Summary: The Nikon L820 also comes with the usual array of preset scene modes (like Fireworks and Snow) and in-camera retouching (like skin softening). It's bigger than most cheap cameras, and it comes with more accessories: a lens cap, neck strap, USB cable, AV cable (there's an HDMI jack, but you'll need your own cable) and four AA batteries.
Pros: 30x zoom lens, Very good photo and video quality, Easy to use, Quick performance, Runs on AA batteries -- convenient for traveling
Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix L820 fell into our super zoom category, boasting a huge zoom range of 24-1200mm. The L820 is also one of the few cameras on the market to run on AA batteries, which might be a benefit, depending on the user. The L820 is reasonably limited in its ability compared to not only the other super zooms, but also the entire rest of the field.
Summary: The Nikon COOLPIX L820 is a super-zoom with a 30x range and a 16 Megapixel sensor. It has DSLR styling in a smaller form factor than the more expensive models that offer an even longer zoom range like Nikon's own 42x COOLPIX P520 and Canon's 50x PowerShot SX50 HS.
The COOLPIX L820 replaces the COOLPIX L810 which remains in the range at a lower price point. The new model has a longer zoom range, extending the telephoto by nearly 100mm from 585 to 675mm.
Pros: 30x stabilised optical zoom., 1080p30 HD video., 8fps burst and lots of other continuous modes., 180 and 360 degree panoramas.
Cons: No Wifi or GPS., Small selection of effects., No PASM modes. Limited manual control., Lens cap jams the lens extension when switched on.
Nikon Coolpix L820 decent 30x megazoom on the cheap
19 September 2013
Summary: 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.
Pros: 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.
Cons: 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.
Conclusion: Though you won't be able to fit the Nikon L820 into the pocket of your jeans without a rather uncomfortable and unsightly squeeze, the body is sized to fit into a roomier jacket pocket. You could wear it on a strap around your neck, perhaps, but then it may just appear to casual passers-by that someone has shrunk your DSLR in the wash. Either that or you're a giant by comparison.
Excerpt: Straight from the large zoom stable of Nikon's L series cameras, the Coolpix L820 is the top of the range model. It's host to an array of forward thinking technology, such as ED glass, stereo sound, FullHD video and a back-illuminated CMOS sensor. However, being in the Lifestyle section of Nikon's range also means that it's incredibly easy to use.
Conclusion: Overall, wrapped with smart and intuitive features, the Nikon Coolpix L820 Digital Camera is one among the unbeatable digital SLRs available in the market. It looks good too and has a decent overall battery to make it a great family camera.