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Nikon L820 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 30x CMOS Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Three industry awards
Easy to use
Good quality lens
41 Reviews + 3 Awards
Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

Websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs all concluded that concluded that they would endorse this medium megapixel camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Eleven experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Techradar have rated this Nikon digital camera on average 76 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera as superb on average. 16 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 25,534 expert and owner 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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Design

Easy to Use

Eight customers agreed that this digital camera was easy to use. Cameralabs.com wrote on expert review site Camera Labs “It's uncomplicated, easy to use and provides a zoom range that's more than long enough for most subjects.” in their Nikon L820 review. Amazon Customer wrote “A nice and easy to use camera” and gave it a rating of 7 stars. Gascot mentioned on Amazon “Great little camera and very easy to use for an amateur like me”.

One customer reckoned that the product was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Good Product Quality

Seven people wrote that this digital camera was good quality. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “The Nikon Coolpix L820 packs plenty of zoom and image quality is good” in their review of this digital camera. Ruth Williamson said “Camera is great really high quality pictures”. Amazon Customer mentioned “If you want a simple to use zoom camera with good image quality and great low light performance this is a good buy”.


Good Quality Lens

Seven customers considered that it had a good zoom. D. Fortune mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “It has a very good zoom and flash”. Amazon Customer mentioned “It offers very high resolution pictures and has a lovely 30x optical zoom”. Four years ago Mrs Annette C Harrison said on Amazon “Fantastic zoom easy to use for non techy photographers”.

Three people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good lens. Ephotozine.com said “If you like shooting wide landscapes, you'll appreciate the wide 22.5mm lens, you can also zoom in to isolate your subject”.

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Good Flash

One owner who purchased the product wrote that it had a good flash.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people mentioned that it had a good screen. Four years ago Ephotozine.com said “The screen has a decent resolution a” and scored the product 6 stars. Mark Olive wrote on Amazon three years ago “Considering the price this is going for from some retailers (thanks to the new L830, which doesn't offer much extra unless you want a swivel screen) it's a great buy” in his Nikon L820 review.

Good Video Capture

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Good Quality Pictures

Ten people said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Photographyblog.com gave the product a score of 6 stars and said “Nikon cite the L820 as being clever with images by utilising the zoom, user f” in their review of this digital camera. D. Fortune said on Amazon three years ago “Have had this camera over a year and it seems to take very nice sharp pictures” in their review of the Nikon L820 and gave it a rating of 8 stars. Amazon Customer scored it 6 stars and said in their Nikon L820 review on Amazon in the same month “Closeup photos look good”.

Two owners who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good picture resolution. One owner considered that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned “It also has a 16 megapixel sensor and full 1080p HD video recording”.

One person who reviewed this digital camera said that it was good in low light.

One person thought this digital camera had a good ISO range. Mark Olive wrote on Amazon three years ago “In terms of noise, artefacts and ISO performance it easily beats the equivalent Sony” in his review of this digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Five customers who reviewed it concluded that it was compact. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on PhotographyBlog.com “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” and gave the product a score of 7 stars. T.j rated it 7 stars and mentioned “Have had compact digital cameras bought after the partial demise of the SLR with 35mm film”. T.j also said “The quality of the pictures is better then my Samsung compact even though both are similar pixel rated” in their review.

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Ephotozine.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine “It is quite heavy.” and gave it a score of 7 stars. D. Fortune said three years ago “Camera is quite big and heavy so does not fit in my pocket like my other panasonic hc-v700 though” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of 7 stars.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. Ruth Williamson wrote on Amazon three years ago “Easy to use and lightweight”. T.j said on Amazon “It feels better to hold and use as the controls allow either hand to zoom and is lightweight when carried” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 7 stars.

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Support

Good Support

Two customers concluded that the product had good technical guidance. Mrs Annette C Harrison wrote “Only disappointment is they no longer provide paper instruction manual which was useful when out” in her review of this digital camera. Two years ago Hampshire Shopper mentioned on Amazon “Easy to use and simple to understand the quick start guide and the instructions on the cd” in their review of this digital camera.


Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon L820 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera do not support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon L820 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. This Nikon digital camera also support video resolutions 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon L820 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the Nikon L820 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera. The smallest optical zoom of cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 0.34x, the biggest is 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 675 millimeters, the Nikon L820 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera range from 18mm to 1,500mm.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 22.5 millimeters, the Nikon L820 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this type and age is 4.5mm and the longest is 40mm.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras that were released around the same time as this camera the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4. The Nikon L820 has a fairly big maximum aperture number (only 5.8) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon L820 has a relatively typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Olympus SZ-14 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon L820 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Olympus SZ-14 which is cheaper.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS ($229.00) is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon L820 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon L820 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon L820 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon L820 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to it. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. The still image resolution of all comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Memory

Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The Nikon L820 has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes (64 gigabytes) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The average maximum memory card size of digital cameras of this type and age is 36GB.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon L820 has a hand strap, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon L820 has a batteries included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon L820 features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon L820 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Display

Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 921,000 pixels, the Nikon L820 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera. The average display resolution (numeric) of medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 430,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon L820 has a pretty average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this camera and we think the Olympus SZ-14 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon L820 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Product Identifiers

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

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Expert Reviews Are Better
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3x Shorter Maximum Focal Length
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