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Nikon 820 Digital Camera

16MP 30x CMOS Feb 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
The Classic-looking, 16-megapixel COOLPIX L820 Is Clever With Images 'so You Don T Have To Be. Get Closer Than You Thought Possible And Take Any Picture, Anywhere, With The Incredible 30x Zoom... More
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29 Reasons For

Good Quality Lens

Three Nikon 820 reviewers who reviewed the Nikon 820 considered that it had a good lens. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert website Ephotozine “If you like shooting wide landscapes, you'll appreciate the wide 22.5mm lens, you can also zoom in to isolate your subject”.

Several people considered that this digital camera had a good zoom.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few customers who reviewed the product thought it had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote “The screen has a decent resolution a”.

A number of customers said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said in their review three years ago “Nikon cite the L820 as being clever with images by utilising the zoom, user f” and scored this digital camera 80 out of 100.

One customer considered that it had a good image sensor.

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Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Nikon bridge camera digital cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Nikon is one of the better rated brands.

Good Size

A number of Nikon 820 reviewers who reviewed the Nikon 820 concluded that it was compact. Photographyblog.com wrote “The Nikon Coolpix L820 is a high-zoom digital compact camera featuring a 30x optical zoom, back-illuminated 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, 1080p FullHD video” in their review of the Nikon 820.

Easy to Use

One Nikon 820 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. Cameralabs.com rated the Nikon 820 4 stars and wrote on Camera Labs “It's uncomplicated, easy to use and provides a zoom range that's more than long enough for most subjects.” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Product Quality

One Nikon 820 owner said in their reviews that it was good quality. Three years ago expert website Ephotozine.com said “The Nikon Coolpix L820 packs plenty of zoom and image quality is good”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer who bought it said that it had a good screen.

Good Video Capture

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Ephotozine.com wrote in their Nikon 820 review on expert website Ephotozine “It also has a 16 megapixel sensor and full 1080p HD video recording”.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon 820 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 820 do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 820 has a built-in flash. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the 820 also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX510[plb_2686640_price] which is cheaper; or the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which has better reviews.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon 820 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX510[plb_2686640_price] which is cheaper; or the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price].

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Has Three Image Editings

The Nikon 820 has a greater number of image editing modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a Resizing image editing, which is the most commonly found image editing found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 820. The image editings "Crop" and "Rotating" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Nikon 820 is more than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this digital camera.

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Stereo Audio System

This digital camera has a Stereo audio system, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The average motion JPEG frame rate of digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 39fps. With a motion JPEG frame rate of 240 frames per second, the Nikon 820's motion JPEG frame rate is one of the highest amongst similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 820.

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870 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Nikon 820 is a camera that takes 870 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago only take between 180 and 869 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon 820 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of this spec and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this camera.

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Has One Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon 820 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This Nikon digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the 820.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon 820 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s).

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

The worst still image resolution across similar types of digital camera is 640 x 360.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have display resolution (numeric)s of between 460 pixels and 1,500,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 500,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, the Nikon 820 has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon 820 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the 820. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Nikon digital camera. In addition, this digital camera support video resolutionss of 320 x 240 pixels and 960 x 540 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this type and age.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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TFT Display

The Nikon 820 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is in fact the best display amongst all bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 820.

An LCD display is the worst display amongst similar types of camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Nikon 820 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the 820.

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Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the Nikon 820 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC and WAV are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 22.5 millimeters, the Nikon 820 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 820 is 4.5mm and the longest is 28mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One person who bought it reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Three years ago Cameralabs.com mentioned on expert review site Camera Labs “Just because you're not interested in manual co” in their review of the Nikon 820 nonetheless they gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon 820 does not support video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the 820 also do not support video capability.

Other cameras which also support video capability that you might also want to look at include the Kodak Pixpro AZ251[plb_2452647_price] or the Fujifilm FinePix S4200[plb_1353343_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon 820 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] or the Canon PowerShot SX510[plb_2686640_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 820, the Nikon 820 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon 820 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the 820 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon 820 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Nikon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Nikon 820 is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on cameras of this type and age. The shooting modess "Manual", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The Nikon 820 has one of the narrower field of views (only 97 percent) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 820 the field of views range from 95% to 100%.

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Only Has One Light Exposure Modes

The Nikon 820 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Shutter priority AE, but this light exposure modes is not found on this Nikon camera. The light exposure modess Auto are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Nikon 820 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Nikon digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the 820. The camera file systems "DCF", "DPOF 1.1" and "MPF" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Only Features One Image Quality Adjustment

The number of image adjustment modes featured on the Nikon 820 is more than most similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently featured image quality adjustment is Contrast, but this image quality adjustment is not featured on this digital camera. The image quality adjustments Brightness are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At only 4 seconds, the Nikon 820 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the 820. The average slowest camera shutter speed of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 820 is 19s, and the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 2s to 120s.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The Nikon 820 has a very big ISO sensitivity (min) (125) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 64 to 400.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 820

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon 820 has a pretty standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 820.

There are a number of other 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to look at including a cheaper digital camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix S4200[plb_1353343_price] or you might consider a better rated digital camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price].

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Average Optical Zoom

The Nikon 820 has a relatively typical optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

Alternative 30x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] (42x) which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think a cheaper camera such as the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price], and the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price] both from Fujifilm or you might consider a higher scoring camera such as the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price], and the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price] both from Fujifilm are also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this Nikon camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Weight

The Nikon 820 has a pretty typical weight (470 grams) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other 470g cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] is also worth considering.

Other cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix S4200[plb_1353343_price] (448g) which is also cheaper.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Nikon 820 has a pretty average megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

If this Nikon digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon 820 has a pretty typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 820.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

Alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price].

If the sensor type of this bridge camera camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] (CCD and higher rated) or the Fujifilm FinePix S4200[plb_1353343_price] (CCD and cheaper).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Pre-Flash
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
AV Output
DC-In Jack
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Carrying Case
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

30x stabilised optical zoom
1080 30 HD video
8fps burst and lots of other continuous modes
180 and 360 degree panoramas
The Nikon Coolpix 820 has better features than you'd expect for its price, including a 30x zoom lens, a highres 3inch LCD, and a backsideilluminated CMOS sensor
No Wifi or GPS
Small selection of effects
No PASM modes
Limited manual control
Lens cap jams the lens extension when switched on

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208264025, 00018208264032, 00018208934164, 00018208934218, 00018208934256, 00018208934287, 00133588915166, 00745495451165, 08033737552179, 08033737552766, 08033737552919, 08431016820511, 08431016820917

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