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Old Dec 5, 2009, 10:10 AM   #1
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I recently bought this camera for every day use. Admittedly without research, but I love my coolpix 5700 so I figured I couldn't go wrong.
I've noticed the pictures are 'grainy' and now have read many post with the same problem.
Is this a setting problem, I use auto mode, or is it a problem with this model.

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Old Dec 6, 2009, 12:16 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum. We're pleased that you dropped by.

Regarding the Nikon L-20. I am sorry to say that Nikon is no longer producing a full line of excellent P+S cameras, such as the Nikon 5700 or the Nikon 8400 which you and I have owned in the past.

Today the Nikon P+S line of cameras are pretty much hit and miss. So are good and some find it very difficult to focus in a lower light environment, and some IMO exhibit some measurable design flaws. Although I do not own the L-20, from my reading, it seems that the "graininess" problem lies within the imager selected, which appears to be below specification. Thus, I see the "graininess" as essentially a design flaw.

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Old Dec 7, 2009, 3:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I can still return it. Can you recommend something comparable with better picture results.
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I would return it. The LXX series were not known to be good cameras, any of them.

do you have a price range?
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Old Dec 7, 2009, 7:37 PM   #5
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The Canon SX-120 offers 10X optical zoom, a good built-in flash, and can do well taking photo up to, and including ISO 800. It sells for $199.00.

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Old Dec 8, 2009, 3:49 PM   #6
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Thanks again. I was looking to keep it under $99.99.
Something I wouldn't worry about carrying around on day trips.
I got the L20 and 4G memory card for $99.99.
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Was it something I said ????
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i think the Canon A480 would be a better choice for that price range, and will outperform the L20. I am pretty sure it can be had for around ~100$.

have a look here, some sample images on last page
http://www.steves-digicams.com/camer...80-review.html
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It is around $100. I will give it a try, thanks.
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I returned the L20 + 4GB memory card and purchased the A480 with 2GB for the same price. After just a few pictures, the difference is obvious.
Thanks for all the input.
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