- 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 80 - 1600
- 1280 x 720 video
- 26-130mm (F) lens
- 164g - 95 x 60 x 29mm
- Revealed January 2013
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Nikon L28 summary
Nikon L28 is Nikon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera first announced on January of 2013. It houses a 20 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 5152 x 3864.
The L28 comes in at #52 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & overall #781 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. Please use our Smart camera search to get camera listings based on your personal requirements.
Below is a graph of specific factors used in the rating system.
Nikon L28 history
The Nikon L28 is part of a family of products. You can view the full range underneath.
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Nikon L28 Gallery
You can check the L28 from various angles in the gallery here.
Nikon L28 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of benefits and drawbacks of the Nikon L28 based on things which are usually regarded as useful in a digital camera.
Nikon L28 Sensor details
The sensor measurement on the Nikon L28 is 6.16mm x 4.62mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 5152 x 3864 pixels .Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CCD sensor has 20 megapixels and delivers a standard ISO range of 80 to 1600. Sadly, RAW format is not supported which means that you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath illustrates the L28's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The L28 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Nikon L28 dimensions
Nikon L28 weighs in at 0.36 lb (164 grams / 5.78 ounces) & the measurement of the camera is 95mm x 60mm x 29mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams and the Nikon L28 is similar as compared with other rivals.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Underneath is a image of the Nikon L28 alongside a soda to help you get a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will show you the button design on the L28.
Nikon L28 Lens specs
The L28 has got a fixed lens featuring a focal range of 26-130mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which isn't really great nevertheless it can be valuable in certain situations.
At the widest 26mm, it comes with an aperture of f making it perfect for low light conditions and getting good bokeh. It would also let you choose a much lower ISO to have crisper photos.
Nikon L28 Connectivity
The L28 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to send images and in some cases adjust camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Many applications even stream a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external display. The majority of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB port.
Nikon L28 Video specs
The highest possible video resolution on the Nikon L28 is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in file format. 720p is terrible for today's requirements. You really should shoot for a minimum 1080p resolution for video recording. The camera does not offer a microphone and headphone socket which means you have little control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to consider another model if you require decent audio for your videos.
Nikon L28 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing for the Nikon L28 so you need to be careful in wet and dusty situations.
Nikon L28 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon L28 is equipped with a 3 inch fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Sadly the display screen isn't a touch screen.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The View Finder specifications for Nikon L28 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be pretty beneficial in sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera screen washed out and hard to see.
Nikon L28 Shutter specs
The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Nikon L28 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Nikon L28 comes with only built-in flash with missing external flash support.
Nikon L28 Autofocusing specs
Nikon L28 has not got Auto focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker & accurate when compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Nikon L28 has not got manual focus. Manual focus mode can be useful in low light scenarios or you need to have more exact depth of field control.
Nikon L28 Battery life
The battery life (2 x AA) for the Nikon L28 is fashioned to last for 280 images based on the CIPA measurements making it higher than average for its class. The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the best (470) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Following is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the best battery life:
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Nikon L28 for varying styles of photography
The following chart gives a outline of the Nikon L28 for varying styles of photography. To learn more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Nikon L28 Portrait photography details
The Nikon L28 gets a points total of 33 which is low, and means the camera is just not very good to use for portrait photography. Taking portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support in addition to the potential to work with off-camera flash.
Nikon L28 Street photography advice
Coming in at a moderate score of 48, the Nikon L28 is fairly adequate to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Nikon L28 Sports photography information
A low sports photography points total of 39 suggests the Nikon L28 is just not very good for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have great tracking plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Nikon L28
Portability is extremely important when choosing a camera for travel. All round, the Nikon L28 gets a nice 74 as a travel camera which is a good pick to buy for your holidays.
Nikon L28 Landscape photography details
When you're planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape pictures, the biggest factor will be image quality. The Nikon L28 at it's moderate score of 48 for a landscape camera is relatively suitable amongst it's competition.
Vlogging with Nikon L28
A camera for vlogging preferably should have a moving screen, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Nikon L28 is just not very good as a vlog camera as it receives a low rating of 29.
Nikon L28 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the L28, here is a range of the highest rated cameras which fall into the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The graph down below provides you a bird's eye view of the L28 vs it's top rated rivals shown previously.
There are a bunch of cameras you might look into as alternatives. To browse through a extensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.