Nikon Coolpix L840 Review

Overall Score

42

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 23-855 mm (38x) F3.0-6.5 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 7 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 114 x 89 x 96 mm, 538g.
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  • Replaced: Coolpix L830

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Nikon Coolpix L840 Overview


First introduced in February, 2015, Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon L830 with Coolpix L840. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon L840 with Nikon L830


Nikon L840 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Nikon Coolpix L840

Sensor resolution of Nikon L840 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Nikon L840 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 L840


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon Coolpix L840 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Image Stabilization
AF Face Detection
7.4 fps Continuous Shooting
Long Battery Life: 590 shots
±2 AE Bracketing Range
NFC Connectivity
Tilting Screen
921k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
3.0 Lens at Wide
23 mm Wide Angle Lens
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.5
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.0
Type Scores

Nikon Coolpix L840 has an Overall Score of 42/100 and ranked #345 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #727 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon L840 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
49
Value for money score
59
Portability score
79
Overall score
42
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 L840


Nikon Coolpix L840 weighs 538g and has external dimensions of 114 x 89 x 96mm (4.49 x 3.5 x 3.78"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Nikon L840 is 146 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Nikon L840
538g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Nikon L840
96mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon Coolpix L840 with the dimensions:

Nikon Coolpix L840

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Coolpix L840 Dimensions Coolpix L840
Nikon Coolpix L830 Nikon L830 508 g 538 g 110 x 76 x 91 mm 114 x 89 x 96 mm
Nikon Coolpix P530 Nikon P530 494 g 538 g 123 x 84 x 98 mm 114 x 89 x 96 mm
Canon PowerShot SX410 IS Canon SX410 IS 325 g 538 g 104 x 69 x 85 mm 114 x 89 x 96 mm
Nikon Coolpix B500 Nikon B500 541 g 538 g 114 x 78 x 95 mm 114 x 89 x 96 mm
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Canon SX530 HS 442 g 538 g 120 x 82 x 92 mm 114 x 89 x 96 mm
Nikon Coolpix P610 Nikon P610 565 g 538 g 125 x 85 x 107 mm 114 x 89 x 96 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Panasonic FZ70 606 g 538 g 130 x 97 x 118 mm 114 x 89 x 96 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Sony H300 590 g 538 g 130 x 95 x 122 mm 114 x 89 x 96 mm

Specifications of Nikon Coolpix L840


General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix L840
Announced February, 2015
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
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
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 7.4 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.90
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type 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 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
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 590 shots
Battery Type AA
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 538 g
Physical Dimensions 114 x 89 x 96 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SC/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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