Nikon Coolpix L820 Review

4.0
May 22, 2013 | Matt Grayson |

Specifications

¹ Based on CIPA Standards for measuring life of batteries.
² When recording a single movie.

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
Lens 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 Macro mode: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) (when zoom is set to middle position) to infinity (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
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)
Storage 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; 3D images: MPO; Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels) 16M (High) [4608 x 3456(fine)]; 16M [4608 x 3456]; 8M [3264 x 2448]; 4M [2272 x 1704]; 2M [1600 x 1200]; VGA [640 x 480]; 16:9 [4608 x 2592]
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 x 1080/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 1080/30p: 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9/approx. 30 fps, iFrame 540/30p: 960 x 540/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 480/30p: 640 x 480/4:3/approx. 30 fps, HS 240/8x: 320 x 240/4:3, HS 480/4x: 640 x 480/4:3, HS 720/2x: 1280 x 720/16:9, HS 1080/0.5x: 1920 x 1080/16:9
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) ISO 125-1600; ISO 3200 (available when using Auto mode)
Exposure 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
Shutter speed 1/1500-1 s; 1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting); 4 s (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show)
Aperture Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2 AV) selection
Aperture range 2 steps (f/3 and f/6 [W])
Self-timer Approx. 10 s
Flash range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 0.5-6.0 m (1 ft 8 in.-19 ft); [T]: 1.5-6.0 m (5-19 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) HDMI micro connector (Type D) (HDMI output), DC input connector
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 FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium battery x 4 EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH battery (available separately) x 4 AC Adapter EH-67 (available separately)
Battery life ¹ Still pictures: Approx. 320 shots when using alkaline batteries, Approx. 870 shots when using lithium batteries, Approx. 540 shots when using EN-MH2 batteries; Movies (actual battery life for recording) ²: Approx. 1 h 5 min when using alkaline batteries, Approx. 3 h 25 min when using lithium batteries, Approx. 1 h 50 min when using EN-MH2 batteries
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 111.0 x 76.3 x 84.5 mm (4.4 x 3.1 x 3.4 in.) (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 470 g (1 lb 0.6 oz) (including batteries and a memory card)
Temperature 0°C-40°C (32°F-104°F)
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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