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Nikon Coolpix L820 16 Mp Cmos Digital Camera With 30x Zoom Lens And Full Hd 1080p Video (Black) (Old

nikon coolpix l820 16 mp cmos digital camera with 30x zoom lens and full hd 1080p video black old model

Nikon COOLPIX L820 16 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 30x Zoom Lens and Full HD 1080p Video (Black) (OLD MODEL)

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  • Powerful 30x zoom that lets you shoot amazing close ups
  • 16 MP CMOS sensor for exceptional image quality and enhanced low light performance
  • Record videos in Full 1080p HD with stereo sound
  • Larger ergonomic design for easier handling and comfort

Buy Now : Nikon COOLPIX L820 16 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 30x Zoom Lens and Full HD 1080p Video (Black) (OLD MODEL)

Brand : Nikon
Category : Electronics,Camera & Photo,Digital Cameras,Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Rating : 4.3
ListPrice : US $459.99
Price : US $459.99
Review Count : 1058

nikon coolpix l820 16 mp cmos digital camera with 30x zoom lens and full hd 1080p video black old model
nikon coolpix l820 16 mp cmos digital camera with 30x zoom lens and full hd 1080p video black old model

Nikon COOLPIX L820 16 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 30x Zoom Lens and Full HD 1080p Video (Black) (OLD MODEL)

  • The media could not be loaded.  I got this camera primarily because of the reach that a 30x zoom allows me, really that\'s it. I\'m not a professional photographer. I\'m just a guy who goes on photo kicks now and again to indulge my inner paparazzi. I think everything needs to be commemorated and documented for the purpose of later boring my friends and family. A flower, a bird, spilled ice cream... it\'s all gold! While I\'d love a DSLR with a telephoto lens, I just can\'t justify the cost. Enter the L820. I had a  Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Digital Camera  which has a nice zoom, but I couldn\'t get it to focus on what I wanted it to focus on. I\'m glad I didn\'t see a Yeti while using that camera, because the image would be blurry and no one would believe me. The Fuji has good reviews, but I wasn\'t satisfied so I returned it. I continued my hunt and found the L820. Good reviews, though relatively new so not as many as the Fuji, a good zoom, a good brand. I got a smokin\' deal on it from an Amazon reseller (over $100 cheaper than Wal-Mart, and $30 cheaper than Amazon itself) so figured I\'d give it a go. Pros and cons are a tried and true review method, so why mess with success?Pros:-Zoom is powerful, and with vibration reduction and a steady hand I captured some decent images without using a tripod. I never bother with digital zoom, but there\'s no real need given that the optical zoom is so powerful.-Image quality is good. It\'s not great, but it\'s good. Remember, this is basically a point and shoot with a lens on steroids.-Shooting modes. I\'ve only just begun to play with these. There are color filter options, so you can have a black and white photo showing only red, or blue, or green, or whatever. It\'s artsy and interesting, although I don\'t find it that useful.-Battery life is decent. The 4 double AAs they provide got me 647 shots, and still have a bit of life left in them. I only used flash a few times, probably under 10. As soon as these batteries die I\'m going with Eneloops which are the greatest batteries on the face of the Earth if you ask me.-Flash not needed as often as other point and shoots. I have yet to do any spelunking which will probably require a flash, but in low light situations I found the flash could stay down and not be used and pictures turned out pretty good. I\'m not a camera genius, but I think this my have something to do with the CMOS sensor being used rather than a CCD, but don\'t quote me on that.-Low shutter lag. Isn\'t this what always gets you? Look, that puppy is tap dancing while twirling a hula-hoop! Quick camera, take a picture. Then you hear the \"vvvvffff\", \"vvvvffff\" sound of the lens trying to focus. You see the image get blurry, blurrier, not as blurrier, clearer, clear... and snap. The dog is now sniffing another dog\'s butt, and no one believes what you saw. It\'s not instant, but it\'s pretty fast.-Good grippy material for preventing slipping. Nothing is worse than taking photos from a boat with your new camera when a rogue wave causes a shudder and PLUNK, your new photo machine goes in the drink because its smooth sides provided no friction. Where the battery housing is there lives a nice, rubbery grip that allows a steady hold. Of course, you should have the neck strap on anyway, so even if it does slip, it\'s still attached to you.-AA batteries. This is the must have item for me. I hate proprietary batteries that aren\'t readily available. Nothing is worse than traveling and having your battery die. Sure you can charge it, but that takes time. Being able to swap out some AA batteries which are easy to get at your local stop and rob is a huge convenience.Cons:-No view finder. C\'mon Nikon, this thing is already too big for my pocket, you might as well add a view finder.-LCD hard to see in bright sun with sunglasses. I know this might be picky, but if it\'s bright out, and you\'re outside, you\'re probably wearing sunglasses to keep your rods and cones from melting. I found that if I wanted to get a good look at the LCD, I had to raise my glasses and allow the UV light of our sun to start burning my retina while reviewing photos or changing settings.-Battery housing door is a pain. I\'m not sure if there is any way around this, because the batteries have to have pressure pushing up so they touch the conductive material on the battery door to give your camera power, but it\'s a pain to close the door. Not a deal breaker, but just something to be aware of because that\'s also where the SD card resides.Final word:If you\'re a pro, you might look down your nose at this camera. If you\'re looking at this camera, and reading this review, you\'re probably just a regular person like me, or a pro who understands what this camera is for. I\'m pleased overall so far. I\'ve uploaded a few pics to the gallery. One of a macro shot, one of a panorama, and one of a deer. The deer photo was taken in \"landscape\" mode, as I forgot to change it and I had been shooting landscapes primarily to that point. The menu is neither a pro nor a con for me. It\'s not as convenient as a wheel selector would be, but you get used to it fairly quickly.If you\'re looking for a camera with a bit more oomph than a typical point and shoot, this is a good bet. If image quality is more important to you than zoom, there might be better options out there. Remember, I found the images to be good, but not great. But for under $200, this is a solid deal if you ask me.Things I have yet to mess around with:-Video, supposedly HD, but I haven\'t tried it out. I think it\'s also got a decent frame rate which might allow some interesting \"high speed\" camera stuff.-Burst mode for action shots. Haven\'t touched it yet.-Messing with F-stops or aperature adjustments. Also haven\'t tried long shutter.If I do any of these (and remember!) I\'ll write updates.--- -- UPDATE 09-16-13 -- ---I\'ve had the camera about 3 months now, and am still happy with it. I\'ve played with the high speed filming a bit more. I\'ve uploaded a video \"review,\" expertly crafted using high end video editing software (Windows movie maker), to show what the different speeds look like.There are four high speed options, ranging from 0.5x - 8x. Now, it\'s a well established fact that men don\'t like to read instructions, and I\'m no exception. So while there may be more info available about what those numbers mean, I didn\'t look into it. I\'ll assume, using my very basic camera knowledge, that 8x basically slows footage to 1/8 speed, and 4x is 1/4 speed, etc etc. The video at 4x is actually still fairly decent, but you can really see how grainy it\'s getting at 8x.If I\'m outside or in a well lit room I\'ve very impressed with the shutter speed. If I have to wait for a flash, that slows things down, but outside shots are the fastest I\'ve personally ever had with a point and shoot. Battery life is also still impressive. If you haven\'t joined the Eneloop cult yet ( Sanyo Eneloop Ni-MH Charger and 8 Rechargeable AA and 2 Rechargeable AAA Batteries.Plus C & D Adpater. ) do yourself a favor and drink the Koolaid. These are the best batteries I\'ve ever owned.I have not discovered how to use any manual settings with this camera, and I\'m afraid they may not exist. These cameras are made to be idiot proof, and they don\'t want the end user messing with things s/he shouldn\'t. However, I do like doing long exposure photos of flowing water or the night sky, and I guess I\'ll have to keep my old, worn out Canon point and shoot for that. I think you have to get a \"P\" line camera from Nikon to have much control over f-stops, aperatures, shutter speeds, etc. Personally, I think Nikon should have a little more faith in me, but that\'s the way it goes.
  • I will update as I test through the features. I wish I could upload sample photos. I was amazed as I stood in my master bath and zoomed across the bathroom, out the door of the adjoining master bedroom, out THAT door and into the upstairs open hallway and THEN through THAT door at the end of the hall to the furthest room on the floor (none of the rooms had any lights turned on, only overcast hazy natural light). I took a photo of the room at the other end of the house and the photo picked up the details of the FIBERS in the decorative floor carpet!!! Blew me away. Without flash!! My last Sony would have choked on such a feat and it cost about 100 more. Overall, quite pleased with the low-light features. Camera pops on and ready to shoot in quite good timing. That was my first concern as that was always a benefit of Sony -- the ability to see a random photo opp, grab the camera, turn it on and shoot immediately. Canon chokes on that, so do a few others. Sony DSC is master there, but this Nikon is quite impressive point-n-shoot ready. And it\'s low-light is far superior to my Sony. I have two cameras with all the bells and whistles, because I thought *someday* I may finally learn how to use them. But to this day, they remain virtually untouched. I finally got smart and got a camera that really has the very best of ONLY those features I need the most!Also - must say that the product picture does not do this camera justice in terms of color. This photo makes it look like something a teenage girl would have in their locker. In reality, the camera is a stunning deep dark garnet red - very handsome!!! Very serious and posh looking. No more picking up the wrong camera from table at weddings!UPDATE: Here\'s my 2-year assessment. This thing is my GO-TO for fine HD video recording - I use it regularly to record my daughter\'s choir concerts and can zoom in on her in the back row (casualty of being tall) and see if she\'s chewing gum or not. It\'s the bomb and all my friends are constantly amazed at the high quality recordings. Concerts too -- excellent concert recording device - even loud concerts, no sound distortion. Heck, one of my videos of Foreigner concert was even used by the local Television new station. But sadly - my other need (which I didn\'t realize was such a need when I bought it) is stage photography, being able to photograph my daughter on stage and in theatre productions. This thing sucks at that!!! HORRIBLE auto-focus, sports focus, action shots -- I\'ve tried EVERYTHING and I can\'t seem to get the right setting to not produce a blurry photo, without even using zoom. Let\'s be honest - almost *every* camera on the market does well with action shots/movement shots in bright outdoor lighting -- the real tough sell is if it can handle movement/action (ie., a close-proximity band with irregular lighting, or kids moving around on stage during a play with stage lighting) in indoor or stage lighting. Sadly, this one cannot. And before you get all \"buy a more expensive camera\" mode on me.... My mom\'s HTC Phone takes way better/clearer action shots than this - -and she barely even knows how to use it. She just points and shoots and gets great action stops. And she paid way less than this camera.And to all those guys who argued about the \"perfect\" lens cap. It sucks -- a LOT. It\'s the worst in fact, and I\'ve owned several cameras. You guys are smoking the drapes or you don\'t actually *own* or *use* the thing a lot where you\'re jumping to grab a quick shot. Sure, if I\'m thinking about grabbing a photo, I remember to take the lens off - but 50% of the time I\'m capturing a photo opp I hadn\'t been prepared for. If you turn it on with the lens on, it makes this horrible noise - you just know it can\'t be good for the longevity of the motor. And then you get an error message, then you have to turn it off, then turn it back on to get rid of the error message. By that time, my daughter has exited the stage ;-(But the Zoom is still exception in my view, the still shots are exception. Just don\'t plan on using this camera if anyone is actually *moving*. For the money - it\'s a very good camera. For the money, it\'s a SUPERIOR HD video recording deviceAnd as for the batteries -- it\'s really a preference thing. I was tired of having no camera available because the proprietary batter would no longer hold its charge and the price to replace justified a new camera. For me, I like having rechargeable batteries I can pop in or even store bought ones that are available on every corner gas station.

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