Nikon COOLPIX L620 Brief Review

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  • 16 megapixel 1/2.3" back-lit CMOS sensor
  • 14x Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens and comfortable grip
  • Lens-shift VR image stabilization
  • Large, high resolution 3.0-inch display
  • Full HD (1080p) video in stereo
  • 10 fps burst (up to six shots)
  • AA batteries
  • Release Date: 2013-08-29
  • Final Grade: 91 4.55 Star Rating: Recommended

4.55 Star Rating: Recommended
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Nikon COOLPIX L620
16 megapixel 1/2.3" back-lit CMOS sensor; 14x Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens and comfortable grip; Lens-shift VR image stabilization; Large, high resolution 3.0-inch display; Full HD (1080p) video in stereo; 10 fps burst (up to six shots); AA batteries
By , Last updated on: 6/21/2014

Nikon's popular compact zoom line received a nice speed upgrade with the Coolpix L620. While the older L610 took burst shots at a sluggish 1.9 fps, the L620 takes up to six photos in a row at 10 fps. Nikon has also added their high speed setting to this model, improving the maximum shutter speed from 1/1600 to 1/4000. While a bit faster, the L620 still includes the same lens and nice 14x zoom range as it's older sibling. The compact size and use of AA batteries also remains unchanged. The L620 has several easy to use scene modes, as well as in-camera image editing. Overall, a nice addition to Nikon's lineup.

Hillary Grigonis is the Managing Editor at DCHQ. Follow her on Facebook or Google+.

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