Updated (January 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L610 vs Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Nikon Coolpix L610

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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Nikon Coolpix L610

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L610

Size
Really small
Mid size (108×69×34 mm)
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
240 g

Items often bought with the L810 or L610

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Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L610.
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L610

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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size
Smaller
108×69×34 mm vs 111×76×83 mm
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2.8x smaller
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.3" vs 3.3"
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2.4x thinner
Weight
Lighter
240 g vs 430 g
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More than 40% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon L810

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Battery life
Much longer battery life
300 shots vs 120 shots
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2.5x more shots per battery charge
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the L810's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Zoom
More zoom
25.4x vs 14x
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Around 3.5x more zoom
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $140

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $416

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $616

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $165

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

              Super zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $427

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $385

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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