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Nikon COOLPIX L620 18.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 14x Zoom Lens and Full 1080p HD Video (Black) (Certified Refurbished) by Review Summary ,  Sep 21, 2015

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Nikon COOLPIX L620 18.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 14x Zoom Lens and Full 1080p HD Video (Black) (Certified Refurbished)
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 242 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.8
Returned or considering to return: 6.2%

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Individual Feature Rating
Size5.0   above average
Image4.8   above average
Price4.6   average
Zoom4.6   above average
Light4.5   above average
Speed4.4   above average
Photo4.1   average
Video4.1   average
Quality3.9   average
Focus3.1   average
Battery2.6   below average


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Battery

Battery:
"Horrible battery life?"
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"Very good digital camera (one of the few left that uses AA batteries rechargable AA batteries, which means you can get batteries just about anywhere, handy when you are away from home or unable to bring a charger and second proprietary battery with you)."
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"Noticed when it first arrived that the battery door was at least as flimsy as what was reported by several other buyers."
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"Buyer beware ...nice camera,but the battery door latch may not shut if you are an avid camera buff."
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"When taking videos, the battery meter shows that the battery is almost dead and will only shoot video for a short amount of time before it says that the battery is exhausted."
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"Don't buy this camera unless you enjoy changing batteries."
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"Takes good pictures, but battery life is a joke."
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"Buyer beware ...nice camera,but the battery door latch may not shut if you are an avid camera buff."
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"It takes pretty decent pictures and the batteries last for quite a while when taking pictures."
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"I bought 2350mah batteries and it does work vary well.."
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Focus

Focus:
"The auto focus slows down picture taking but is still is a great camera."
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"Some shots were missed due to the time it took for the camera to focus."
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"On the easy auto mode it takes forever to focus, and often it does not focus well at that."
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"Another major issue is the horrible delay in the auto focus function."
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"One nifty feature is the Museum mode, which disables the flash (forbidden in many museums), and takes anywhere from 4-10 rapid fire shots and saves only the one in best focus."
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"Still, it focuses to take some great detail."
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"The zoom ability in the pictures is nice but you really need to make sure the focus is correct."
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"It takes amazing photos, but it is a bit slow to start up and focus."
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"TAKES GREAT PICTURES BUT IS SLOW FOCUSING IN LOW LIGHT."
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Image

Image:
"My other complaint is that some of the images are blurred, as expected though."
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"The continuous photo option that some of the settings have is pretty nice."
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"Its simple to use, syncs easily with my laptop, and the 18.1 MP means clear sharp images even with zoom."
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"Excellent image.. very simply to use"
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"Very nice camera, good quality images , only lacks taking photos in motion well and the images are very heavy 9-11 mb ."
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Light

Light:
"Very slow to record, so there is a long lag between shots (as much as 5 seconds); pictures are washed out and not color true; not very sharp; and after being carried in my pocket for not that long, the LCD screen became frosted with wear so it is hard to see in some light conditions."
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"Not a great camera - too slow, does not take good pictures - bad low light cameraDont waste your money"
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"The low light shots are nice but sometimes come out too bright bc of the high ISO and effective sensor."
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"The camera performs well under low light conditions."
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"TAKES GREAT PICTURES BUT IS SLOW FOCUSING IN LOW LIGHT."
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"Camera takes good, low light, landscape vacation pictures."
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"It's not the first or the only Point and Shoot I have, but this camera was supposed to be excellent in low light."
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Photo

Photo:
"If not held at an angle, the monitor does not show good, sharp colors, however, photos I have taken look good on my computer."
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"very hard to get quality photoes"
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"Despite this camera's 18 mega pixels, photos don't look as clear -- even when taken on the higher quality settings."
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"She really loves the quality of the photos, but really misses not having a view finder."
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"Very nice camera, good quality images , only lacks taking photos in motion well and the images are very heavy 9-11 mb ."
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"It works very well and takes high quality photos."
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"Great way to get photos of a toddler always on the run! "
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"I am not a photographer so this camera is great to add to your everyday photos, without overwhelming you like some others out there."
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"Nice photos and videos."
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Price

Price:
"However, the battery door needs to be strengthened and redesigned: the one on my first camera broke and couldnt be repaired for less than +$100 base price."
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"Good camera for the price but not great."
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"The new L620 does have a more sensitive CMOS for low light photos- but Nikon, has short changed us with several serious drawbacks with the L620-perhaps to keep the price the same."
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"Great little camera at a good price."
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"It's not the most expensive camera out there and for the price, it's decent.4."
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"Too Good for the price."
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"The price was unbeatable."
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"And I love the fact that these are available as reconditioned, backed up with the manufacturer's warranty ~ for the price I think it's one of the very best cameras available."
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Quality

Quality:
"It takes decent videos (though the sound quality is not that great if you are recording something like singing or a band).3."
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"very hard to get quality photoes"
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"My previous camera did not have such good quality."
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"however, on the highest quality setting the camera slows down."
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"Despite this camera's 18 mega pixels, photos don't look as clear -- even when taken on the higher quality settings."
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"This was a really disappointing purchase since I wanted a high quality P&S camera to replace my 7 year old Kodak Easy Share."
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"Amazing settings, great quality, decent in-camera memory, but there's a defect with this model."
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"Very good performance, excellent picture quality."
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"I still need to work on shades as my pictures are coming out too white, but nevertheless the quality is good."
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"I used to own NIKON digital cameras and was more than pleased with the quality and performance they gave and thought I would get a similar quality product this time, but that wasn't the case."
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"The picture quality was good."
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Setting

Setting:
"however, on the highest quality setting the camera slows down."
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"I've tried every setting and unless the subject sits still it's very hard to prevent the blur, especially when the flash is not in use."
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"Despite this camera's 18 mega pixels, photos don't look as clear -- even when taken on the higher quality settings."
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"Amazing settings, great quality, decent in-camera memory, but there's a defect with this model."
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"The continuous photo option that some of the settings have is pretty nice."
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"If you are going on vacation and wish to print out pictures--it takes good pictures and has a lot of fun settings to play with."
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"It's ok in a studio setting if no one moves and the light is good and its on a tripod and you don't care when it finally decides to take the photo."
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"You need to sit down and (I know guys) read the manual or at least skim threw it and then take a lot of pics using a bunch of different settings and write down some of them so you can remember what setting you used in dim light that took a great shot, instead of trying to remember, fiddling around and losing the moment."
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Size

Size:
"Nice size."
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"This camera is best for everyday use, because it is pocket size."
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"It's small inconvenience for such great pictures."
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"My son loves this as he's a travels for a living and its small enough to pack and takes beautiful pics."
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"And, in spite of it's size, it takes fairly decent photos."
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Speed

Speed:
"I am not a fan of this camera - the autofocus is extremely slow and the iso 3200 mode (the reason I bought it) is terrible."
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"Not a great camera - too slow, does not take good pictures - bad low light cameraDont waste your money"
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"Nice camera and the item description was as described and very fast shipping thank you for your business."
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"The camera also does hesitate after a picture is taken but use of a fast speed SD card takes care of that as well."
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"It takes amazing photos, but it is a bit slow to start up and focus."
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"TAKES GREAT PICTURES BUT IS SLOW FOCUSING IN LOW LIGHT."
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Video

Video:
"It takes decent videos (though the sound quality is not that great if you are recording something like singing or a band).3."
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"When taking videos, the battery meter shows that the battery is almost dead and will only shoot video for a short amount of time before it says that the battery is exhausted."
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"Battery life for video is HORRIBLE my only complaint! "
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"The only problem is that when i record video, the batteries dont last long."
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"great pictures, great video...excellent CMOS.....only one negative thing: Battery...it use 2 AA baterries, you need to purrchase some rechargable, because its a very bad thing you try to record some video and battery show as drain every 5 minutes......that battery thing cost 2 stars."
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"For amateur, quick access, zoom, portrait, panoramic, various light levels, and HD video record playback, this camera is fantastic !"
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"I really like the digital zoom and the video is crisp and easy to use."
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"Video quality is also outstanding when the camera is well supported, using the HiDef 1080 feature, and I'd recommend at least a 16 GB SD card or greater to capture most all video you desire."
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"Bought for my 15 year old daughter who likes to shoot videos - works very well for her."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"My only complaint is the zoom - but that was because my expectations."
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"The zoom is good, but not great."
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"The zoom works perfectly."
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"It has a decent optical zoom to capture most on-the-go moments within a nice frame."
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"The zoom ability in the pictures is nice but you really need to make sure the focus is correct."
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"I really like the digital zoom and the video is crisp and easy to use."
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"Its simple to use, syncs easily with my laptop, and the 18.1 MP means clear sharp images even with zoom."
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