As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Nikon Coolpix L810 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and compacts. The Nikon Coolpix L810's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L830 and the Coolpix L320) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix HS20 EXR and the FinePix S4000)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L810 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (23 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and has a slightly shorter battery life (300 shots vs 370 shots).

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$150 - $289

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the L810)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly longer battery life: 390 shots vs 300 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the L810)

  • None found

common strengths of the L830 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Light weight: 508 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 3.3"

Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320
1 year newer
$226

Significant advantages of the L320 (vs the L810)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L320 (vs the L810)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the L320 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.3"

Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330
3 years newer
$212

Significant advantages of the L330 (vs the L810)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 23 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L330 (vs the L810)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the L330 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.3"

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
1 year older
$599

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the L810)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the L810)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 300 shots

common strengths of the P500 and L810

  • Fairly small: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 430 g

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR
1 year older

Significant advantages of the HS20 EXR (vs the L810)

  • Records high-speed movies: 320 fps vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the HS20 EXR (vs the L810)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger: Large (131×91×126 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the HS20 EXR and L810

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120
1 year older
$424

Significant advantages of the L120 (vs the L810)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L120 (vs the L810)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the L120 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Light weight: 406 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.3"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L810 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs none), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (february 2012 vs june 2008).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 12.2 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 3 fps), has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.8mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror) and has much more shutter lag (580 ms vs 164 ms).

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
1 year older
$626 (body only)
$380 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the L810)

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

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the L810)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the T3 and L810

  • Inexpensive: $380.00 vs $266.00
  • Light weight: 459 g vs 430 g

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
3 years older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the L810)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Shoots faster: 3 fps vs 1.2 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XS (vs the L810)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Rebel XS and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Light weight: 502 g vs 430 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L810 compared to compact competitors include: it has much more zoom (25.4x vs 4x), has a much wider wide angle lens (23 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 300k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is much larger (prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs super compact (95×57×20 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (3.3" vs 0.8"), is much heavier (430 g vs 124 g) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/1800 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix S4000

Nikon Coolpix S4000
2 years older
$290

Significant advantages of the S4000 (vs the L810)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×57×20 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 3.3"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S4000 (vs the L810)

  • Much worse wide angle: 27 mm vs 23 mm
  • Significantly less zoom: 4x vs 25.4x
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S4000 and L810

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Fujifilm FinePix JX370

Fujifilm FinePix JX370
5 months older
$239

Significant advantages of the JX370 (vs the L810)

  • Much smaller: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 3.3"
  • Much lighter: 124 g vs 430 g

Significant disadvantages of the JX370 (vs the L810)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 23 mm
  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 25.4x

common strengths of the JX370 and L810

  • None found