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Nikon Coolpix L810

alaTest has collected and analyzed 597 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the image quality and portability. The responsiveness and value for money are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the viewfinder and performance are mixed, and many are less positive about the energy efficiency and shutter.

usability, value for money, responsiveness, portability, image quality

flash, features, shutter, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix L810 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Nikon Coolpix L810 (Blue)


Editors' note: During my testing, I experienced some performance issues that Nikon attributed to my review camera being an early production sample. I tested a second L810 camera, and while its autofocus and overall shooting performance were still slow,...

The Nikon Coolpix L810 is an inexpensive 26x megazoom point-and-shoot that's easy to use and runs on AA batteries.

The L810 performs poorly in low light and indoors without a flash, and its shooting performance is slow, as is its autofocus.

The Nikon Coolpix L810 offers a lot of specs at a low price. If you need fast shooting performance, though, you'll need to spend more money.

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Nikon Coolpix L810First Impressions Review


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....

With an extremely aggressive price point and some big numbers on the spec sheet, we imagine the Coolpix L810 could sell pretty well. 26x is an amazing zoom ratio for a sub-$300 camera, and as long as image quality is better than, say, the Kodak...

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Nikon Coolpix L810 Preview


A camera for photographers who need to get into the action but at a fair price. Whether you're out in nature trying to spy a rare species, or sitting up in the nosebleed's at the championship game, the L810 ultra-zoom range will make it feel like you...


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Nikon COOLPIX L810


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.

26x stabilised optical zoom ; Excellent Battery life ; Inexpensive ; Simple, no frills feature set

Very poor continuous shooting ; Slow and limited Autofocus ; Slow video response ; Slow zoom response ; Screen difficult to see in bright light

The Nikon COOLPIX L810 is a no-frills superzoom with a long range, point-and-shoot functionality and a budget price tag. For those looking for a longer range than is currently available from compact super-zooms, and who aren't interested in manual...

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Nikon Coolpix L810 Review


As far as I can recall, this is Nikon's longest range maxi-zoom compact. Previously there was the L20, with a 21x zoom — but nothing at this 26x level.

There is a demand for such cameras. And, as I’ve said before, if you want long zooms, the last thing you want is to lug a heavy DSLR with a pricey and heavy lens … if you could find a DSLR zoom with a 20x plus range!

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"This camera is great for beginners."


This camera is great for beginners. I have had it for a full year now and have not been disappointed. Yes I am a beginner in the photography world but we all start somewhere. If you want good and focused pictures you have to take time with your camera...

Easy Set Up

Lag time

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"Best in its price tag..."


good camera in its price tag , good color production

good image quality in decent lighting

image quality partially decreases in low light without flash

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"Many options for point and click camera but..."


The L120 was a much better product at a lower price. The only difference is the zoom and resolution - both do not make a difference in real life though. I sold mine after 4 months of use and will either try different manufacturer or use my wife's Nikon...

Amazing zoom capabilities

Poor picture quality in lower light conditions

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"Not worth the money"


wow... not enough space in the cons section.... so here we continue with the cons...

a lot of features

terrible lag time taking pictures

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"Plan on returning after 1 day"


Disappointed. My point-and-shoot compact Coolpix has a better picture and response time. I'll be upgrading to most likely a Sony, none of the current similar Nikon models seem to have great reviews.

Price seemed perfect @ $200.99 at Best Buy online. Size and weight felt great. 26x Zoom.

Pictures were horrible! Fuzzy when zoomed, time between taking shots was horrendously long, time to take a picture seemed to last forever, and the "Auto Scene" mode seemed to be off (night shot in the day, indoor when outdoors, etc).

Product Specifications

Despite its compact size, the L810 is equipped with a CCD image sensor with an effective pixel count of 16.1-million pixels, a 26x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers angles of view from the wide-angle 22.5 to super telephoto 585 mm (equivalent in 35-mm [135] format), and a new lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) function. It offers the same form that supports a firm, steady grip and side zoom control that have made previous COOLPIX L-series models so popular for their high performance.


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1500


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:4x AA (LR6/MIGNON)
Battery Type:4x AA (LR6/MIGNON)


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No