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 L320 and the Coolpix P100) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-H9 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX1)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L810 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

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 have a screen which flips out, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and has a much shorter battery life (300 shots vs 960 shots).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-H9 (vs the L810)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H9 (vs the L810)

  • Much worse wide angle: 31 mm vs 23 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-H9 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×83×86 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Light weight: 440 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 3.3"

Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320
1 year newer

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

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 P100

Nikon Coolpix P100
2 years older
$599

Significant advantages of the P100 (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 P100 (vs the L810)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the P100 and L810

  • Light weight: 481 g vs 430 g

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
3 years newer
$229

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
  • 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
$243

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the L810)

  • 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)
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.3"

Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330
3 years newer
$303

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
  • 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 significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (february 2012 vs november 2006) and is significantly smaller (prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs professional size (133×100×80 mm)).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 20fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 15.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 3.4 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$515 (body only)
$946 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the L810)

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

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the L810)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)

common strengths of the T3i and L810

  • None found

Nikon D40

Nikon D40
5 years older
$1,493 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D40 (vs the L810)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D40 (vs the L810)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D40 and L810

  • Very small: Prosumer size (124×94×64 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)

Canon Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
2 years older
$369 (body only)

Significant advantages of the T1i (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 20fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the T1i (vs the L810)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the T1i and L810

  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $369.18 vs $291.28

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 25 mm) and has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is slightly larger (prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs compact (110×64×35 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 10 fps).

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700
2 years newer
$530

Significant advantages of the S9700 (vs the L810)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S9700 (vs the L810)

  • None found

common strengths of the S9700 and L810

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX30V (vs the L810)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX30V (vs the L810)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX30V and L810

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Olympus 620 UZ

Olympus SP-620 UZ
similar age
$385

Significant advantages of the 620 UZ (vs the L810)

  • Thinner: 1.6" vs 3.3"

Significant disadvantages of the 620 UZ (vs the L810)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the 620 UZ and L810

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"