Focus on the important things in life with the easy-to-use 16-megapixel COOLPIX L26.
Easy Auto mode and one-touch video recording make snapping photos and shooting movies a delight. From close up photos of baby to movies of the family at play, the large megapixel count and sharp NIKKOR 5x optical zoom lens deliver crisp images every time.
Photos look great when you enlarge them and when you want to share them with others, this camera makes it quick and easy to upload images directly to your phone or personal computer.
The COOLPIX L26 — Focusing on the important things in life.
16 MP: the 16-megapixel CCD image sensor lets you capture outstandingly detailed images, make creative image crops and produce superb poster-size enlargements.
Easy operation: enjoy effortless shooting with easy-to-reach control buttons and Easy Auto mode, which optimizes all settings according to the light you are shooting in.
NIKKOR wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens (26–130mm): from group shots to close-ups, this lens offers superb precision and sharp resolution, so you can capture moments with ease.
Crisp 720p video recording: record moments in motion at the touch of a button. A dedicated movie-record button makes it easy to begin filming the action.
e-VR (vibration reduction): capture steady photos and movies thanks to Nikon’s automatic vibration reduction technology, which counters the effects of camera shake.
7.5 cm (3.0-in.) LCD screen: the large LCD monitor with wide viewing angle offers clear shooting and playback.
Anti-blur: enjoy clear images with automatic technology that counters image blur. High ISO (up to 1600) light sensitivity for sharper images in low light. Motion detection compensates for camera and subject movement. Best shot selector (BSS) selects the sharpest of up to ten sequential shots.
Smart Portrait System: snap perfect portraits every time. Smile timer takes the shot when your subject smiles. Blink proof alerts you when someone’s eyes were closed. Skin softening adjusts uneven skin tones for smoother-looking skin. Red-eye Fix corrects false eye color due to the flash.
AA-size batteries: your camera is powered by two AA-size batteries, which are readily available across the world.
18 scene modes: scene modes automatically optimize the camera settings for popular photographic styles, effects and locations. Achieve great shots just by selecting the mode that matches your situation.
EXPEED C2 image processing system provides enhanced movie recording, high-sensitivity performance and maximum image quality.
Wireless transfer: compatible with Eye-Fi X2 (or later) cards. Transmit your digital photos (in JPEG format) directly to your phone or personal computer, and then connect to the Internet to take advantage of Nikon’s photo sharing service, my Picturetown.
Compact digital camera
1/2.3-in. type CCD; approx. 16.44 million total pixels
5x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
4.6-23.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 26-130 mm lens in 35mm  format)
6 elements in 5 groups
Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 520 mm lens in 35mm  format)
Electronic VR (still pictures)
Focus range (from lens)
[W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 80 cm (2 ft 8 in.) to infinity Macro mode: Approx. 10 cm (4 in.) (wide-angle position relative to the triangle mark) to infinity
Center, face detection
7.5-cm (3-in.), approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD with antireflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode)
Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical
Frame coverage (playback mode)
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Internal memory (approx. 20 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
DCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
Still pictures: JPEG Movies: AVI (Motion-JPEG compliant)
Image size (pixels)
16M (High) [4608 x 3456(fine)] 16M [4608 x 3456] 8M [3264 x 2448] 4M [2272 x 1704] 2M [1600 x 1200] VGA [640 x 480] 16:9 [4608 x 2592]
Easy Auto, Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Backlighting, Panorama assist, Pet portrait), Smart Portrait, Auto
Single (default setting), Continuous (Up to 4 images at about 1.2 fps), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16
HD 720p (default setting): 1280 x 720/approx. 30 fps, VGA: 640 x 480/approx. 30 fps, QVGA: 320 x 240/approx. 30 fps
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)
Auto (auto gain from ISO 80 to 1600)
256-segment matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Programmed auto exposure with motion detection and exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
1/2000-1 s 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2.7 EV) selection
2 steps (f/3.2 and f/8 [W])
Approx. 10 s
Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity Auto)
[W]: 0.5 to 3.6 m (1 ft 8 in. to 11 ft) [T]: 0.8 to 1.7 m (2 ft 8 in. to 5 ft 6 in.)
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Data Transfer Protocol
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
Audio/video (A/V) output; digital I/O (USB)
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Two LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries Two FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries Two EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (available separately) AC Adapter EH-65A (available separately)
Still pictures1: Approx. 200 shots when using alkaline batteries Approx. 680 shots when using lithium batteries Approx. 350 shots when using EN-MH2 batteries Movies: Approx. 50 min when using alkaline batteries (HD 720p) Approx. 3 h 20 min when using lithium batteries (HD 720p) Approx. 1 h 55 min when using EN-MH2 batteries (HD 720p)
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 96.0 x 59.7 x 28.8 mm (3.8 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.) (excluding projections)
Approx. 164 g (5.8 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Less than 85% (no condensation)
Camera Strap, LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries (x2), USB Cable UC-E16, ViewNX 2 Installer CD, Reference Manual CD
Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries EN-MH2-B2 (set of two EN-MH2 batteries), Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries EN-MH2-B4 (set of four EN-MH2 batteries), Battery Charger MH-72 (includes two rechargeable Ni-MH batteries EN-MH2), Battery Charger MH-73 (includes four rechargeable Ni-MH batteries EN-MH2), AC Adapter EH-65A, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14