Nikon launches budget-friendly Coolpix L620 ultra zoom


Nikon has unveiled the Coolpix L620, an ultra zoom camera in its budget-friendly L-series. It sports a 14X, 25-350mm equivalent lens coupled to an 18.1 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor. Other features include lens-shift Vibration Reduction, a 3″, 480k dot LCD, 1080p video recording, and use of AA batteries. You’ll be able to pick up the Coolpix L620 in your choice of black and red in September for around $250.

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The Latest Addition to Nikon’s Comfort Long Zoom Camera Lineup Helps to Capture Life’s Special Moments with Little Fuss

MELVILLE, N.Y. (August 6, 2013) – Today, Nikon Inc. introduced the new COOLPIX L620, an easy to handle compact camera with a versatile 14x optical zoom lens that makes it easy to shoot amazing images and Full HD video up close or from a distance. A great companion for the always on-the-go individual looking to capture special moments, the L620 offers user friendly features such as Scene Modes, Easy Auto Mode, Special Effects and Target Finding AF, as well as Full HD video recording at the touch of a button.

“The comfortable ergonomics and thoughtfully placed controls of the COOLPIX L620 make it easy to capture amazing memories from a baby’s first steps to a big hit at a little league baseball game,” said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. “The COOLPIX L620 also includes many user-friendly features and controls to help consumers capture beautiful photos and videos with ease and confidence.”

The camera body of the COOLPIX L620 is designed specifically for users who seek simplicity with the added benefits and capabilities of a long zoom lens. The incredible 14x optical zoom-NIKKOR glass lens covers a focal length of 25mm to a distant 350mm (35mm equivalent), making the L620 ideal for taking on vacations as well as special moments that require shooting at a distance. For added stability, the integrated grip provides extra support when shooting or composing on the bright, high resolution HVGA 3.0-inch LCD monitor.

The new COOLPIX L620 boasts an 18.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, which assists in capturing detailed images with rich color and clarity. Even in low-light conditions, the camera can help the user to create sharper images with the assistance of lens-shift VR Image Stabilization and wide ISO range up to 3200 ISO. The L620 also features one-touch recording making it is simple to create fun videos and memories in Full HD 1080p video with stereo sound.

Capturing great still shots is effortless with Nikon’s easy-to-use Scene Modes or Easy Auto Mode which enable users to enhance their photos with options like Red Eye Fix and Face-Priority AF. Other special effects include Quick Retouch, Filter Effects and Skin Softening to create truly flattering portraits. For added convenience, the use of readily available AA-size batteries makes it easy for the user on the go.

Price and Availability
The Nikon COOLPIX L620 will be available in September 2013 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $249.95* and is available in either Black or Red. For more information about this COOLPIX camera or other Nikon products, please visit

In order to give consumers a more effective way to understand the benefits of each COOLPIX camera and to help users determine the best camera to fit their lifestyle, Nikon has segmented the COOLPIX series into five categories: Advanced Performance, Fun & Innovative, Ultra-Slim Zoom, Comfort Long Zoom and Budget Friendly. For more information about this and other COOLPIX cameras, please visit

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Another tiny sensor….

while consumers are becoming more knowledgeable…

and the manufacturers wonder why sales are in a steady decline.


What is different of L620 from L610? Too many superzooms, L620, L820, L520, etc.


So they took L610 and added 2 extra useless megapixels which the slow lens cannot resolve because of diffraction. Great.

Who would buy this? For 250, you can buy much faster and 24x Oly SZ-31, for example.

Hubertus Bigend

I wonder whether there will be a more advanced, but still compact ultra-zoom camera with a viewfinder one day. Until that day, I’ll stick to my ancient Olympus C-70Z/C7000Z, for the occasions I want some focal length range (even though it’s only 36-180) but don’t want to carry the bulk of the mirrorless gear I’d need (let alone the DSLR gear).


Wretchedly ugly. Reminds me of a 1950s Boyer. Might even be made of Bakelite.


As there is no info about aperture it is 3.3-5.9

Joe Ogiba

So 14x optical zoom is now called “ultra zoom” and 60x optical zoom (Lumix DMC-FZ70 ) is called superzoom ? Really ?


Good.. but its almost the same size as my new canon dslr.

Ken Johnes

the question is ,which canon dslr?


Compared to the smallest Canon DSLR:,448

The top view is quite revealing, I think.


it looks the same as every other camera my kids have broken on the first outing.

Ken Johnes

Then the problem is not with the cameras !!! your kids need some real service ;-))


In the first para you have “L820” instead of L620.

Jeff Keller

Good catch, thanks!

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