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 L820) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX500 IS and the PowerShot SX160 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 230k dots), creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images and slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 10 cm).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 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 L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$194 - $297

Significant advantages of the L830 (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 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
$149 - $279

Significant advantages of the L820 (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 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 L320

Nikon Coolpix L320
1 year newer
$249

Significant advantages of the L320 (vs the L810)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L320 (vs the L810)

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

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"

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
  • More zoom: 41.7x vs 25.4x
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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 L310

Nikon Coolpix L310
similar age

Significant advantages of the L310 (vs the L810)

  • Significantly 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)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the L310 and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 109x76x78 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
  • Light weight: 435 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.3"

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

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 @ 24fps), takes much 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 5 fps) and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm).

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
1 year older
$240 - $280 (body only)
$389 - $410 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: $239.69 vs $309.99
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 430 g

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
2 years older
$700 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 252 ms vs 580 ms

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the L810)

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

common strengths of the T2i and L810

  • Very small: Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year newer
$697 (body only)
$745 - $797 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 200 ms vs 580 ms

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the L810)

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

common strengths of the D5300 and L810

  • Light weight: 480 g vs 430 g

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
4 years older
$845 (body only)
$598 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

  • Very small: Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
1 year newer
$997 (body only)
$1,170 - $1,297 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 251 ms vs 580 ms

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the L810)

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

common strengths of the D7100 and L810

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
3 years older

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 3.0"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the Rebel XS and L810

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 126x98x65 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
  • Light weight: 502 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 much 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 111x76x83 mm vs mid size 108x69x34 mm), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (february, 2012 vs august, 2013), is thicker (3.3" vs 1.3") and is slightly heavier (430 g vs 142 g).

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
6 months newer
$129 - $198

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)

  • 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 cm vs 1 cm

Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610
6 months newer
$60

Significant advantages of the L610 (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Smaller: Mid size 108x69x34 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm

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 cm vs 1 cm

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
2 years newer
$109 - $160

Significant advantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the L810)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact 95x56x23 mm vs Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 3.3"
  • Significantly lighter: 142 g vs 430 g

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the L810)

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

common strengths of the ELPH 150 IS and L810

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
1 year newer
$119 - $164

Significant advantages of the SX170 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 SX170 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 SX170 IS and L810

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm