Nikon S810c

 
Nikon Coolpix S810c front
 
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-300mm (F3.3-6.3) lens
  • 216g - 113 x 64 x 28mm
  • Announced April 2014
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
91
Imaging
42
Features
48
Overall
44

Nikon S810c summary

Nikon S810c is Nikon's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially introduced on April of 2014. The camera features a 16MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.

The S810c is ranked #76 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & over-all #531 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. Please check our Advanced camera search to see camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.

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Nikon S810c history

The Nikon S810c is part of a family of products. You can read the complete list below.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Nikon-Coolpix-S9900 front thumbnailNikon S9900
S810c vs S9900
25-750mm
F3.7-6.4
16MP1/2.3"2015
Nikon-Coolpix-S810c front thumbnailNikon S810c25-300mm
F3.3-6.3
16MP1/2.3"2014
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Nikon-Coolpix-S9700 front thumbnailNikon S9700
S810c vs S9700
25-750mm
F3.7-6.4
16MP1/2.3"2014
Nikon-Coolpix-S5300 front thumbnailNikon S5300
S810c vs S5300
26-208mm
F3.7-6.6
16MP1/2.3"2014
Nikon-Coolpix-S3600 front thumbnailNikon S3600
S810c vs S3600
25-200mm
F3.7-6.6
20MP1/2.3"2014
Nikon-Coolpix-S3500 front thumbnailNikon S3500
S810c vs S3500
26-182mm
F3.4-6.4
20MP1/2.3"2013
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Nikon-Coolpix-S800c front thumbnailNikon S800c
S810c vs S800c
25-250mm
F3.2-5.8
16MP1/2.3"2013
Nikon-Coolpix-S9500 front thumbnailNikon S9500
S810c vs S9500
25-550mm
F
18MP1/2.3"2013
Nikon-Coolpix-S5200 front thumbnailNikon S5200
S810c vs S5200
26-156mm
F
16MP1/2.3"2013
Nikon-Coolpix-S6500 front thumbnailNikon S6500
S810c vs S6500
25-300mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Nikon-Coolpix-S9300 front thumbnailNikon S9300
S810c vs S9300
25-450mm
F3.5-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
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Nikon-Coolpix-S3300 front thumbnailNikon S3300
S810c vs S3300
26-156mm
F3.5-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2012
Nikon-Coolpix-S4300 front thumbnailNikon S4300
S810c vs S4300
26-156mm
F3.5-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2012
Nikon-Coolpix-S6300 front thumbnailNikon S6300
S810c vs S6300
25-250mm
F3.2-5.8
16MP1/2.3"2012
Nikon-Coolpix-S8200 front thumbnailNikon S8200
S810c vs S8200
25-350mm
F3.3-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2011
Nikon-Coolpix-S6200 front thumbnailNikon S6200
S810c vs S6200
25-250mm
F3.2-5.6
16MP1/2.3"2011
Nikon-Coolpix-S100 front thumbnailNikon S100
S810c vs S100
28-140mm
F3.9-4.8
16MP1/2.3"2011
Nikon-Coolpix-S9100 front thumbnailNikon S9100
S810c vs S9100
25-450mm
F3.5-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
Nikon-Coolpix-S6100 front thumbnailNikon S6100
S810c vs S6100
28-196mm
F3.7-5.6
16MP1/2.3"2011
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Nikon-Coolpix-S8100 front thumbnailNikon S8100
S810c vs S8100
30-300mm
F3.5-5.6
12MP1/2.3"2010
Nikon-Coolpix-S5100 front thumbnailNikon S5100
S810c vs S5100
28-140mm
F2.7-6.6
12MP1/2.3"2010
Nikon-Coolpix-S8000 front thumbnailNikon S8000
S810c vs S8000
30-300mm
F3.5-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2010
Nikon-Coolpix-S6000 front thumbnailNikon S6000
S810c vs S6000
28-196mm
F3.7-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2010
Nikon-Coolpix-S640 front thumbnailNikon S640
S810c vs S640
28-140mm
F2.7-6.6
12MP1/2.3"2009
Nikon-Coolpix-S570 front thumbnailNikon S570
S810c vs S570
28-140mm
F2.7-6.6
12MP1/2.3"2009
Nikon-Coolpix-S1000pj front thumbnailNikon S1000pj
S810c vs S1000pj
28-140mm
F3.9-5.8
12MP1/2.3"2009
Nikon-Coolpix-S630 front thumbnailNikon S630
S810c vs S630
37-260mm
F3.5-5.3
12MP1/2.3"2009
Nikon-Coolpix-S620 front thumbnailNikon S620
S810c vs S620
28-112mm
F2.7-5.8
12MP1/2.3"2009

Nikon S810c Pros and Cons

Here is a collection of upsides and downsides of the Nikon S810c based on aspects that are oftentimes regarded as important in a digital camera.

built-in flash
built in image stabilization (Optical)
built in lens has zoom (25-300mm 12.0 x zoom)
comes with face detect autofocus
comes with tracking focus
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
does have HDMI port
does have headphone port
lighter than average (216g)
long reach (300mm)
nice clear screen (1,229 thousand dot)
provides touch to focus
rather wide (25mm)
touch screen
very good size screen (3.7")
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
bad battery life (270 shots)
cannot use external flash
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
has no phase detect autofocus
has no RAW support
lack of aperture priority mode
max zoom aperture not good (f6.3)
no manual exposure
no manual focus
no mic port
no shutter priority mode
no Time Lapse function
screen is fixed
screen is not selfie friendly
small sensor size (1/2.3")
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Nikon S810c Sensor information

The dimension of the sensor on the Nikon S810c is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4608 x 3456 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter might cause cropping.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and includes a standard ISO range of 125 to 3200. Sadly, RAW files are not saved therefore the user has less margin for error.

The graphic below illustrates the S810c's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The S810c sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.

Nikon Coolpix S810c sensor size Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business

To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Nikon S810c dimensions

Nikon S810c weighs 0.48 lb (216g / 7.62 ounces) & the dimensions of the camera is 113mm x 64mm x 28mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.1"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g and the Nikon S810c is less heavy as compared to various rivals.

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Listed below is a pic of the Nikon S810c beside a soft drink to help you to get a sense of its size.

Nikon Coolpix S810c dimensions scale

The top view below will illustrate the button layout on the S810c.

Nikon Coolpix S810c topview buttons dials

Nikon S810c Lens information

The S810c offers an inbuilt lens offering a focal range of 25-300mm giving it a 12.0 x zoom which is definitely not very good however it could be valuable in certain cases.

At it's widest 25mm, it features an aperture of f3.3 making it pretty sluggish and not ideal for low light events and you will probably struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You will also need to raise your ISO which causes noisy photos. On the long end, 300mm is exceptional zoom and comes to f6.3 which is fairly slow and you would have to set slower shutter speeds.

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Nikon S810c Connectivity

The S810c has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Digital cameras with NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can send images and at times adjust settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.

Several apps also enable a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external screen. Virtually all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.

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Nikon S810c Video information

The highest possible video quality on the Nikon S810c is 1920 x 1080 and you can record in H.264 file format. 1080p quality offers a decent balance between video quality vs file size but 1080p is not going to give you any room to crop.

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Nikon S810c Weather Sealing

Nikon S810c does not have environment sealing so rainy conditions may ruin the camera.

Nikon S810c Screen and Viewfinder

The Nikon S810c features a 3.7 inch fixed display screen having a resolution of 1,229 thousand dots.

Moreover the display screen is touch friendly which means you are able to adjust focus point plus change settings by using your fingertips.

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The ViewFinder specs for Nikon S810c are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

For bright outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and hard to see, viewfinders will be particularly valuable.

Nikon S810c Shutter information

Nikon S810c can shoot continuously at 8.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.

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Nikon S810c Flash and Hot shoe information

Nikon S810c features just integrated flash with missing external flash support.

Nikon S810c Autofocus information

Nikon S810c features only Contrast Based Autofocus & lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & precise as compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera features Face detection making it valuable for people photography.

The AF system features 9 focus points to choose from. Nikon S810c has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers to change where you focus. It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for moving things. Nikon S810c has no manual focusing. Manual focusing ability can be good during low light conditions or you require more accurate control on depth of field.

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Nikon S810c Battery life

The battery life (EN-EL23) in the Nikon S810c is built to last for 270 images as per the CIPA benchmarks which is less in comparison with it's rivals. The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has got the best (600) battery life within this category of cameras.

Below is a list of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the strongest battery life:

Nikon S810c for specific styles of photography

The following bar chart indicates a summary of the Nikon S810c for specific styles of photography. To understand more, check out the specific section below.

Nikon S810c Portrait photography highlights

The Nikon S810c gets a score of 36 which is bad, meaning that it is simply not good for portraits. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW photos together with the potential to utilize off-camera lighting.

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good megapixels (16MP)
includes face detection focus
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format

Nikon S810c Street photography factors

Having a above average points tally of 66, the Nikon S810c is a fine option to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.

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image stabilization (Optical)
includes touch to focus
lighter than competitors in class (216 grams)
fixed screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files

Nikon S810c Sports photography details

A bad sports photography points total of 42 means the Nikon S810c is simply not good for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have good autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
includes tracking autofocus
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
bad battery power (270 per charge)
lack of phase detect AF

Nikon S810c Travel photography advice

Portability is pretty crucial in choosing a camera for travel. All round, the Nikon S810c gets a nice 68 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine choice to take on your trips.

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lighter than competitors in class (216g)
includes touch to focus
decent MP (16MP)
has built in flash
really wide (25mm)
long zoom (300mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
low battery pack (270 shots)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)

Nikon S810c as a Landscape photography camera

If you find yourself planning to pick a camera for landscape photography, the most vital aspect is going to be image quality. The Nikon S810c with it's bad score of 42 as a landscape camera is simply not good among its rivals.

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relatively wide (25mm)
lovely big screen (3.7")
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
manual mode not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
low battery power (270 per charge)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode

Nikon S810c Vlogging information

A camera for vlogging preferably should offer a articulating screen, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Considering everything, the Nikon S810c is simply not good for vlogging as it gets a bad score of 35.

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relatively wide (25mm)
touchscreen functionality
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competitors in class (216g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of mic socket

Nikon S810c Alternatives

If you are shopping for alternatives to the S810c, below is a selection of the highest rated cameras which fall in to the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The line graph listed below offers you a bird's eye view of the S810c versus it's top rated competitors mentioned previously.

These are some more cameras you might look at as alternatives. To review a comprehensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand Name
Nikon
Model type
Nikon Coolpix S810c
Type
Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced
2014-04-10
Body design
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
BSI-CMOS
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW pictures
Maximum native ISO
3200
Min native ISO
125
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points
9
Lens
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
25-300mm (12.0x)
Highest aperture
f/3.3-6.3
Macro focusing distance
2cm
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Range of screen
Fixed Type
Screen size
3.7"
Resolution of screen
1,229 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Minimum shutter speed
4 secs
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed
8.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
5.60 m
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution
1920x1080
Video data format
H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
BuiltIn
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
216g (0.48 lb)
Physical dimensions
113 x 64 x 28mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.1")
Other
Battery life
270 shots
Battery form
Battery Pack
Battery ID
EN-EL23
Self timer
Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage media
microSD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots
One
Launch price
$350