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 L820) 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 a slightly 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 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 much shorter battery life (300 shots vs 600 shots) and is older (february 2012 vs february 2014).

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
3 years newer
$199

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
$260

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 B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
4 years newer
$199 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the L810)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 300 shots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • 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)
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 430 g
  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $179.00

Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330
3 years newer
$209

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"

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
2 years newer
$178 - $180

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the L810)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the L810)

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Thicker: 4.8" vs 3.3"

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and L810

  • Inexpensive: $178.00 vs $179.00

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120
1 year older
$391

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 has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), 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 much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 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 23.1x15.4mm).

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$419 (body only)
$400 - $447 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

  • Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't
  • Inexpensive: $339.95 vs $179.00
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 430 g

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
9 months newer
$388 (body only)
$375 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the L810)

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

common strengths of the D5200 and L810

  • Inexpensive: $375.00 vs $179.00

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
1 year older
$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
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the D3100 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $449.99 vs $179.00
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 430 g

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
3 years older
$476 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the L810)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 164 ms vs 580 ms
  • Shoots RAW

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
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the Rebel XS and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $475.69 vs $179.00
  • Light weight: 502 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 significantly wider wide angle lens (23 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images and has a slightly longer battery life (300 shots vs 120 shots).

However, on average it is slightly larger (prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs mid size (108×69×34 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (february 2012 vs august 2012), is thicker (3.3" vs 1.3") and is slightly heavier (430 g vs 240 g).

Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610
6 months newer
$200

Significant advantages of the L610 (vs the L810)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly thinner: 1.3" vs 3.3"

Significant disadvantages of the L610 (vs the L810)

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

common strengths of the L610 and L810

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
6 months newer
$249

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)

  • Much 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"