Nikon Coolpix L820 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 30x optical zoom
  • 16 megapixel 1/2.3" CMOS sensor
  • Full 1080p HD video with stereo sound
  • Larger ergonomic design for easier handling and comfort
  • Up to 22.5mm wide-angle view
  • 3" LCD
  • Creative Effects including selective color
  • AA batteries
  • Release Date: 2013-01-09
  • Final Grade: 88 4.4 Star Rating: Recommended

4.4 Star Rating: Recommended
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Nikon Coolpix L820
30x optical zoom; 16 megapixel 1/2.3" CMOS sensor; Full 1080p HD video with stereo sound; Larger ergonomic design for easier handling and comfort; Up to 22.5mm wide-angle view; 3" LCD; Creative Effects including selective color; AA batteries
By , Last updated on: 6/21/2014

Designed more for ergonomics then compact size, the Nikon Coolpix L820 looks to be a comfortable, easy to use long zoom model. This model features a nice 30 x zoom to get up close, plus the improved sensor should handle well in lower light conditions. Nikon really stepped it up over the previous model, the L810 in terms of speed, going from a sluggish 1.2 fps burst to an 8 fps with the 2013 model.

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