Nikon L24

Nikon Coolpix L24 front
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 37-134mm (F3.1-6.7) lens
  • 182g - 98 x 61 x 28mm
  • Launched February 2011
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Nikon L24 overview

Nikon L24 is Nikon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera first revealed on February of 2011. The camera features a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4320 x 3240.

The L24 is scored #172 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all around #1104 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. Remember to check our Smart camera filter to find camera listings based on your customized factors.

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Below is a diagram of various criteria used in the scoring system.

Nikon L24 history

The Nikon L24 is part of a family of products. You can view the complete list below.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Nikon-Coolpix-L28 front thumbnailNikon L28
L24 vs L28
Nikon-Coolpix-L610 front thumbnailNikon L610
L24 vs L610
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Nikon-Coolpix-L26 front thumbnailNikon L26
L24 vs L26
Nikon-Coolpix-L810 front thumbnailNikon L810
L24 vs L810
Nikon-Coolpix-L120 front thumbnailNikon L120
L24 vs L120
Nikon-Coolpix-L24 front thumbnailNikon L2437-134mm
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Nikon-Coolpix-L110 front thumbnailNikon L110
L24 vs L110
Nikon-Coolpix-L21 front thumbnailNikon L21
L24 vs L21
Nikon-Coolpix-L22 front thumbnailNikon L22
L24 vs L22
Nikon-Coolpix-L100 front thumbnailNikon L100
L24 vs L100
Nikon-Coolpix-L20 front thumbnailNikon L20
L24 vs L20
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Nikon L24 Pros and Cons

Here is a checklist of good and bad points of the Nikon L24 based on things that are often viewed as useful in a digital camera.

comes with face detection focus
flash built-in
in built lens has zoom (37-134mm 3.6 x zoom)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
very good min ISO (80)
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
doesn't have external mic port
doesn't have HDMI port
doesn't have headphone port
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
doesn't have RAW files
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of manual focus
low resolution screen (230 thousand dot)
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
no external flash support
no image stabilization
no manual mode
no shutter priority mode
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
sluggish at full zoom (f6.7)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
wide angle not fantastic (37mm)
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Nikon L24 Sensor features

The Nikon L24 features the Expeed C2 processor. The sensor measurement on the Nikon L24 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4320 x 3240 pixels .

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The CCD sensor has 14MP and includes a standard ISO range of 80 to 6400. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported so you have less room to maneuver in post.

The graphic below illustrates the L24's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The L24 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.

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To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Nikon L24 dimensions

Nikon L24 weighs in at 0.40 lbs (182g / 6.42 ounces) & the physical size of the camera is 98mm x 61mm x 28mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.1"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g and the Nikon L24 is on par compared with other competitors.

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Below is a pic of the Nikon L24 besides a soft drink so you're able to get a feel for its size.

Nikon Coolpix L24 dimensions scale

The top view below will illustrate the button design on the L24.

Nikon Coolpix L24 topview buttons dials

Nikon L24 Lens features

The L24 has a built in lens having a focal range of 37-134mm giving it a 3.6 x zoom which is definitely not ideal nevertheless it will probably be very helpful in certain scenarios.

At it's widest 37mm, it features an aperture of f3.1 making it kind of sluggish and not good for low light conditions and you will likely find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You will also have to up your ISO setting leading to noisy images. For the long end, 134mm comes at f6.7 making it pretty sluggish and you might have to utilize slower shutter speeds.

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Nikon L24 Connectivity

The L24 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras that come with NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily send images and at times change settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.

Certain apps also give a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external screen. Many cameras will allow you to charge the battery through the USB port.

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Nikon L24 Video features

The maximum video quality on the Nikon L24 is 640 x 480 and you can record in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is terrible for today's standards. You should really target a minimum FUll HD quality for good video. The body doesn't feature a microphone and headphone port so you have absolutely no control over the sound. It is probably best to find another camera should you require decent sound for your videos.

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Nikon L24 Weather Sealing

Nikon L24 doesn't have weather proofing so wet conditions could ruin the camera.

Nikon L24 Screen and Viewfinder

The Nikon L24 features a 3 inch fixed display screen having a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Please be aware that the display has no touch support.

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The ViewFinder specs for Nikon L24 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders can be quite beneficial during bright outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera screen washed out and hard to see.

Nikon L24 Shutter features

Nikon L24 has the capability to shoot continuously at 1.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.

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Nikon L24 Flash and Hot shoe features

Nikon L24 features just built-in flash without external flash ability.

Nikon L24 Autofocusing features

Nikon L24 features only Contrast Based Auto Focus & doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier & precise as compared with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera features Face detection which can be handy for portrait photography.

The Sensor features 9 focus points to pick from. Nikon L24 does not have manual focusing. Manual focusing ability can be good during low light scenarios or you want more accurate control on focus.

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Nikon L24 Battery life

The battery (2 x AA) on the Nikon L24 is fashioned to last for 220 shots with respect to the CIPA requirements making it on par with it's rivals. The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the highest possible (470) battery life within this kind of cameras.

Below is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the highest battery life:

Nikon L24 for various categories of photography

The following illustration indicates a overview of the Nikon L24 for various categories of photography. To view more, visit the specific paragraph below.

Portrait photography with Nikon L24

The Nikon L24 gets a rating of 33 which is lousy, and means the camera is just not acceptable for portrait photography. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW files in addition to the potential to work with off-camera flash.

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decent sensor resolution (14MP)
includes face detect focus
manual focus not available
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format

Nikon L24 as a Street photography camera

Having a reasonable points tally of 47, the Nikon L24 is somewhat suitable for street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.

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screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files

Nikon L24 as a Sports photography camera

A lousy sports photography rating of 26 means the Nikon L24 is just not acceptable for shooting sports. A camera must have great autofocus plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

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MP count good (14 megapixels)
continuous shooting slow (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus

Nikon L24 as a Travel photography camera

Portability is very important when selecting a travel camera. Over-all, the Nikon L24 gets a reasonable 57 as a travel camera which is relatively adequate for your vacations.

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good resolution (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
missing Time Lapse function
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
wide angle not great (37mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)

Landscape photography with Nikon L24

For anyone planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photos, the most essential factor will be image quality. The Nikon L24 and it's lousy score of 33 for a landscape camera is just not acceptable among it's competition.

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nice screen size (3 inches)
MP count decent (14MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
no manual mode
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
missing Timelapse function

Nikon L24 as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging preferably should posses a articulating display screen, mic input and if possible image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Nikon L24 is just not acceptable for vlogging as it delivers a lousy score of 25.

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has face detect autofocus
wide angle not fantastic (37mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
video resolution low (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have microphone support

Nikon L24 Alternatives

If you are shopping for alternatives to the L24, below is a range of the top ranked cameras that fall within the class of Small Sensor Compact.

The diagram followed below provides you a bird's eye view of the L24 compared to it's highest scored rivals mentioned previously.

Following are several cameras you may have a look at as alternate options. To read a complete comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Nikon Coolpix L24
Small Sensor Compact
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Expeed C2
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Highest resolution
4320 x 3240
RAW files
Highest native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
37-134mm (3.6x)
Largest aperture
Macro focusing range
Focal length multiplier
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen size
3 inches
Resolution of screen
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Screen technology
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Slowest shutter speed
4 secs
Maximum shutter speed
1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
7.00 m
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
640 x 480 (30fps)
Highest video resolution
Video file format
Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
182g (0.40 pounds)
Physical dimensions
98 x 61 x 28mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.1")
Battery life
220 photos
Battery form
Battery ID
2 x AA
Self timer
Yes (10 or 2 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
Storage slots
Pricing at launch