As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Nikon Coolpix L830 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams, waterproofs and travel zooms. The Nikon Coolpix L830's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot G15 and the PowerShot SX520 HS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix B500 and the Coolpix P530)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L830 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (22 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (january 2014 vs january 2013).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't support an external flash, has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
4 years older
$750

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ35 (vs the L830)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 470 shots vs 390 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ35 (vs the L830)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much worse wide angle: 27 mm vs 22 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-FZ35 and L830

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×76×89 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm)
  • Great battery life: 470 shots vs 390 shots
  • Light weight: 367 g vs 508 g

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
2 years newer
$242 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the L830)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 390 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the L830)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and L830

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm)
  • Great battery life: 600 shots vs 390 shots
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 508 g

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530
similar age
$344

Significant advantages of the P530 (vs the L830)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the P530 (vs the L830)

  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the P530 and L830

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×84×98 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm)
  • Light weight: 494 g vs 508 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.6"

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
6 months newer
$239

Significant advantages of the SX520 HS (vs the L830)

  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX520 HS (vs the L830)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the SX520 HS and L830

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm)
  • Light weight: 441 g vs 508 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 3.6"

Leica V-Lux 3

Leica V-Lux 3
2 years older

Significant advantages of the V-Lux 3 (vs the L830)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the V-Lux 3 (vs the L830)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 22 mm

common strengths of the V-Lux 3 and L830

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×80×95 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm)
  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 390 shots
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 508 g

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
1 year older

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the L830)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the L830)

  • None found

common strengths of the L820 and L830

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm)
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 508 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.6"

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L830 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (january 2014 vs july 2009) and is much smaller (prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs large (160×157×91 mm)).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 16.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (6.7 fps vs 11 fps) and has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs full frame 36x24mm).

Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S
4 years older
$1,755 (body only)
$2,299 18-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the D300S (vs the L830)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the D300S (vs the L830)

  • Much larger: Professional size (147×114×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 938 g vs 508 g

common strengths of the D300S and L830

  • Inexpensive: $1,755.00 vs $244.00
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D300

Nikon D300
6 years older
$465 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D300 (vs the L830)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D300 (vs the L830)

  • Much larger: Professional size (147×114×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 925 g vs 508 g

common strengths of the D300 and L830

  • Very inexpensive: $465.14 vs $244.00
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D4

Nikon D4
2 years older
$5,121 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D4 (vs the L830)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much longer battery life: 2600 shots vs 390 shots
  • Shoots much faster: 11 fps vs 6.7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the D4 (vs the L830)

  • Much larger: Large (160×157×91 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm)
  • Much heavier: 1,340 g vs 508 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the D4 and L830

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L830 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and has image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.2x15.4mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror) and lacks and external mic jack.

Nikon D40

Nikon D40
7 years older
$975 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D40 (vs the L830)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D40 (vs the L830)

  • Much lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D40 and L830

  • Very small: Prosumer size (124×94×64 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm)

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
2 years older
$394 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the L830)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the L830)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the T3 and L830

  • Inexpensive: $393.99 vs $244.00

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
2 years older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the L830)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the L830)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 6.7 fps

common strengths of the T3i and L830

  • None found

Canon Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
4 years older
$340 (body only)

Significant advantages of the T1i (vs the L830)

  • Much higher true resolution: 15.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the T1i (vs the L830)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.4 fps vs 6.7 fps

common strengths of the T1i and L830

  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $339.77 vs $244.00

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
3 years older

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the L830)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the L830)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 6.7 fps

common strengths of the T2i and L830

  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm)

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year older
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the L830)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the L830)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 6.7 fps

common strengths of the D3200 and L830

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L830 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (22 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 350 shots) and is newer (january 2014 vs september 2012).

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/3 vs f/1.8), is slightly larger (prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs mid size (107×76×40 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 12 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and is thicker (3.6" vs 1.6").

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
1 year older

Significant advantages of the G15 (vs the L830)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the G15 (vs the L830)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 22 mm

common strengths of the G15 and L830

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very long battery life: 350 shots vs 390 shots

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L830 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (january 2014 vs october 2011).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (22 mm vs 8 mm), is much larger (prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs compact (98×58×34 mm)), lacks and external mic jack, is thicker (3.6" vs 1.3") and is much heavier (508 g vs 98 g).

GoPro HD Hero 2

GoPro HD Hero 2
2 years older

Significant advantages of the HD Hero 2 (vs the L830)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the HD Hero 2 (vs the L830)

  • None found

common strengths of the HD Hero 2 and L830

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L830 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (22 mm vs 38 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/3 vs f/3.4), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a much longer battery life (390 shots vs 110 shots).

However, on average it is slightly larger (prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs compact (109×62×31 mm)), is thicker (3.6" vs 1.2"), is slightly heavier (508 g vs 215 g), has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
2 years older
$255

Significant advantages of the SX150 IS (vs the L830)

  • Thinner: 1.8" vs 3.6"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2500 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX150 IS (vs the L830)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 22 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 110 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the SX150 IS and L830

  • Inexpensive: $255.00 vs $244.00

Nikon Coolpix S6900

Nikon Coolpix S6900
1 year newer
$325

Significant advantages of the S6900 (vs the L830)

  • Significantly thinner: 1.1" vs 3.6"
  • Lighter: 181 g vs 508 g
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S6900 (vs the L830)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 22 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the S6900 and L830

  • Inexpensive: $324.95 vs $244.00

Nikon Coolpix S9200

Nikon Coolpix S9200
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S9200 (vs the L830)

  • Significantly thinner: 1.2" vs 3.6"
  • Lighter: 215 g vs 508 g
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S9200 (vs the L830)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 22 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/3
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the S9200 and L830

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZR1 (vs the L830)

  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 3.6"
  • Significantly lighter: 158 g vs 508 g
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZR1 (vs the L830)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 22 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-ZR1 and L830

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10
6 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-H10 (vs the L830)

  • Thinner: 1.9" vs 3.6"
  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H10 (vs the L830)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 22 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-H10 and L830

  • None found