Nikon Coolpix L820



16 Megapixels
30x wide-angle zoom
3″ LCD

Full (1080p) HD recording

Despite its stylishly compact body, the COOLPIX L820 features a 30x optical zoom for wide-angle 22.5 mm to super-telephoto 675 mm coverage, 16 Megapixels and Full (1080p) HD movie recording. Plus, apply a variety of Special effects or Filter effects to your images.

3-inch 921k-dot LCD monitor

Shoot and review your photos in stunning detail with a beautiful 921k-dot LCD monitor that allows a wide viewing angle and colour gamut.

Consistent sharpness

Nikon’s lens-shift VR (Vibration Reduction) compensates for camera shake when shooting, even while zoom is in operation, achieving sharper-looking still images or movies.

Full HD movies

Full HD movie recording gloriously captures your memories in beautiful High Definition. A built-in HDMI connector enables output to an HDTV for viewing.

Features List

30x optical zoom

30x optical zoom

Easy auto modes

Easy auto modes

In-built vibration reduction

In-built vibration reduction

Smart portrait system

Smart portrait system

Other great features:

  • High-performance NIKKOR lens
  • EXPEED C2 image-processing engine
  • Eye-Fi™ card support
  • Easy auto mode and Smart portrait system employed
  • Uses readily available R6/AA-size batteries
  • Special effects and Filter effects

Tech Specs

Product name COOLPIX L820
Type Compact digital camera
Number of effective pixels 16.0 million
Image sensor 1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 16.79 million total pixels
Lens NIKKOR lens with 30x optical zoom
Focal length 4.0-120 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5-675 mm lens in 35mm 135 format)
f/-number f/3-5.8
Construction 12 elements in 9 groups (2 ED lens elements)
Digital zoom magnification Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 2700 mm lens in 35mm 135 format)
Vibration reduction Combination of lens shift and electronic VR (still pictures), Lens shift (movies)
Motion blur reduction Motion detection (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF) Contrast-detect AF
Focus range [W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 1.5 m (5 ft) to infinity
Focus-area selection Center, face detection
Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode) Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Media Internal memory (approx. 65 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system DCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF, and MPF compliant
File formats “Still pictures: JPEG
Image size (pixels) 16M (High) [4608 × 3456(fine)]
Shooting Modes Easy Auto, Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Backlighting, Easy panorama, Pet portrait, 3D photography), Special Effects, Smart Portrait, Auto
Continuous Shooting Single (default setting), Continuous H (images are captured continuously at a rate of about 8 fps), Continuous L (up to 38 images are captured continuously at a rate of about 2.1 fps), Continuous H:120 fps (50 frames are captured at a speed of about 1/120 s or faster), Continuous H:60 fps (25 frames are captured at a speed of about 1/60 s or faster), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16
Movie 1080(fine)/30p (default setting): 1920 × 1080/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 1080/30p: 1920 × 1080/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 720/30p: 1280 × 720/16:9/approx. 30 fps, iFrame 540/30p: 960 × 540/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 480/30p: 640 × 480/4:3/approx. 30 fps, HS 240/8x: 320 × 240/4:3, HS 480/4x: 640 × 480/4:3, HS 720/2x: 1280 × 720/16:9, HS 1080/0.5x: 1920 × 1080/16:9
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) “ISO 125-1600
Metering mode Matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Exposure control Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (-2.0 – +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Speed “1/1500-1 s
Aperture Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2 AV) selection
Range 2 steps (f/3 and f/6 [W])
Self-timer Approx. 10 s
Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 0.5-6.0 m (1 ft 8 in.-19 ft)
Flash control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Interface Hi-Speed USB
Data Transfer Protocol MTP, PTP
Video output Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
HDMI output Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminal Audio/video (A/V) output; digital I/O (USB)
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Telugu, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline battery x 4
Still pictures Approx. 320 shots when using alkaline batteries
Movies (actual battery life for recording) *2 Approx. 1 h 5 min when using alkaline batteries
Tripod socket 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 111.0 × 76.3 × 84.5 mm (4.4 × 3.1 × 3.4 in.) (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 470 g (1 lb 0.6 oz) (including batteries and a memory card)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories Camera Strap, LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries (x4), Lens Cap LC-CP28 (with cord), USB Cable UC-E16, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16, ViewNX 2 CD, Reference Manual CD
Optional accessories Battery Charger MH-73 (includes four EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries), Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries EN-MH2-B4 (set of four EN-MH2 batteries), AC Adapter EH-67, Hand Strap AH-CP1

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“Overall, it’s got some impressive – and fun – features and takes good quality photos. The zoom alone would be the main reason ‘’d purchase it”


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The COOLPIX L820 is available in stores with a 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty.