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Nikon Coolpix L18 8MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Navy)

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  • 8.0-megapixel resolution for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches
  • 3x optical zoom; Anti-Shake AE mode
  • High-resolution 3.0-inch LCD makes it easy to view and share pictures
  • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix; enhanced Face-Priority AF automatically focuses on up to 12 faces
  • Capture images to SD memory card (not included)
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Technical Details

Color: Navy
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Image Stabilization
  • Video Capability

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Product Details

Color: Navy
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 1.2 x 2.4 inches ; 6.1 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: B0012OELOO
  • Item model number: 25596
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,525 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 30, 2008

Product Description

Color: Navy

From the Manufacturer

For carefree shooting and consistently great pictures. An impressively high, 8-megapixel count delivers pictures with true-to-life color and pleasing details. What's more, it means images can be significantly enlarged, and still look absolutely stunning.

Coolpix L18 Highlights

New Anti-shake AE Anti-shake AE helps you take great pictures free of complicated operation by automatically increasing shutter speed and raising the ISO setting to compensate for camera shake and subject movement.

Expansive 3.0-inch LCD monitor A huge, bright LCD monitor makes it a cinch to compose shots and play them back anywhere, ensuring clear viewing, even in direct sunlight.

AA-size batteries for carefree shooting anywhere Compatibility with AA-size batteries, which are widely available around the world, means carefree shooting virtually anywhere without worrying about recharging or running out of power.

Easy auto mode Easy auto mode makes photography even easier by taking control of settings, so you simply turn on the camera and shoot freely.

Coolpix Premium Features

Coolpix in-camera technologies give you the edge when it comes to taking beautiful pictures more easily and with greater enjoyment. Included are innovative functions that increase shooting opportunities in a broader range of situations, help to optimize images, and add a new dimension of fun to sharing those results.

VR image stabilization Nikon Coolpix cameras offer an array of VR technologies that produce blur-free images when shooting in unsteady conditions or at slower shutter speeds. Selected models are equipped with one of two types of Optical VR, Lens Shift VR, which delivers sharp and steady images effective for shooting and faster framing with the LCD, or Image Sensor Shift VR, which moves the image sensor to accurately compensate for camera shake. Other models offer Electronic VR which applies movement data to image processing to turn blurred images into beautifully clear results.

Better pictures in lower light Selected Coolpix models offer ISO capability beyond the range of conventional digital compacts. An exciting advantage that greatly increases photographic possibilities, high ISO capability delivers excellent exposure in challenging conditions, broadens the scope of possible subjects and allows scenes to be captured beautifully without compromising natural light.

Face-priority AF Available only with Nikon Coolpix cameras, the clever Face-priority AF function helps ensure satisfyingly crisp portraits no matter where the subject is in the shot. By automatically detecting people's faces in the frame, the photographer is free to press the shutter for sharp portraits with focus exactly where it's wanted.

D-Lighting Only Nikon delivers the advantage of D-Lighting, a unique technology with the ability to rescue underexposed images or shots taken with excessive backlight. Accessible in Playback mode, this innovative feature automatically creates a copy of the image, adding light and detail added where necessary, while leaving correctly-exposed areas untouched. As a result, images are significantly improved in a manner that is much more natural looking.

In-camera red-eye fix Coolpix cameras offer refined red-eye reduction capability that surpasses other digital compacts. First, a series of pre-flashes stimulate the subject’s pupils, causing them to constrict. The camera then analyzes the captured image for the remaining presence of red eyes, automatically correcting them in-camera before saving the image to memory.

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Customer Reviews

Price and quality is great! This fit my needs perfectly. Read more ›
The picture quality was nice. The camera is light weight. Read more ›
My wife purchased a Nikon L-18 to keep in her purse for…It worked OK (images are decent) using Alkaline batteries, but would only take 30 or so shots using NiMh cells. W… Read more ›
It needs to be repaired when this…The pictures were great, though, so if you do not pay much for it, and are willing to pay for the repair, the pictures turn out nicely. Read more ›
This camera was used for 5 days and then it showed the Lens Error! It took good pictures and was well taken care of (not dropped or anything). I was so disappointed. Read more ›
They love them. They work well, are small and the pictures are great......well recommended..... Read more ›
I have this camera, in conjunction with an underwater housing for scuba diving. Takes excellent pics and is extremely easy to use. I also use it as a more portable backup… Read more ›
I bought this camera as a Christmas present for my mother who needed a decent easy to use camera. I never saw any pictures from her and wondered why she wasn't using it. Read more ›
this is a good camera for everyday use. the megapixels are enough to produce nice enlargements and its easy to tote around. Read more ›
I still love the look (mine…Oh and the Video images on this are very poor - no good enough for any use other than the most basic - video image very grainy and sound is bad. Read more ›
Big Screen, easy to use for 1st time digi user. Like it so much i ordered one as a gift for a family member. Read more ›
I loved it in the begining, takes great pictures and was easy to use. Three Months later we took picture and shut the camera off. Read more ›
I purchased the camera for my wife, but have used it and really appreciate the compact size, menu options, and the quality of the prints. I have an olympus SP-510-UZ and… Read more ›
3 members of my family received this camera for Christmas. It's small yet has great functions and takes pics or video . Read more ›
I bought it for my Mother because it has easy mode and real easy mode. The only draw back is the two AA batteries do not last very long at all. Read more ›
She doesn't even use a cell phone. Works great in the full auto mode. She was able to figure it out in a half an hour of practice. Read more ›
This was purchased as a Christmas gift and the recipient…It's easy to use, the controls are simple, the options are plentiful and the picture quality is outstanding. In… Read more ›
Then we received the Nikon Coolpix L6 as a gift. This camera produced good quality images and nice features on Camera. We had this camera for about year when my daughter… Read more ›
Several people in my family have one, because it's so easy to use, and the fact…The large screen is useful if you have low vision (or are starting to need reading glasses). Read more ›
I like the fact that the camera uses a AA battery and has a view finder. Although the screen is great, I occasionally like to use a view finder. Read more ›
great camera, very easy to use and the large screen is clear, makes taking pics easy. Read more ›
Save yourself some money and get this model unless you really want a small camera. The size of the screen is wonderful and it takes pictures fast. I would recommend this… Read more ›
Has a lot more features and is very easy to use. It is very compact and the 3" lcd screen is great. The only think I don't like is they put the SD card slot in the battery… Read more ›
Great little camera Crisp clear shots and the zoom quality astounded me. Very easy on screen instrutions. My only negative comment was the computer disk was damaged on… Read more ›
The product is good quality and is a gift that will last several years. The price is very good and according to what he sought. Read more ›
This is my first digital camera, and I love it. It takes great pictures, was very reasonably priced, and is so cute in red. It is very user friendly, and has a lot of great… Read more ›
They both love it, it takes great pictures for a pocket camera. They are both happy with it, haven't heard any complaints, and the price was good. My 26 yr old has had many… Read more ›
I have made many pictures with it and feel it does a great job. The price was wonderful also. I compared many prices and this was way the best value. Read more ›
The lenses and the shooting waiting time are litle below a sony in the same price range....Everything else is fine. Good value Read more ›
I bought this camera last year to take holiday photos and i haven't…It didn't really cut into my budget because i got at a really good price despite its many functions. I… Read more ›
The clarity of the pictures is amazing! The color is very elegant and above all the camera is so easy to use! Read more ›
The focus was spot-on. 4) The colors are bright and vibrant. Much more so than my old DSC-W5. Read more ›
Pictures are clear and bright. Full of color. Very good camera for the price. Read more ›
But, these two things are so far the only thing I do'nt like about my new camera. Oh, did I mention the great colors that mimic good old Kodak and or Fuji film. And people… Read more ›
I owned a Nikon Coolpix L3 for a year or two, but it…The exterior appearance is nicer (i.e. the color, size of screen), but nothing works as well as with my other camera. Read more ›
Ones that people want copies of to put on their walls! Plus I love the color too! So fun and easy to use! Read more ›
When taking pictures the camera performs normally and the pics are ok however, when taking videos is another story. The videos are NO GOOD. I purchased this prior to going… Read more ›
It was a great camera and easy to use. The photos and videos were good and the extra zoom was handy. The camera was bought last Christmas, it didn't last a year. Read more ›
Unlike my Fujifilm, you can actually zoom in and out while taking video. Video quality is nothing spectacular, but it is tolerable for short clips. Read more ›
I purchased this as a gift for my mom and she loved it. It's easy to use, takes excellent photos and videos and fits nicely in a purse. Read more ›
Of course had been wanting a more expensive Nikon for years but while still dreaming about that i will do just fine with all that this…Sharp,colorful,closeup, timed, video. Read more ›
Pluses: Compact; battery friendly - 2 AAs take a lot of pictures; nice viewing screen; unique "portrait" feature that tracks the face; quick and easy video camera with… Read more ›
This camera was a perfect…The size was perfect - can fit into a pocket, even, and my technologically-impaired mum figured out all the instructions in just an hour or two! Read more ›
After all, I would probably rate this camera as a 2-Star. The size is nice. And I like the fact that it uses SD cards (including the new high density ones), and AA… Read more ›
I thought of going back to an Olympus, having used that brand years ago, but they take minicards not the full size [[ASIN:B0009RGLSE SanDisk 2 GB SD Memory Card (… Read more ›
I finally came out of the stone age to try a digital camera and I've been pleased with the compact size and ease of use of the Coolpix. The low price was a bonus. Read more ›
Great camera - I bought it for the AA batteries, and compact size. Both of them are better than expected. Read more ›
I love the look of this ruby red camera. The 3" LCD screen is decent size (much larger than my previous cameras) and great for previewing. The photo and video quality is… Read more ›
There is a macro setting for super-close ups which…The zoom is wonderful, just be careful not to zoom so much that you use the digital zoom, that will digitize your photos. Read more ›
I've used my camera for well over a year-- the screen is big, the controls are easy, the programs are useful, battery life is good, the resolution is excellent, the optical… Read more ›
I purchased two Nikon Coolpix L18 years ago and found the product to be average for the price. It has a pretty good zoom for a point-and-shoot camera. Read more ›
But now the…The Nikon Cool pix digital camera is sleek and equipped with a whopping three inch screen and a great zoom to help you on your way to becoming a great artist. Read more ›
You must zoom to…There is absolutely no zooming in or out once the video begins - well, you can zoom in and out, but you don't want to because everything goes blurry. Read more ›
When I got it I took it out and played with it a while to see if I liked it. Great look and feel easy button operation too (there is not to many to get confused with). After… Read more ›
Great…After giving this to my wife she quickly caught on to the functionality of each button (she used to not know how to delete pics she didn't want on our old camera). Read more ›
I picked out two prespective camera as a possible gift for my wife (semi-handicap with plural nueropathy in hands…Simplicity and easy of button use are the prime criteria. Read more ›
Get a Canon a570/590 for entry level performance, but this camera is for my older parents. The large 3" screen and simple Nikon interface was what sold them. The picture… Read more ›
OTHER STUFF Battery life is decent but what you have to know is that with the screen being the only viewfinder batteries tend to go rather quickly. That being said I came… Read more ›
Picture quality is fine, and the really wonderful thing is you can use AA NiMh rechargeable batteries in it. Battery life is good. Read more ›
This is a nice camera with good battery life. Takes nice pics and is cheap. Read more ›
I've used my camera for well over a year-- the screen is big, the controls are easy, the programs are useful, battery life is good, the resolution is excellent, the optical… Read more ›
This has been a great camera. This is perfect for carrying anywhere with the ability to take beautiful photos. The price makes this camera a awesome deal. Read more ›
My photos turned out 100% better. It's a great camera for carrying around with you for those spur of the moment photos. I save my Pentax DSLR for my portrait and important… Read more ›
There are good things about this camera: small compact size makes it easy to carry around; easy to use without reading the instruction manual; large 2.3" viewing screen;… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

209 of 212 people found the following review helpful By Jon Guidry on April 19, 2008
Color Name: Navy
My wife and I just recently replaced our Sony DSC-W5 (5 megapixel) camera with this one, and here are our impressions so far:

1) The Anti-Shake AE is something new for us, as the DSC-W5 didn't have it. Actually, we would get blurry pictures all the time in low-light situations with the DSC-W5 (which did not have Anti-Shake AE), and the new Nikon L18 does not seem to have as much trouble as the old camera did. Low light pictures seem to come out great.
2) This camera removed red-eye in the camera AUTOMATICALLY. You don't know how much of a time saver this is! My old DSC-W5 took crappy pictures when we turned on the red-eye protection, and the L18's pictures are MUCH better with the anti red-eye.
3) This camera does a better job of focusing on people than my old DSC-W5 did. It was pretty impressive to see multiple focal points on the easy-shoot mode. The focus was spot-on.
4) The colors are bright and vibrant. Much more so than my old DSC-W5.
5) The screen on this camera is HUGE. We love the sharpness and brightness on it.
6) It supports the new SD-HC cards. That means we can put the new 4GB and 8GB cards in it, and aren't limited to just the 2GB ones.
7) The Video capture (640x480 VGA) takes great, sharp AVI video captures. Great for those times where you don't have your camcorder available.
8) There is some limited internal memory in case your memory card gets full!
9) You can have any picture come up on the startup screen. So we took a picture of our name and phone number, put it in the internal memory, and set it as the start up picture. That way, any honest person that finds our camera has the info to return it.

All in all, this is no SLR or any other high end camera, but it does well what we need it to do - capture our four children and the wonderful moments in their lives.
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107 of 109 people found the following review helpful By S. Turocy on September 30, 2008
Color Name: Ruby Red
I have enjoyed my Coolpix L18! It's a great camera! I purchased it after purchasing the L14 as a gift for a family member and hearing the continuous 'bubbling' reviews about it. The L18 is easy to use and also download your photos! Although I have had no problems with my L18, I have a word of CAUTION concerning Nikon- should you have any problems arise with their product, return it immediately!!! The Coolpix L14 Gift had an 'error' within the first 3 months. Following the troubleshooting directions, it appeared to correct itself. Unfortunately, 5 months later the identical problem occurred again. This time I retrieved the gift and returned it for repair under its one year warranty. Nikon has failed to honor their warranty. We were, however, able to reach their agreement to pay half of the original quoted repair cost. Had it not been a gift that has been thoroughly enjoyed, I would not have given in to the blackmail. Although the cameras are wonderful, the warranty is 'just a piece of paper.' Nikon has left a stain on its wonderful product line. I enjoy my L18 camera, but should anything go afoul, I will not go through that ordeal with Nikon again.
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By McKinney on November 23, 2008
Color Name: Ruby Red
This was a great camera, but unfortunately the key word is "WAS". I purchased the camera for general shooting, nothing fancy, and it worked great. I replaced my Fujifilm FinePix with this Nikon Coolpix. I enjoy the thinner design, making it easier to keep in a small purse. The red shell adds nothing to the photos, but I'll take that over a dull gray any day. Aside from aesthetics, there are many features packed into this stylish hardware, probably more than I've fully utilized. As with any digital camera, the most important feature is point and shoot picture taking. I hate the cameras that have 17+ picture modes and the rotating "option wheel" on top. 99 times out of 100 I am just turning the camera on and snapping a shot... I don't need to change any shutter settings. This Nikon has a handy toggle on top that allows for picture taking, picture viewing, or video taking.

The large LCD screen is vibrant and makes it easy to view photos. It saves space by eliminating the old-fashioned "eye hole," which is fine with me because I rarely use it anyway. I'll take the larger LCD. Red-eye was always a problem with my Fujifilm, but this Nikon did a great job of eliminating it; every photo seemed very clear and bright.

I've also used the video feature a few times. Unlike my Fujifilm, you can actually zoom in and out while taking video. Video quality is nothing spectacular, but it is tolerable for short clips.

Downloading the pictures and videos to my computer was a snap. Again, Nikon won big points with me because this is the easiest camera I've used... and one of the cheapest too.

However, as I mentioned earlier, there was a catch. After only 4 months of use, my photos began to have a hazy ring around them.
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106 of 129 people found the following review helpful By L. Nguyen on April 15, 2008
Color Name: Navy
I own this camera for two weeks now, buying it as a replacement for a 5-year-old Canon S400 (4MP) as the battery is dying, and it was not that good when new either to consider a replacement. The first few pictures I took from the L18 disappointed me but I gave it the benefit of the doubt citing my inexperience with Nikon products. After trying to like it for 2 weeks, I gave in! While I do not know the relation between this and the L14, I have to agree with most of the low rating reviews on the L14, and perhaps more. Here are my overall impression with limited testing:

1. Slow shutter speed: from the time you fully press the shutter button (after focusing) to the time the camera clicks to the time it actually captures the picture is long, very long. In the first few pictures I moved the camera thinking it was done only to have the wrong frame captured. This, albeit irritating, I can get used to. But trying to take kids' expressions can be challenging. Not to mention if you ask someone else to take your family picture while on vacation etc.

2. Un even focusing: 7 people lining across the width of the frame, only the middle three are in clear focus, it degrades from there. This is both with no zoom and 1/2 zoom, Auto mode.

3. Washed out color: I spent a lot of time testing indoors, as this would be the most common use for us, though a few outdoors pictures did not look right when the sky and clouds are a part of the scene. For indoors, it seems over-exposed with muted colors. I tried setting color to Vivid and/or reducing Exposure Compensation, the only two settings I can find that may affect this outcome, which only slightly improved the image.

4. Noisy: not audio but video.
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