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The perfect camera for anyone just starting out in photography, the COOLPIX L23 boasts a host of automatic technology for perfectly effortless shooting.

Wherever you are and whatever you want to shoot, Easy Auto Mode optimizes all camera settings for superior results, making it simple to capture the shot you want.

The wide-angle 5x zoom lens lets you capture everything from sharp close-ups to stunning group photos with ease, and Nikon’s Smart Portrait System ensures perfect portraits every time. Compatible with AA-size batteries and boasting a slim body, it’s easy-to-power and easy-to-carry anywhere.


The COOLPIX L23 - A great way to start.



10.1 megapixel CCD image sensor

NIKKOR wide-angle 5x zoom lens

Large, 6.7 cm (2.7 in.) LCD monitor

Powered by convenient AA-size batteries

Key features

Easy operation: conveniently placed control buttons and helpful automatic technology for effortless shooting.

NIKKOR wide-angle 5x zoom lens offers outstanding precision and sharp resolution. (35mm equivalent: 28-140mm).

10.1 megapixel CCD image sensor lets you capture outstandingly detailed images and produce stunningly sharp enlargements.

High quality body available in a range of stylish colors.

3x anti-blur automatically counters blurred images in three different ways. Electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) reduces the effect of camera shake. Motion detection compensates for camera and subject movement. Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically selects the sharpest of up to 10 sequential shots.

Generous 6.7 cm (2.7-in.) LCD monitor with brightness boost function to enhance visibility.

Smart portrait system: advanced automatic features for perfect portraits. Smile Timer takes the shot when your chosen subject smiles. Blink Proof alerts you when someone had their eyes closed. Skin softening adjusts uneven skin tones on people's faces for smoother looking skin. In-camera Red-eye Fix corrects false eye color due to flash the instant you take the shot.

Easy Auto mode optimizes all camera settings according to the light you are shooting in.

Powered by two AA-size batteries: making it easy to replenish your camera’s power source, no matter where you are.

17 scene modes automatically optimize settings for popular photographic styles, effects and locations.

EXPEED C2: Nikon's advanced image processing system optimizes all camera technologies for superior performance and maximum image quality.


Technical Specifications

Effective pixels10.1 million pixels
Image sensorType: 1/2.9-in. type interline-transfer CCD; Color filter array: RGB filter; Total pixels: Approx. 9.98 million pixels; Recording pixels: Approx. 9.98 million pixels
LensNIKKOR lens with 5x optical zoom; Focal length: 4.0-20.0 mm (nominal value); f/-number: f/2.7-6.8; Lens construction: 6 elements in 5 groups; Aspherical lens element (ASP): 3 elements, 5 surfaces
Focus range (from lens)Normal shooting: approx. 30 cm (1 ft.) to infinity (at wide angle setting), approx. 60 cm (2 ft.) to infinity (at telephoto setting); Macro close-up mode: approx. 3 cm (1.2 in.) to infinity (at closest focus distance), approx. 60 cm (2 ft.) to infinity (at telephoto setting)
Monitor (LCD and OLED)Size: 6.7 cm (2.7-in.); Number of dots: Approx. 230k-dot; Type: TFT LCD monitor; (Acrylic) cover: Anti-glare coating
Storage mediaInternal memory (approx. 22 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card 2
Vibration Reduction (VR)Electronic type; Other blur-reduction functions: Motion Detection, BSS (Best Shot Selector)
ISO sensitivityAuto (ISO 80 to 1600)
InterfaceHi-Speed USB/PictBridge
Power SourcesR6/AA-size battery x 2 (alkaline/lithium: optional), Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2-B2 (2 batteries: optional)
Battery life1Approx. 220 frames 6
Dimensions (WxHxD)Approx. 96.7 x 59.9 x 29.3 mm/3.9 x 2.4 x 1.2 in. (excluding projections) 4
WeightApprox. 170 g/6.0 in. (including battery and SD memory card) 4
MovieVGA: 640 x 480 (30 fps), QVGA: 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Supplied accessoriesCamera Strap AN-CP19 R6/AA-size alkaline batteries x 2 USB Cable UC-E6 ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
Optional accessoriesBattery Charger Set MH-72/Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2-B2 Battery Charger Set MH-73/Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2-B4 AC Adaptor EH-65A USB Cable UC-E6 Audio Video Cable EG-CP14
  1. Based on CIPA industry standard for measuring life of camera batteries. Measured at 23°C; zoom adjusted with each shot, built-in flash fired with every other shot, image mode set to Normal.
  2. Not compatible with Multi Media Cards (MMC).
  3. Setting is available only for image sizes of 3M (2048 x 1536) or smaller.
  4. Method of noting dimensions and weight is in accordance with CIPA DCG-005-2009 guideline.
  5. In case of using four AA Energizer(r) Ultimate Lithium batteries.
  6. In case of using two AA Energizer(r) Ultimate Lithium batteries.