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Nikon L610 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 14x Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good quality pictures
Good product quality
Expert reviews are poor
42 Reviews

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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 41 owner reviews this camera has an overall owner rating of 86 out of 100. Over 77% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

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

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Based on eight expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this digital camera is 64 out of 100. This puts this camera in the bottom 19% of all the medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years when ranked by average expert review score.


Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the Nikon L610 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera. Medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera have closest focusing distances of between 0.001m and 0.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.066m.

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Battery

Only 120 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon L610 is a digital camera that takes 120 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Lens System

Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Nikon L610 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera. The average digital zoom of medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera is 6.6x.

If this digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the S6400 (4x), or the S6800 (4x) both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS ($229) (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Nikon L610 of only 3.3 is one of the biggest amongst medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. The average maximum aperture number of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 7.4, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

At 5.9, the Nikon L610 has a very large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera. The smallest minimum aperture number of medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.7, the largest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 14 times zoom factor, the Nikon L610 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS ($229) (18x), the Nikon L820 (30x), or the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Power

Poor Battery Life

Three people who reviewed the product reckoned that it did not have a good battery life. A R Good wrote on Amazon “Very poor battery life” in their review of this digital camera. Eric Gilroy said “I also need one that has batteries because it is not practical to recharge my camera whilst on a mountain” in his review of this digital camera.

Bad Environmental Credentials

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was not good in terms of power usage.


Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The Nikon L610 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon L610 has a hand strap. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon L610 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Nikon L610 features connection to PC, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Has an HDMI

The Nikon L610 has an HDMI, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Camera

Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon L610 features multi-shot function. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also feature multi-shot function.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon L610 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Histogram

The Nikon L610 features histogram. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also feature histogram.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon L610 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Fujifilm F660EXR, the Nikon S6800, or the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS ($235.97) which has better reviews.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon L610 has a higher still image resolution than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Nikon camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608 X 3456, 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704 and 1600 x 1200 and 4608 x 2592. Across all cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Good Quality Pictures

Seventeen people who reviewed it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote on Ephotozine “A 16-megapixel backlit CMOS image sensor, Full HD movie record”. Peter wrote on Amazon “You need an SD or SDHC card to get started (the camera's internal memory is only 30MB, enough for three pictures”. Josie82 gave this digital camera a score of 6 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “For those people who want to add special effects to the photographs there are various options available both pre”.

Two owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. Expert website Photographyblog.com rated it 8 stars and wrote “Sporting a back-illuminated 16 megapixel CMOS image sensor for better low light photography and a 14x, 25mm wide-angle lens with lens-shift vibration reduction” in their review of this digital camera. Helpless said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The CMOS sensor is a little more `high end' and works well, giving very decent low light performance though the bench mark P300 is better”.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com wrote “The L610's loaded with automatic shooting modes, including Nikon's Easy Auto mode” . Peter mentioned on Amazon “This camera offers 16 Megapixels and Full HD video recording”.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Steves-Digicams.com gave the product a score of 72.957425076628 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera five years ago “For the budget-minded, Nikon announced the all new Coolpix L610 in the latter half of 2012, which features a large 16-megapixel CMOS sensor”.

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Good Quality Lens

Eleven owners who bought it concluded that it had a good zoom. Ephotozine.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Ephotozine “The Nikon Coolpix L610, announced in August 2012, is a compact travel zoom camera with 14x optical zoom”. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com said in their review of this digital camera “This camera is featured with decent optical zoom, powerful sensor”. Four years ago Steve Bowen wrote “It works well, has a great zoom and takes an excellent picture” and rated the product 8 stars.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Levente Csurka wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “HD video quality is really good, hand stabilizer is good” and rated it 7 stars. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good autofocus.

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Good Video Capture

Six customers who purchased it concluded that it was good for video recording. Peter mentioned on Amazon “The recorded video is full” in his Nikon L610 review. Peter also wrote “The video recorder mode is good” in his review. Helpless said on Amazon “The quality of the video is very good, wind noise is also not too much of problem” in their review of the Nikon L610.

Good Exposure Control

Two customers who purchased it concluded that it had good exposure controls. Peter wrote on Amazon “Exposure compensation is easy to access” in his review of the Nikon L610.

Good Flash

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good flash. Helpless wrote “A built-in auto flash would be more suited to this style of camera” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four owners said in their reviews that it had a good screen. Crookedmouth said in their review of the Nikon L610 on Amazon “On the back the camera is mostly LCD screen - it's a nice big one” and scored it 5 stars. D. Elliott said in their review of this digital camera “The LCD screen is large and clear - nevertheless I miss the addition of a viewfinder” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Helpless said on Amazon “The flash has to be popped up manually by sliding a small catch at the top of the screen; this is fairly straight forward”.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon L610 supports video capability. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also support video capability.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm F660EXR, the Benq G1 ($229), or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ($155.99).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon L610 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Fujifilm F660EXR, the Nikon S6800, or the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS ($235.97) which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon L610 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon L610 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon L610 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age which do not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS ($235.97), the Benq G1 ($229), and the Nikon S6400 is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon L610 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Nikon digital camera). This digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 960 x 540 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 actually the best supported video resolution amongst all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon L610 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon L610 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera have display diagonals of between 2" and 4.8".

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the FinePix F770EXR, or the F660EXR both from Fujifilm or the Nikon S9300.

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Very Narrow Field of View

The narrowest field of view of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 95%, the widest is 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. The Nikon L610 has one of the narrower field of views (only 96 percent) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Support

Good Support

Three customers who reviewed the Nikon L610 mentioned that it had good technical guidance. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said “However, there are many better cameras out there, including similarly priced models like the Canon SX230 HS, which also has full PSAM modes to help take beginners further” in their review of the Nikon L610. D. Elliott said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Next is the inadequacy of the so called "Quick Start Guide" which appears to have been written by someone who is already familiar with the product or understands everything”.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who purchased the Nikon L610 considered that it was quiet.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon L610 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Three people who bought it thought it had good features. Expert review site Ephotozine.com gave it a score of 74.058188129 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “It uses AA batteries, which Nikon say is extremely useful for those travelling, features a Nikkor 14x zoom lens”. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com said “As you go through Coolpix L610 Review, you will be pleased to find that this is a very user-friendly camera with sophisticated features”. Josie82 scored it 7 stars and wrote “Other built-in features include vibration reduction”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Ten owners who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was compact. Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “The Nikon Coolpix L610 is a travel-zoom digital compact camera” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 6 stars. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon Coolpix L610 is a decent entry-level compact camera that shoots slightly above its price”. Cnet.com also wrote “There aren't a lot of options if you want a compact camera with a long zoom lens” in their review.

Four people who purchased this digital camera considered that it was heavy and bulky. Silver Surfer mentioned four years ago “As a supplement to my bigger and much heavier cameras this one is ideal as it's small enough to fit in my pocket” in their Nikon L610 review. Steve Bowen mentioned on Amazon “Running on 2xAA batteries does mean a slightly bigger and heavier camera.” in his Nikon L610 review and gave this digital camera a score of 7 stars. Four years ago A R Good wrote on Amazon “Badly let down by very heavy power usage on the battery”.

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Average Weight

The Nikon L610 has a relatively standard weight (240 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Eight owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Three years ago Steve mentioned “Bargain Quality Camera at a great price” in his review of the Nikon L610. Tony Eade wrote two years ago “Great value from argos returns -as new -i cant fault it -quality camera” . Remartine wrote on Amazon “It has served me very well; consistently excellent picture quality, including with zoom or close-up macro, sophisticated enough without being too complicated” in their review of this digital camera.

Nice Design

Six customers who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was good looking. Peter gave the product a score of 7 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera “There's the S-series, which is the stylish range”. Peter also wrote “That's pretty good for a budget camera” in his review. Remartine mentioned in their review of this digital camera “So it was a beautiful device.” .

Three people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was neat. Crookedmouth mentioned five years ago “In the box==========The camera comes neatly packaged in a nice small-ish box with a number of accessories” and gave it a rating of 6 stars. Helpless wrote in the same month “This is a very neat comfortable to hold point”.

Two people who purchased it mentioned that it was ergonomic. Crookedmouth scored the product 6 stars and said on Amazon “Looks and layout================This is a somewhat nicer looking camera than the rather boxy S8200, with a more ergonomic look to it” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who purchased the product mentioned that it was well designed. Remartine scored it 6 stars and wrote “Clearly, this is not necessarily a fault of the design of the model; it might be an individual problem for this particular product of mine.”.

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Robust

Six owners who reviewed the Nikon L610 agreed that it was well made. Three years ago Steve said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Focus is fast and the anti-shake system is foolproof -- this pocketable camera is well built and reasonably stylish” and scored this digital camera 8 stars. Four years ago Josie82 mentioned “It is quite light at just over 8 ounces and feels comfortable and solid when holding it”. Crookedmouth said on Amazon “On the other hand it //feels// a little plasticky, maybe not quite as robust as the S8200 which has a more solid feel to it” in their review of this digital camera.

Easy to Use

Eight customers concluded that it was easy to use. Josie82 said in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Out-of-the-box the camera is easy to use”. Josie82 also said “The camera is easy to use as a point-and-shoot” in their review. Five years ago Peter he mentioned on Amazon “Using the camera is OK.”.

Three customers thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Peter he wrote on Amazon “It's easy to hold and just the right size”.

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Peter wrote “Instead of simply toggling macro on/off when you press the button, you instead need to press the macro button then select from an on/off menu, then press OK”. Helpless wrote on Amazon “The menu is easy to access and settings are just as easy to change”.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this medium megapixel camera was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon nkncoolpixl610blk
Barcodes 00018208131754, 00018208263455, 00018208929122, 00018208929160, 00018208929207, 04960759136183

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