Nikon L19 overview
Nikon L19 is Nikon's Small Sensor Compact camera initially launched on February of 2009. It comes with a 8 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.5" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 3264 x 2448.
The L19 comes in at #260 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all-around #1234 out of 1436 for cameras in our list. Remember to test our Smart camera search to see camera listings based on your personalized requirements.
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Nikon L19 Gallery
You can see the L19 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Nikon L19 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of advantages and drawbacks of the Nikon L19 based on features which are typically viewed as useful in a camera.
Nikon L19 Sensor specifications
The sensor measurement in the Nikon L19 is 5.744mm x 4.308mm (1/2.5"). The 25 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 3264 x 2448 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CCD sensor boasts 8MP and gives a native ISO range of 64 - 1600. Unfortunately, RAW format is not saved which means that you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath displays the L19's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The L19 sensor comes with a crop factor of 6.3 and is presented in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Nikon L19 dimensions
Nikon L19 is 0.29 pounds (130 grams / 4.59 oz) and features external size of 97mm x 61mm x 29mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 1.1"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Nikon L19 is lighter when compared with its competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Down below is a image of the Nikon L19 alongside a soda to help you have a feel for its scale.
The top view under will show you the button layout on the L19.
Nikon L19 Lens specifications
The L19 provides a fixed lens providing a constant focal length of ()mm which means you have no flexibility to zoom.
At the widest ()mm, the lens provides an aperture of f3.1 making it somewhat slow and not good in low light situations and you will probably find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You would also have to up the ISO setting which causes noisy files.
Nikon L19 Connectivity
The L19 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily send pictures and usually alter settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.
Some applications even give a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external screen. Almost all cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB socket.
Nikon L19 Video specifications
The maximum video resolution in the Nikon L19 is 640 x 480 and it can capture in Motion JPEG format. 480p is terrible by today's requirements. You should target at least 1080p resolution for video recording. The camera doesn't feature a mic and / or headphone socket which means you get no control over your audio. It is probably best to look at another model in case you require decent audio in your video clips.
Nikon L19 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing on the Nikon L19 so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty situations.
Nikon L19 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon L19 comes with a 2.7 inch fixed display boasting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display is not a touch screen.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The View Finder specifications regarding Nikon L19 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are quite handy during sunny outdoor situations which can easily make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Nikon L19 Shutter specifications
The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Nikon L19 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Nikon L19 has got only integrated flash lacking external flash ability.
Nikon L19 Autofocus specifications
Nikon L19 has got just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier & precise when compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Nikon L19 has no manual focus. Manual focus is useful during low light situations or you want to have more exact depth of field control.
Nikon L19 Battery life
The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the highest possible (470) battery life within this group of cameras.
Here is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras which have the best battery life:
Nikon L19 for different forms of photography
The following diagram displays a overview of the Nikon L19 for different forms of photography. To check out more, check out the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Nikon L19
The Nikon L19 receives a score of 19 which is low, and means the camera is not really suitable to use for portraits. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support plus the ability to use off-camera lighting.
Nikon L19 Street photography info
With a moderate rating of 54, the Nikon L19 is fairly adequate to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Nikon L19 Sports photography details
A low sports photography score of 16 suggests the Nikon L19 is not really suitable for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have fantastic autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon L19 Travel photography advice
Weight is super crucial when picking a camera for travel. On the whole, the Nikon L19 gets a decent 57 as a travelling camera which is reasonably suited to buy for your holidays.
Nikon L19 Landscape photography advice
When you are looking to buy a camera for landscape photography, the most essential aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon L19 at it's low rating of 22 as a landscape camera is not really suitable amongst its rivals.
Nikon L19 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging should really offer a articulating display screen, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Nikon L19 is not really suitable for vlogging as it gets a low score of 25.
Nikon L19 Alternatives
If you want alternatives to the L19, below is a range of the top rated cameras which fall in to the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The chart just below will give you a bird's eye view of the L19 versus it's top ranking rivals suggested earlier.
These are various other cameras you might consider as alternatives. To look at a comprehensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.