Nikon Coolpix L810 Detailed Review

Nikon Coolpix L810

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The Coolpix L810 was presented by Nikon in February 2012. It is a Superzoom Digital Camera.
BrandNikon
CategorySuperzoom
Date02/2012
Sensor Properties

In additional Coolpix L810 has a Compact CMOS sensor with size of 6 x 5 mm² (0.24" x 0.18").

Also Coolpix L810's image sensor has an effective resolution of around 16 megapixel. The resolution is somewhat below average but will be sufficient for most purposes. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed to A3 size.

The Nikon does not support recording RAW images. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computeand involves one extra processing step but will almost always result in superior image quality.

FormatCompact
Sensor area6.17 x 4.55mm²
(0.24" x 0.18")
TypeCMOS
Resolution (physical)16.44 megapixel
Resolution (effective)16.00 megapixel
Pixel size1.79 µm²
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 1 frames/second
Lens
Interchangeable
Focal length (min)22mm
Focal length (max)575mm
Aperture (max)3.1
Aperture (min)5.9
Viewfinder Properties

The Coolpix L810 does not come with a built-in viewfinder. The camera's display is used to compose the photo. That can be cumbersome in broad daylight.

Shutter

The Coolpix L810's shutter speed varies from 1/1500s to 4s.

The highest shutter speed of the Nikon is just 1/1500s. That's no longer state of the art and may cause problems in challenging light conditions.

Max. shutter speed1/1500s
Min. shutter speed4s
Sensitivity Properties

The Coolpix L810's usable sensitivity ranges from 80 ISO to only 1600 ISO.

Automatic
Min. sensitivity80 ISO
Max. sensitivity1600 ISO
Exposure Modes

The Coolpix L810 supports all general exposure modes.

The Nikon allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Multi
Center weight
Partial
Spot
Auto Focus Properties

The Coolpix L810's auto focus processor uses 1 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. in low light).

The Nikon doesn't support manual focussing. That can be an issue if the auto focus has problems with your subject or lighting.

TypeTTL
AF points1
Manual focusing
Flash Specs

The Coolpix L810 features a built-in flash with a range of up to 5m (17 ft.). That range will work for most situations.

A hotshoe is missing from the Nikon.

Built-in
Range5.00m
(17 ft.)
Hot shoe
Display Specs
Coolpix L810 display

The Coolpix L810 features a monitor with a diagonal of 75.00mm (3.0 in.) and a resolution of c. 0.92 megapixel. That's about average.

Unfortunately, the Coolpix L810's monitor is not articulated. That can make it tricky to frame your subject in some situations, e.g. when taking selfies.

The Coolpix L810 does not feature a touch screen.

Display characteristics at a glance:

TypeLCD
Size75.00mm (diagonal)
(3.0 in.)
Resolution0.92 megapixel
Articulated
Touch screen
Video Specs

Coolpix L810 video supported the resolution with 1280 x 720 pixel.

ACamera is not equipped with an external microphone.

Nikon Coolpix L810 Video parameters:

Max. resolution1280 x 720 pixel
...with frame rates30 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

Built-in wireless connectivity is not available with the Nikon. You will need appropriate accessories to wirelessly transfer images between camera and smartphone.

Connect the Nikon to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Nikon supports USB 2.0.

Connection parameters:

WiFi
Bluetooth
NFC
Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
Apps
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini
USB-C
Custom
Memory

The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.

Memory cards characteristics:

Slots1
Memory cardsSD
SDHC
SDXC
Battery

The Nikon Coolpix L810 works with a 4 Mignonzellen, auch aufladbar battery. The battery lifetime is a generous 400 shots. Usually enough for a full day or more.

The Coolpix L810's battery battery parameters:

Type4 Mignonzellen, auch aufladbar
Removable
In-camera charging
Battery life400 photos
Size

The Nikon Coolpix L810's dimensions are 111.1 x 76.3 x 83.1mm³. (4.4" x 3.0" x 3.3"). This includes the lens. The camera's weight is a reasonable 430 grams (13.9 oz.), lens included.

Here is front and top view of the Coolpix L810:

Nikon Coolpix L810 Dimensions (Width / Height)
Nikon Coolpix L810 Dimensions (Width / Depth)
Dimensions Comparison

To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).

The Coolpix L810 is not much bigger:

Nikon Coolpix L810 size comparison

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