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 L840 and the Coolpix L340) 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) and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (25.4x vs 36x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (23 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
3 years newer
$216

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

  • Light weight: 538 g vs 430 g
  • Inexpensive: $215.99 vs $225.38

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
3 years newer
$209

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 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
  • More zoom: 39.1x vs 25.4x
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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 $225.38

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
1 year newer
$284

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
$109 - $242

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 P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
1 year older
$470

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the L810)

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

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the L810)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the P500 and L810

  • Light weight: 481 g vs 430 g
  • Inexpensive: $469.99 vs $225.38

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L810 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images and is newer (february 2012 vs august 2010).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 18 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
$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: $294.00 vs $225.38
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 430 g

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
similar age
$377 (body only)
$390 - $419 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)

  • 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: $377.00 vs $225.38
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 430 g

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
2 years newer
$310 (body only)
$348 - $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)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and L810

  • Inexpensive: $309.95 vs $225.38
  • Light weight: 480 g vs 430 g

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000
2 years older
$450 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3000 (vs the L810)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 262 ms vs 580 ms
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the D3000 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $449.98 vs $225.38
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 430 g