• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 585.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 675.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon L810 advantages over Nikon L820

  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Nikon L820 advantages over Nikon L810

  • More telephoto lens reach
    675 mm vs 585 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 540 vs 450 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon L120

Nikon L810
Nikon L120
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
Nikon L820
Nikon L120
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Olympus SP-620UZ

Nikon L810
Olympus SP-620UZ
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bulb shutter
Nikon L820
Olympus SP-620UZ
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More dots on screen
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out

Compared to Samsung WB100

Nikon L810
Samsung WB100
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon L820
Samsung WB100
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon L830

Nikon L810
Nikon L830
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon L820
Nikon L830
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Faster shutter
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm S8600

Nikon L810
Fujifilm S8600
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon L820
Fujifilm S8600
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More dots on screen
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
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