As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Nikon Coolpix L810 is also often compared to travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Nikon Coolpix L810's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L340 and the Coolpix L820) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX160 IS and the PowerShot SX420 IS)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

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

However, on average it has a much 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), has a significantly shorter battery life (300 shots vs 590 shots) and is older (february 2012 vs february 2015).

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
3 years newer
$147 - $160

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
  • 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 L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
1 year newer
$280

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the L810)

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

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)
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.3"

Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330
3 years newer
$183

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 L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
3 years newer
$220

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

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Light weight: 538 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.8" 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"

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
3 years newer
$229

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the L810)

  • More zoom: 42x vs 25.4x
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the L810)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Shorter battery life: 195 shots vs 300 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX420 IS and L810

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Light weight: 325 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.3"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L810 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (23 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots).

However, on average it is slightly larger (prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs super compact (92×53×23 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (february 2012 vs january 2013), is thicker (3.3" vs 0.9") and is slightly heavier (430 g vs 124 g).

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
6 months newer
$350

Significant advantages of the SX160 IS (vs the L810)

  • 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)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 23 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the SX160 IS and L810

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Sony Cybershot WX60

Sony Cybershot WX60
1 year newer
$215

Significant advantages of the WX60 (vs the L810)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Smaller: Super compact (92×53×23 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 3.3"

Significant disadvantages of the WX60 (vs the L810)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 23 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the WX60 and L810

  • None found

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 creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 3.5 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.8mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror).

Nikon D40

Nikon D40
5 years older
$899 (body only)
$499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D40 (vs the L810)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 260 ms vs 580 ms
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D40 (vs the L810)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the D40 and L810

  • Very small: Prosumer size (124×94×64 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $499.00 vs $247.00
  • Light weight: 522 g vs 430 g

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
10 months older
$574 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 273 ms vs 580 ms

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the L810)

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

common strengths of the D5100 and L810

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

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7 years older
$599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XT (vs the L810)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XT (vs the L810)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the Rebel XT and L810

  • Very small: Prosumer size (127×94×64 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)

Olympus E-450

Olympus E-450
2 years older
$600 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-450 (vs the L810)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-450 (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 E-450 and L810

  • Very small: Standard size (130×91×53 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Light weight: 426 g vs 430 g