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 L830 and the Coolpix L840) 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 better image stabilization (lens vs none) 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 240 fps), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 6.7 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$297

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: $231.89 vs $275.00

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
3 years newer
$209 - $247

Significant advantages of the Coolpix 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 Coolpix L840 (vs the L810)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix L840 and L810

  • Inexpensive: $209.00 vs $275.00

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
1 year newer
$210

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 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

common strengths of the L120 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Light weight: 406 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.3"

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
1 year older
$425

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)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 300 shots

common strengths of the P500 and L810

  • Light weight: 481 g vs 430 g

Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330
3 years newer
$157

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"

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 230k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images and is newer (february 2012 vs july 2009).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), takes significantly 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 3.5 fps) and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm).

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
similar age
$289 (body only)
$400 - $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

  • Very inexpensive: $289.00 vs $275.00

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)

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
1 year older
$263 (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: $263.39 vs $275.00

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
1 year older
$332 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the L810)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 309 ms vs 580 ms
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (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 T3 and L810

  • Inexpensive: $332.12 vs $275.00
  • Light weight: 459 g vs 430 g

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000
2 years older
$629 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

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $367.99 vs $275.00
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 430 g

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 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).

Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610
6 months newer
$130

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
  • 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

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
6 months newer
$231

Significant advantages of the SX160 IS (vs the L810)

  • Longer battery life: 380 shots vs 300 shots
  • 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)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 23 mm
  • Much 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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90
similar age
$495

Significant advantages of the DSC-H90 (vs the L810)

  • Smaller: Compact (105×60×34 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.3" vs 3.3"
  • Lighter: 222 g vs 430 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H90 (vs the L810)

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

common strengths of the DSC-H90 and L810

  • In-camera panoramas