- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 80 - 1600
- 640 x 480 video
- 37-134mm (F3.1-6.7) lens
- 183g - 98 x 61 x 28mm
- Introduced February 2010
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- Size Comparison
Nikon L22 summary
Nikon L22 is Nikon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera initially announced on February of 2010. It comes with a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The L22 stands at #234 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & over-all #1211 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. Please try our Smart camera finder to get camera rankings based on your personalized factors.
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Nikon L22 history
The Nikon L22 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the detailed list underneath.
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Nikon L22 Gallery
You can look at the L22 from various angles in the gallery below.
Nikon L22 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon L22 based on things which are generally regarded as crucial in a digital camera.
Nikon L22 Sensor specs
The Nikon L22 is powered by the Expeed C2 processor. The sensor spec on the Nikon L22 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CCD sensor has 12MP and gives a standard ISO range of 80 to 1600. Unfortunately, RAW format is not saved therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath illustrates the L22's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The L22 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Nikon L22 dimensions
Nikon L22 weighs in at 0.40 pounds (183 grams / 6.46 ounces) & has exterior size of 98mm x 61mm x 28mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.1"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams and the Nikon L22 is similar as compared to its competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Down below is a image of the Nikon L22 besides a soda to help you get a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will highlight the button layout on the L22.
Nikon L22 Lens details
The L22 has got a fixed lens having a focal range of 37-134mm giving it a 3.6 x zoom which might not be significant nevertheless it is going to be invaluable in some circumstances.
At it's widest 37mm, it has an aperture of f3.1 and that is really sluggish and not good for low light occasions and you will probably find it hard to get good bokeh. You would also need to increase your ISO leading to noisy shots. With the long end, 134mm comes at f6.7 making it very sluggish and you might have to set slower shutter speeds.
Nikon L22 Connectivity
The L22 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras which include NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily copy files and at times adjust camera settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Several apps also enable a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external screen. Many cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB port.
Nikon L22 Video details
The highest possible video resolution on the Nikon L22 is 640 x 480 and you can record in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is terrible for today's requirements. You really should shoot for at least 1080p resolution for decent video. The body does not offer a microphone and / or headphone port which means that you have absolutely no control over the audio. It is probably best to have a look at another model if you want better audio for your videos.
Nikon L22 Weather Sealing
Nikon L22 does not have environment proofing so wet conditions can easily ruin the camera.
Nikon L22 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon L22 comes with a 3 inch fixed screen having a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder specs for Nikon L22 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and tough to see, viewfinders are very useful.
Nikon L22 Shutter details
The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Nikon L22 Flash and Hot shoe details
Nikon L22 has just built-in flash lacking external flash support.
Nikon L22 Autofocus details
Nikon L22 has only Contrast Detect AF & does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker & accurate as compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Nikon L22 lacks manual focus. Manual focus option can be good in low light or you require more precise control on depth of field.
Nikon L22 Battery life
The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the best (470) battery life in this group of cameras.
Listed below is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the highest battery life:
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Nikon L22 for specific types of photography
The following illustration gives a outline of the Nikon L22 for specific types of photography. To view more, check out the specific section underneath.
Nikon L22 as a Portrait photography camera
The Nikon L22 gets a score of 21 which is really bad, and means the camera is just not good to use for portraits. Taking portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support in addition to the option to use external flash.
Nikon L22 Street photography advice
Coming in at a reasonable points total of 46, the Nikon L22 is relatively appropriate to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.
Nikon L22 Sports photography details
A really bad sports photography points total of 17 suggests the Nikon L22 is just not good for taking photos of sports. A camera needs good tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Nikon L22
Portability is really important when choosing a camera for travel. All things considered, the Nikon L22 gets a modest 50 as a travelling camera which is relatively acceptable to take on your trips.
Nikon L22 Landscape photography highlights
If you are looking to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon L22 and it's really bad grade of 27 for a landscape camera is just not good among its rivals.
Vlogging with Nikon L22
A vlogging camera really should have a articulating display, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Considering everything, the Nikon L22 is just not good for vlogging as it receives a really bad score of 22.
Nikon L22 Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the L22, here is a number of the top ranked cameras that fall into the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The diagram underneath offers you a bird's eye view of the L22 versus it's top rated rivals shown above.
There are a bunch of cameras you may regard as alternatives. To browse through a full comparison, visit the "compare" link.