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Nikon Coolpix L840 Digital Camera

$235.00
Bridge Camera 16MP 38x Dec 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Reasonably priced
Easy to use
80 Reviews + 2 Awards
Camera Labs Highly Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The editors of two expert review sites both endorsed this camera. This medium megapixel camera received a Camera Labs "Highly Recommended" award and it received a "Recommended" award from review website PhotographyBlog.com, confirming their endorsement.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Four experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Chip.de and dkamera.de have rated this medium megapixel camera on average 76%.

Good User Reviews

People who bought this digital camera rated this digital camera 85 out of 100 on average. Over 82% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 81% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

Based on 25,534 owner and expert reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Support

Good Support

Three Nikon Coolpix L840 owners who bought it thought it had good technical guidance. Teddies mentioned “For detailed instructions you need to print off the manual from the Nikon website, then you really understand what this camera can do”. Teddies also wrote “The quick start guide does what it says, get you started.” in their review. Champollion said on Amazon “Following the detailed instructions in the enclosed guidebook, (complete with Quick Start option, ) inserting the batteries”.


Lens System

Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that were released more than a year ago is 24mm. The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 22.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released one year ago.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 38 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix L840 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than a year.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix B500 ($230) (40x and higher rated).

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a hand strap. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Coolpix L840 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Headphone Outputs

The Coolpix L840 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a headphone outputs.

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Has a Microphone in

The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a microphone in, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Coolpix L840 supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also support PictBridge.

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Has an HDMI

The Coolpix L840 has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Coolpix L840 has a self-timer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Camera

Supports Direct Printing

The Coolpix L840 supports direct printing, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a tripod mountable.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Coolpix L840 has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

There are a number of other 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Coolpix P530 ($240), the D3100 ($299), or the Coolpix B500 ($230) all from Nikon which has better reviews.

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Coolpix L840 has a pre-flash, as do most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix L840 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix B500 ($230), the D3100 ($299), or the Coolpix P530 ($240) all from Nikon.

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Good Quality Pictures

Fourty-one customers agreed that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Withnail67 rated the product 6 stars and mentioned “Provide for a sensible and impressive range of different pictures and landscapes We particularly enjoyed using the moveable viewfinder that pivots” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L840. Teddies gave the product a score of 7 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The photographs are beautifully clear”. Two years ago Trixxie scored this digital camera 6 stars and wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “I find I get about 750 images from advanced lithium AA batteries - extra batteries are therefore readily available”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Curt wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “This camera caught my eye because it was 38X and has a cmos sensor and wi-fi” in his Nikon Coolpix L840 review. One person who bought the product reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Andrew M. Davies said “Really good resolution, quick to start” in his review of this digital camera.

One customer who purchased the product wrote that it was shaky. Two years ago Mcstick mentioned “To put this into perspective, this photo was taken using the full x38 optical zoom, from around 20 metres away, with no tripod and quite a shaky hand” and scored it 7 stars.

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Good Flash

One Nikon Coolpix L840 reviewer reckoned that the Nikon Coolpix L840 had a good flash. Al - Racquetball gave it a rating of 8 stars and mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L840 “The Coolpix L840 works perfect with its optimal zoom option as well as quick flash pop up”.

Good Zoom

Seventeen Nikon Coolpix L840 reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Camera Labs said “Snapback zoom feature” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L840. Camera Labs also said “38x optical zoom with Snapback feature” in their review. Victor mentioned two years ago “It has a spectacular amount of zoom on it”.

Two Nikon Coolpix L840 owners said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Withnail67 gave it a score of 9 stars and mentioned on Amazon “It's appearance is dominated by a very impressive lens” in their Nikon Coolpix L840 review. Trixxie mentioned “Nikon lens' are great whether in DSLR or bridge types such as this” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people who purchased it reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Andrew M. Davies wrote “I spent ages comparing all the cameras with the main focus being on how fast it could capture a shot” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix L840 and rated it 7 stars.

One Nikon Coolpix L840 owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. Andrew M. Davies wrote on Amazon “Image stabilisation I'm sure plays a great part in getting these shots as well Very very very few out of focus/blurred shots”.

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Good for Video Recording

Four people who reviewed the product agreed that it was good for video recording. Camera Labs mentioned “Full HD video recording”. Champollion mentioned on Amazon “There are options where you can switch mode to 'recording movies, ' and special effects including the fashionable sepia tint” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Screen

Five Nikon Coolpix L840 owners who purchased it considered that it had a good screen. Camera Labs mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix L840 review “3 inch 921k dot flipout screen” nonetheless they only gave it a rating of 1 stars. Camera Labs also said “Tiltable, highres screen” in their review. Amazon Customer wrote “The flip screen makes it easy for him to take photos at all angles”.

Four people mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L840 had a good viewfinder. Sloboataz wrote in their review of this digital camera “It did everything it was supposed to tho I would have liked a viewfinder.”. Kayc gave the product a rating of 7 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Would be better if had a view finder as I wear reactor light glasses”.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix L840 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Nikon D3100 ($299) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Coolpix L840 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also support Wi-Fi.

Other cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider include the Nikon Coolpix B500 ($230) which has better reviews.

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Power

Good Battery Life

One person who reviewed the product considered that it had a good battery life. Mark gave it a rating of 6 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Nikon Coolpix L840 “Top quality pictures, long battery life and is easy to learn”.


Features

Good Technical Features

One Nikon Coolpix L840 owner who purchased the Nikon Coolpix L840 reckoned that it had good features. Two years ago Dave K said “Found that although similar it lacked several features that I preferred” in his Nikon Coolpix L840 review.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Five Nikon Coolpix L840 reviewers who purchased the Nikon Coolpix L840 agreed that it was compact. Camera Labs wrote “Relatively compact in class” in their Nikon Coolpix L840 review yet they only gave it a score of 14 out of 100. Trixxie mentioned two years ago “These cameras take exceptional pictures for their compact nature”. Andrew M. Davies he wrote on Amazon “Bigger than a compact”.

Three customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote “Sticks to the same recipe of offering a chunky bridge camera design with a relatively large optical zoom range for modest money” in their Nikon Coolpix L840 review and gave it a rating of 8 stars. Andy gave it a rating of 7 stars and he wrote “A bit bulky apart from that ideal first camera”. Mcstick mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix L840 review “The effort required in carrying around multiple, very heavy lenses is just too much for the average photographer (me included”.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was easy to carry around. Victor he wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The camera is relatively compact and easy to carry on those walks”.

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Heavy

The Coolpix L840 is one of the heavier similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year (538 grams) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The weights of medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera range from 120g to 590g.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon Coolpix L840 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon Coolpix L840 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 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. Across all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera the best video resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One customer considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Imaging-Resource.com said on Imaging Resource.com “The Nikon L840, like its predecessor, uses standard AA batteries for power -- four to be precise -- and wired connectivity options include Micro HDMI (Type-D) high-def video”.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One Nikon Coolpix L840 reviewer said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L840 was noisy. Anna K. mentioned on Amazon “Too noisy and blurred in dark rooms”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Coolpix L840 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Design

Easy to Use

Twenty-one customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use. Expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L840 “There's no doubt that the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a very easy camera to use and produces pleasing photos” and gave it a score of 7 stars. Victor said two years ago “I found the controls and interfaces easy to use and intuitive”. Victor also mentioned “There are a lot of fun options, such as sepia tint, that are easy to use and are indeed a bit of fun” in his review.

Three people who purchased it thought it was easy to setup. Mel D gave it a rating of 8 stars and he said on Amazon “Found it easy to set up and start taking pics straight away” in his Nikon Coolpix L840 review. Two years ago Framer mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Used it today for the first time, seems ok, easy to set up, nice to handle” and scored this digital camera 6 stars.

One Nikon Coolpix L840 reviewer considered that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. M. Holland mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix L840 review “The 38X zoom is rather too much if you ask me, as it is difficult to hold steady at max zoom” .

One Nikon Coolpix L840 reviewer said that the Nikon Coolpix L840 was easy to handle. Graham, Portsmouth scored the product 6 stars and wrote in their Nikon Coolpix L840 review on Amazon “Great value and handles so well even for an amateur like myself”.

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Nice Design

Six Nikon Coolpix L840 owners who reviewed the product thought it was good looking. Two years ago Victor said in his review of the Nikon Coolpix L840 “It is also pretty easy to adjust all the settings manually to get just the right shot for the more experienced”. Skiamakhos wrote on Amazon “Pretty good point & click camera with AWESOME zoom lens” and gave the Nikon Coolpix L840 a rating of 8 stars. Oliver Clarke gave the product a rating of 7 stars and he mentioned in his Nikon Coolpix L840 review on Amazon “Overall pretty good”.

One Nikon Coolpix L840 reviewer who bought the product reckoned that it was well designed. One Nikon Coolpix L840 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was neat. In April last year Mrs M wrote in her review of the Nikon Coolpix L840 on Amazon “Nice and tidy camera with superb picture options”.

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Robust

Three people who reviewed it said that it was well made. Victor wrote “The camera has a sturdy, well built feel to it which I like” . Champollion mentioned on Amazon “The camera feels well built” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L840 and gave it a score of 8 stars. Champollion also mentioned “Nikon COOLPIX L840 - Well Built, Easy to Use” in their review.

Good Product Quality

Twelve people who reviewed it wrote that it was good quality. Al - Racquetball mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L840 on Bhphotovideo.com “Great quality pictures for the price”. Sophie Quick wrote in her review of the Nikon Coolpix L840 “Fantastic camera with great functions and brilliant photo and video quality”. Cec Selenella wrote in their Nikon Coolpix L840 review on Bhphotovideo.com “Great light, optimal photo quality and price/quality ratio” and rated the Nikon Coolpix L840 5 stars.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This Nikon digital camera was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vna772e1, nikon 26486b, l840purple, nikon l840
Barcodes 00018208943647, 00018208943654, 00018208943661, 00018208999248, 00018208999255, 00018208999262, 00845251091618, 00845251091656, 00845251091663, 00845251091670, 08033737554586, 08033737554593, 08033737555248

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