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By phatarmywife on May 28, 2012
Color Name: Red
I bought this camera to have something handy in my purse or pocket at all times. I food blog, I submit random shots to the local news and I like to take quick snapshots on the go when I find a cool craft or when I see a location that I might want to go back to with clients and take some REAL photos.

All my professional gear is Canon. I have Nikon cameras but I honestly prefer Canon because I like the color and sharpness I get with Canon and it just feels good in my hand.

Brand preference is a personal thing some people like Nikon better and I am fine with that I am not here to argue the Canon v.s. Nikon attributes.

What I like about this camera: It uses an SD card and if you will invest in a quality SD card that has some speed to it you will be happy because the faster the photos load to the card, the shorter time you will have to wait between shots.
It uses 2 AA batteries and they are handy, cheap and I never have to worry about forgetting to charge the batteries, (remember I want something that is ALWAYS handy and ready). This camera is very light even when the batteries are in, but it feels more substantial in my hand than the fujifilm or the sony or the samsung did, they feel "pastic-y". I like the red color it is rich looking, I like the 3 inch viewing screen, but I hate not having a viewfinder (that is just something I am used to and will have to learn to work with) . On the plus side I can wear glasses and still take great photos. I like the one touch switch over to video, but admittedly I will probably never use the video feature. The menu and shooting modes are easy to navigate, it is very simple to change from portrait to landscape to museum and back to auto.
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