Nikon L830 overview
Nikon L830 is Nikon's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially released on January of 2014. The camera houses a 16MP, CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The L830 is positioned #93 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all-around #567 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. Remember to try out our Smart camera finder to get camera rankings based on your customized criteria.
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Nikon L830 history
The Nikon L830 comes with a history of related cameras. Listed below, you can discover all earlier and new models alongside main specs.
Nikon L830 Gallery
You can see the L830 from several angles in the gallery below.
Nikon L830 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of positives and negatives of the Nikon L830 based on aspects which are generally viewed as essential in a digital camera.
Nikon L830 Sensor details
The sensor specification in the Nikon L830 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter may lead to cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and delivers a standard ISO range of 125 - 3200. Sadly, RAW files are not saved therefore you have less margin for error.
The picture underneath shows the L830's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The L830 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Nikon L830 dimensions
Nikon L830 has a weight of 1.12 pounds (508 grams / 17.92 ounces) and features exterior proportions of 110mm x 76mm x 91mm (4.3" x 3.0" x 3.6"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams so the Nikon L830 is weightier when compared with various rivals.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Down below is a shot of the Nikon L830 besides a soft drink to help you to have a feel for its scale.
The top view underneath will show you the button arrangement on the L830.
Nikon L830 Lens specs
The L830 features an inbuilt lens providing a focal range of 23-765mm giving it a 33.3 x zoom which is amazing and would allow you to zoom all the way in.
At the widest 23mm, the lens will have an aperture of f3.0 which will be very slow and not great in low light conditions and you might find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You would also have to increase the ISO setting resulting in noisy images. Towards the tele end, 765mm is fantastic zoom and comes to f5.9 making it quite sluggish and you will need to apply slower shutter speeds.
Nikon L830 Connectivity
The L830 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to send files and usually change settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
Some applications even enable a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external display. Almost all cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB port.
Nikon L830 Video specs
The maximum video quality in the Nikon L830 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in file format. 1080p quality provides a good balance in video quality vs file sizes but FULL HD will not give you much room to crop. The camera doesn't feature a mic and headphone jack which means that you get no control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to find another model in case you want decent audio in your videos.
Nikon L830 Weather Sealing
Nikon L830 doesn't include weather proofing so damp conditions can affect the camera.
Nikon L830 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon L830 is equipped with a 3 inch tilting display screen boasting a resolution of 921 thousand dots.
Sadly the display screen isn't a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specs regarding Nikon L830 are below:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders will be rather useful.
Nikon L830 Shutter specs
Nikon L830 continuous shooting rate is 7.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/1500 sec.
Nikon L830 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Nikon L830 boasts only built-in flash without external flash ability.
Nikon L830 Autofocus specs
Nikon L830 boasts just Contrast Detect AF and is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier & exact when compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera supports Face detection which makes it helpful for portraits.
It also includes Tracking AF for moving things. Nikon L830 doesn't have manual focus. Manual focus is useful in low light scenarios or you need more precise control on focusing.
Nikon L830 Battery life
The battery on the Nikon L830 is designed to last for 390 clicks with respect to the CIPA specifications which is higher than the usual for its class. The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR features the highest possible (600) battery life in this class of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that have the strongest battery life:
Nikon L830 for different styles of photography
The following chart presents a analysis of the Nikon L830 for different styles of photography. To check out more, check out the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Nikon L830
The Nikon L830 gets a rating of 36 which is terrible, meaning that it is not acceptable for portrait photography. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support along with the capability to utilize external flash.
Nikon L830 Street photography features
With a decent score of 53, the Nikon L830 is fairly acceptable to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Nikon L830 Sports photography factors
A average sports photography score of 52 means the Nikon L830 is somewhat acceptable for photographing sports. A camera needs fantastic tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon L830 Travel photography highlights
Portability is super important in picking a travel camera. All things considered, the Nikon L830 gets a reasonable 59 for a travel camera which makes it somewhat suitable for your holidays.
Nikon L830 Landscape photography features
If you find yourself planning to purchase a camera for landscape photography, the most significant aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon L830 at it's terrible rating of 44 for a landscape camera is not acceptable in the current market.
Nikon L830 Vlogging factors
A camera for vlogging ought to offer a articulating display, mic input and preferably IBIS. Considering all things, the Nikon L830 is not acceptable for vlogging as it gets a terrible score of 28.
Nikon L830 Alternatives
If you are shopping for alternatives to the L830, below is a selection of the top ranked cameras that fall in to the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The graph listed below offers you an overview of the L830 compared to it's highest ranked rivals suggested previously.
These are some more cameras you may have a look at as alternate options. To review a thorough comparison, visit the "compare" link.