Nikon Coolpix L810 Review

Overall 36
Imaging 5
Features 33
Size 75
Price 0

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP 1/2.3" CCD sensor
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 1.2 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1280 x 720p (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 111 x 76 x 83 mm
  • Weight: 430 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced by Nikon L820.

Nikon Coolpix L810 Summary

This review is devoted to Coolpix L810 that Nikon has first introduced to the public in Feb 01, 2012. This model is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.

Nikon has replaced this product with their most recent model L820.

In Small Sensor Superzoom cameras (Top 10 SuperZoom Cameras) this model has taken rank #225 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 36/100 and it takes a rank of #1126 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Nikon Coolpix L810 Compared to other SuperZoom Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Nikon Coolpix L810 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Min Native Iso: 80
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Max Shutter Speed: 1/8000
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Max Native Iso: 1600
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Nikon Coolpix L810 With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Superzoom Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Nikon Coolpix L810. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Superzoom cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810 has the following external dimensions 111 x 111 x 83 mm (43.7 x 29.92 x 32.68″) with the weight of 430 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Superzoom type cameras is 387g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Nikon Coolpix L810, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Nikon Coolpix L810 is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 83mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Nikon Coolpix L810 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Nikon Coolpix L810 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Nikon Coolpix L810 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Nikon Coolpix L810 — 300 shots
Min: 120 shots
Average: 316 shots
Max: 600 shots

Thickness

Nikon Coolpix L810 — 83 mm
Min: 19 mm
Average: 66 mm
Max: 181 mm

Weight

Nikon Coolpix L810 — 430 g
Min: 136 g
Average: 387 g
Max: 1415 g

Unfortunately, Nikon Coolpix L810 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Nikon Coolpix L810 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Nikon Coolpix L810 Photo and Sensor Features

Nikon Coolpix L810 boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.

The base of Nikon Coolpix L810 has the following ISO range 80 - 1600 .

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Nikon Coolpix L810. However, if you are looking specifically for a Compact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .

Nikon Coolpix L810 features a 16.0 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Nikon Coolpix L810 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Nikon Coolpix L810 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Nikon Coolpix L810

LCD and ViewFinder

Nikon Coolpix L810 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 921k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Nikon Coolpix L810 are its 1.2 fps max speed and 1/8000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, Coolpix L810 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Focusing

In addition, Coolpix L810 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Nikon Coolpix L810, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1280 x 720 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Nikon Coolpix L810 allows you to save files in MPEG-4 formats.

Comparing the technical characteristics of this model with the modern standards, we have to admit that 1280 x 720 is a rather poor indicator of video resolution. However, if you are looking for a camera that has 4K video support, we recommend you to consider our Cheapest Camera with 4K video.

Nikon Coolpix L810 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect Coolpix L810 to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Nikon Coolpix L810 provides a shooting life of 300, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 316 shots.

With the commonly accepted standards in mind, we can conclude that Nikon Coolpix L810 is above the average indicator of battery life. However, we believe it is still a great idea to grab a few extra batteries if you are planning long photo trips.

How Good is Nikon Coolpix L810 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Nikon Coolpix L810’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Nikon Coolpix L810’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Coolpix L810 to the average SuperZoom camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Nikon Coolpix L810 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix L810 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 65. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix L810 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Fast Max Shutter Speed (1/8000s)
  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • You might not like Nikon skintone

Nikon Coolpix L810 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix L810 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 29. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix L810 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (111 x 76 x 83 mm)
  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Nikon Coolpix L810 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix L810 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 56. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix L810 can be called a 56 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Fast Max Shutter Speed (1/8000s)
  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (1.2 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Small Number of CrossFocus Points (0)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (1600)
  • Small battery life (300 shots)

Nikon Coolpix L810 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix L810 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 100. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix L810 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in Flash
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Big weight (430 g)
  • Big size (111 x 76 x 83 mm)
  • No Built-in View Finder

Nikon Coolpix L810 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix L810 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 12. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix L810 can be called a 12 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (1600)

Nikon Coolpix L810 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix L810
Announced Feb 01, 2012
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus No
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 921k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 s
Continuous Shooting 1.2 fps
Shutter Priority No
Aperture Priority No
Manual Exposure Mode No
Exposure Compensation No
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye, Slow-sync
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area Yes
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Sensor Dimensions 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area 28.07 mm2
Sensor Resolution 16.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 1,600
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 80
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous No
AF Single No
AF Tracking No
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View No
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720p (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats MPEG-4
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 430 g
Physical Dimensions 111 x 76 x 83 mm
Battery Life 300 shots
Battery Type 300 shots
Battery Model 4 x AA
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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