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Nikon Coolpix L110 Review

The Nikon Coolpix L110 super-zoom advanced camera is appropriate to beginners and professionals who like smart photography – without an effectively open manual mode, it’s planned to satisfy the simple to use swarm. The picture quality is quite good as well as the whole zoom range.

The Coolpix L110 superzoom accompanies a Nikkor glass15x (28-420mm equiv) optical long range focal point, picture balanced out 12MP CCD sensor, 3.0″ LCD and 720p HD video recording with sound system sound. It includes the organization’s Smart Portrait framework, AF following and imaginative channel impacts.

Key Features:

  • Powerful Pixels (Megapixels) 12.1 million.
  • Sensor Size. 1/2.3 in.
  • Screen Size. 3.0 in. inclining.
  • Screen Type. TFT-LCD. with Anti-reflection covering.
  • Capacity Media. SD memory card. SDHC memory card.
  • Film. Sound document design: AAC sound system. 
  • ISO Sensitivity. ISO 80. 
  • Battery/Batteries. AA (Alkaline, NiMH, Oxyride or Lithium)


The Coolpix L110 has a pleasant look, and like generally enormous zoom cameras has a DSLR look, yet without the aggravation in your wallet. Not just that, the Nikon L110 offers the accommodation of a wide central length range without the need to trade focal points or bring a camera pack to convey the focal points. 

Nikon Coolpix L110 Review

The wide-point 15x Nikkor focal point rules the front as does the Nikon logo on the manual pop up flash. Additionally, there is an AF Assist/self-clock light. Of note is a finished elastic hold, which guarantees a strong handhold. With the four AA batteries stacked, the camera has a strong vibe, yet dissimilar to a DSLR, it will not burden you. I found the hold entirely alright without any issues hefting it around day in and day out. The Nikon L110 measures 4.3 x 3 x 3.1 (108.9 x 74.3 x 78.1mm) and weighs 14.8 ounces with batteries and cards (419g).

The highest point of the Coolpix L110 gives a speedy understanding with regards to whom this camera is intended for – there’s no mode dial here or on the back. You change modes through the menu framework and it’s a restricted determination for sure. This superzoom is for the simple to use swarm. Nothing bad can be said about that, if you’re searching for complexity, you’ve dialled some unacceptable number. On top, you will view it as a truly in addition to a sound system mic for better quality sound for your video cuts. It sits behind the blaze and a speaker is close by. You’ll likewise view it as the on/off button, and the shade encompassed by zoom control at the front of the single-handed grip. A couple of necks lash eyelets section the top.

Last year when we explored the Nikon L100, we observed that while the camera had potential, there were a considerable amount of things to reprimand as well – so we were normally inquisitive to see whether its replacement, the Nikon Coolpix L110, resolved the issues we had with the more seasoned model.

Ostensibly, the cameras are practically the same, however not indistinguishable from one another. The Nikon Coolpix L110 holds the genuinely huge and agreeable hand-grasp of its ancestor, which houses the four AA batteries expected to drive the camera. Similarly, as with the L100, the batteries share their home with the memory card; and considering that nothing remains to be kept set up when the compartment entryway is open, you would do well to be cautious while evolving cards.


The front of the L110 is overwhelmed by the huge lens when it sits withdrew into its lodging. Upon power-up, the focal point expands, provided you have not neglected to eliminate the lens cap beforehand. If you have, you won’t just have to eliminate it yet, in addition, to driving the camera now and again – this is one of the more minor issues we would have jumped at the chance to see tended to in the new camera. 

The focal point isn’t quick as far as its greatest aperture, which is f/3.5 at the wide point and f/5.4 at the fax end. The central reach, then again, deserves admiration, beginning at 5mm (comparable to 28mm) and going the whole way to 75mm (identical to 420mm).

Vibration Reduction

Fortunately, Nikon has included Vibration Reduction (VR) to assist with forestalling camera-shake, a fundamental component on a camera like this. Just like the case with numerous other Nikon compacts, VR in the L110 is of the sensor-shift assortment rather than the in-lens rendition utilized in the producer’s SLR framework. 

Notwithstanding “pure” mechanical vibration decrease, you might pick a “crossover” type of picture adjustment, in which case sensor-shift VR is supplemented by an answer that includes making two efforts in progression, which are then consolidated in-camera for more noteworthy impact. Normally this requires some investment, yet can yield better outcomes in specific conditions.


There are generally scarcely any outside controls on the Nikon Coolpix L110. The top plate includes a power button and the shutter release, encompassed by the zoom switch – and that is it. The flash must be raised physically, utilizing your fingertips – there’s no button for this, and it is one of a handful of the things the camera won’t accomplish for you naturally, by the same token. Simply behind the glimmer, we find one of only a handful of exceptional oddities versus the L100 – a couple of receivers intended to record sound system sound while shooting films. Paradoxically, the more seasoned model had a straightforward mono amplifier situated on the front plate, close to the focal point.


A large portion of the camera’s backboard is taken up by the three-inch LCD screen, whose resolution has been expanded from 230,000 to 460,000 spots. Another improvement, which you will rapidly figure out how to appreciate while shooting outside in brilliant light, is the expansion of an enemy of reflex covering. Depending on it – this is as yet a gleaming screen, it is very usable for outlining your shots, even in direct daylight; significant prudence given that the L110 has no eye-level viewfinder of any kind. For the image review, indeed, this is the kind of thing you will in any case need to do in the shade of your body as opposed to out in the sun.


The design of the back controls is practically equivalent to on the L100, with one significant contrast: the old controls have been joined by another film record button set apart by a red spot. This implies you never again need to choose a committed film shooting mode from the menu, yet can begin recording at whatever point you need. Sadly, it requires the Nikon L110 several seconds to start recording a video cut after you’ve pressed the film record button.

The other backboard controls are equivalent to the ones found on the L100, including a Shooting Mode and a Playback button, a standard four-way route cushion, in addition to the vital Menu and Erase buttons. The route buttons give speedy admittance to four frequently utilized capacities, which fortunately incorporate exposure compensation. 

The other three are the macro, self-clock and flash modes, even though as noted before, you need to physically bring the glimmer up in request to have the option to utilize the last option. A focused OK button is utilized to affirm changes to settings. One curiosity versus the L100 is that you can now go from Playback to Record mode just by gently tapping the shutter release: you are not generally expected to utilize the Shooting Mode button for that (even though you can assume you need to). According to a utilization perspective, this is perhaps the best improvement over the past model. On a more negative note, it requires a few seconds until you can begin taking pictures in the wake of changing from Playback to Record mode.


One thing that separates the Nikon Coolpix L110 from the opposition, particularly at this price tag, is that you can utilize the optical zoom while recording. Zooming is slower than in stills mode, yet that is something to be thankful for – most videographers like to zoom gradually. A side advantage of this is that the power zoom isn’t exactly gotten by the amplifier. Note anyway that the picture is probably going to leave the centre when you zoom in or out, and the L110’s AF framework changes itself significantly more leisurely than that of the P100, for example.

ISO speed

Another huge change is that you can now set the ideal ISO speed yourself. The powerlessness to do as such was our greatest issue with the L100; it’s great to see Nikon has resolved this issue. You truly do need to enter the menu to get to the awareness settings – there’s no devoted button for that – and you must be in Auto mode to have that menu choice, however, it’s extraordinary to see this element included. Note anyway that you actually can’t handle the other exposure factors, for example, gap and screen speed. This is held for the more costly P100 model.

Notwithstanding the Auto and Easy Auto shooting modes – the last option of which utilizes the scene auto selector component to sort out what the best settings are in some random shooting circumstance – the Nikon Coolpix L110 offers up 13 client selectable scene modes, including Portrait, Night picture, Landscape, Party/Indoor, Dusk/daybreak, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Night scene, Close-up, Food, Museum, Copy and Backlight. In these modes, you normally gain access to the flash and self-clock modes as well as openness pay, and with some, the full-scale mode too.


The camera has a display help include as well, which is additionally found among the scene modes. It works like this: you take the main picture in the wake of applying flash mode, self-clock, large scale and exposure compensation settings as required, and afterwards, the camera superimposes 33% of this photograph on the live picture. 

This assists you with making the following shot with a good measure of cross-over for simple sewing on the PC. You can rehash this progression until you have taken enough photographs to cover the scene. The camera locks the openness, white equilibrium and concentration at the qualities set with the principal shot. The photographs taken for the scene can be sewed on the PC with the guide of the provided Panorama Maker programming. However, the camera won’t auto-join them for you.


One of the additional fascinating elements of the Nikon Coolpix L100 is the Sport Continuous shooting mode. The most noteworthy selectable goal is confined to three megapixels, however, you can take shots at a speed of up to 11 edges each second for up to 30 casings in succession. This can be useful for catching quick movement, although I have observed that centre following doesn’t work in this mode.

Various other consistent shooting options are accessible in Auto mode. At full resolution, the camera can take up to 4 casings at a pace of around 1fps. What’s more, the L110 likewise includes Nikon’s Best Shot Selector (BSS) and Multi-shot 16 modes. The previous naturally picks the most honed of up to 10 photographs taken in progression with the shutter release held down, while the last option includes going after roughly 7.4fps and organizing them into a solitary 5-megapixel picture.

Like the L100, the L110 has a Smile mode where the camera chases after grinning appearances and shoots a shot at whatever point it recognizes one, without client mediation. After the photograph is taken, both face and grin locations continue, with the goal that the camera can make more efforts of grinning individuals. Do note if the glimmer is raised, you can’t make one more effort until it is completely re-energized.

The Nikon Coolpix L110 gives a fairly restricted extent of altering capacities in Playback mode. These incorporate D-lighting and resizing. D-lighting lifts the shadows in an image of a contrasty scene without influencing the features – go to the Image Quality area for a showing. On the L110, it is completely a post-catch thing – this camera doesn’t offer the Active D-lighting capacity of Nikon’s DSLRs. A pleasant touch about the Playback button is that it tends to be utilized as an auxiliary Power button when all you need to do is audit what you have taken up to this point.


Press the Nikon L110’s Playback button and you can survey your pictures forward and back each in turn utilizing the 4-way regulator. Using the flip switch you can broaden your shots up to 10x. Move the change to one side and you move into thumbnail or schedule sees. This is all genuinely standard and simple to explore. Yet again with the Nikon L110, you need to hit the green camera button to escape Playback, rather than the less complex approach to simply squeezing Playback. It’s not the apocalypse, simply an alternate arrangement that you need to become accustomed to.

Shooting Experience

Shooting the Nikon Coolpix L110 was a considerably more fulfilling – and significantly less disappointing – experience than utilizing the L100. We’ve as of now referenced a couple of explanations behind this – you can now control the ISO speed assuming you need to, flipping among Record and Playback modes have become more instinctive, the LCD screen is more pleasant and more straightforward to see in direct daylight, and we can add that low-light centring seems to have been improved as well. While the L100 additionally had a centre help light, we observed that it would frequently neglect to secure shine decently low light. The L110, while flawed, seems, by all accounts, to be greatly improved in such a manner. At long last, the leap from VGA video with mono sound to 720p with sound system sound isn’t to be undervalued, all things considered.

Having said that, we see scope for development. “Having exposure compensation available to you is something worth being thankful for, yet without a live histogram it isn’t really helpful,” we wrote in our L100 audit, and this is the kind of thing we can rehash here. 

A post-catch histogram would prove to be useful as well. Furthermore, while it’s great to be at last ready to control the ISO speed, it wouldn’t do any harm if you didn’t need to plunge into the menu to do that. By and large, however, the Coolpix L110 addresses a stage forward from last year’s L100, and Nikon most certainly merits praise for paying attention to client input.

This finishes up our assessment of the ergonomics, dealing with and including a set of the Nikon Coolpix L110. Allow us now to continue to the picture quality appraisal.

Image Quality


Similarly, as with a ton of other sensibly estimated simple to use cameras, the Nikon L110 neglects to convey knockout picture quality. Get past ISO 400 and the pictures begin to separate when seen in huge sizes. Notwithstanding, for most snapshooters out there who simply need a camera to catch easygoing pictures to be utilized as 4 x 6 prints or low-res web and email picture documents, the L110 will serve you fine and dandy.

The Nikon Coolpix L110 produces pictures of adequate to great quality for a little sensor superzoom camera. We certainly have seen better IQ from cameras that cost fundamentally more, however at the price tag it is being promoted at, the L110 makes an estimable showing. 

The focal point is sharp in the middle, and for the most part tolerable along the edges. Pictures taken at longer central lengths will quite often be less sharp than those caught in the wide to direct fax range. The bending amendment, which used to be a menu choice in the L100, is currently evidently applied to all pictures consequently. 

Chromatic distortions are perceptible along contrasty edges, yet are completely satisfactory for a 15x zoom. The sound decrease is ponderous, with the outcome being that none of the photographs shows up genuinely loud, however, the pictures need fine detail, particularly at the higher awareness settings. Photographs were taken at ISO 800 in impartial light print OK at 10×15cm/4×6″, yet ISO 1600 is best held for on-screen show. The most noteworthy awareness settings of ISO 3200 and ISO 6400 – which are just accessible at a goal of 3 megapixels regardless – can truly possibly be appreciated whenever scaled down to 640×480 pixels or less, for example, Web size.


The L110 has a significantly further developed video recording mode than the L100. It can take shots at 1280 x 720 goal and 30fps. The self-adjust can be utilized while shooting, as can the optical zoom, with the zoom activity dialling back to a more video-accommodating rate. The zooming engine is essentially quiet in this mode, and can’t be heard on the soundtrack. Sound system sound is recorded by two little mouthpieces mounted on the highest point of the camera, simply behind the spring up streak. The video quality is excellent as is the sound, however, the sound system detachment is nearly non-existent and needs directionality, not excessively shocking thinking about the position and nearness of the amplifiers.

Brilliant Portrait System

The Smart representation framework consolidates the elements of a few selective Nikon advancements to guarantee that pictures and gathering shots will constantly put their best self forward. These incorporate Nikon’s inventive grin mode that naturally delivers the camera shade right now that your subject grins, Blink Warning when enacted cautions you that the subject might have squinted and permits you to retake the photograph, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix which consequently recognizes and adjusts for red-eye, and Face Priority AF which consequently finds and spotlights on up to 12 individuals’ countenances inside one casing.

Storage and Battery

The Nikon L110 stores pictures on SD/SDHC memory cards, for a current most extreme limit of 32GB per card, however not the 64GB of SDXC media. A 4 to 8GB Class 6 card should be adequate except if you intend to shoot a ton of HD video. There’s 43MB of inherent memory.

The camera involves four AA batteries for juice, and the provided lithium group of four keep going for 840 shots, per CIPA standard. Utilize customary alkalines and this drops to 270. Since AAs are so promptly accessible, you shouldn’t have issues running on empty. All things considered, settling on battery-powered NiMHs seems OK; they’re evaluated to give a strong 500 shots.

Pros of Nikon Coolpix L110:

  • Solid wide-angle lens
  • Good control layout
  • 15x optical zoom
  • 3-inch LCD screen
  • Good colour reproduction
  • Affordable price
  • Hybrid image stabilization

Cons of Nikon Coolpix L110:

  • No Wireless Connection
  • Long shutter lag
  • No viewfinder


How old is the Nikon Coolpix L110?

The Nikon Coolpix L110 has been released in February 2010. This is a compact and easy to use camera created by Nikon.

Is the Nikon Coolpix L110 a DSLR digital camera?

The simple answer is: No, the Nikon Coolpix L110 is not a DSLR digital camera rather it is a compact digital camera. 

Why does my camera say battery exhausted?

Sometimes battery depleted mistakes can show up if your battery entryway cap is harmed. To fix it, you need to take it to Nikon’s maintenance centre for substitution. On the other hand, you can use a wall charger to charge your batteries.

Final Words

The Nikon Coolpix  L110 isn’t the camera to take your breath away with grand picture quality. If you are searching for a top-level superzoom, I suggest that you make good and shell out the money for a Nikon P100 or Fuji HS10. Furthermore, if those don’t address your issues, you’ll look for a DSLR.

The essential control plan will be useful to the people who aren’t well informed, yet will baffle more experienced shooters. The absence of a P, A, S or M shooting mode should let you know that Nikon is focusing on fledgling clients with the L110. Moreover, for those clients, the L110 is surely an alluring camera.

With everything taken into account, the Nikon L110 is a sensibly evaluated and sensibly performing superzoom camera. Furthermore, for beginner users, the fundamental control plan might be enough to deal with the photography work.

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