I like the camera, took me awhile to get used to not doing point and shoot. The instructions on the dvd were very good and I have been using them to practice different scenes. I sent the first camera back but later figured out it was me not the camera. The company I sent back to was very prompt returning a new camera to me. The bundle I received was awesome for the price. Very glad I purchased.
I have been looking for a DSLR-type camera for the past couple of years to assist my career in writing. I saw many stores putting this particular camera on sale and thought before I went to a store, I would check Amazon out to see what deal they may have. In the end, this package along with the price was too good to pass up. The shipping was quick, the packaging was good and all the items are being put to use.
I was able to put the camera in action almost immediately at a motor sports event and it passed every test, outside of the puny clips that are supposed to hold the strap in place. However, a couple of good knots solved that problem. Considering I only had a few minutes with the camera before putting it to use, I got great photos that were used for stories.
The camera is friendly for both novice and pro users and I am glad I was able to finally purchase a camera like this.
I am a complete and total camera newbie so I can't give any major technical reviews here but I can give my point opinion of the photos i've taken.
I'm giving this product 4 stars because not everything was as pictured. For the battery charger, I received a smaller charger that didn't have the car charger with it. So it's not as pictured.
For the camera, though, I am very pleased. t is very easy to use for a beginner and has many features. I was able to start taking pictures right away and the are all crisp and clear. I am a blogger so I need photos to emphasize my posts and the Nikon Coolpix L820 gives me exactly what I need. I was originally looking for a DSLR but soon realized they are a bit more advanced than I am ready for. So this bridge camera was the right choice.
I like that I can take up close photos, landscape shots when we are traveling, panoramic photos, portrait shots and even sports shots. There is even an option that lets the camera sense when someone smiles and automatically snap the photo! I also love that can take 1080mp video for vlog posts and family events. I do wish it had the ability to use an external mic though. I forgot to check that before purchasing and it would have been the only thing that would have possibly made me look for something else.
A viewer would be great but I do just fine looking at the 3" LCD screen and actually use it more on point and shoot cameras anyway since I get a better view of what I'm looking at.
The lens cap does connect directly to the lens housing and not on the lens itself so remember to remove it before turning your camera or the lens can't extend and you will get an error on the screen. The lens extends automatically when you turn the camera on. On a plus side, this is one way of making sure you don't forget to take the cap off before shooting photos! :0)
The included software makes uploading you photos to your computer very easy. It works better than most included software and has many options included for your photos.
Everything included int he kit makes it well worth the price. Even though I didn't receive the batter charger pictured, the one I got is just fine.
Overall I'd say this is a really great purchase. I am very happy with the camera and the quality of photos and can't wait to take it on vacation and get some travel blog posts and vlog posts created with it!
Would have given this 5 stars except Focus Camera, vender for this camera bundle, put the wrong HDMI cable in the package. This camera takes the "Micro" HDMI cable end, not the "Mini" end, to plug into the camera port. You would think a camera store would realize this and put the correct cable in the bundle. I'm not the only one that had this problem as I saw in reviews from others that this occurred with them. Amazon customer service took care of this for me and I got the correct cable which is "Mediabridge Flex Series - High Speed Micro-HDMI to HDMI Cable with Ethernet 6 feet" on the Amazon.com site. Nobody can beat Amazon's Customer service! We love this camera! Takes great pictures and very easy to operate. Just point and shoot in auto mode and the camera makes you look professional! It does come with a lens cap and neck strap so you don't have to order those separately like I did. The description should tell you that but doesn't. Also, if you want a plug-in charger directly to the camera, there is a port for that on the camera, you will need to order separately the Kapaxen EH-67 Replacement AC Power Adapter / Charger for Nikon Coolpix L820 L810 L310 L120 L110 L105 L100 Digital Cameras. The charger that comes with this bundle is for the batteries that have to be removed from the camera to be charged. Camera is very stable in the 30X zoom mode so don't let that throw you. You CAN hold it still enough for a good picture. This camera is Awesome!