Nikon Coolpix L24 Review
The budget Nikon Coolpix L24 doesn't impress expert reviewers, who complain about the mediocre quality of the photos and say the camera struggles more than others in low light.
This camera is a bit of a disappointment, according to most Nikon Coolpix L24 reviews. One common complaint is the camera's lack of optical image stabilization. Although the Coolpix L24 does have Nikon's Electronic VR (vibration reduction) feature, that doesn't seem to reduce camera shake at all, according to a Coolpix L24 review by Camera Labs. CNET finds that this camera performs well only in bright light and is too slow to take good photos of subjects in motion; such photos tend to come out blurry. The camera also has trouble focusing on a subject in lower light conditions, which will no doubt frustrate users. An expert at PC Mag was not impressed with this camera's performance, saying in a Coolpix L24 review that the image quality is typically underwhelming due to a lack of detail and too much noise, or graininess, in photos.
The Nikon Coolpix L24 is a 14-megapixel camera with 3.6x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom. It boasts a 3-inch LCD screen, the largest of any camera on our list. The Nikon Coolpix L24 uses two AA batteries rather than a lithium-ion battery pack. Numerous Nikon Coolpix L24 reviews on Amazon warn that the battery door is flimsy and apt to break.
Nikon usually produces very good cameras, but Coolpix L24 reviews report that this budget model has difficulty capturing good photos in all but bright sunlight, and its performance is pretty slow. CNET's complaint that the camera has trouble focusing in lower light is a big red flag for us. That will almost assuredly lead to some missed opportunities for great photos. The lack of optical image stabilization is a drawback as well.