As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Nikon Coolpix L810 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Nikon Coolpix L810's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L340 and the Coolpix L840) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX400 IS and the PowerShot SX500 IS)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L810 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has a significantly 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 lacks a built-in HDR feature.

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
3 years newer
$139

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the L810)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 23 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 960 shots vs 300 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the L810)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the L340 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 L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
3 years newer
$202 - $229

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the L810)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much longer battery life: 590 shots vs 300 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the L810)

  • None found

common strengths of the L840 and L810

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Inexpensive: $199.99 vs $219.89

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
1 year newer
$236

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the L810)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the L810)

  • None found

common strengths of the L820 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
4 years newer
$257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the L810)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 300 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the L810)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Inexpensive: $256.95 vs $219.89

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120
1 year older
$416

Significant advantages of the L120 (vs the L810)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L120 (vs the L810)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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"

Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330
3 years newer
$163

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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • 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"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L810 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images and is significantly smaller (prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 18 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 5 fps) and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
1 year older
$359 (body only)
$529 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 279 ms vs 580 ms

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the L810)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D3100 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Very inexpensive: $263.01 vs $219.89
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 430 g

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$329 (body only)
$393 - $547 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the L810)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)

common strengths of the D3300 and L810

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $329.00 vs $219.89
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 430 g

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000
2 years older
$400 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3000 (vs the L810)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 262 ms vs 580 ms
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D3000 (vs the L810)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the D3000 and L810

  • Very small: Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Very inexpensive: $242.30 vs $219.89
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 430 g

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
2 years newer
$285 (body only)
$360 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the L810)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and L810

  • Inexpensive: $285.00 vs $219.89
  • Light weight: 480 g vs 430 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L810 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (23 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/3.1 vs f/3.6), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots) and has a slightly longer battery life (300 shots vs 200 shots).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), is much larger (prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs compact (100×58×23 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 10 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$294 - $319

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the L810)

  • Much smaller: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 3.3"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the L810)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and L810

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
2 years newer
$119

Significant advantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the L810)

  • Much smaller: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 3.3"
  • Much lighter: 141 g vs 430 g

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the L810)

  • Significantly less zoom: 12x vs 25.4x
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and L810

  • None found