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Nikon L810 Digital Camera

Bridge Camera 16.1MP 26x Feb 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good size
Expert reviews are average
Poor support
22 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Ephotozine this camera has an overall expert rating of 67%.

Good Brand

Based on 25,534 user and expert reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Support

Poor Support

One owner thought this digital camera did not have good technical guidance. Cameralabs.com said on Camera Labs five years ago “Who aren't interested in manual exp” yet they still rated the Nikon L810 80 out of 100.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three customers considered that the product was compact. Expert website Digital-Photography-School.com mentioned “As far as I can recall, this is Nikon’s longest range maxi-zoom compact” in their review of this digital camera. Cameralabs.com mentioned on expert website Camera Labs “For those looking for a longer range than is currently available from compact super-zooms”.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Three customers who purchased this digital camera said that it was good value for money. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “Are on a budget”. Expert website Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon Coolpix L810 is an affordable super-zoom compact camera sporting a 26x zoom lens”. Five years ago Cameralabs.com wrote in their Nikon L810 review “Nikon L810 review The Nikon COOLPIX L810 is a budget super-zoom camera with a 26x stabilised range” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.


Design

Easy to Use

One owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ wrote five years ago “The Nikon Coolpix L810 may be frill-free in terms of lacking any real photo control or many creative options.” in their review of this digital camera.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer said in their reviews that it was noisy. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert review site Expert Reviews “A noisy sensor and unreliable autofocus undermine some impressive specifications” nonetheless they gave this digital camera a rating of 40 out of 100.

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon L810 features voice recording. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon L810 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Nikon released the L810.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon L810 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the SLT-A57Y both from Sony or the Casio EX-ZR400 is also worth considering.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon L810 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The best video resolution of all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon L810 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the Canon A3400 IS, and the Nikon L120 is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Df (£2,039) (3.2"), or the D4 (£4,225) (3.2") both from Nikon or the Canon ELPH 320 HS (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

At only 95 percent, the Nikon L810 has a very narrow field of view compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The average field of view of digital cameras of this spec and age is 99%, and the field of views range from 95% to 100%.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, the Nikon L810 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera is 14x, and the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x. With an optical zoom of 26 times zoom factor, the Nikon L810 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst digital cameras of this age.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the SL300 (30x), the FinePix S4800 (30x), or the FinePix SL 300 (30x) all from Fujifilm which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon L810 has a relatively typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon L120, the Canon A810, or the Panasonic DMC-FS45.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Samsung 77 (5x), the Pentax Efina (5x), or the HP P550 (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm. The Nikon L810 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (585 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 22.5 millimeters, the Nikon L810 has a very short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera. Comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.5mm and 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon L810 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also support video capability.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support video capability currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the Fujifilm FinePix S8400, or the Nikon Coolpix S8200.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon L810 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the GE A1455.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The Nikon L810 does not have a video out, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also do not have a video out.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon L810 has an HDMI port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon L810 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon L810 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon L120, the Panasonic DMC-FH4-K, or the GE J1455.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon L810 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. Most medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. Across all digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the best still image resolution is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon L810 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Camera

Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon L810 features multi-shot function. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also feature multi-shot function.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Nikon L810 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon L810 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a tripod mountable.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Nikon L810 features connection to PC. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also feature connection to PC.

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Has an HDMI

The Nikon L810 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have an HDMI.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon L810 has a hand strap. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon L810 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Good Quality Lens

Two customers said that it had a good zoom. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk said “The Nikon Coolpix L810 has plenty of zoom power (26x) and is available at a lower price than the majority of digital cameras with a similarly long lens” in their review of the Nikon L810. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine “There's no doubting the L810 has a handy amount of optical zoom and is capable of taking a decent picture.”.

Good Quality Pictures

Six owners mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine “It isn't great if you are looking for a camera capable of shooting fast moving pictures, such as sports” in their Nikon L810 review. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Every manufacturer releases a megazoom model to entice certain photographers into buying their brand” . Photographyblog.com also said “The Nikon Coolpix L810 would suit the outdoor rambler who likes to take pictures of wildlife without disturbing them” in their review.

Two owners considered that it had a good picture resolution. Five years ago expert review site Cameras.co.uk gave it a score of 79 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera “It has 16 megapixels and can shoot High Definition Movies”. In the same month Cnet.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website CNET.com “If you need fast shooting performance, though, you'll need to spend more money”.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon l810r
Barcodes 00018208262953, 00018208262960, 00018208265060, 00018208265084, 00018208925353, 00018208925391, 00018208925421, 00018208925438, 00018208925445, 00182089253536, 05055189004573, 05055189004580, 08033737552261

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