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Nikon Coolpix L840

£229.99
Camera Labs Highly Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A multi award winning and good value for money bridge digital camera, great for wildlife photography
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Nikon Coolpix L840 Review

With excellent reviews and representing very good value for money, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix L840 number 91 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 73?

It has not bad expert reviews and very good user reviews with 81% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received two awards including a "Highly Recommended" from Camera Labs and a "Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, it is reasonably priced and good picture quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly big optical zoom
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Heavy

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Nikon digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 59 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also very good for sports photography, ranking number 38 in sports photography cameras, but good for portrait photography, ranking number 57 in portrait photography cameras.
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How Big is the Nikon Coolpix L840?

The Nikon Coolpix L840 is 113.5mm wide and 96mm tall. It is 78.3mm deep and weighs 538g.

Nikon Coolpix L840 front dimensions

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Nikon Coolpix L840 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both endorsed this Nikon camera. This camera received a Camera Labs "Highly Recommended" award and the editor of review website PhotographyBlog.com conluded that they would endorse it and gave it a "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Chip.de and dkamera.de the average expert rating of this Nikon digital camera is 76 out of 100.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 192 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 85 out of 100. 45 reviewers (82% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 81% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report it is Easy to Use

11 customers concluded that the product was easy to use and two customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to setup.

Nikon Has Very Good Camera Reviews

We checked 30,771 expert and owner reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good ratings. We also found that Nikon has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

10 customers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L840 was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

18 customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was able to produce good images.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Nine owners thought it had a good zoom.

  • Takes lovely photos zoom is excellent and focuses quickly…
    Alio (Amazon) - February 2016
  • To get full use of the zoom it needs to be used with a tripod…
  • It looks great in preview (with shutter button half pressed), clear as crystal, then you press fully to take the photo and instantly the focus IS GONE ! ( it shows on the control screen how it goes hazy…
    Alondoner (Amazon) - November 2015
  • It's appearance is dominated by a very impressive lens…
  • However the big thing for me was to be able to get some good action shots of my lad playing football where a full optical zoom is needed…
  • The best camera to have is one of these super zoom "bridge" cameras…
    McStick (Amazon) - April 2015
  • It has a spectacular amount of zoom on it…
    Victor (Amazon) - March 2015
  • The zoom is particularly good…
    Dave Coombs (Amazon) - January 2016
  • If you allow the default setting when the focus in movie mode is not continuous, then the picture will never regain focus if you use the zoom…
    M. Holland (Amazon) - September 2015
  • Pretty good point & click camera with AWESOME zoom lens…
    Skiamakhos (Amazon) - October 2015

Users Report Nice Design

Four customers agreed that it was good looking.

  • Sticks to the same recipe of offering a chunky bridge camera design with a relatively large optical zoom range for modest money…
  • Overall pretty good…
    Oliver Clarke (Amazon) - September 2015
  • Nice and tidy camera with superb picture options…
    Mrs M (Amazon) - November 2016
  • The recipient will be using it before you left the house! The first thing you notice is that the camera is really well designed and sits very well in the hand…
  • The photographs are beautifully clear…
    Teddies (Amazon) - October 2015
  • It is also pretty easy to adjust all the settings manually to get just the right shot for the more experienced…
    Victor (Amazon) - March 2015
  • Pretty good point & click camera with AWESOME zoom lens…
    Skiamakhos (Amazon) - October 2015

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Six customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two people considered that it was compact.


Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is under 2 years old but has average features. However at £229.99 it is cheaper than 64% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon Coolpix L840 and the United Kingdom price of £229.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $185.00 (£240.91).

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Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Nikon Coolpix L840 of 16MP is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Coolpix L840 of 38x is in the biggest 14% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Coolpix L840's minimum aperture number of 3 is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix L840 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Heavy

The average weight of all digital cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The Coolpix L840's weight of 538g is quite heavy compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 15% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Coolpix L840 supports direct printing, unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not support direct printing.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Coolpix L840 has a pre-flash, which is unusual. 95% of digital cameras do not have a pre-flash.

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590 Battery Life

The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a digital camera that takes 590 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Coolpix L840 has a self-timer, unlike 82% of cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Coolpix L840 of 0.435" is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Coolpix L840's digital zoom of 4x is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Coolpix L840 has a vari-angle LCD display. 84% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. 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.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Coolpix L840 of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Nikon Coolpix L840's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 855mm is in the longest 6% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Has a Headphone Output

The Coolpix L840 has a headphone output, which is unusual. 94% of cameras do not have a headphone output.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Coolpix L840 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon Coolpix L840 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Coolpix L840 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon Coolpix L840 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This digital camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|4608 x 3456|4608 x 2592|4608 x 2592|3456 x 3456|3456 x 3456|3264 x 2448|3264 x 2448|2272 x 1704|2272 x 1704|1600 x 1200|1600 x 1200|640 x 480|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Age

Released 20 Months Ago

This camera was released in December 2015.


Product Identifiers

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

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