This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Nikon Coolpix L110

About Video Transcript

First Look: Nikon Coolpix L110

2:01 /

The Nikon Coolpix L110 definitely offers a lot for the money, but it still has the photos and shooting performance of an entry-level point-and-shoot.

>>Hi, I'm Josh Goldman, Senior Editor for CNET Reviews and this is the Nikon Coolpix L110. Nikon's L series cameras are its entry-level point and shoot cameras but the L110's general feature set is more than we're used to seeing at its reasonable some $280 price. For starters there's a wide-angle lens with a 15x zoom range with mechanical image stabilization. Then on back you get a 3-inch LCD with twice the resolution than usual for its class and, lastly, you get a 720p HD quality movie capture mode with a dedication record button, stereo mic on top and use of the optical zoom while recording. Though, it does move a little slow. Shooting modes are basic, however, consisting of Nikon's easy auto with scene recognition, programmable auto with control over ISO, white balance and color options, a dozen C modes, a smart portrait setting with blink detection and smile activated shutter release and a sport's continuous mode that will shoot up to 23 megapixel images at 11 frames per second. Unfortunately, on that last one the photos aren't very good mostly because it requires the camera to boost ISO sensitivity which adds noise and softness from noise reduction. In fact, the camera's low light and indoor photos without a flash just aren't very good. Like a lot of compact cameras, its best suited for use outdoors in good lighting. It's also not a fast camera with noticeable shutter lag in bright and dim conditions. Movie quality is on par with a pocket video camera; it's good but jittery when the shooter or subject are moving. Overall, though, it's a pretty good point and shoot camera for the money. I'm Josh Goldman and that's a look at the Nikon Coolpix L110.

New releases

Sony's ZX2 is luxurious and pricey
2:13 March 6, 2015
The Sony Walkman ZX2 is a luxury portable player with Android streaming apps, a premium build and excellent sound but its high price...
Play video
Apps to help you plan your social life
1:04 March 6, 2015
It's time to break out of that social rut and jump-start your weekends and free time with new activities, restaurants and day trips....
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 140: Google's Atari AI, a futuristic doghouse for £20,000 and more
26:40 March 5, 2015
We check out a robot that could be a precursor to dinosaur robots, an extravagant doghouse full of luxury amenities, and an AI build...
Play video
The push to make VR headsets mainstream
1:42 March 5, 2015
Video games are literally going to people's heads. At the Game Developers Conference, virtual reality headsets were all the rage as...
Play video
Inside Scoop: Watches and what else to expect from Apple on March 9
2:49 March 5, 2015
CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Shara Tibken talk about what news might emerge from Apple's upcoming media event in San Francisco. Price and...
Play video
Hackaball brings the iPad to the playground, Ep. 194
4:37 March 5, 2015
This week on Crave we get to play with the Hackaball at the playround, find out what it would be like if Wes Anderson directed an X-Men...
Play video
Meerkat mania: Live-streaming app is new Twitter trend
2:50 March 5, 2015
Learn how to broadcast video on Twitter with Meerkat, get the band back together for Rock Band 4, and let Google be your bartending...
Play video
Netpicks: Free TV episodes and new movies on iTunes for March 2015
1:51 March 5, 2015
It can be hard to catch all the new shows on TV, so Apple's made some premieres free for a limited time. Plus, iTunes gets some movies...
Play video