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 L840 and the Coolpix L340) 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, captures 3D images and significantly closer macro focusing (1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (23 mm vs 4 mm), 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 L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
3 years newer
$179 - $197

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

  • Inexpensive: $179.00 vs $229.99

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
3 years newer
$185

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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • 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
$150

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the L810)

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

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)
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 430 g

Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330
3 years newer
$183

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
  • 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 (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 L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$190

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the L810)

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

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)
  • Inexpensive: $189.99 vs $229.99

Nikon Coolpix L310

Nikon Coolpix L310
similar age
$226

Significant advantages of the L310 (vs the L810)

  • Longer battery life: 420 shots vs 300 shots
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the L310 (vs the L810)

  • Much worse macro capability: 10.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the L310 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Light weight: 435 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 2.7"), has a significantly 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 @ 30fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 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
$249 (body only)
$299 - $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
    1. Lens
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the D3200 and L810

  • Inexpensive: $249.00 vs $229.99
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 430 g

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$687 (body only)
$599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 283 ms vs 580 ms

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the L810)

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

common strengths of the T3i and L810

  • None found

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000
2 years older
$399 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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the D3000 and L810

  • Very small: Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 430 g
  • Inexpensive: $325.00 vs $229.99

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
3 years older
$615 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 smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the Rebel XS and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Light weight: 502 g vs 430 g

Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000
2 years older
$239 (body only)
$285 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5000 (vs the L810)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D5000 (vs the L810)

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

common strengths of the D5000 and L810

  • Inexpensive: $239.00 vs $229.99

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
1 year newer
$470 - $649 (body only)
$549 - $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

  • None found

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 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).

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
6 months newer
$200

Significant advantages of the SX160 IS (vs the L810)

  • Thinner: 1.7" vs 3.3"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX160 IS (vs the L810)

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

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
$120

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
  • Significantly 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