Summary Nikon L820

Prices Price
Camera only
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 8
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 20
Specifications Key specs
Help 29.3x
Screen size
Help 3"
Help f/3
Screen resolution
Help 921k dots
Wide angle
Help 23 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
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Nikon Coolpix L820


Nikon has replaced the Coolpix L820 with the L830.

Nikon Coolpix L830
Nikon Coolpix L830 announced January 2014
Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Lowest price Cheaper

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The Nikon L820 vs other recent digicams

Wide angle Great wide angle lens Help
23 mm
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus Good macro Help
1.0 cm
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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The Nikon L820 vs other recent super zooms

Size Quite small Help
Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm)
Weight Light Help
470 g
Thickness Thin Help
Lowest price Inexpensive Help


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The Nikon L820 vs other recent digicams

Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.7 MP
Announced Old Help
January 2013
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
4 seconds
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
Thickness Thick Help
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The Nikon L820 vs other recent super zooms

Zoom Below average zoom Help
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/1500 of a second


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Nikon Coolpix L820
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Avatar for Syed Mohammed Ameen Syed Mohammed Ameen (8:01 AM, July 15, 2014)
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Avatar for Nitish Sharma Nitish Sharma (11:22 AM, December 13, 2013)
awsome cameraa
Avatar for paull paull (3:46 PM, November 15, 2013)
any body knows wher the miniture mode is on this camera all in all its anice pice of equipment vidio is exlent i must say high quality vidio pics are looking awsome better than the fine pix cameras yet to do night time shooting fire work mode is brilliant as others say just keep trying this one out youle be surprised of what ya getting photography does nt come straight too you you have too go to it so keep playing with ya gadget ok so wheres the miniture option then
leo (4:42 AM, October 20, 2013)
I just bought it and the video is awesome really good 1080p sound is good, the camera for pics its ok nothing fancy but do the job for the price, basic menu setting .
Avatar for Rahul Dev Rahul Dev (4:14 PM, October 08, 2013)
i have compared it with many cameras but it is best under 15000
drummer_justin (5:43 PM, October 07, 2013)
I recently picked one up for $175 in the US. Fairly good results with the early test shots I have taken so far. Haven't tested out the video recording yet but that isn't what I bought the camera for. Low light performance seems good for the price point of this camera as does the panorama feature. Shoots pretty well straight out of the box which is what this kind of camera is designed to do but can get marginally better results when playing with some of the basic settings available. 3" screen is very clear and bright which compensates for the lack of a view finder. Some have complained about the plastic finish but to be honest in black it doesn't look half bad and feels fairly solid. This isn't a camera for an enthusiast but produces good results for someone wanting something better than a smartphone or compact point and shoot. I bought this as an upgrade from my Samsung Galaxy SIII smartphone and FujiFilm JV100 compact.
Avatar for manar manar (3:46 PM, August 20, 2013)
i want someone who bought it opinion
Avatar for manar manar (3:45 PM, August 20, 2013)
is the picture quality good? and what about the panorama thingy is it good too?
Avatar for António Araújo António Araújo (8:14 PM, July 29, 2013)
I bought one, but not like it.
I have problems with the video recording, the sound and the picture just does not get synchronized.
And Nikon Portugal asked to send it for repair and it came exactly the same. It was an horrible service.
Avatar for Ivan Chua Ivan Chua (1:22 PM, June 05, 2013)
it have hdr
Wagh R J (8:56 AM, April 12, 2013)
Seems great for a beginner looking for a high zoomer at a very reasonable price..