Background and Identification
The Nikon Coolpix L20 is a compact digital camera produced as part of Nikon’s Coolpix line. The Coolpix series includes superzoom, bridge, travel-zoom, miniature compact, and waterproof/rugged cameras. Nikon Coolpix cameras are organized into five different model lines. A camera’s line is indicated by the first letter in the camera’s model name. Coolpix cameras include the A series, the AW (all weather) series, the L (life) series, the P (performance) series, and the S (style) series. Nikon’s “all-weather” Coolpix camera is designed to be waterproof up to 100 meters, freezeproof, and shockproof. Coolpix cameras generally include autofocus features, LCD screens, superzoom functionality, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The L20 is part of the Coolpix L (life) series and features ten effective megapixels for high-resolution images. It includes a 3.6-times Zoom-NIKKOR lens and a 3-inch liquid-crystal display monitor. The L20 is powered by two commonly available AA-batteries and was available with several optional battery packs. The camera includes a USB 2.0 data port for downloading media and features an Easy Auto Mode with Scene Auto Selector that helps provide quick picture-taking in a variety of situations.
Nikon cameras can be identified by the name “Nikon” generally printed in white font directly above the camera’s lens assembly. Coolpix cameras generally include the name “Coolpix” printed in capital letters on the front of the device. Nikon Coolpix cameras commonly include a sticker or text with identifying information located either on the side of the lens or on the rear of the device.
- Type: Point-and-shoot
- Lens: 3.6× Zoom-Nikkor; 6.7–24.0 mm (35 mm  format picture angle: 38–136 mm); f/3.1-6.7; Digital zoom: up to 4× (35 mm  format picture angle: 544 mm)
- Sensor: CCD
- Maximum resolution: 3,264 × 2,448 (10.00 million)
- Storage media:
- Internal (20 MB)
- SD/MMC card (optional)
Exposure/metering: 256-segment matrix
- LCD screen: 3.0", 230k-dot pixel TFT
- Battery: 2 alkaline AA batteries
- Optional battery packs:
- 2 Nikon NiMH AA batteries
- 2 Li-ion AA batteries
- Data Port(s): USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
- Weight: 225 g (7.9 oz) (inc. battery)