Nikon Coolpix L810 review

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The limitations of the Nikon Coolpix L810's lens are betrayed in the softened detail towards the corners of the frame at maximum wide angle - better disguised here with a natural subject matter, and only readily noticeable if you're actively searching for it.

Nikon Coolpix L810 review

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A telephoto shot at maximum zoom from the same vantage point and with the camera handheld showcases the image quality achievable at the other end of the focal range. It's a slightly flat result that would be improved with a boost to contrast, but it's actually not bad at all, given that this is a budget model.

Nikon Coolpix L810 review

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Another maximum 585mm equivalent telephoto shot, here achieved by panning with a moving subject. The continuous shooting rate may be no great shakes, at 1.2fps for up to four frames, but with a steady eye, steady nerve and steady hands you can get a result.

Nikon Coolpix L810 review

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A low angle shot taken at extreme wide angle setting displays some converging verticals, but the colour and detail draw the eye. We could have done with the aid of an angle-adjustable LCD here; without wanting to put our ear on the ground it was more a case of point and hope.

Nikon Coolpix L810 review

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Blessed with some almost perfect light to highlight the face of our statue but retain the detail of the rest, it's hard to fault this shot taken at maximum zoom, which has thrown the potentially distracting background nicely out of focus. Again we were shooing handheld.

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An extreme close-up of tree bark in 1cm macro mode displays what the Nikon Coolpix L810 is capable of when you get up close and personal to subjects. Again, given that this is a point and shoot camera, the level of detail is impressive.