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 L830 and the Coolpix L820) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX500 IS and the PowerShot SX510 HS)

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 461k dots) and captures 3D images.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), lacks a built in HDR feature and has much more shutter lag (580 ms vs 380 ms).

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$195 - $246

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • 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

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 111x75x91 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
1 year newer
$250 - $279

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • 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

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 111x76x85 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320
1 year newer
$249

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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the L320 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.3"

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120
1 year older
$440

Significant advantages of the L120 (vs the L810)

  • None found

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 110x77x78 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 921k dots
  • Light weight: 406 g vs 430 g

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
similar age
$500

Significant advantages of the P510 (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the P510 (vs the L810)

  • Shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 300 shots

common strengths of the P510 and L810

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
6 months newer
$274

Significant advantages of the SX500 IS (vs the L810)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX500 IS (vs the L810)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Shorter battery life: 195 shots vs 300 shots

common strengths of the SX500 IS and L810

  • Fairly small: Standard size 104x69x80 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
  • Light weight: 341 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.2" 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 (3.0" vs 2.7"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has 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 significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 14.2 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" 6.2x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm).

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
1 year older
$272 (body only)
$390 - $409 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.1x15.4mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

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 Lens

common strengths of the D3100 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 124x96x73 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
  • Inexpensive: $272.29 vs $262.34
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 430 g

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
1 year older
$380 - $389 (body only)
$399 - $520 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the L810)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.2x14.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the L810)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the T3 and L810

  • Light weight: 459 g vs 430 g
  • Inexpensive: $379.95 vs $262.34

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000
2 years older
$500 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3000 (vs the L810)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 262 ms vs 580 ms

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 126x97x64 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
  • Inexpensive: $367.39 vs $262.34
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 430 g

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
similar age
$309 - $527 (body only)
$389 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.2x15.4mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the L810)

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

common strengths of the D3200 and L810

  • Inexpensive: $309.00 vs $262.34
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 430 g

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
5 years older
$1,000 (body only)
$1,600 17-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the L810)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.2x14.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 200 ms vs 580 ms

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the L810)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.0"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the Rebel XTi and L810

  • Very small: Prosumer size 127x94x65 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm

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 significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images and has a slightly longer battery life (300 shots vs 120 shots).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p), is slightly larger (prosumer size 111x76x83 mm vs mid size 112x65x34 mm), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), lacks and external mic jack and is older (february, 2012 vs august, 2012).

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
6 months newer
$120 - $225

Significant advantages of the SX160 IS (vs the L810)

  • Thinner: 1.7" vs 3.3"

Significant disadvantages of the SX160 IS (vs the L810)

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

common strengths of the SX160 IS and L810

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm

Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610
6 months newer
$140

Significant advantages of the L610 (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Smaller: Mid size 108x69x34 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L610 (vs the L810)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 120 shots vs 300 shots

common strengths of the L610 and L810

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
5 months older
$191

Significant advantages of the SX150 IS (vs the L810)

  • Thinner: 1.8" vs 3.3"

Significant disadvantages of the SX150 IS (vs the L810)

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

common strengths of the SX150 IS and L810

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm

Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F
similar age
$120

Significant advantages of the WB150F (vs the L810)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact 106x59x23 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 3.3"
  • Significantly lighter: 188 g vs 430 g

Significant disadvantages of the WB150F (vs the L810)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the WB150F and L810

  • In-camera panoramas

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
2 years newer
$279 - $404

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1920 x 1280 @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the L810)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the SX700 HS and L810

  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 921k dots