Digital Compact Camera Nikon COOLPIX L18/L16

January 29, 2008

Combining simple operation and high performance for outstanding photographs

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX L16 and L18, quality compact digital cameras that combine high performance with operating ease. The COOLPIX L18 and L16 offer simple operation for beautiful photographs and are equipped with Nikon’s innovative EXPEED digital image processing concept and a NIKKOR lens.

Intuitive operation ensures error-free command over the performance features of the COOLPIX L18 and L16. Dedicated buttons on the top of the body make it easy to switch between shooting and playback modes. The large 3.0-inch (L18) and 2.8-inch (L16) LCD monitors offer a bright image that is a pleasure to view, even outdoors. And the body itself assures a solid grip with a balance of flowing surfaces contrasted by sharp edge lines.

The COOLPIX L18 and L16 make full use of their respective 8.0 and 7.1 effective megapixels of imaging power to capture true-to-life color and leaves plenty of freedom to crop or produce enlargements. And the precision optics of a 3x Zoom-NIKKOR lens covers a practical range from 35-105mm (35mm format equivalent) to ably capture everything from group shots to close-up portraits. Extended light sensitivity as high as ISO 1600 prevents blurred shots in lower light, or when capturing fast-moving subjects.

The COOLPIX L18 and L16 feature Easy auto mode where users can turn on the camera and shoot without worrying about any settings. Automatically enabled D-Lighting and Anti-shake AE compensate for lighting and camera movement, enabling users to shoot great pictures without difficult operation. The COOLPIX L18 will be available in Silver, Matte Black, Blue and Red, while the COOLPIX L16 will be available in Silver and Matte Black*.

  • *Color availability may vary according to region.
  • Note:Specifications, design, product name, standard accessories, and release schedule may differ by country or area.

Nikon COOLPIX L18/L16 Feature Highlights

Easy auto mode and scene modes for carefree shooting

Easy auto mode makes it easier to turn on the camera and shoot without worrying about settings. Easy access to 14 different scene modes and three movie modes also ensures shooting that is tuned to give the best results to match the moment.

Anti-shake AE for great pictures at great ease

Effortlessly take better pictures with the COOLPIX L18 and L16 with new Anti-shake AE. It detects subject movement and camera shake, and automatically overcomes blur by adjusting to high shutter speeds and higher ISO sensitivity.

Three Unique Nikon Image Innovations

The COOLPIX L18 and L16 feature a selection of three innovative functions that provide the ability to actually improve the quality of images within the camera. Face-priority AF* automatically finds, then focuses on people’s faces for crisp, clear results time after time. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically compensates to help eradicate traces of the annoying red-eye effect that can sometimes be encountered during flash photography. And D-Lighting can be applied to improve underexposed images or shots taken with too much backlight. D-Lighting automatically creates a copy of the image with detail added where necessary, but with well-exposed areas left completely untouched.

  • *Face recognition capability may be limited in some shooting conditions.

ISO 1600 capability for better pictures in lower light

Making it easier to take great-looking pictures in lower lighting conditions, or to capture fast-moving subjects with outstanding clarity, the COOLPIX L18 and L16 accurately measure available light to automatically select the optimal sensitivity setting for the shot between the range of ISO 64 to as high as ISO 1600.

Nikon COOLPIX L18/L16 Other Features

  • Light weight with highly compact dimensions
  • Face Zoom-in zooms right in on the subject’s face at playback
  • Macro shooting from as close as 15 cm (5.9 in.)
  • 4x digital zoom extends compositional freedom
  • Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
  • Approx. 21 MB of internal memory
  • USB connectivity
  • PictBridge support

Nikon COOLPIX L18/L16 Specifications

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Effective pixels L18: 8.0 million
L16: 7.1 million
Image sensor L18: 1/2.5-in. CCD; total pixels: approx. 8.29 millions
L16: 1/2.5-in. CCD; total pixels: approx. 7.41 millions
Lens 3x Zoom-NIKKOR; 5.7-17.1mm (35mm [135] format picture angle: 35-105mm); f/2.8-4.7; 5 elements in 5 groups; Digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm [135] format picture angle: 420mm)
Focus range (from lens) 50cm (1 ft. 7.7 in.) to infinity (∞); Macro close-up mode: 15cm (5.9 in.) to infinity (∞)
Monitor L18: 3.0-in., approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD
L16: 2.8-in., approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 21 MB), SD memory cards
Image size (pixels) L18: 3264 x 2448 (High: 3264, Normal: 3264)
L16: 3072 x 2304 (High: 3072, Normal: 3072)
L18/L16: 2592 x 1944 (Normal: 2592), 2048 x 1536 (Normal: 2048), 1024 x 768 (PC: 1024), 640 x 480 (TV: 640), 1920 x 1080 (16:9: 1920)
ISO sensitivity
Auto (auto gain ISO 64-1600)
Interface Hi-Speed USB
Power sources Two AA alkaline (supplied), lithium or oxyride batteries, two EN-MH1 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (optional), AC adapter EH-65A (optional)
Battery life Approx. 180 shots with alkaline, 650 shots with lithium or 300 shots with EN-MH1 (based on CIPA standard)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 95 x 61 x 29.5 mm (3.7 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.) excluding projections
Weight Approx. 125 g (4.4 oz.) without battery and SD memory card
Supplied accessories* Two 1.5V LR6 AA-size lithium batteries, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14 (L18 only), Strap AN-CP14, Software Suite CD-ROM
Optional accessories Battery Charger MH-71, Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery EN-MH1-B2 (set of two batteries), AC Adapter EH-65A, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14
  • *Supplied accessories may differ by country or area.

System Requirements

OS Macintosh: Mac OS X version 10.3.9, 10.4.x
Windows: Windows Vista (32bit), Windows XP Home Edition/Professional pre-installed models
Note CD-ROM drive required for installation. Only built-in USB ports are supported.
  • *Microsoft®, Windows® and Windows VistaTM are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Macintosh®, Mac® OS and QuickTime® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. The SDHC logo is a trademark. PictBridge is a trademark. The FotoNation logo is a trademark. Products and brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
  • *Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. January 2008

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.