Fun and affordable 8 megapixel camera designed to let you enjoy carefree shooting wherever you are. Features a 3.6x NIKKOR zoom lens and a host of automatic functions that help you achieve great still images or movie clips time after time. Easy Auto Mode optimizes all camera settings for stunning results. Advanced anti-blur technologies, including Electronic Vibration Reduction, automatically counter the risk of blurred images, even if your subject is moving. Smile Timer and Blink Proof help you capture picture-perfect portraits, with smiling faces and open eyes. The COOLPIX L21 - affordable, effective and fun.
This camera is available in dark brown, pink and champagne silver.
3x anti-blur automatically counters blurred images in four different ways. Electronic Vibration Reduction (eVR) reduces the effect of camera shake. Motion detection compensates for camera and subject movement. Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically selects the sharpest of up to 10 sequential shots.
Scene Auto Selector selects the optimum Scene mode for popular photographic situations.
Easy Auto mode: optimizes all camera settings according to the light you are shooting in.
Smart portrait system: advanced automatic features for perfect portraits. Smile Timer takes the shot when your chosen subject smiles. Blink Proof alerts you when someone had their eyes closed. Advanced Face Priority AF with in-camera Red-eye Fix lets you quickly detect and focus accurately on up to 12 faces in the frame, and corrects false eye color due to flash the instant you take the shot.
High ISO (up to 1600) light sensitivity reduces the risk of blurred images with fast-moving subjects or in low-light.
Powered by two AA-size batteries: making it easy to replenish your camera’s power source, no matter where you are.
8.0 megapixel resolution lets you capture outstandingly detailed images that are suitable for printing complete or just from selected areas, even in large format.
EXPEED image processing system for optimum performance and maximum image quality.
NIKKOR 3.6x zoom lens offers outstanding precision and sharp resolution. (35mm equivalent: 41 – 145mm.)
Large 6.2 cm (2.5-inch) LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating simplifies composition and playback, even in bright sunlight.
Large buttons for easy operation with dedicated Shooting and Playback mode buttons for easy access.
Compact body with moderately curved design that sits comfortably in your hand for a firm grip.
Available in a range of colors to suit your style (color versions may vary depending on country or region).
1/2.5 type CCD; total pixels: approx. 8.29 million
3.6x zoom NIKKOR; 6.7-24.0mm (35mm  format picture angle: 41-145mm); f/3.1-6.7; Digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm  format picture angle: 580mm)
Focus range (from lens)
30cm (1 ft.) to infinity (∞); Macro close-up mode: 5cm (2 in.) to infinity (∞)
6.2 cm (2.5-in.), approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD
Internal memory (approx. 19 MB), SD memory cards1
Image size (pixels)
3264 x 2448 (8M), 3264 x 2448 (8M), 2592 x 1944 (5M), 2048 x 1536 (3M), 1024 x 768 (PC), 640 x 480 (VGA), 3200 x 1800 (16:9)
Auto (auto gain ISO 80-1600)
Two LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries (supplied), two FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries (optional), two EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (optional), AC Adapter EH-65A (optional)
Approx. 280 shots with alkaline, 780 shots with lithium, or 500
Approx. 92.0 x 61.1 x 28.3 mm (3.7 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.) excluding projections3
Approx. 169 g (6.0 oz.) with battery and SD memory card
Two LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14, Strap AN-CP19, Software Suite CD-ROM
Two FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries, two EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries, Battery Charger MH-72, AC Adapter EH-65A
1. Not compatible with Multi Media Cards (MMC).
2. Based on CIPA industry standard for measuring life of camera batteries. Measured at 23°C (73°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, built-in flash fired with every other shot, image mode set to Normal.
3. Method of noting dimensions and weight is in accordance with CIPA DCG-005-2009 guideline.
4. Supplied accessories may differ by country or area.