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The Coolpix L25 Camera

o Coolpix L25 from Nikon camera boasts a 10.1-megapixel CCD sensor and a 5x optical zoom, as well as anti-blur technology and vibration reduction for the sharpest pictures in all conditions
o The L25 also has a 3-inch ACL screen, giving you greater control over your photos.The simplified Auto mode makes it easy to capture the action, while the Best Shot mode is on hand to ensure you get the very best results
o NIKKOR 5x wide-angle optical zoom lens (28 - 140mm equivalent) - from group shots to close-ups, this lens offers superb precision and sharp resolution.
o The large 7.5cm (3") LCD screen offers clear shooting and playback.
o Anti-Blur Function - Vibration Reduction (eVR) reduces the effect of camera shake High ISO (up to 1600) light sensitivity for sharper images in low light.
o Motion Detection compensates for blur from subject movement.
o Best Shot Selector (BSS) selects the sharpest of up to 10 automatically taken sequential shots.

Technical Details

Effective pixels - 10.1 million
Image sensor - 1/3-in. type CCD
Approx. 10.44 million total pixels
Lens - 5x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
Focal length - 4.0-20.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 28-140 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
F/-number - f/2.7-6.8
Construction - 6 elements in 5 groups (1 ED lens element)
Digital zoom - Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 560 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction - Electronic VR (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF) - Contrast-detect AF
Focus range (from lens) - [W]: Approx. 30 cm (1 ft) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 60 cm (2 ft) to infinity Macro mode: Approx. 3 cm (1.2 in.) (zoom position at the triangle mark) to infinity
Focus-area selection - Centre, face detection
Monitor 7.5 cm (3 in.), approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD with 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode) - Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical
Frame coverage (playback mode) - Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Media - Internal memory (approx. 20 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system - DCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
File formats - Still pictures: JPEG Movies: AVI (Motion-JPEG compliant)
Image size (pixels) - 10M (High) [3648 x 2736(fine)] 10M [3648 x 2736] 8M [3264 x 2448] 4M [2272 x 1704] 2M [1600 x 1200] VGA [640 x 480] 16:9 [3584 x 2016]
Shooting Modes - Easy Auto, Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Backlighting, Panorama assist, Pet portrait), Smart Portrait, Auto Continuous Shooting - Single (default setting), Continuous (Up to 4 images at about 1.2 fps), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16
Movie - HD 720p (default setting): 1280 x 720/approx. 30 fps, VGA: 640 x 480/approx. 30 fps, QVGA: 320 x 240/approx. 30 fps
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) - Auto (auto gain from ISO 80 to 1600)
Metering - 256-segment matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Exposure control - Programmed auto exposure with motion detection and exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter - Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
Speed - 1/2000-1 s 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Aperture - Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2 EV) selection
Range - 2 steps (f/2.7 and f/5.4 [W])
Self-timer - Approx. 10 s
Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) - [W]: 0.3 to 4.2 m(1 ft to 13 ft) [T]: 0.6 to 1.6 m(2 ft to 5 ft 2 in.) Flash control - TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Interface - Hi-Speed USB
Data Transfer Protocol - MTP, PTP
Video output - Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
I/O terminal - Audio/video (A/V) output Digital I/O (USB)
Supported languages - Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources - Two LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries Two FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries Two EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (available separately) AC Adapter EH-65A (available separately)
Battery life - Still pictures: Approx. 220 shots when using alkaline batteries Approx. 680 shots when using lithium batteries Approx. 370 shots when using EN-MH2 batteries Movies: Approx. 55 min when using alkaline batteries (HD 720p) Approx. 3 h 45 min when using lithium batteries (HD 720p) Approx. 2 h 10 min when using EN-MH2 batteries (HD 720p)
Tripod socket 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (width x height x depth) - Approx. 96.2 x 60.4 x 29.2 mm (3.8 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.) excluding projections
Weight - Approx. 171 g (6.1 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Temperature - 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Humidity - Less than 85% (no condensation)

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