Nikon Coolpix L820 Review

Overall Score

30

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 23-675 mm (30x) F3.0-5.8 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 3200 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 8 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 111 x 76 x 85 mm, 470g.
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  • Replaced: Coolpix L810
  • Replaced by: Coolpix L830

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Nikon Coolpix L820 Overview


First introduced in January, 2013, Nikon Coolpix L820 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.16 x 4.62 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon L810 with Coolpix L820. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon L820 with Nikon L810

Nikon replaced Coolpix L820 with Nikon L830. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon L820 with Nikon L830


Nikon L820 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Nikon Coolpix L820

Sensor resolution of Nikon L820 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Nikon L820 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Nikon L820


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon Coolpix L820 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
8.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Long Battery Life: 320 shots
±2 AE Bracketing Range
921k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
3.0 Lens at Wide
23 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.8
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.0
Type Scores

Nikon Coolpix L820 has an Overall Score of 30/100 and ranked #690 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1104 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon L820 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
29
Value for money score
48
Portability score
84
Overall score
30
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Nikon L820


Nikon Coolpix L820 weighs 470g and has external dimensions of 111 x 76 x 85mm (4.37 x 2.99 x 3.35"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Nikon L820 is 78 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon L820 is less by 2mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Nikon L820
470g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Nikon L820
85mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon Coolpix L820 with the dimensions:

Nikon Coolpix L820

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Coolpix L820 Dimensions Coolpix L820
Nikon Coolpix L830 Nikon L830 508 g 470 g 110 x 76 x 91 mm 111 x 76 x 85 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Sony H300 590 g 470 g 130 x 95 x 122 mm 111 x 76 x 85 mm
Nikon Coolpix L840 Nikon L840 538 g 470 g 114 x 89 x 96 mm 111 x 76 x 85 mm
Nikon Coolpix L810 Nikon L810 430 g 470 g 111 x 76 x 83 mm 111 x 76 x 85 mm
Nikon Coolpix B500 Nikon B500 541 g 470 g 114 x 78 x 95 mm 111 x 76 x 85 mm
Nikon Coolpix P530 Nikon P530 494 g 470 g 123 x 84 x 98 mm 111 x 76 x 85 mm
Nikon Coolpix P900 Nikon P900 899 g 470 g 140 x 103 x 137 mm 111 x 76 x 85 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200 Sony H200 530 g 470 g 123 x 83 x 87 mm 111 x 76 x 85 mm

Specifications of Nikon Coolpix L820


General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix L820
Announced January, 2013
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 8.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 320 shots
Battery Type AA
Battery Model 4 x AA
Physical
Weight 470 g
Physical Dimensions 111 x 76 x 85 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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