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Nikon COOLPIX L830 16 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 34x Zoom NIKKOR Lens and Full 1080p HD Video (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- 34x optical zoom plus an astounding 68x Dynamic Fine Zoom
- Comfortable design, elegantly simple controls and intuitive menu system
- 3.0-inch 921,000-dot LCD display
- Full HD 1080p videos with stereo sound for dazzling movies
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Average Life||390 Photos|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||6.7 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Tilting|
|Display Resolution Maximum||921000|
|Display Size||3 inches|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||3,200|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||125|
|Exposure Control Type||Programmed Auto|
|External Memory Included||No|
|File Format||JPEG (Exif v2.3)|
|Flash Memory Type||SC/SDHC/SDXC|
|Flash Type||Built-In Flash|
|Focus Description||Contrast detection|
|Form Factor||SLR-like (bridge)|
|HDMI Type||micro HDMI|
|ISO Range||Auto, 125 - 1600 (3200 in Auto mode)|
|Image Aspect Ratio||4:3|
|Item Dimensions||2.99 x 3.58 x 4.33 inches|
|Item Weight||1.12 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||0 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Weight||4 ounces|
|Macro Focus Range||1 cm|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F3.0 - F5.9|
|Maximum Focal Length||765 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/1500 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||4,608|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Minimum Focal Length||23 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||4 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Shipping Weight||1.9 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||AA|
|Video Capture Resolution||1920 x 1080 (60i, 30p), 1280 x 960 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
If you want to be delighted by your photos and HD videos; if you want to catch detailed close-ups of faraway action; if you like the styling of advanced cameras but want the simplicity of a point-and-shoot, say hello to the Nikon COOLPIX L830 Digital Camera. With a superb NIKKOR super telephoto glass lens that delivers 34x optical zoom plus an astounding 68x Dynamic Fine Zoom, youll be amazed by how far you can reach. Hybrid Vibration Reduction helps ensure a little camera shake wont blur your videos-a big plus when shooting at these long zoom distances. The COOLPIX L830s comfortable design, elegantly simple controls and intuitive menu system make operation a breeze. You can even tilt the high-resolution LCD for a better view while recording Full HD 1080/60i video with stereo sound. Getting closer to the moments that matter just got easier.
Zoom in Even Farther with Dynamic Fine Zoom
Every COOLPIX is designed around a genuine NIKKOR glass lens, the legendary optics that have helped make Nikon famous. The COOLPIX L830s 34x optical zoom lens goes from wide-angle-great for portraits and landscapes-all the way up to telephoto-great for closeups of sports, concerts, nature and more. When you need even more reach, zoom up to 34x with optical zoom and 68x with Dynamic Fine Zoom, an enhanced digital zoom function that effectively doubles your reach.
Simple, Convenient Operation for Stress-free Shooting
The COOLPIX L830 is so easy to use, anyone can take great photos and videos with it. Just turn the camera on, point, shoot and marvel at the results. For maximum point-and-shoot convenience, select Easy Auto Mode. It automatically optimizes the camera settings for each shot, no matter how challenging the situation. Youll be free to enjoy the moment while you capture it.
3.0-inch 921,000-dot LCD Display Makes Every Photo and Video Look Great
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If you want to be delighted by your photos and HD videos; if you want to catch detailed close-ups of faraway action; if you like the styling of advanced cameras but want the simplicity of a point-and-shoot, say hello to the COOLPIX L830. With a superb NIKKOR super telephoto glass lens that delivers 34x optical zoom plus an astounding 68x Dynamic Fine Zoom, you'll be amazed by how far you can reach. Hybrid Vibration Reduction helps ensure a little camera shake won't blur your videos—a big plus when shooting at these long zoom distances. The COOLPIX L830's comfortable design, elegantly simple controls and intuitive menu system make operation a breeze. You can even tilt the high-resolution LCD for a better view while recording Full HD 1080/60i video with stereo sound. Getting closer to the moments that matter just got easier.
Get even closer to what matters
Zoom in even farther with Dynamic Fine Zoom
Every COOLPIX is designed around a genuine NIKKOR glass lens, the legendary optics that have helped make Nikon famous. The COOLPIX L830’s 34x optical zoom lens goes from wide-angle—great for portraits and landscapes—all the way up to telephoto—great for closeups of sports, concerts, nature and more. When you need even more reach, zoom up to 34x with optical zoom and 68x with Dynamic Fine Zoom, an enhanced digital zoom function that effectively doubles your reach.
*Dynamic Fine Zoom magnification is calculated from the full-wide end of optical zoom.
Master the camera in no time
Simple, convenient operation for stress-free shooting
The COOLPIX L830 is so easy to use, anyone can take great photos and videos with it. Just turn the camera on, point, shoot and marvel at the results. For maximum point-and-shoot convenience, select Easy Auto Mode. It automatically optimizes the camera settings for each shot, no matter how challenging the situation. You'll be free to enjoy the moment while you capture it.
Enjoy the view
3.0-inch 921,000-dot LCD display makes every photo and video look great
The COOLPIX L830's large, 921,000 LCD display makes it easy to compose your shots or monitor your video recording. Reviewing and sharing your creations is a pleasure, too—every shot looks fantastic on the display.
Record superior videos
Full HD 1080p videos with stereo sound for dazzling movies
If you want a compact camera that shoots stunning Full HD videos, the COOLPIX L830 delivers. Full HD 1080p means exceptional video quality. Record the action, then connect to an HDTV and watch your videos come alive. A built-in mic records high-quality audio in stereo. Your videos will look and sound phenomenal.
Let the camera call the shots
18 Scene Modes for effortless photos and videos
Experienced photographers optimize their camera settings to match the situation. The COOLPIX L830 does that work for you. With 18 Scene Modes, including Beach, Snow, Night Portrait, Sunset and more, it's easy to match the moment to a Scene Mode. You can even get creative and use Scene Modes to alter ordinary shots. Or, select Easy Auto Mode and let the camera choose the best mode for your situation.
- LC-CP28 Lens Cap
- UC-E16 USB Cable
- AN-CP21 Strap
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1. Price (duh). If you don't want to spend $800 or more for a real camera (or at least something close to one), the next option is an SLR-like model (again - this one was only $200 - a big plus).
2. SLR-Like vs. Pocket-Sized. To be honest, considering the capabilities of most phones nowadays, I don't undestand why they even still make pocket-sized cameras. (Although there are some that are sort of a cross between a pocket-sized & SLR-like that have a lot of zoom and give you a bit of something to hold onto). (And personally, I consider having something to hold onto to be a big plus).
3. Zoom. With 34x optical zoom, its a no-brainer. That's more zoom than you could get out of a 400mm lens with a doubler! (Try lugging one of those around). It also has image stabilization (a necessity for a long zoom shot).
4. Pixels/Picture Quality. As some of you know, more pixels does not necessarily equate to a better picture. I have an old 5 meg Olympus which has a 7 meg interpolated mode which still takes as good or better pics than anything I have seen since. (But it is as slow as Christmas). As far as I know, the quality & clarity is the pics from this camera are comparable to other 16 meg cameras on the market, but I would still keep it in the highest quality (least compressed/interpolated) mode.
5. Auto Focus Speed. This is a BIG PLUS with this camera and a crucial factor which none of the mfgs. include in their specs. The primary reason that we wanted a new camera is because my wife and I were fed up with trying to take pictures of our little girl with a camera that would almost always never focus quickly enough to get the shot. If you read the specs regarding "continuous shooting" you will see that it will shoot ~6.7 fps (max ~5 frames) in Continuous High mode. That doesn't actually tell you how fast it will focus, but is the only means of comparison that most mfgs. provide. Also, one camera review/testing site rates the "shutter lag" when in autofocus at 2/10 to 4/10 of a sec. I don't think there is anything else out there in the same price range that comes close.
6. Batteries. It seemed odd that Nikon would have gone with AA's rather than the usual proprietary lithium, but I have decided that it might come in handy sometime to be able to just put in some new AA's rather than having to recharge. (And you can always use rechargeable AA's if you want).
7. Focus Point. I discovered that you can go into the menu and select different focus points just like a real camera! (Despite having a face detection mode [which, if it is like other cameras, you will never use because it will increase the focus time], if you shoot a lot of portraits, it is a big plus to be able to quickly focus on the eyes/face & then take the shot without having to bring the camera down). Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any way to tell the camera to keep the point that you selected. (You have to go into the menu & reset it each time you turn the camera off).
8. AWB (Auto White Balance). I had looked at a review which compared this camera to others in the same class, which included sample pics taken in different lighting conditions. I was thus very disappointed to discover that it pretty much sucks in getting the white balance right when shooting indoors. (A BIG MINUS, but probably not much worse than the competition).
9. User Interface. The number & placement of dedicated function buttons is pretty much the same as most digital cameras nowadays. However, they are placed so close to the edge (under the "heel" of your thumb when you hold the camera) that I keep inadvertently pressing one or more of them. Maybe in the next model they will put a bit of a lip or ridge there to help prevent that?
10. Viewfinder/View Screen. The fact that the view screen can be extended & rotated allows you to stand and look down at it (thus allowing you to get a lower camera angle). That is actually a big plus for those who are aware of such things and often find themselves shooting from a kneeling position. However, the absence of a viewfinder is a BIG MINUS in my opinion. If you read some of the other reviews, you will see that people complain about trying to use the screen in bright sunlight. You must in effect resort to shooting blindly and hoping that you manage to get a couple of good shots. That is true for most digital cameras, and unless you already have a thousand pics on your card, it doesn't really matter if you take a hundred pics & keep only one. Still, if Nikon had only included a viewfinder, they could have had a camera that without question would have been a real winner.
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The hard part is initially focusing on the bird with just the LCD screen and no view finder. Even with the moveable LCD panel I find it helps to spot movement by the subject and then I am able to further zoom in (under normal daylight conditions).
I really appreciate the wide angle lens. This is very helpful for taking photos to capture an entire room in your house for example.
I have also taken a few videos and the quality seems outstanding to me.
This camera does not have built-in GPS. I had a prior camera with built in GPS and do not miss that feature (battery drainer).
It starts up very fast and so far I do not mind that you have to pop up/open the flash manually. Most photos do not need a flash and its easy enough most times to get two photos in to see if its better with the flash or not. Its just a bit of a learning curve for those of us that come from digital cameras that decide for themselves if they need the flash (automatic).
The camera uses AA batteries. I rotate between two sets of Duracell HR6 rechargeable AA's and keep a set of Alkaline's in the bag for backup.
I store the camera in a Case Logic case (DCB-304) and purchased a sling strap that screws onto the tripod mount (Case Logic DCS-101). I find half the time I don't use the strap at all because the camera has such a great grip. The primary memory card I am using is a SanDisk 32GB (Class 10, 45 MB/s).
My reservations- Hate not having a viewfinder. If the photos weren't so great, I would have seriously thought about returning it. Seriously Nikon? Put a viewfinder in this camera and it would get 10 stars.
Also, the door for the batteries and SD card feels a little flimsy. Opening it is not too difficult, but the closing mechanism is a little awkward.