As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Nikon Coolpix L810 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs. The Nikon Coolpix L810's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L340 and the Coolpix L820) and Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-H300 and the CyberShot DSC-H200)

Competitor classes

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 sensor shift), creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

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).

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
3 years newer
$159

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

  • Good wide angle: 4 mm vs 23 mm
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 430 g

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
1 year newer
$230

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

  • Good wide angle: 23 mm vs 23 mm
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 430 g

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
3 years newer
$188 - $229

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

  • Good wide angle: 23 mm vs 23 mm
  • Light weight: 538 g vs 430 g
  • Inexpensive: $188.00 vs $219.89

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
4 years newer
$257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the L810)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 300 shots
  • More zoom: 39.1x vs 25.4x
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the L810)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and L810

  • Good wide angle: 23 mm vs 23 mm
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 430 g

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120
1 year older
$405

Significant advantages of the L120 (vs the L810)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the L120 (vs the L810)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 23 mm

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"

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
2 years newer
$178 - $180

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the L810)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the L810)

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 23 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and L810

  • Inexpensive: $178.00 vs $219.89

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 larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), 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 much 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 4 fps) and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.2x15.4mm).

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$452 (body only)
$399 - $547 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the L810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the L810)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)

common strengths of the D3300 and L810

  • Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 430 g
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $219.89

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
similar age
$299 (body only)
$349 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)

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

common strengths of the D3200 and L810

  • Inexpensive: $299.00 vs $219.89
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 430 g

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000
2 years older
$470 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
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the D3000 and L810

  • Very small: Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Very inexpensive: $220.00 vs $219.89
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 430 g

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

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7 years older
$700 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XT (vs the L810)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XT (vs the L810)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the Rebel XT and L810

  • Very small: Prosumer size (127×94×64 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 430 g