This review is devoted to Coolpix L32 that Nikon has first introduced to the public in Jan 14, 2015. This model is a Ultracompact camera with a resolution of 20.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.
In Ultracompact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #358 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 41/100 and it takes a rank of #808 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Nikon Coolpix L32 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.
In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Nikon Coolpix L32. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Ultracompact cameras.
Nikon Coolpix L32 has the following external dimensions 95 x 95 x 29 mm (37.4 x 23.62 x 11.42″) with the weight of 164 g.
The typical weight for average Ultracompact type cameras is 137g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Nikon Coolpix L32, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.
Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Nikon Coolpix L32 is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 29mm.
Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Nikon Coolpix L32 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Nikon Coolpix L32 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Nikon Coolpix L32 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Nikon Coolpix L32 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.
Unfortunately, Nikon Coolpix L32 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.
Nikon Coolpix L32 boasts of a resolution of 20.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.
The base of Nikon Coolpix L32 has the following ISO range 80 - 1600 .
Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Nikon Coolpix L32. However, if you are looking specifically for a Ultracompact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .
Nikon Coolpix L32 features a 20.0 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.
Nikon Coolpix L32 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.
Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Nikon Coolpix L32 with other standard sensor sizes.
Nikon Coolpix L32 is equipped with a Fully Articulated 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 230k dots.
In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.
Some of the other highlights of Nikon Coolpix L32 are its fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
Unlike some other cameras from this category, Coolpix L32 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.
In addition, Coolpix L32 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.
As for the video quality characteristics of Nikon Coolpix L32, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1280 x 720 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Nikon Coolpix L32 allows you to save files in Motion JPEG formats.
Comparing the technical characteristics of this model with the modern standards, we have to admit that 1280 x 720 is a rather poor indicator of video resolution. However, if you are looking for a camera that has 4K video support, we recommend you to consider our Cheapest Camera with 4K video.
Nikon Coolpix L32 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.
You can connect Coolpix L32 to compatible devices via USB 2.0 port.
In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Nikon Coolpix L32 provides a shooting life of 320, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 214 shots.
Compared to all models in the Ultracompact category, Nikon Coolpix L32 offers the highest battery life that reaches 320 shots.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Nikon Coolpix L32’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Nikon Coolpix L32’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Coolpix L32 to the average Compact camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix L32 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 25. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix L32 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix L32 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 63. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix L32 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix L32 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 39. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix L32 can be called a 39 model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix L32 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 18. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix L32 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix L32 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 46. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix L32 can be called a 46 model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.
|Announced||Jan 14, 2015|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||10|
|Screen Type||Fully Articulated|
|Screen Resolution||230k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||4 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 s|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Sensor Dimensions||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||28.07 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||20.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||5152 x 3864|
|Max Native ISO||1,600|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||80|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a|
|Video Resolutions||1280 x 720|
|Max Video Resolution||1280 x 720|
|Video Formats||Motion JPEG|
|Physical Dimensions||95 x 60 x 29 mm|
|Battery Life||320 shots|
|Battery Type||320 shots|
|Battery Model||2 x AA|
|Storage Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal|