Attractive, sturdy and easy to use, the 16-megapixel COOLPIX L27 is clever with images—so you don’t have to be. Simple controls and smart automatic technology deliver steady images and ensure you capture portraits with smiling faces and open eyes, through the NIKKOR wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens.
A large 6.7-cm (2.7-in.) LCD screen displays images with superb clarity at any time of day or night and you can switch to filming the action at the touch of a button, or set the camera to Easy Auto mode and capture photos without worrying about a thing.
The COOLPIX L27 — Making memories last.
With Easy Auto mode that optimizes all camera settings to suit the light in which you are shooting.
Record life in motion at the touch of a button. A dedicated movie-record button makes it easy to begin recording the action.
16-megapixel CCD image sensor: allows you to capture wonderfully detailed images and produce superb poster-size enlargements.
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.
6.7-cm (2.7-in.) LCD screen: with anti-reflection coating and brightness adjustment for clear shooting and playback, even in bright sunlight.
Motion Blur Reduction: compensates for camera and subject movement to deliver sharp shots of even fast-moving subjects.
Smart portrait system: Smile timer takes the shot when your subject smiles, Blink proof alerts you when someone’s eyes were closed, and 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 smart device or personal computer and take advantage of Nikon’s online photo sharing service, Nikon Image Space.
Compact digital camera
1/2.3-in. type CCD; approx. 16.44 million total pixels
NIKKOR lens with 5x optical zoom
4.6-23.0 mm (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)
Motion blur reduction
Electronic VR (still pictures, auto), motion detection (still pictures)
[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 (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Center, face detection
6.7 cm (2.7-in.), Approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode)
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Internal memory (approx. 20 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
DCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
Storage file formats
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 (about three images are captured continuously at a rate of about 1.2 fps), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16
Movie - file format
HD 720p (default setting): 1280 x 720/16:9/approx. 30 fps, VGA: 640 x 480/4:3/approx. 30 fps, QVGA: 320 x 240/4:3/approx. 30 fps
Matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (-2.0 - +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 AV) selection
2 steps (f/3.2 and f/8 [W])
Approx. 10 s
Flash range (approx.)
[W]: 0.5-3.6 m (1 ft 8 in.-11 ft); [T]: 0.8-1.7 m (2 ft 8 in.-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 pictures: Approx. 200 shots when using alkaline batteries, Approx. 650 shots when using lithium batteries, Approx. 360 shots when using EN-MH2 batteries; Movies (actual battery life for recording) 2: Approx. 1 h when using alkaline batteries, Approx. 3 h 10 min when using lithium batteries, Approx. 2 h when using EN-MH2 batteries
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 96.4 x 59.2 x 28.9 mm (3.8 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.) (excluding projections)
Approx. 161 g (5.7 oz) (including batteries and SD memory card)
Operating environment - temperature
Operating environment - humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
Camera Strap, LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries (x2), USB Cable UC-E16, ViewNX 2 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
1. Based on CIPA Standards for measuring life of batteries.
2. When recording a single movie.