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Nikon Coolpix L810 review

Nikon's stylish entry-level superzoom with a 26x zoom and 16MP

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The limitations of the Nikon Coolpix L810's lens are betrayed in the softened detail towards the corners of the frame at maximum wide angle - better disguised here with a natural subject matter, and only readily noticeable if you're actively searching for it.

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A telephoto shot at maximum zoom from the same vantage point and with the camera handheld showcases the image quality achievable at the other end of the focal range. It's a slightly flat result that would be improved with a boost to contrast, but it's actually not bad at all, given that this is a budget model.

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Another maximum 585mm equivalent telephoto shot, here achieved by panning with a moving subject. The continuous shooting rate may be no great shakes, at 1.2fps for up to four frames, but with a steady eye, steady nerve and steady hands you can get a result.

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A low angle shot taken at extreme wide angle setting displays some converging verticals, but the colour and detail draw the eye. We could have done with the aid of an angle-adjustable LCD here; without wanting to put our ear on the ground it was more a case of point and hope.

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Blessed with some almost perfect light to highlight the face of our statue but retain the detail of the rest, it's hard to fault this shot taken at maximum zoom, which has thrown the potentially distracting background nicely out of focus. Again we were shooing handheld.

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An extreme close-up of tree bark in 1cm macro mode displays what the Nikon Coolpix L810 is capable of when you get up close and personal to subjects. Again, given that this is a point and shoot camera, the level of detail is impressive.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedAA
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
Product FamilyCoolpix L
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBronze
Optical Zoom26x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesLive View, Self-timer, Blink Detection, Face Detection, Smile Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)430 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Flash Memory Capacity50 MB
Minimum Focus Distance10 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported4
Battery Built-inNo
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCCD
Total Camera Resolution16.4 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedLR6 / L40 / EN-MH2
Memory Card SupportedEye-Fi Card, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height76.3 mm
Width111.1 mm
Depth83.1 mm
Product SeriesL
Focal Length4 mm to 104 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, MPO
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelL810
Product NameCoolpix L810 Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVMA972E1
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

The classic-looking 16-megapixel COOLPIX L810 is every camera you'll ever need.

Get closer than you thought possible and take any picture, anywhere, with the incredible 26x zoom lens. Fit the biggest building into the shot with stunning wide-angle, or snap dolphins from far away from the boat with incredible telephoto.

Easy Auto mode will take care of all the camera settings for you. The side zoom lever combines with clever anti-blur technology to keep all your shots sharp and looking great.

Battery Life300 Shot/1.83 Hour Video
Package Contents
  • Coolpix L810 Compact Camera
  • Camera Strap
  • 4 x AA LR6/L40 Alkaline Batteries
  • Lens Cap LC-CP25 (with Cord)
  • USB Cable UC-E16
  • Audio Video Cable EG-CP16
  • Software Installer CD
  • Reference Manual CD
Display Resolution921000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker