On the Performance Level
For high performance, there are the “P” models including P5000, which offers 10.0 megapixels, a 3.5x Zoom-Nikkor lens, and Optical VR/image stabilization. Its retail value is $399.95.
Next, there’s the Coolpix P4 model with 8.1 megapixels, a 3.5x Zoom-Nikkor lens, and vibration reduction. It is also priced at around $400. The Coolpix P3 model offers 8.1 megapixels, 3.5x Zoom-Nikkor lens, built-in WiFi, and vibration reduction at around $449.95.
Digital Camera Style
For great digital camera styles, many are choosing Nikon Coolpix cameras from the “S” series. The “S” series consists of the following camera types: S500, S200, S50, S50c, S10, S9, S7c, and S4. Models in this series will have pictures ranging from 6.0 to 7.2 megapixels, a 3x or 10x Zoom-Nikkor lens, LCD screens, and more. Prices average from $250 to $350.
The “L” Series
In the “L” series, memories are made easier with L12, L11, L10, L6, L5, and L3 cameras. Prices for these models range from $120 to $250. The L6 can capture up to 1,000 pictures! The megapixels range from 5.0 to 7.2 in this series.
Cheap Digital Cameras
Cheap digital cameras don’t always have to equal low quality. You can still pay a reasonable amount for a great camera if you need one for personal use.
If you’re seeking a bargain or need to find a cheap digital camera without sacrificing quality, choose the “L” series. These are the least expensive in the Nikon Coolpix camera family, but still offer amazing quality in photos and outstanding features.
For example, the L10 offers 5.0 megapixels, a 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens, ISO 800 adjustment, and a bright 2.0-inch LCD screen for around $120. For only $30 more, you can get the L11 model, which offers 6.0 megapixels, a 2.4-inch LCD screen, and a 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens!
Digital Camera Reviews – Features
Digital cameras come with a number of features. You usually will pay more for special features. Some features you might watch for include an image sensor, autofocus, an optical viewfinder, an LCD monitor and display, media CF cards or Microdrive cards, various shooting modes (still or movie), mode dial, exposure modes and metering, speedlight (built-in or external), delete function, auto off mode, viewfinder, capture modes, battery life indicator, and white balance features.
There are also many accessories to make using your digital camera easier such as lens caps, camera straps, cables and chargers, Nikon View CD-ROM, etc.