As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Nikon Coolpix L610 is also often compared to super zooms, waterproofs, compacts and entry-level DSLRs. The Nikon Coolpix L610's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot A810 and the PowerShot SX270 HS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S6500 and the Coolpix L620)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L610 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much shorter battery life (120 shots vs 660 shots) and is older (august 2012 vs august 2013).

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Nikon Coolpix S6500
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the S6500 (vs the L610)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S6500 (vs the L610)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6500 and L610

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
7 months newer
$237

Significant advantages of the SX270 HS (vs the L610)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 210 shots vs 120 shots

Significant disadvantages of the SX270 HS (vs the L610)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX270 HS and L610

  • Inexpensive: $236.76 vs $262.04

Nikon Coolpix L620

Nikon Coolpix L620
1 year newer
$380

Significant advantages of the L620 (vs the L610)

  • Much longer battery life: 660 shots vs 120 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L620 (vs the L610)

  • None found

common strengths of the L620 and L610

  • Inexpensive: $379.95 vs $262.04

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10
1 year newer
$223

Significant advantages of the DSC-QX10 (vs the L610)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 220 shots vs 120 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-QX10 (vs the L610)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the DSC-QX10 and L610

  • Inexpensive: $222.61 vs $262.04

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L610 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (mid size (108×69×34 mm) vs professional size (125×87×110 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is thinner (1.3" vs 3.9") and is slightly lighter (240 g vs 540 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/3), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), has a much shorter battery life (120 shots vs 540 shots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't support an external flash.

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Fujifilm FinePix S4000
1 year older
$467

Significant advantages of the S4000 (vs the L610)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S4000 (vs the L610)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly thicker: 3.9" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the S4000 and L610

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Mid size (108×69×34 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 240 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 1.3"

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the L610)

  • Much longer battery life: 350 shots vs 120 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the L610)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Mid size (108×69×34 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.8" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and L610

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 240 g
  • Very inexpensive: $139.98 vs $262.04

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810
6 months older
$277

Significant advantages of the L810 (vs the L610)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much longer battery life: 300 shots vs 120 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L810 (vs the L610)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Thicker: 3.3" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the L810 and L610

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Mid size (108×69×34 mm)
  • Very light: 430 g vs 240 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.3"

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the L610)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the L610)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the L820 and L610

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Mid size (108×69×34 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 240 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
similar age
$534

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the L610)

  • Much longer battery life: 540 shots vs 120 shots
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the L610)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs Mid size (108×69×34 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.3" vs 1.3"
  • Significantly heavier: 588 g vs 240 g

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and L610

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs Mid size (108×69×34 mm)
  • Light weight: 588 g vs 240 g
  • Thin: 4.3" vs 1.3"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-LZ20 (vs the L610)

  • Much longer battery life: 380 shots vs 120 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LZ20 (vs the L610)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the DMC-LZ20 and L610

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×76×80 mm) vs Mid size (108×69×34 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 499 g vs 240 g

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L610 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/3.3 vs f/3.9), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm) and is slightly less expensive ($262.04 vs $583.70).

However, on average it is slightly larger (mid size (108×69×34 mm) vs compact (109×68×28 mm)), has a much shorter battery life (120 shots vs 300 shots), is older (august 2012 vs february 2014), is thicker (1.3" vs 1.1") and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30
1 year newer
$584

Significant advantages of the D30 (vs the L610)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D30 (vs the L610)

  • None found

common strengths of the D30 and L610

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L610 compared to compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 39 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 115k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.9), is slightly larger (mid size (108×69×34 mm) vs compact (95×62×30 mm)), has a much shorter battery life (120 shots vs 220 shots), is thicker (1.3" vs 1.2") and is slightly heavier (240 g vs 171 g).

Canon PowerShot A810

Canon PowerShot A810
6 months older

Significant advantages of the A810 (vs the L610)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (95×62×30 mm) vs Mid size (108×69×34 mm)
  • Much longer battery life: 220 shots vs 120 shots
  • Significantly lighter: 171 g vs 240 g

Significant disadvantages of the A810 (vs the L610)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the A810 and L610

  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm FinePix A820

Fujifilm FinePix A820
5 years older

Significant advantages of the A820 (vs the L610)

  • Smaller: Compact (98×62×32 mm) vs Mid size (108×69×34 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A820 (vs the L610)

  • Much worse wide angle: 39 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the A820 and L610

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L610 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (mid size (108×69×34 mm) vs professional size (139×105×79 mm)), is significantly less expensive ($262.04 vs $869.95), is thinner (1.3" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (240 g vs 730 g).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
3 years newer
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the L610)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the L610)

  • Much larger: Professional size (139×105×79 mm) vs Mid size (108×69×34 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"
  • Much heavier: 730 g vs 240 g

common strengths of the EOS 80D and L610

  • None found

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
7 months newer
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the L610)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the L610)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Mid size (108×69×34 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the T5i and L610

  • None found