As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Nikon Coolpix L810 is also often compared to 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 SX400 IS and the PowerShot SX410 IS)

Competitor classes

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).

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 590 shots) and is older (february 2012 vs january 2014).

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
3 years newer
$116 - $177

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
$199

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
$130

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
$119

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

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Light weight: 538 g vs 430 g
  • Inexpensive: $118.95 vs $119.40

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$276

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the L810)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Longer battery life: 390 shots vs 300 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the L810)

  • None found

common strengths of the L830 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Light weight: 508 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 3.3"

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120
1 year older
$370

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 1.8"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 118k 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 @ 30fps), 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 doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
similar age
$389 (body only)
$390 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 higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the L810)

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

common strengths of the D3200 and L810

  • Inexpensive: $389.00 vs $119.40
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 430 g

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
3 years newer
$789 - $997 (body only)
$1,045 - $1,297 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 173 ms vs 580 ms

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the L810)

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

common strengths of the D7200 and L810

  • None found

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$435 (body only)
$388 - $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 $119.40
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 430 g

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
10 months older
$607 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 Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
1 year newer
$429 - $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: $428.99 vs $119.40

Canon EOS Digital Rebel

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8 years older
$749 (body only)
$550 - $899 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel (vs the L810)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel (vs the L810)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 118k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the Rebel and L810

  • None found