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Nikon Coolpix L840 Digital Camera

£249.99
Bridge Camera 16MP 38x Dec 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Reasonably priced
Easy to use
80 Reviews + 2 Awards
Camera Labs Highly Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Reasonably Priced

Twelve people mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Lee said “So far I am very pleased with picture quality and ease of use! B&H certainly had best price!” in his review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Trixxie mentioned “I bought the L840 for the longer zoom and moveable screen which helps a great deal in bright light” in their review of this digital camera. Jm said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “A great camera at a great price”.

Three owners reckoned that it was expensive. Sho mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “Will be going for a more expensive one next time with more features” but they only gave it a rating of 1 stars out of 5. John said in his review of this digital camera “I do more of my photography with small light weight Nikon Coolpix cameras than I do with my expensive professional cameras with all the lenses”. Dave Coombs wrote in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “The WiFi function was the deciding factor on my purchase of this camera over similar equipped and more expensive alternatives” and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites thought that this medium megapixel digital camera was good. This camera received a Camera Labs "Highly Recommended" award and it received a "Recommended" award from review website PhotographyBlog.com.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, dkamera.de and Chip.de this camera has an average expert rating of 76%.

User Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average user rating of 85% based on 192 user reviews. Over 82% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 81% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 25,424 user and expert reviews (including 1,649 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel cameras. 92% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Easy to Use

Twenty-one people who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “There's no doubt that the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a very easy camera to use and produces pleasing photos” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Victor said in his review of this digital camera “I found the controls and interfaces easy to use and intuitive” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. He also wrote “There are a lot of fun options, such as sepia tint, that are easy to use and are indeed a bit of fun” in his review.

Three owners who bought the product concluded that it was easy to setup. Mel D mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Found it easy to set up and start taking pics straight away”. Framer gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon two years ago “Used it today for the first time, seems ok, easy to set up, nice to handle”.

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Nice Design

Six owners wrote that the Nikon Coolpix L840 was good looking. Victor scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera “It is also pretty easy to adjust all the settings manually to get just the right shot for the more experienced”. Oliver Clarke mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Overall pretty good” nonetheless he only scored this digital camera 60 out of 100. Ms. Jacqueline Dover scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and she wrote on expert review site Amazon “The 16mgb does mean the images are crisp and clear, translating beautifully to an A4 run off photo”.

Robust

Three customers reckoned that this digital camera was well made. Victor said on expert website Amazon “The camera has a sturdy, well built feel to it which I like” in his review of this digital camera and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Champollion mentioned “The camera feels well built” and gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. They also said “Nikon COOLPIX L840 - Well Built, Easy to Use” in their review.

Good Quality

Thirteen owners said in their reviews that it was good quality. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Good Image Quality” in their review of this digital camera. Sophie Quick wrote “Fantastic camera with great functions and brilliant photo and video quality” in her review of the Nikon Coolpix L840. Mark rated it 4 stars out of 5 and he mentioned “Top quality pictures, long battery life”.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Teddies scored the Nikon Coolpix L840 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert review site Amazon “For detailed instructions you need to print off the manual from the Nikon website, then you really understand what this camera can do”. Champollion rated it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Following the detailed instructions in the enclosed guidebook, (complete with Quick Start option, ) inserting the batteries”.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This camera was released in December 2015.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon Coolpix L840 supports video recording, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix L840 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this type and age. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Nikon camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 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. The video resolution of all medium megapixel cameras that were released one year ago ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Good Quality Pictures

Fourty-three customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Withnail67 said two years ago “Provide for a sensible and impressive range of different pictures and landscapes We particularly enjoyed using the moveable viewfinder that pivots”. Teddies wrote on expert review site Amazon “The photographs are beautifully clear” in their review of this digital camera. Mark he mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Easy to use, easy to upload photos to computer” in his review of this digital camera.

Good Video Capture

Three owners reckoned that this digital camera was good for video recording. Champollion mentioned on expert review site Amazon two years ago “There are options where you can switch mode to 'recording movies, ' and special effects including the fashionable sepia tint” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Autofocus

Sixteen people wrote that this digital camera had a good zoom. Victor scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned on expert website Amazon “It has a spectacular amount of zoom on it” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix L840. Al - Racquetball said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The Coolpix L840 works perfect with its optimal zoom option as well as quick flash pop up”. Skiamakhos wrote in their review of this digital camera “Pretty good point & click camera with AWESOME zoom lens” .

Three people who bought it mentioned that it had a good autofocus. Website Bhphotovideo.com gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “Fastaccurate auto-focus”. Two years ago Andrew M. Davies mentioned “I spent ages comparing all the cameras with the main focus being on how fast it could capture a shot”.

Two people considered that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser. Andrew M. Davies wrote “Image stabilisation I'm sure plays a great part in getting these shots as well Very very very few out of focus/blurred shots” in his review of this digital camera.

Two customers reckoned that this digital camera had a good lens. Withnail67 gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “It's appearance is dominated by a very impressive lens”. Trixxie wrote “Nikon lens' are great whether in DSLR or bridge types such as this”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good screen. Amazon Customer said “The flip screen makes it easy for him to take photos at all angles” in their review of this digital camera and rated the Nikon Coolpix L840 5 stars out of 5.

Two people who purchased the product thought it had a good viewfinder. Sloboataz mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “It did everything it was supposed to tho I would have liked a viewfinder.” however they scored it 20 out of 100.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Coolpix L840 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than a year ago also support Wi-Fi.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix L840 has a built-in flash. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Pentax K-50 (£283) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Coolpix L840 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think because of its better review score, the Pentax K-50 (£283) is also worth considering.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix L840 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Pentax K-50 (£283) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a relatively typical optical zoom (38 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera range from 1.7 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 4. The Coolpix L840 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 3) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Coolpix L840 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 22.5 millimeters) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. Medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.2mm and 28mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 24mm.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Coolpix L840 has a self-timer, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Coolpix L840 has a pre-flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a microphone in. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also have a microphone in.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Supports PictBridge

The Coolpix L840 supports PictBridge. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than a year ago also support PictBridge.

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Has an HDMI

The Coolpix L840 has an HDMI. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Camera

Supports Direct Printing

The Coolpix L840 supports direct printing. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also support direct printing.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix L840 has a hand strap. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than a year also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Coolpix L840 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Coolpix L840 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Weight & Dimensions

Relatively Compact in Class

Six customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was compact. Camera Labs said two years ago “Relatively compact in class”. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Small Compact” and gave the Nikon Coolpix L840 a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Two years ago Trixxie rated it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “These cameras take exceptional pictures for their compact nature” in their review of this digital camera.

Three people wrote in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Expert website Photographyblog.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote “Sticks to the same recipe of offering a chunky bridge camera design with a relatively large optical zoom range for modest money”. Andy mentioned on expert website Amazon “A bit bulky apart from that ideal first camera” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Mcstick said on expert review site Amazon two years ago “The effort required in carrying around multiple, very heavy lenses is just too much for the average photographer (me included” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners who purchased it agreed that it was a good body shape. Two years ago website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Colored Body”. They also said “Nice Body Color” in their review.

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Heavy

With a weight of 538 grams, the Coolpix L840 is one of the heavier cameras of this spec and age amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. Similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera have weights of between 120g and 590g, and the average weight is 350g.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Pentax K-50 (£283) (590g) which is also higher rated.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vna772e1, nikon 26486b, nikon l840
Barcodes 00018208943647, 00018208943654, 00018208943661, 00018208999248, 00018208999255, 00018208999262, 00845251091618, 00845251091656, 00845251091663, 00845251091670, 08033737554586, 08033737554593, 08033737555248

Nikon Coolpix L840 Review Sources

To prepare this Nikon Coolpix L840 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 298,997 product attributes, 171,823 digital camera reviews and 3,191,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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