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Nikon Inc. COOLPIX L610

Taking photos and video is brilliantly simple with the COOLPIX L610 and its 14x optical zoom, Easy Auto mode and Full HD video. The COOLPIX L610 runs on AA batteries for added convenience.
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Best Battery Option?

I got this camera yesterday and I love the pictures I've taken already, but the battery is a problem. It doesn't take long to drain them. I've already replaced the batteries it came with today and now after some more testing shots, those batteries are drained (although i'm not sure they were completely fresh). Should I buy new batteries and try that and what brand should I get? or should I go ahead and invest in rechargeable batteries (and what kind would be best for this camera)? Thanks! Also, if you have any tips on preserving battery life while taking pictures, I'd be happy to hear those too.
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Try lithium batteries. As far as saving the battery about all you can do is use the LCD a little as possible. Try to do all your finished photo looking to uploads to your computer.
Rechatgeable batteries are not a bad idea, just get a good brand name. If you do, don't mix partially charged and fully charged batteries.
With regular batteries when you put a fresh set in make sure you replace them in pairs
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Is there an optical viewfinder or do you have to use the screen to take a photo?

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No viewfinder.
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No optical view finder, you have to use the screen.
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optical zoom during video recording and size of video

did this camera support optical zoom during video recording ? and how many minutes of video can be shot in 4gb memory card?
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Here are the video quaily and recording time for the L610 when a 4GB memory card is used. Page 92 of the user manual

1) HD 1080pP (1920×1080) ---(default setting) 29 min
2)HD 1080p (1920×1080) -----30 min
3)HD 720p (1280×720) --------55 min
4)iFrame 540 (960×540)-------- 25 min
5) VGA (640×480)------------ 2hr 15 min

"The optical zoom magnification ratio cannot be changed once recording starts." Page 91 of the user manual.
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No optical zoom during recording only digital (may degrade quality).
Recording and Playing Back Movies 92 CMaximum Movie Recording Time Movie options (A93) d HD 1080pP (1920×1080) (default setting) e HD 1080p (1920×1080) f HD 720p (1280×720) p iFrame 540 (960×540) g VGA (640×480) Memory card (4GB)* 29 min 30 min 55 min 25 min 2 h 15 min All figures are approximate. The maximum recording time may vary depending on the make of the memory card, even among memory cards of the same capacity. To confirm the maximum length of a movie that can be recorded in the internal memory (approx. 28MB), remove the memory card from the camera, and then check the maximum recording time displayed in the monitor when shooting. *The maximum size for a single movie is 4 GB, and the maximum recording time for a single movie is 29 minutes, even when there is sufficient free space on the memory card. If the camera becomes hot, movie recording may stop before these limits are reached
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The L610 seems to operate much like the L120, though it has more megapix and 1080 movie. Do you have to take the lens cap off before turning it on?

My L120 stopped working correctly. The zoom out would not work and the picture button would not click. I loved the camera before this happened. I wonder if it was caused by me forgetting to take off the lens cap a couple of times before I turned on the camera.
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You have to remove the lens cap of the COOLPIX L810 before you turn it on, because it will damage the lens. If the problem persists you will need to send the camera to be evaluated.
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Does the L610 "focus lock" need to be reset on each shot, or allow multiple shots with a preset focus? If not what cameras do?

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Yes and I haven't heard of a point and shoot with a means of continuos focus lock.
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What do the filter effects include?

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The Filter Effects in the L610 include Soft, Selective Color, Cross Screen, Miniature Effect, and Painting. The camera's Special Effects mode also includes High Key and Low Key.
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The optical zoom can be opereted while recording a movie?

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Yes, you can zoom in and out while recording a video.
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Can you take a picture/grab a frame while recording video? If not, which model does that?

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Please check out the Nikon 1-series cameras for the ability to capture a still while in movie mode without interruption of the movie capture.
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is this considered a beginner camera? or interment

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Beginner to intermediate point and shoot.
It has easy autio mode, the camera can make all the settings for you or you can set them yourself as you get more familiar with the camera
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is ther 3d photography option? and pause option while making movie?

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The COOLPIX L610 does have a 3D mode. When recording movies there is no "Pause" option but there is a "Pause" option during movie playback.
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Can different video clips with different zoom levels be stitched into a single movie clip

As L610 doesnot support optical zooming in/out while video recording, can different video clips recorded at different zoom levels be stitched into a single movie clip with nikon software or with the camera function.
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Yes, in View NX2 you create a storyboard that you can drag and drop movie clips and still images, connect them and you create a movie. Music can also be added.
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what is the weight of the L610

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8.5 ounces (240 grams) with battery and sd card.
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What is the maximum SDHC card size for the L610?

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The highest capacity approved memory cards for the COOLPIX L610 are the SanDisk 128GB SDXC card and the Lexar 128GB SDXC card.

Please see page 21 of the Technical Notes section of the L610 manual for a complete list of approved memory cards.

The L610 manual can be found here:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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Battery Life

I read a review that faulted the 610 for poor battery life. Poor battery life is the reason I am replacing my current camera. What battery life can I expect with rechargeable nickel metal hydride high capacity (2300) batteries?
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Poor battery performance can be blamed on many factors, some being user related. NiMH should yield between 300 and 350 shots per charge. As the batteries age, that will decline. I always use lithium rechargables.
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Will this model place date and time stamps on the photos ?

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Yes, three options:
Date, date and time or none.
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What are the measurements of the coolpix L610

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Height: 2.7in. (68.4mm)
Width: 4.3in. (108mm)
Depth: 1.4in. (34.1mm)
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Will the l610 accept a Sandisk CompactFlash card?

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Uses SD (secure digital) cards not compact flash (CF)
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whats in the box

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The COOLPIX L610 comes with the following supplied accessories:
AN-CP19 Strap
UC-E6 USB Cable
Two AA Alkaline Batteries
EG-CP16 Audio Video Cable
NikonView NX2 CD-ROM
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What is the battery life in video mode?

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The L610 Battery life for Movies is as follows:
-Approximately 11 minutes when using alkaline batteries
-Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes when using lithium batteries
-Approximately 50 minutes when using EN-MH2 batteries

Please see pages 19 & 20 of the Technical Notes and Index section of the L610 manual for more details. A copy of the L610 manual can be downloaded from this address:
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How do you add music to a movie?

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Upload the movie to the supplied View NX2 software and use the movie editor.
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