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Nikon Coolpix L820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1104 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the lens and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and value for money also get good comments, but there are some mixed views about the contrast and exposure. Some have doubts about the memory and viewfinder.

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

battery, flash, features, viewfinder, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix L820 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Nikon Coolpix L820 (Black)


Considering its street price of less than $200, the Nikon Coolpix L820 boasts an attractive set of specs.

The Nikon Coolpix L820 has better features than you'd expect for its price, including a 30x zoom lens, a high-res 3-inch LCD, and a backside-illuminated CMOS sensor. It's one of the few cameras that is powered by AA batteries.

The L820's autofocus performance is on the slow side when the lens is zoomed in or in low light or indoors. Shooting performance is not quite fast enough for fast-moving kids and pets.

For those who value a long zoom lens, AA batteries, and saving a few bucks, the Nikon Coolpix L820 might be your point-and-shoot.

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Nikon Coolpix L820 Preview


The Nikon Coolpix L820 is dSLR-styled "long zoom" point-and-shoot digital camera with a 30x optical zoom lens (a 35mm equivalent of 22.5mm-675mm), a 16 megapixel CMOS image sensor capable of 1080p HD video recording, and a 3.0-inch LCD display.

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Nikon COOLPIX L820


The Nikon COOLPIX L820 is a super-zoom with a 30x optical range and a 3 inch fixed LCD screen. Launched at the beginning of 2013, it replaces the 26x COOLPIX L810 which remains in the range for the time-being. As well as a longer zoom range the new...

30x stabilised optical zoom ; 1080p30 HD video ; 8fps burst and lots of other continuous modes ; 180 and 360 degree panoramas

No Wifi or GPS ; Small selection of effects ; No PASM modes. Limited manual control ; Lens cap jams the lens extension when switched on

Like its predecessor, the Nikon COOLPIX L820 is a no-frills budget point-and-shoot superzoom. It's uncomplicated, easy to use and provides a zoom range that's more than long enough for most subjects. But just because you're not interested in manual...


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"The best Camera I ever saw for that low price."


It is one of those cams you have to explore and expect the best in every par. Getting in mind how cheap it is, you'll be surprised in good manner with this beauty, it is versatile enough to cover the expectations of an aficionado or a professional who...

The most complete Video options on a digital photographic camera including Full HD and High Speed (Separated).

No cons, it really worth every single dollar you pay for it

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"From someone whose used the camera for a while"


There's already a specs & technical data sheet in the information section. You want to know HOW WELL this camera performs, and you can't find that out from someone who's just taken it out of the box yesterday. I've gone through 3 sets of...

Excellent pictures, excellent color and clarity

LCD hard to see in bright sun with sunglasses

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"Great camera, had it for 2 years."


Love the camera I would buy it again after mine breaks.

Great zoom

I thought it was bigger.

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Amazon review summary for Nikon Coolpix L820


alaTest has collected and analyzed 636 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix L820 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Love this camera!


It\'s used primarily for personal things - granddaughter\'s events, etc. But I also use it for a non-profit that rescues cats and dogs. The quality of the photos is amazing - very professional. I would recommend it to anyone!

Easy To Use","Fast\/accurate auto-focus","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD","Nice Body Color","Short Lag Time","Small \/ Compact

Short Battery Life

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Great camera for the price


Great camera for the price. We was able to get it on a open box buy and we love it. I would buy it again.About me... Parent with kids, Photo enthusiast, casual user

Takes great pictures


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Great camper for a beginner


Good quality camera for a beginner! Easy to use and takes great pictures .About me... casual user

Easy to use

AA batteries