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 L820 and the Coolpix L830) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S2950 and the FinePix S8600)

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 230k 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 240 fps), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 6.7 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and lacks a built-in HDR feature.

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
1 year newer
$160

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • 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)
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$159

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the L810)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the L830 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Inexpensive: $159.00 vs $174.03

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120
1 year older
$160

Significant advantages of the L120 (vs the L810)

  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the L120 (vs the L810)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • 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)
  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 921k dots
  • Light weight: 406 g vs 430 g

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 (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
$200 - $247

Significant advantages of the Coolpix L840 (vs the L810)

  • Much longer battery life: 590 shots vs 300 shots
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix L840 (vs the L810)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix L840 and L810

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Inexpensive: $199.95 vs $174.03

Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Fujifilm FinePix S2950
1 year older
$170

Significant advantages of the S2950 (vs the L810)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S2950 (vs the L810)

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

common strengths of the S2950 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Light weight: 437 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 significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images and is newer (february 2012 vs april 2009).

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 4 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
similar age
$300 - $547 (body only)
$379 - $447 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
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the L810)

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

common strengths of the D3200 and L810

  • Inexpensive: $299.95 vs $174.03

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
9 months newer
$413 - $497 (body only)
$489 - $580 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
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the L810)

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

common strengths of the D5200 and L810

  • Inexpensive: $413.00 vs $174.03

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
1 year older
$240 (body only)
$484 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

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
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D3100 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Very inexpensive: $240.00 vs $174.03

Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000
2 years older
$817 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5000 (vs the L810)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Much less shutter lag: 276 ms vs 580 ms

Significant disadvantages of the D5000 (vs the L810)

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

common strengths of the D5000 and L810

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
4 years older
$845 (body only)
$725 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the L810)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 160 ms vs 580 ms
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XSi (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 Rebel XSi and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 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 slightly wider aperture (f/3.1 vs f/3.5), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p), 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) and is thicker (3.3" vs 1.3").

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
6 months newer
$180

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)

  • Significantly 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: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610
6 months newer
$105

Significant advantages of the L610 (vs the L810)

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

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm