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Nikon L610 vs Nikon L830

Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37
Nikon Coolpix L610 front
 
Nikon Coolpix L830 front
Portability
71
Imaging
40
Features
45
Overall
42

Nikon L610 vs Nikon L830 Key Specs

Nikon L610
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/6000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-350mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 240g - 108 x 69 x 34mm
  • Revealed August 2012
Nikon L830
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-765mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 508g - 110 x 76 x 91mm
  • Introduced January 2014
  • Older Model is Nikon L820
  • Replacement is Nikon L840
Photography Glossary

Nikon L610 vs Nikon L830 Overview

Its time to look a little more in depth at the Nikon L610 vs Nikon L830, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and they are both produced by Nikon. The image resolution of the L610 (16MP) and the L830 (16MP) is fairly close and both cameras have the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The L610 was unveiled 17 months earlier than the L830 making them a generation apart from each other. Both of these cameras feature different body design with the Nikon L610 being a Compact camera and the Nikon L830 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before diving right into a complete comparison, here is a quick summary of how the L610 grades vs the L830 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon L610 over the Nikon L830

 L610 L830 

Reasons to pick Nikon L830 over the Nikon L610

 L830 L610 
IntroducedJanuary 2014August 2012Fresher by 17 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution921k460kSharper display (+461k dot)

Common features in the Nikon L610 and Nikon L830

 L610 L830 
Manually focus No manual focusing
Display size3"3"Same display sizing
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch display Neither provides Touch display

Nikon L610 vs Nikon L830 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to carry your camera often, you'll need to consider its weight and size. The Nikon L610 provides outer dimensions of 108mm x 69mm x 34mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") along with a weight of 240 grams (0.53 lbs) whilst the Nikon L830 has specifications of 110mm x 76mm x 91mm (4.3" x 3.0" x 3.6") having a weight of 508 grams (1.12 lbs).

Analyze the Nikon L610 vs Nikon L830 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you choose at that moment. Below is a front view dimensions comparison of the L610 and the L830.

Nikon L610 vs Nikon L830 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability grade of the L610 and L830 is 90 and 71 respectively.

Nikon L610 vs Nikon L830 top view buttons comparison

Nikon L610 vs Nikon L830 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very tough to see the difference in sensor sizing only by looking through specifications. The photograph here will help provide you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the L610 and L830.

To sum up, the 2 cameras come with the identical sensor size and the same exact megapixels therefore you should expect comparable quality of files although you might want to consider the production date of the cameras into account. The older L610 will be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Nikon L610 vs Nikon L830 sensor size comparison

Nikon L610 vs Nikon L830 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon L610 vs Nikon L830 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon L610 Portrait photography details
Nikon L830 Portrait photography details
30
good megapixels (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
no manual mode
no external flash support
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
35
decent MP (16 megapixels)
includes face detection focus
manual focus not available
manual mode not possible
cannot use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Nikon L610 Street photography information
Nikon L830 Street photography information
61
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (240g)
no moving screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
53
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
heavier than competition in class (508g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon L610
Sports photography with Nikon L830
45
excellent zoom range (25-350mm 14.0 x zoom)
maximum shutter speed is high (1/6,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
no shutter priority
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
low battery (120 per charge)
lack of phase detect AF
51
excellent zoom range (23-765mm 33.3 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
includes tracking autofocus
good battery pack (390 CIPA)
no shutter priority
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon L610 Travel photography factors
Nikon L830 Travel photography factors
66
lighter than average (240g)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
fairly wide (25mm)
long reach (350mm)
missing Timelapse function
low battery (120 per charge)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
58
good battery pack (390 CIPA)
decent MP (16MP)
built-in flash
pretty wide (23mm)
great zoom (765mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
heavier than competition in class (508g)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon L610 Landscape photography details
Nikon L830 Landscape photography details
41
fairly wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
low battery (120 per charge)
missing Timelapse function
43
pretty wide (23mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
good battery pack (390 CIPA)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
manual mode not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon L610 Vlogging highlights
Nikon L830 Vlogging highlights
33
fairly wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than average (240 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
display is not selfie friendly
missing microphone jack
28
pretty wide (23mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
doesn't have external mic support
heavier than competition in class (508g)
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Nikon L610 vs Nikon L830 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon L610 and Nikon L830
 Nikon Coolpix L610Nikon Coolpix L830
General Information
Company Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon Coolpix L610 Nikon Coolpix L830
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2012-08-09 2014-01-07
Physical type Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 125 125
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-350mm (14.0x) 23-765mm (33.3x)
Maximum aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focus range 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen resolution 460 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen technology TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4s 4s
Max shutter speed 1/6000s 1/1500s
Continuous shutter rate - 7.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range - 9.00 m (Auto ISO)
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 (60i, 30p), 1280 x 960 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format H.264 -
Mic support
Headphone support
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 sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 240 gr (0.53 pounds) 508 gr (1.12 pounds)
Physical dimensions 108 x 69 x 34mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") 110 x 76 x 91mm (4.3" x 3.0" x 3.6")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 120 photos 390 photos
Form of battery AA AA
Battery model 2 x AA -
Self timer - Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SC/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Launch pricing $150 $300