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Nikon 820
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Nikon 820 Digital Camera

16MP 30x CMOS Feb 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
The Classic-looking, 16-megapixel COOLPIX L820 Is Clever With Images 'so You Don T Have To Be. Get Closer Than You Thought Possible And Take Any Picture, Anywhere, With The Incredible 30x Zoom... More
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31 Reasons For

Good Quality Lens

Three Nikon 820 reviewers who reviewed the Nikon 820 considered that it had a good lens. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert website Ephotozine “If you like shooting wide landscapes, you'll appreciate the wide 22.5mm lens, you can also zoom in to isolate your subject”.

Several people considered that this digital camera had a good zoom.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few customers who reviewed the product thought it had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote “The screen has a decent resolution a”.

A number of customers said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said in their review three years ago “Nikon cite the L820 as being clever with images by utilising the zoom, user f” and scored this digital camera 80 out of 100.

One customer considered that it had a good image sensor.

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Good Brand

Nikon bridge cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Nikon is one of the superior manufacturers.

Good Size

A number of Nikon 820 reviewers who reviewed the Nikon 820 concluded that it was compact. Photographyblog.com wrote “The Nikon Coolpix L820 is a high-zoom digital compact camera featuring a 30x optical zoom, back-illuminated 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, 1080p FullHD video” in their review of the Nikon 820.

Easy to Use

One Nikon 820 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. Cameralabs.com rated the Nikon 820 4 stars and wrote on Camera Labs “It's uncomplicated, easy to use and provides a zoom range that's more than long enough for most subjects.” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Product Quality

One Nikon 820 owner said in their reviews that it was good quality. Three years ago expert website Ephotozine.com said “The Nikon Coolpix L820 packs plenty of zoom and image quality is good”.

Reasonably Priced

One Nikon 820 reviewer considered that it was good value for money. Cnet.com mentioned on CNET.com three years ago “For those who value a long zoom lens, AA batteries” in their review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer who bought it said that it had a good screen.

Good Video Capture

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Ephotozine.com wrote in their Nikon 820 review on expert website Ephotozine “It also has a 16 megapixel sensor and full 1080p HD video recording”.

Quite Big Normal Focusing Range (wide)

The average normal focusing range (wide) of cameras of a similar age and spec to the 820 is 0.37m. At 0.5 meters, the Nikon 820 has a quite big normal focusing range (wide) compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the 820.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon 820 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 820 do not support Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 820 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the 820.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Fujifilm FinePix S8650[plb_2957351_price], and the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Nikon 820 has an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix S8650[plb_2957351_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price].

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price].

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Very High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the 820 the motion JPEG frame rates range from 24fps to 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 39fps. When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the Nikon 820's motion JPEG frame rate of 240 frames per second is one of the highest.

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Stereo Audio System

This camera has a Stereo audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Nikon 820 is more than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Has Three Image Editings

The number of image editing modes found on the Nikon 820 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Nikon digital camera has a Resizing image editing, which is the most commonly found image editing found on bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The image editings "Crop" and "Rotating" are also found on this digital camera.

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870 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the 820 only take between 180 and 869 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Nikon 820 takes 870 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Nikon 820 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon 820 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

This digital camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is in fact the best still image resolution across all cameras of this spec and age.

The worst still image resolution across similar types of digital camera is 640 x 360.

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Has One Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon 820 is more than most bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 820.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of bridge cameras that are a similar age to the 820 is 500,000 pixels. The Nikon 820 has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s (921,000 pixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon 820 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Nikon digital camera). This camera also support video resolutionss of 320 x 240 pixels and 960 x 540 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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TFT Display

The Nikon 820 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display across all bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the 820.

An LCD display is the worst display across similar types of camera.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Nikon 820 has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by cameras of this age and spec.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The Nikon 820 has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Nikon camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC and WAV are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 22.5 millimeters, the Nikon 820 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this age and spec is 24mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One person who bought it reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Three years ago Cameralabs.com mentioned on expert review site Camera Labs “Just because you're not interested in manual co” in their review of the Nikon 820 nonetheless they gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon 820 does not support video capability. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the 820 also do not support video capability.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support video capability including the Fujifilm FinePix S8650[plb_2957351_price], or the Kodak Pixpro AZ251[plb_2452647_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most digital cameras of a similar type and age to the 820 do not support wi-Fi. The Nikon 820 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price], or the Fujifilm S1[plb_2145007_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras that came out around the same time as the 820 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Nikon 820 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon 820 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Normal Focusing Range (tele)

Bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago have normal focusing ranges (tele) of between 1.3m and 5m, and the average normal focusing range (tele) is 2.4m. The Nikon 820 has one of the smaller normal focusing ranges (tele) (only 1.5 meters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon 820 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 820.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Nikon 820 is more than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years. The shooting modess "Manual", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

At only 97 percent, the Nikon 820 has a fairly narrow field of view compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Cameras of this type and age have field of views of between 95% and 100%, and the average field of view is 99%.

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Only Has One Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Nikon 820 is more than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly found light exposure modes is Shutter priority AE, but this light exposure modes is not found on this Nikon digital camera. The light exposure modess Auto are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Nikon 820 is more than most bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of this age and type. The camera file systems "DCF", "DPOF 1.1" and "MPF" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Only Features One Image Quality Adjustment

The number of image adjustment modes featured on the Nikon 820 is more than most bridge cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently featured image quality adjustment is Contrast, but this image quality adjustment is not featured on this Nikon digital camera. The image quality adjustments Brightness are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The Nikon 820 has one of the shorter slowest camera shutter speeds (only 4 seconds) amongst bridge cameras of this age. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 820 is 2s and the longest is 120s.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

Cameras of a similar age and spec to the 820 have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 64 and 400. With an ISO sensitivity (min) of 125, the Nikon 820 has one of the biggest ISO sensitivity (min)s amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 820

Released Over Four Years Ago

Nikon released the 820 over four years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Nikon 820 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix S4200[plb_1353343_price] or you might consider a higher scoring digital camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price].

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Average Optical Zoom

The Nikon 820 has a fairly average optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 30x optical zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] is also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Fujifilm FinePix S8650[plb_2957351_price] (36x), or the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] (42x) which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price], and the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price] both from Fujifilm which has better reviews; or the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price], and the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price] both from Fujifilm which is cheaper are also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this Nikon camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 470 grams, the Nikon 820 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 470g cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price].

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S4200[plb_1353343_price] (448g and cheaper).

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Average Megapixel

The Nikon 820 has a fairly typical megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

If this digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon 820 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the 820.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many bridge cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price], the Fujifilm S1[plb_2145007_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth considering include the Fujifilm FinePix S4200[plb_1353343_price] (CCD and cheaper); or the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] (CCD and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Pre-Flash
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
AV Output
DC-In Jack
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Carrying Case
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

30x stabilised optical zoom
1080 30 HD video
8fps burst and lots of other continuous modes
180 and 360 degree panoramas
The Nikon Coolpix 820 has better features than you'd expect for its price, including a 30x zoom lens, a highres 3inch LCD, and a backsideilluminated CMOS sensor
No Wifi or GPS
Small selection of effects
No PASM modes
Limited manual control
Lens cap jams the lens extension when switched on

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