Nikon COOLPIX L24 14 MP Digital Camera with 3.6x NIKKOR Optical Zoom Lens and 3-Inch LCD (Black) Reviews

Nikon COOLPIX L24 14 MP Digital Camera with 3.6x NIKKOR Optical Zoom Lens and 3-Inch LCD (Black)

  • 14.0 Megapixels for superb image quality
  • 3.6x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens for sharp clear pictures
  • Big, Bright 3.0-inch LCD for easy viewing and sharing
  • Easy Auto Mode simply point and shoot
  • High Quality TV Movies with Sound

For those consumers who look for two major things in a camera, simple technology and affordability, they should look no further than the Nikon Coolpix L24. For many, too much technology can be overwhelming. But this fun and easy to use camera makes it all so simple. Key automatic functions including Easy Auto Mode and Scene Mode take the guesswork out of shooting, by adjusting settings to optimize results.

Smart Portrait System makes family portraits a snap with in-camera Red-E

List Price: $ 119.00

Price: $ 119.00

3 responses to “Nikon COOLPIX L24 14 MP Digital Camera with 3.6x NIKKOR Optical Zoom Lens and 3-Inch LCD (Black) Reviews”

  1. Stephen G. Ayres says:
    328 of 342 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Edited Review – Battery Door Problem, April 7, 2011
    Stephen G. Ayres (Kentucky, USA) –

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    It is with regret that I must edit my review on the Nikon L24.

    Because of a weak design on the battery cover door I cannot recommend this camera. However, I am leaving the original review below this addition because everything I originally wrote about the operation still stands. The 1-star rating I’m now leaving reflects the inadequate closure design and Nikon’s refusal to replace the battery cover under warranty.

    The battery door cover on mine broke just like the others who have written about the L20 / L24 series Nikon cameras. My defect made itself known to me after 6 months of use. There was never any abuse, no drops, no bumps, camera was kept in a case except when I was taking or transferring pictures.

    The lip on the inside of the battery door gave way as I was taking a picture – the door popped open and the batteries dropped at my feet. It took me a minute or two with reading glasses to see exactly what happened and where the breakage/weakness was.

    For those interested, I have close-up pictures of the broken area and they can be seen on this page:

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    When I contacted Nikon about this, I was instructed to send in the camera for evaluation. I did (it was worth a $6 gamble). After they got the camera, I was told that the repair would cost approximately $50. I replied back stating that I felt that it was a design flaw and that the repair should be covered under warranty. In a subsequent reply, I was told that the issue is not repairable under warranty but the repair itself would be warrantied for 6 months in case another similar failure occurred.

    I chose to NOT pay $50 to repair a $100 camera and will attempt a repair myself later. In the meantime, I’ll tape the door closed with electrical tape.


    *** I cannot recommend the purchase of this camera due to the weak design of the battery door ***. The cover is under constant pressure from the battery springs and the design of the plastic lip is inadequate to take this pressure.

    My advice to existing owners whose cameras have not broken YET is to take the pressure off of the poorly designed door that is subject to breaking by stretching a piece of good-quality electrical tape to secure the door.

    Other than the flimsy battery door design, this IS a good camera. Nikon really should be covering this repair under warranty and I’ll be sure the check for similar design flaws if I ever consider another Nikon camera purchase.

    Original review below

    Disclaimer: This particular review isn’t being written from an avid photographer’s point of view.

    I needed a small, inexpensive, good-quality, easy-to-use camera for my job. My main use for this camera is taking good, clear indoor before/after photos of various electronic devices and related components. My requirements are a large LCD viewer, the ability to use common AA batteries, have my settings (date/time, photo mode) retained after batteries were removed and replaced, and a quick way to transfer images to my PC’s that doesn’t rely solely on a USB cable.

    Preferring not to have to deal with camera angle or cumbersome tricks to reduce flash reflection from shiny surfaces, I was hoping to find something that would allow effective non-flash settings where a semi steadily-held camera could take clear, acceptable indoor pictures as required by the companies that I do work for.

    As much as I tried, I could not get good, consistent results with the e510 but I seem to have found that camera with the L24.

    So far with the L24, I’ve taken pictures of HDTV televisions (displays powered both on and off), PCB boards, product labels, macro shots of venting capacitors, etc. – *all without flash*, using only ambient room lighting.

    For me, time is an important factor and with these onsite job shots, I do not have the time or desire to do pre-shot adjustments or after-processing like resizing, gamma-tweaking, or cropping. The shots I take need to be ready to be attached to an email or be uploaded to technician portals. The settings that I have found that work for me is the “white balance” and “motion detect” set for auto, resolution set for 1024×768 (for email-ready small file and dimension), and flash set for “off”.

    As long as my subjects aren’t in the shadows, the camera is held relatively steady, and the images framed properly, my pictures are clear and all I have to do once I return home is transfer to my PC, attach and send. The settings as described above allow clear pictures for my uses in both regular and macro modes.

    The camera remembers my settings with its AA batteries out and its 3″ LCD viewer lets me verify a good shot (they’ve all been pretty good so far)…

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  2. Sean Ng says:
    110 of 114 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Good Compact Digital Camera, April 23, 2011
    Sean Ng (Dublin, OH USA) –

    This review is from: Nikon COOLPIX L24 14 MP Digital Camera with 3.6x NIKKOR Optical Zoom Lens and 3-Inch LCD (Black) (Camera)

    I purchased this camera for quick access during vacation and travel. Although the camera cannot zoom very far it still is a very good camera. Takes very clear pictures and can be slipped into your pockets very easily into my pocket. Transferring pictures is very easy just hook up the camera into the computer and click the you want and drag to the desktop. The only problem i have with the camera is that it has a hard time focusing on small texts. For example i want to copy a receipt and send it to the manufacturer it would come out blurry.

    Overall this is a great camera and i would highly recommend this for travel or for quick takes

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  3. Shuttlcapt says:
    134 of 142 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Garbage!, July 25, 2011

    Bought this camera for my daughter. One month later, the battery compartment door retention pins break, rendering the unit useless and there was no way to close the door-not even with tape. I learned of this in July as she was away at school, but it is ‘guaranteed’ for 1 year! Yay! I followed Nikon’s directions to return to them. They advised me that they did not consider this covered as it was possible we may have dropped it or forced the door closed. I calmly explained that wasn’t the case AND that we had a friend with the same camera and same problem! ALSO, you can read the reviews of this camera on various sites (or the L-22) to see that it’s a common gripe. They would not fix it and wanted $93. After the postage/insurance to ship it to them, I could buy a new camera. But I will not ever buy another Nikon product. I am sticking with Canon as they have covered their product for me in the past OUT of warranty!!! You’ve been warned.

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