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Nikon L830 Digital Camera

Bridge Camera 16MP 34x Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Disappointing build quality
Unacceptable noise level
152 Reviews + 2 Awards
Camera Labs Highly Recommended Ephotozine Recommended

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The editor of review site Camera Labs conluded that they would definitely endorse this medium megapixel digital camera and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award and it received an Ephotozine "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Camera Labs the average expert rating of this Nikon camera is 70 out of 100.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as superb. 102 reviewers (78% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 25,424 expert and user reviews (including 1,649 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews. 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

Disappointing Build Quality

Three people who purchased it considered that it was not well made. Digital Versus scored it 2 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Disappointing build quality” in their review of the Nikon L830. Website Bestbuy.com said “This was my first build” in their review of this digital camera. They also wrote “Failed after 30 minutes into build” in their review.

Two people who reviewed it agreed that it was not sealed. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned “Motherboard box wasn't sealed and one of the edges of the box was damaged”. They also wrote “The plastic bag wasn't sealed containing the motherboard” in their review.

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Easy to Use

Thirteen customers considered that this digital camera was easy to use. In April last year website Bestbuy.com mentioned “Bios seems easy enough to use”. Two years ago expert review site Pcquest.com gave the Nikon L830 the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “It comes in handy to click photos for each occasion”. Imant Sadovics said “Perfect camera for beginner, easy to use” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

And Has Very Good Daylight Photo and Movie Quality

Thirteen owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Camera Labs said “And has very good daylight photo and movie quality” in their review of this digital camera. Website Bestbuy.com said in their review of this digital camera “Sturdy, solid quality build” and rated this digital camera 5 stars out of 5. Expert review site Cnet.com mentioned “Pleasing photo quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Well Designed

Two people who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was well designed. Last year website Bestbuy.com rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Aesthetic design”. Two owners thought it was neat. Website Bestbuy.com wrote “A lot of neat, useful features”. Dr. Piotr J. Masiak said in their review of this digital camera “A nice neat camera with lots of hidden extras”.


Does Not Have a Good Screen

Two owners thought the product did not have a good screen. Website Bestbuy.com wrote “Made for an unsightly cable display” in their review of this digital camera. They also mentioned “Outside of the graphic display crash” in their review.

Good Quality Lens

Five people who bought it wrote that it had a good zoom. Expert website Pcquest.com said “With the super zoom capability” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Two years ago Mr Patrick Willis wrote on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “And of course a great zoom”. Mandy Payne gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and she mentioned three years ago “The zoom is amazing” in her review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Pictures

Twenty-one people who bought this digital camera said that it was able to produce good images. J. Rudd said “It is so simple and my images”. James wrote “Fantastic pictures”. John Deering said “Takes excellent pictures, easy to operate” in his review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera 5 stars out of 5.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Dmon wrote on expert website Amazon “The high resolution screen, which is adjustable” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer said “There's all kinds of shooting modes, more than enough for an occasional snapper like me”.

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Good Video Capture

Four people mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Pellegrino Pavli scored it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Photo quality at full telephoto is very good and don't forget the fantastic special filters that can be used for Photo and Video modes”. Two years ago Geraldine Butler-Duffy mentioned “Still getting used to this camera so far so good brilliant clear pictures and video”. Mandy Payne wrote on expert review site Amazon “The videos turn out great” in her review of this digital camera.


Power

Good Battery Life

Two people who bought the product considered that it had a good battery life. Pen Name wrote in their review of this digital camera “The only downside is the battery life isn't great” .


Price

Good Value for Money

Twelve owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money. In April last year website Bestbuy.com wrote “Good price, looks great, works like a charm” in their review of this digital camera. They also mentioned “Great value for the money” in their review. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “Considering its relatively attractive price of £229.99 / $299.95 / €279, you get a lot of bang for your buck”.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium megapixel digital camera has been on the market since January 2016.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners considered that the Nikon L830 was noisy. Three years ago Camera Labs mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Noise even in daylight shots” although they gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Website Bestbuy.com said in their review of this digital camera “The audio output from the front jacks is very noisy” but despite that they still gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Noise Even in Daylight Shots

Two owners considered that the Nikon L830 was noisy. Three years ago Camera Labs mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Noise even in daylight shots” although they gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Website Bestbuy.com said in their review of this digital camera “The audio output from the front jacks is very noisy” but despite that they still gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

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Features Voice Recording

The Nikon L830 features voice recording, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon L830 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon L830 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon L830 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Fujitsu X-T10, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G70, or the Fujifilm X-Pro1 which all of have better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon L830 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Nikon camera also support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 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. Across all digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera the best video resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon L830 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that were released more than a year ago also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Coolpix P610, or the Coolpix S9900 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm X-A2 which all of have better reviews.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon L830 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the Pentax K-50 (£283), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 (£435.69), or the Samsung MV800.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon L830 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon L830 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out more than a year ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Coolpix P610, the Coolpix S9900, or the Coolpix P900 (£413) all from Nikon are also worth considering.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon L830 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon L830 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

The Nikon L830 has a pretty typical optical zoom (34 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Coolpix L840 (£249.99) (38x and higher rated), the Coolpix P530 (£163.99) (42x and higher rated), or the Coolpix P610 (60x and higher rated) all from Nikon.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon L830 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

If this Nikon camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung MV800 (5x and higher rated).

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 4. The Nikon L830 has a quite small minimum aperture number (only 3) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The Nikon L830 has a fairly big maximum aperture number (only 5.9) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera. The average maximum aperture number of medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera is 11.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Nikon L830 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 22.5 millimeters) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago is 24mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.2mm to 28mm.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon L830 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the Fujifilm X-A2, or the Samsung MV800.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

This camera has a still image resolution(s) of 4.608 x 3.456|4.608 x 2.592|3.456 x 3.456|3.264 x 2.448|2.272 x 1.704|1.600 x 1.200|640 x 48, which is the most commonly found still image resolution(s) on medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

If this digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (£799.99) (16.05MP and higher rated), the Nikon Coolpix P530 (£163.99) (16.1MP and higher rated), or the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (£699) (16.1MP and higher rated).

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Nikon L830 has a pre-flash, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon L830 has a hand strap, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon L830 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Nikon L830 has an HDMI. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Three people who purchased the product thought it was compact. Website Bestbuy.com wrote “If you need a compact motherboard with up to date features, then check this one out” in their review of the Nikon L830. They also said “It's compact” in their review. John Wiseman mentioned on expert website Amazon “D) Small light and compact”.

Two customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was thick. Website Bestbuy.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Has all of the features one would want in a mid range broad”. They also mentioned “Heavy construction, thick board” in their review.

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Heavy

The Nikon L830 is quite heavy (508 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera. The lightest camera of this spec and age is 120g and the heaviest is 590g.

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Battery

680 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras of this spec and age take between 190 and 749 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Nikon L830 which takes 680 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Features

Good Features

Ten people who bought it concluded that it had good features. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned in April last year “It backs a lot of features into a small board” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. They also said “Doesn't skimp on features” in their review. Expert review site Gadgets.ndtv.com wrote three years ago “At this price and with such a great feature set”.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon 26441b, nikon 26439
Barcodes 00018208264391, 00018208938049, 00018208938087, 00018208938124, 03662362031930, 03662362031947, 05054186391358, 05054186391402, 05054230397190, 05054230448816, 05054230598238, 05055860528626, 08033737553329

Nikon L830 Review Sources

To prepare this Nikon L830 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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