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 L830 and the Coolpix L820) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX160 IS and the PowerShot SX510 HS)

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 sensor shift) and captures 3D images.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (23 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 6.7 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$179 - $207

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the L810)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the L810)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the L830 and L810

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 111x75x91 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm

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

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the L810)

  • None found

common strengths of the L820 and L810

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 111x76x85 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
similar age
$500

Significant advantages of the P510 (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the P510 (vs the L810)

  • Shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 300 shots

common strengths of the P510 and L810

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120
1 year older
$440

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: Sensor shift vs Lens

common strengths of the L120 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 110x77x78 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 921k dots
  • Light weight: 406 g vs 430 g

Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330
3 years newer
$131

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 Lens
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the L330 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.3"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20
5 months newer
$225

Significant advantages of the DMC-LZ20 (vs the L810)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LZ20 (vs the L810)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DMC-LZ20 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 120x76x80 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
  • Thin: 3.1" 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 slightly wider wide angle lens (23 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images and has a significantly longer battery life (300 shots vs 150 shots).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p), is slightly larger (prosumer size 111x76x83 mm vs mid size 108x69x34 mm), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and lacks a built-in HDR feature.

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
6 months newer
$134

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 cm vs 1 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
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • In-camera panoramas

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Nikon Coolpix S6500
1 year newer
$90 - $220

Significant advantages of the S6500 (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Significantly smaller: Compact 95x58x26 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S6500 (vs the L810)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 150 shots vs 300 shots

common strengths of the S6500 and L810

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
5 months older
$177

Significant advantages of the SX150 IS (vs the L810)

  • Thinner: 1.8" vs 3.3"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2500 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX150 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 SX150 IS and L810

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
similar age
$273

Significant advantages of the S9300 (vs the L810)

  • Has a GPS
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S9300 (vs the L810)

  • Significantly worse macro capability: 4 cm vs 1 cm
  • Shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 300 shots

common strengths of the S9300 and L810

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas

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 august, 2010).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24.1 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" 6.2x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.2x15.4mm).

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
similar age
$279 - $557 (body only)
$349 - $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
  • Much less shutter lag: 276 ms vs 580 ms

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the L810)

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

common strengths of the D3200 and L810

  • Inexpensive: $279.00 vs $309.99
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 430 g

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
1 year older
$227 (body only)
$350 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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D3100 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 124x96x73 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
  • Inexpensive: $226.86 vs $309.99
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 430 g