Nikon® L810 review, 8.3 out of 10 based on 3 ratings
The Nikon L810 is a super-zoom model that was released in early 2012. It’s a bit bigger than most in the compact point and shoot category, but it has many desirable features that come with the size. This camera has some specific features that will be very nice for a particular type of photographer. We’ve looked at the L810 before, but only in comparison to other cameras. We’ll take an in-depth look at the good features and some that aren’t so great in this post.
Nikon L810 advantages
The L810 has quite a few quality features.
- Zoom: One of the first things you’ll likely notice about the L810 is the massive zoom. The camera has a massive 26x built-in zoom lens. For comparison, this is equivalent to a 585mm lens on an old 35mm body. That’s a whole lot of zoom!
- Ease of use: The L810 has a set of advanced features, but it’s still very easy to use. If you want to use it like your typical point and shoot, go for it. The camera makes it easy to get the shots you’re looking for.
- Image quality: The L810 comes with a 16.1-megapixel sensor that takes great photos when coupled with the zoom lens. The camera isn’t exactly the speediest camera (more on that later) but if you’re looking to get great photos of relatively still scenes then you’ll be happy with the quality.
Nikon L810 disadvantages
The L810 isn’t all great, however.
- Slowness: The camera is slow in a few areas. Firstly, it isn’t very speedy when it comes to acquiring the focus points you want. It will eventually get there, but don’t expect to quickly focus on fast moving objects. Likewise, the camera doesn’t shoot very quickly. You’ll only be able to shoot at 1.2 frames per second, which isn’t very fast. If you plan on shooting fast subjects then you should keep this in mind.
- Batteries: No, the L810 doesn’t come with multiple rechargeable batteries. Unfortunately, it only takes AA batteries. This can get expensive fast, and even the relatively rechargeable options aren’t that great because they don’t last as long. It’s not a deal-breaker, but it would be nice to have a modern rechargeable battery.
The L810 is a good point and shoot option for people who want a lot of zoom for a good price. There are some disadvantages, but they aren’t huge issues. If you decide to buy the Nikon L810 then we think you’ll be satisfied with what it has to offer.