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The Nikon Coolpix L810 is an easy to use mega-zoom digital compact camera with a 26x optical zoom, 16 megapixel CCD sensor, 720p HD video, EXPEED C2 image processor, Vibration Reduction, 3-inch LCD screen with 921,000 dots and AA batteries. Designed with the keen hobbyist in mind, in this test we see just how easy the L810 is to use and find out if the L810 has what it takes. The Nikon Coolpix L810 is available in black, blue, bronze and red, retailing at around £229.00. Photography is such a welcoming past time. Frankly, anyone can do it but not everyone wants to get bogged down with jargon and numbers. If everyone wanted to get involved with reciprocity failure or the circle of confusion, there would be no need for the L series of cameras from Nikon. L stands for Life and it's the company's range of easy to use point and shoot models for the happy crowd. The L810 is the daddy of the bunch being the biggest. It has a large 26x optical zoom on the front meaning that the lens barrel sticks out a considerable distance.
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Nikon COOLPIX L810 review full sample image gallery If you'd have told a photographer three years ago that they'd be able to pick up a 26x optical zoom bridge camera for a little over 100, you'd most likely have been laughed at. Technological advances mean that this is no longer as far-fetched as it once was, with Nikon producing a real eye-catching model in this price range in the shape of the Nikon COOLPIX L810.The Nikon COOLPIX L810 features a truly impressive imaging specification when you consider the cost of the camera. The model features a large 26x optical zoom with a wide angle of 22.5mm in equivalent terms, closing in to 585mm at the tele end. The lens also benefits from lens-shift vibration reduction technology, as opposed to the digital type of vibration reduction, to enable short images to be captures through the focal range.At the core of the model sits a 1/2.3in CCD sensor with an effective resolution of 16MP, although unfortunately it's only capable of 720p HD video capture as opposed to the full-blooded 1080p found almost as standard these days on digital cameras.
The Nikon COOLPIX L810 is a budget super-zoom camera with a 26x stabilised range, a 16.1 Megapixel CCD sensor and a fixed 3in screen with 921k pixel resolution. Announced in February 2012, it replaces the COOLPIX L120, increasing the zoom range from 21x and upping the sensor resoution from 14 Megapixels. The L810 is powered by four AA batteries, has a built-in pop-up flash and comes with 50MB of built-in memory. Essentially, it's a point and shoot super-zoom, with ease of use, compactness, and affordability being its major selling points. The COOLPIX L810 has 720p HD video but lacks PASM exposure modes and also eschews many of the features that differentiate point and shoot models from other manufacturers. There are no filter effects, no special stacking modes and no 'accessibility' modes designed to avail novices of features like exposure, white balance and depth of field control. As such, it has a bit of a 'no-frills' feel about it, but it does have two auto modes - one with scene recognition - face detect AF and a range of conventional scene modes. As such the COOLPIX L810 could prove an attractive option for point-and shooters looking to upgrade from a compact to something with a much longer zoom reach without the additional complication that might go with some of the more advanced super-zooms.
In recent months, the world of camera manufacturing has gone superzoom crazy. From the top end likes of the Fuji X-S1 to the budget-priced Olympus SP-620UZ, most brands have something new to sell. Priced higher than that 21x optical zoom Olympus, and sitting below the specification-busting 42x Coolpix P510 in Nikon's own range, is the Nikon Coolpix L810. As with the Olympus SP-620UZ, Nikon's 26x optical zoom rival is powered by four alkaline AA batteries that slot into the base of its handgrip. While some may bemoan the lack of a lithium ion rechargeable pack afforded to pricier cameras, here the 300-shot lifespan cells, when inserted into the base of the DSLR-styled handgrip, lend the Nikon's glossy plastic frame welcome solidity. Buying GuideCanon vs Nikon: which DSLR should you buy?With dimensions of 111 x 76 x 83mm, it weighs 430g with batteries and SD card loaded, and costs 230 in the UK and $280 in the US.The target audience here is more families than photo enthusiasts, even though the Nikon Coolpix L810 resembles a shrunken DSLR.
It's completely reasonable to expect a particular product, in this case a camera, to get better with each generation. That's not the case with the Nikon Coolpix L810. Sure, on paper, Nikon is offering more for your money than the L810's predecessor, the L120. But that's simply specs; you get a wider, longer lens and a higher-resolution sensor, neither of which get you better photos. No, it seems some quality and performance trade-offs were made so Nikon could keep the price the same as the L120, but still offer "more." Also, despite its looks, the L810 is very much a basic point-and-shoot camera, offering little more than fully automatic shooting. Not that that's a bad thing and, in fact, if all you need is a decent auto mode and a long lens for shooting in daylight for photos going straight to Facebook, the L810 might be plenty. Like most entry-level point-and-shoots, you'll want to give the L810 as much light as possible. Photos are best at and below ISO 200. As the sensitivities increase, so does the noise and smeary details from noise reduction. Also, colors appear slightly washed out and muddy from noise from ISO 400 and above.
The Nikon Coolpix L810 is a cheaper alternative to the company's amazing P510. Optical zoom has been knocked down to a still-respectable 26x, resolution stays the same but a CCD sensor is in use, and the price has been slashed too: down to $279.95. We're hopeful about the L810, since less optical zoom can mean better image quality, but we won't know for sure until lab tests are complete. Body construction and design are quite similar to the P510, minus a tilting rear screen and electronic viewfinder. The rear control layout is also slightly different, and lacks both a control dial and a rotating dial. On top, the hardware mode dial is missing, hinting at this model’s emphasis on simplicity. The camera will be available in black, as well as glossy blue and red. While the menu design and interface is typical Nikon, the selection of options has been drastically simplified in the default mode. Gone are the endless lists of shooting variables, replaced by only the most essential settings. The customizable User tab is also missing completely.
|Nikon COOLPIX L810 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 26x Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens and 3-inch LCD (Black)||$189||See it|
|Nikon COOLPIX L810 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 26x Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens and 3-inch LCD (Red)||$189||See it|
|Nikon COOLPIX L810 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 26x Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens and 3-inch LCD (Red)||$194.95||See it|
|Nikon COOLPIX L810 16.1 MP Digital Camera, Red||$199||See it|
|Nikon COOLPIX L810 16.1 MP Digital Camera, Black||$199||See it|
|Nikon COOLPIX L810 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 26x Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens and 3-inch LCD (Black)||$204.99||See it|
|Nikon COOLPIX L810 16.1 MP Digital Camera, Blue||$222.69||See it|
|Nikon COOLPIX L810 Compact Digital Camera - Bronze||$236.19||See it|
|Nikon COOLPIX L810 16.1 MP 3.0-inch LCD Digital Camera 4GB Bundle, Red||$249||See it|
|Nikon COOLPIX L810 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 26x Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens and 3-inch LCD (Blue)||$269||See it|
|Nikon COOLPIX L810 16.1 MP 3.0-inch LCD Digital Camera 8GB Black Bundle||$276.95||See it|
|Nikon COOLPIX L810 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 26x Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens and 3-inch LCD (Blue)||$279||See it|