Cameras are an important accessory to be carried along as it allows the unique feature of capturing our moments of happiness and the likes for days to come. With the advancement of technology we have come a long way from early manual cameras wherein we had to load the films and roll the film manually. Now everything is digital and lets you enjoy the convenience of storing your memories in the digital form the way you like it. Digital cameras have gone on to achieve lot of features which helps in letting you take the perfect picture anywhere anytime.
The Nikon Coolpix L27 is a compact point and shoot camera that is housed in an attractive looking metallic body shell. It has a 16.1 megapixel CCD sensor and 5x optical zoom lens, which is a 35mm equivalent of 26-130mm. To help you take the sharpest possible pictures there is motion blur reduction and electronic VR (vibration reduction). The L27 is powered by AA sized batteries, which is convenient to use and is easily available everywhere or you can always carry additional sets of these as they are cheap and durable. To help make the camera simple to use there is Easy Auto mode which automatically adjusts the camera settings for the detected scene. There are also 18 scene modes to choose from and the Smart Portrait System, which includes a smile timer, blink proof alert and red-eye fix. The Nikon Coolpix L27 has a stylish looking plastic body and is chunkier on one side where the AA batteries are housed. To aid grip there is a dotted area for your right hand thumb on the rear. There is typical set of buttons for a compact camera. On top is the on / off button, zoom rocker and shutter release. On the back are movie record, scene, playback, menu and delete buttons as well as a d-pad which gives access to flash, timer, macro mode and exposure compensation. The d-pad also lets you cycle through the menus, with the OK button for making you preferred selection. The menu system is set out well and easy to navigate - indeed in auto mode, the only option available is image size. The 2.7 inch screen has a low 230k dot resolution, but you'd expect that for a budget camera. It has an anti-reflection coating and brightness adjustment.Battery life is rated at 200 shots according to CIPA test results, this isn't a lot, but as the camera has a limited set of features, it should last for a decent amount of time. AA batteries are also easy to find in most locations. We took a number of shots to test the camera's responsiveness, from switch on to first photo, shot to shot, focusing speed etc. We take a number of shots and then use the average to ensure accurate and consistent tests, making it easy to compare with other cameras Under the incandescent lights the Auto White Balance (AWB) performs really well, with a colour cast when using the incandescent preset. The results are very much the same under the fluorescent lighting - the AWB performs well, but there is a colour cast when using the fluorescent preset. With the COOLPIX L27, creating beautiful memories of your friends and family couldn't be easier-just point and shoot! Scene Auto Selector automatically picks the best settings for your shot, while Smart Portrait System gives portraits a flattering look. Zoom in with the camera's 5x optical zoom NIKKOR glass lens for stunning 16.1-megapixel close-ups, or zoom out and record the whole gang in 720p HD video. If your hands are a bit unsteady, electronic VR will offset camera movement and keep your shots sharp and clear. For added convenience, the COOLPIX L27 runs on AA batteries, so you'll never be stuck waiting for a charge. Convenience was considered in every aspect of the COOLPIX L27. You cannot go wrong by choosing one of these cameras that packs in so much features at such a low price. Get one today.