Everyday photography can be a lot of fun when you have the ideal camera to keep you company while you��re chronicling the moments of your life. The Nikon Coolpix L26 is a handy camera that belongs to the Life series of point and shoot digital cameras from Nikon. The L26 is easy to use and is ideal for those who are new to the hobby of photography. The Coolpix L26 features a focal length of 4.6 – 23 mm, with a 35 mm equivalent focal length of 26 – 130 mm. The camera sports an optical zoom of 5x and digital zoom of 4x. The CCD image sensor of the Nikon L26 lets you take pictures at a 16.1 megapixel resolution. The compact Nikon L26 is designed for an increased level of comfort. The L26 weighs 164 g and can be slipped into your pocket and easily carried around, even in crowds or when you’re in a hurry. The buttons are all grouped closely on the back panel, making menu changes easy even when you’re in the middle of taking a photograph. You can record every moment of your precious memories in high definition video quality. The HD video mode captures footage at 1280 x 720 dot pixel resolution and 30 fps. The EXPEED C2 image processor lets you take high quality photographs with minimum noise (grains). The 3 inch TFT LCD screen enables you to preview and compose your images every time, ensuring that your photographs reflect your memories perfectly. Battery and Storage Photographs taken with this Nikon point and shoot camera are stored in SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards. For further space, you can transfer images from the camera to a computer or PC using the high speed USB port of the Coolpix L26. This Nikon camera is powered by 2 AA size alkaline batteries that let you take up to 200 images on full charge. You can alternately use 2 Lithium Ion or rechargeable NiMh batteries and take up to 680 or 350 shots respectively, on full charge. Performance The Nikon Coolpix L26 has an aperture range of f/3.2 – 6.5, which is the measure of the lens opening that controls the amount of light falling on the image sensor of the camera. The Auto Focus feature of the camera lets you focus in the range of 50 cm to infinity (Wide) and 80 cm onwards (Tele). The camera sports a light sensitivity range of ISO 80 – 1600, which indicates that the camera is acutely sensitive to light and can take images in most light conditions. The Coolpix L26 has a shutter speed range of 1/2000 – 1 sec, which can be reduced to 4 seconds in Fireworks Show mode. This lets you take spectacular images of lights in the dark. The built-in flash of this Nikon digital camera has a functioning range of 0.5 – 3.6 m (Wide) and 0.8 – 1.7 m (Tele), lighting up your subject dramatically for clear and sharp images, whether at dawn or dusk. Features Pictures taken in standard and popular settings will now be more breathtaking, with the 21 shooting modes available in this camera. These include Food, Museum, Panorama, Snow mode and more. In Food mode, the settings are optimized to make food look healthier and juicier, enhancing your photographs immeasurably. The electronic Vibration Reduction feature ensures that your pictures are stable and blur-free. The Face Detection feature detects faces in the frame and ensures that the focus and exposure settings are optimum to catch them in sharp relief. The Smile Timer function captures a shot the instant it recognizes a smiling subject in the frame. In Blink Proof mode, the Coolpix L26 lets you know when a subject has blinked, letting you take another image to replace the earlier one. The self-timer of this Nikon digital point and shoot camera lets you delay shutter release by 10 seconds, so that you never have to miss out on being in a picture with your friends and family ever again. With the Continuous Shooting mode, you can take up to 4 images at 1.2 frames per second, and record long sequences in action for quirky and memorable photographs.