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 SX410 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), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), lacks a built-in HDR feature and has a much shorter battery life (300 shots vs 590 shots).

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
3 years newer
$172

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
$229 - $235

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the L810)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the L810)

  • None found

common strengths of the L840 and L810

  • Inexpensive: $229.00 vs $225.38

Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330
3 years newer
$170

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"

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
1 year newer
$164

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)
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 430 g

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$176

Significant advantages of the L830 (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 L830 (vs the L810)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the L830 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $175.76 vs $225.38

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"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L810 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 4 fps) and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm).

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
1 year older
$360 (body only)
$555 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)
  • Inexpensive: $229.91 vs $225.38
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 430 g

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
1 year newer
$409 - $649 (body only)
$520 - $599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 264 ms vs 580 ms

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the L810)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Heavier: 580 g vs 430 g

common strengths of the T5i and L810

  • Inexpensive: $409.00 vs $225.38

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)

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

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and L810

  • Inexpensive: $285.00 vs $225.38
  • Light weight: 480 g vs 430 g

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
similar age
$249 (body only)
$329 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 276 ms vs 580 ms

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the L810)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the D3200 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $249.00 vs $225.38
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 430 g

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230
2 years older
$331 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A230 (vs the L810)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 194 ms vs 580 ms
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A230 (vs the L810)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSLR-A230 and L810

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (128×97×68 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $330.94 vs $225.38

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 28 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/3.1 vs f/3.5), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

However, on average it is slightly larger (prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs mid size (106×69×40 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (february 2012 vs august 2012), is thicker (3.3" vs 1.1") and is slightly heavier (430 g vs 291 g).

Olympus 620 UZ

Olympus SP-620 UZ
similar age
$199

Significant advantages of the 620 UZ (vs the L810)

  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 3.3"

Significant disadvantages of the 620 UZ (vs the L810)

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

common strengths of the 620 UZ and L810

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
1 year older
$245

Significant advantages of the SX130 IS (vs the L810)

  • Thinner: 1.8" vs 3.3"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2500 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX130 IS (vs the L810)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 23 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the SX130 IS and L810

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
6 months newer
$280

Significant advantages of the SX160 IS (vs the L810)

  • Thinner: 1.7" vs 3.3"
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX160 IS (vs the L810)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 23 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the SX160 IS and L810

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
2 years newer
$198 - $229

Significant advantages of the SX610 HS (vs the L810)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Smaller: Compact (105×61×27 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.1" vs 3.3"

Significant disadvantages of the SX610 HS (vs the L810)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/3.1

common strengths of the SX610 HS and L810

  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"