As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Nikon Coolpix L810 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and pro digicams. The Nikon Coolpix L810's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L830 and the Coolpix P510) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX510 HS 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 461k dots), creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p, 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
$185 - $237

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 P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
similar age
$379

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 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

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500
similar age
$166

Significant advantages of the S4500 (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 S4500 (vs the L810)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the S4500 and L810

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
1 year newer
$209 - $210

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the L810)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the SX510 HS and L810

  • Fairly small: Standard size 104x70x80 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
  • Light weight: 349 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.3"

Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320
1 year newer
$100

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 111x76x83 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.3" 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 slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.5"), 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 @ 24fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 16.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 3.7 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000
2 years older
$399 (body only)
$639 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 126x97x64 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
  • Inexpensive: $346.99 vs $309.99
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 430 g

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
similar age
$290 (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
  • 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: $289.95 vs $309.99
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 430 g

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$499 - $539 (body only)
$549 - $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 Lens
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the T3i and L810

  • Inexpensive: $499.00 vs $309.99

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
1 year older
$231 (body only)
$355 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: $231.23 vs $309.99
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 430 g

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
10 months older
$354 (body only)
$630 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)

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

common strengths of the D5100 and L810

  • Inexpensive: $354.09 vs $309.99

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
5 years older
$925 (body only)
$1,600 17-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the L810)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 200 ms vs 580 ms
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the L810)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.0"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the Rebel XTi and L810

  • Very small: Prosumer size 127x94x65 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 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 111x76x83 mm vs mid size 108x69x34 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
$128

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

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L810 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (23 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images and is newer (february, 2012 vs september, 2008).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.1 vs f/2.0), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps) and is slightly larger (prosumer size 111x76x83 mm vs compact 99x59x27 mm).

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
7 months newer
$199 - $210

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the L810)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.1
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the L810)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the S110 and L810

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $309.99

Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10
3 years older
$790

Significant advantages of the G10 (vs the L810)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much longer battery life: 1000 shots vs 300 shots
  • Much higher true resolution: 14.6 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the G10 (vs the L810)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 23 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the G10 and L810

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm