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 #86 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & over-all #568 out of 1436 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.
Nikon S810c Gallery
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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.
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.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
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.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
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.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Listed below is a pic of the Nikon S810c beside a soft drink to help you to get a sense of its size.
The top view below will illustrate the button layout on the S810c.
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.
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.
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.
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.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
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.
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.
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.
Nikon S810c Street photography factors
Having a above average points tally of 65, 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.
Nikon S810c Sports photography details
A bad sports photography points total of 41 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.