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Nikon L610 vs Nikon L810

Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37
Nikon Coolpix L610 front
 
Nikon Coolpix L810 front
Portability
74
Imaging
39
Features
38
Overall
38

Nikon L610 vs Nikon L810 Key Specs

Nikon L610
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/6000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-350mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 240g - 108 x 69 x 34mm
  • Released August 2012
Nikon L810
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 23-585mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 430g - 111 x 76 x 83mm
  • Announced February 2012
  • Replacement is Nikon L820
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Nikon L610 vs Nikon L810 Overview

Here is a in depth overview of the Nikon L610 vs Nikon L810, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both are manufactured by Nikon. The image resolution of the L610 (16MP) and the L810 (16MP) is fairly comparable and both cameras boast the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The L610 was launched 7 months later than the L810 which means that they are both of a similar generation. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving straight to a complete comparison, here is a quick summation of how the L610 matches up vs the L810 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon L610 over the Nikon L810

 L610 L810 
AnnouncedAugust 2012February 2012Fresher by 7 months

Reasons to pick Nikon L810 over the Nikon L610

 L810 L610 
Display resolution921k460kClearer display (+461k dot)

Common features in the Nikon L610 and Nikon L810

 L610 L810 
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display sizing
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither provides Touch friendly display

Nikon L610 vs Nikon L810 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to carry your camera frequently, you will want to think about its weight and measurements. The Nikon L610 provides external measurements of 108mm x 69mm x 34mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") having a weight of 240 grams (0.53 lbs) whilst the Nikon L810 has proportions of 111mm x 76mm x 83mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 3.3") having a weight of 430 grams (0.95 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are working with during that time. Here is a front view physical size comparison of the L610 vs the L810.

Nikon L610 vs Nikon L810 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the L610 and L810 is 90 and 74 respectively.

Nikon L610 vs Nikon L810 top view buttons comparison

Nikon L610 vs Nikon L810 Sensor Comparison

Usually, its difficult to envision the gap in sensor sizing purely by seeing specs. The visual underneath may offer you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the L610 and L810.

All in all, each of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the same exact MP therefore you should expect comparable quality of images though you might want to consider the release date of the cameras into account. The younger L610 will have an advantage with regard to sensor innovation.

Nikon L610 vs Nikon L810 sensor size comparison

Nikon L610 vs Nikon L810 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon L610 vs Nikon L810 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon L610 as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon L810 as a Portrait photography camera
30
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
34
megapixel count good (16MP)
has face detect focus
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Nikon L610
Street photography with Nikon L810
61
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors (240g)
no moving screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
48
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon L610 Sports photography details
Nikon L810 Sports photography details
45
great zoom range (25-350mm 14.0 x zoom)
maximum shutter speed is high (1/6,000s)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
terrible battery power (120 shots)
lacks phase detect AF
44
incredible zoom range (23-585mm 25.4 x zoom)
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
slow fps (1.2 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon L610 Travel photography highlights
Nikon L810 Travel photography highlights
66
lighter than competitors (240 grams)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (25mm)
great zoom (350mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
terrible battery power (120 shots)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
60
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
fairly wide (23mm)
great reach (585mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon L610
Landscape photography with Nikon L810
41
rather wide (25mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
terrible battery power (120 per charge)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
41
fairly wide (23mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
manual exposure not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon L610 Vlogging information
Nikon L810 Vlogging information
33
rather wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competitors (240g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
doesn't have external mic socket
27
fairly wide (23mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detect focus
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have microphone port
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Nikon L610 vs Nikon L810 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon L610 and Nikon L810
 Nikon Coolpix L610Nikon Coolpix L810
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon Coolpix L610 Nikon Coolpix L810
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2012-08-09 2012-02-01
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 1600
Lowest native ISO 125 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-350mm (14.0x) 23-585mm (25.4x)
Maximum aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focusing distance 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 460k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/6000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed - 1.2fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow-sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720p (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format H.264 MPEG-4
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 240 gr (0.53 lbs) 430 gr (0.95 lbs)
Physical dimensions 108 x 69 x 34mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") 111 x 76 x 83mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 3.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 120 photographs 300 photographs
Type of battery AA AA
Battery ID 2 x AA 4 x AA
Self timer - Yes
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Retail cost $150 $280