Nikon Launches COOLPIX L610 With 14x Zoom For Rs 14,000

Nikon Launches COOLPIX L610 With 14x Zoom For Rs 14,000
16 mp camera features a 3" display and lens shift image stabilisation; can record 1080p movies. 

Nikon has launched the COOPLIX L610 - a mid-range camera with a 16 mp CMOS sensor. It boasts of 14x optical zoom with lens shift image stabilisation to reduce blurring due to camera shake. The back-illuminated imaging sensor, with support for up to ISO 3200, means better low-light performance (at least on paper). In addition to still photography, the camera supports Full HD (1080p) movie recording. It features the EXPEED C2 image-processing engine, which reduces lag and waiting time. Macro mode enthusiasts will love the fact that the COOLPIX L610 can shoot objects as close as 1 cm from the lens.

Here is the complete list of specifications from the product page:
  • Number of effective pixels: 16.0 million.
  • Image sensor: 1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 16.79 million total pixels.
  • Lens: 14x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens.
  • Focal length: 4.5-63.0 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-350 mm lens in 35mm [135] format).
  • f/-number: f/3.3-5.9.
  • Vibration reduction: Lens shift.
  • Focus range: [W] - Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 1.0 m (3 ft 4 in.) to infinity Macro mode - Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) (wide-angle position relative to the triangle mark) to infinity (All distances measured from centre of front surface of lens).
  • Display: 3", approx 460k-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment.
  • Storage: Internal (approx. 28 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card.
  • File system: DCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF, and MPF compliant.
  • File formats: Still pictures: JPEG 3D images: MPO Sound files (voice memo): WAV
  • Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo).
  • Image size (pixels): 16 megapixels (High) [4608 x 3456(fine)] 16 megapixels [4608 x 3456] 8 megapixels [3264 x 2448] 4 megapixels [2272 x 1704] 2 megapixels [1600 x 1200] VGA [640 x 480] 16:9 [4608 x 2592].
  • Shooting Modes: Easy auto, Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Backlighting, Easy panorama, Pet portrait, 3D photography), Special effects, Smart portrait, Auto.
  • Continuous Shooting: Single (default setting), Continuous (about 4 images at a rate of about 1.9 fps when Image mode is set to 4608 x 3456), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16.
  • Movie: HD 1080p(fine) (default setting): 1920 x 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 1080p: 1920 x 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 720p: 1280 x 720/approx. 30 fps, iFrame 540: 960 x 540/approx. 30 fps, VGA: 640 x 480/approx. 30 fps, HS 60 fps: 1280 x 720, HS 15 fps: 1920 x 1080, Wind Noise Reduction.
  • ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity): ISO 125-1600, ISO 3200 (available when using Auto mode).
  • Exposure control: Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (-2.0 - +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV).
  • Shutter: Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter.
  • Speed: 1/1600-1 sec, 4 sec (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show).
  • Range: 2 steps (f/3.3 and f/6.6 [W]).
  • Self-timer: Approx 10 sec.
  • Flash: Built-in TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes.
  • Interface: Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP).
  • Video output: NTSC and PAL.
  • HDMI output: Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i.
  • I/O terminal: Audio/video (A/V) output; digital I/O (USB) HDMI mini connector (Type C) (HDMI output).
  • Power sources: LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline battery x 2 FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium battery x 2 EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH battery (available separately) x 2 AC Adapter EH-65A (available separately).
  • Battery life: Still pictures - Approx 120 shots (alkaline batteries), 470 (Li-ion batteries), and 330 (EN-MH2 batteries); Movies - Approx 11 min (alkaline batteries), 1 h 20 min (Li-ion batteries), and 50 min (EN-MH2 batteries).
  • 4.3" (w)x 2.7" (d)x 1.4" (34.1 mm) (h) (excluding projections); 240 g (including batteries and a memory card).
  • Supplied accessories: Camera strap, LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries (x2), USB cable UC-E6, A/V cable EG-CP16, ViewNX 2 CD, Reference manual CD.
The Nikon COOLPIX L610 is available in black, red, and silver, and it comes with freebies including a carry pouch, a 4 GB SD card, rechargeable batteries, and charger. The price - Rs 14,000- sound good, and it comes with a year's warranty. Overall, this camera seems to be a good travel zoom option for the coming holiday season.

Nikon Launches COOLPIX L610 With 14x Zoom For Rs 14,000 Nikon Launches COOLPIX L610 With 14x Zoom For Rs 14,000 Reviewed by ManaBlog4All on 10:39 PM Rating: 5

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