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Nikon Coolpix L830 Review

If you need to be pleased by your photographs and HD recordings, if you need to get definite close-ups of distant activity; in case you like the styling of advanced cameras however need the effortlessness of a simple to use, make proper acquaintance with the COOLPIX L830. With a heavenly NIKKOR super fax glass focal point that conveys 34x optical zoom in addition to an astonishing 68x Dynamic Fine Zoom, you’ll be flabbergasted by how far you can reach.

Key Features

The Nikon COOLPIX L830 is a great budget camera. Its DSLR-styled body is light and compact – a stage down in scale from the mid and better quality P-range super-zooms. Released in January 2014, it supplants the L820 broadening the 30x optical zoom scope of the previous model to 34x yet holding the 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor.

For now, the more seasoned L820 stays in the COOLPIX line-up. Like its archetype, the COOLPIX L830 has a 3 inch 921k dab LCD screen however it’s presently expressed and can be flipped up or down. 

Nikon has stayed with AA batteries for the COOLPIX L830, a choice which you won’t find on such a large number of other super-zooms, yet which offers accommodation of a sort. As in the past, shooting modes are restricted to Auto and scene modes with no manual control of any sort, the L830 is one of the most un-convoluted super-flies around. There’s a best quality 1080p30/25 film mode and a heap of other film modes including a lot of slow movement choices and the L830 is currently outfitted with Nikon’s Hybrid VR adjustment.

Low value, usability and relative conservativeness are highlights that have made the COOLPIX L830 one of the most well-known super-zooms of this current year, yet it’s not without its rivals, one of which is the more up to date 30x Canon PowerShot SX400 IS. I’ve tried both of them and drawn more than a couple of correlations, so assuming you’re searching for the most impressive spending plan super-zoom available anywhere, read on to find which of these two models possesses all the necessary qualities. Let’s see the Nikon Coolpix L830 review.

  • 16 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Optical picture adjustment
  • 1cm least focusing distance
  • 34x optical long range focal point (35mm equiv: 22.5-765mm)
  • 3.0-inch 921k spot tiltable LCD screen
  • Full 1080p HD video recording
  • ISO 125-1600 (ISO 3200 accessible when utilizing Auto mode)
  • 6.7 fps constant shooting mode
  • Simple scene mode
  • Runs on AA-size batteries
  • Available in dark, red, or plum

Design and Controls

Coolpix L830

From each point, the COOLPIX L830 looks practically indistinguishable from the prior L820. It’s just hardly greater than the previous model – truth be told it’s precisely the same width and a large portion of a millimetre more limited, yet the new flip-out screen adds almost 7mm on the profundity giving it aspects of 111 x 76 x 91.2mm. At 508g it’s 30 grams heavier, pardonable in return for a more extended zoom and overlay out LCD screen.

So it’s minimized, but the COOLPIX L830 isn’t the littlest extension super-fly around. Estimating 104 x 69 x 80.1mm and gauging a simple 313g the PowerShot SX400 IS resembles its child sibling. The SX400 IS has a marginally more limited 30x optical zoom and a proper 3-inch screen, so minimization accompanies a few trade-offs, however in case you’re searching for a truly compact extension super-zoom, the PowerShot SX400 IS wins that challenge.

The COOLPIX L830 isn’t only comparative in appearance to the previous L820, the control design is indistinguishable. On the top board there’s one corrective distinction, the on/off button has been moved to one side and the top segment of the grasp has been remoulded with a dunk in the back a large portion of, an improvement that is more than restorative – it makes it less likely you’ll incidentally wind down the camera while it’s being used.

Indeed, even the backboard looks the same, which is astounding given that it presently houses a verbalized screen. The new screen has a similar 3-inch corner to corner size and 921k speck resolution, however would now be able to shift upward. The wide-pivot joins the lower part of the camera body to the highest point of the screen, so it tends to be pulled away from the camera and collapsed up by 90 degrees or somewhere around 85 degrees – pretty much up or down.

This is a major addition to any camera, especially one without a viewfinder. It permits you to see the screen serenely in any event, when taking shots at low or high points and allows you a greater opportunity of keeping the sun off. It has a huge effect on the treatment of the COOLPIX L830 and is one of the huge benefits it has over the PowerShot SX400 IS which has a screen that is fixed set up, however, which additionally has a much lower resolution 230k speck LCD board.

To one side of the screen, the COOLPIX L830’s controls are spread out precisely as in the past. A four-way cushion which Nikon calls a ‘Multi selector’, is flanked by a shooting mode selector button, playback, menu and erase buttons. Over the thumb cushion, there’s a committed film record button and to one side of that, a LED to demonstrate streak charging.

Not at all like the PowerShot, SX400 IS, which has somewhat recessed buttons, those on the COOLPIX L830 jut from the backplate and there’s a little danger of incidentally squeezing the erase button (which works even in shooting mode, fortunately, requires affirmation or initiating full-scale mode. To be reasonable, this happened less frequently than with the L820, potentially on account of the raised flip-out screen, yet I don’t see the point in an erase button that capacities when in shooting mode.

The joined battery and card compartment is made using an enormous pivoted entryway that covers the whole right half of the camera beneath the hand grasp. As in the past, the COOLPIX L820 takes four AA batteries, a bunch of Alkaline batteries is remembered for the crate and they’ll give sufficient capacity to 390 shots, a critical increment on the 320 shots you get from the L820. In any case, supplant them with NiMH batteries and that figure goes up to 680 shots and with more costly Lithium AA batteries the COOLPIX L820 deals with a genuinely noteworthy 1180 shots.

Besides the weight, the disadvantage with AAs is that there’s an extra expense – also weight – involved. In case you don’t as of now have a bunch of 4 batteries and a charger you’ll have to get them. However, just as the long battery life, AA’s enjoy the benefit that they’re not difficult to supplant and saves are moderately modest contrasted with an exclusive Li-Ion battery.

The COOLPIX L830’s implicit spring up streak is enacted by squeezing a button on the left of the body just beneath the glimmer lodging. It has four modes, Auto, Auto with red-eye decrease, Fill streak and slow sync. The blaze has a cited scope of nine meters at the wide point setting. My speculation is that figure is inferred at the most extreme 3200 ISO affectability setting. That is just shy of 6.5m at 1600 ISO which contrasts with a cited figure of 5m (likewise doubtlessly at 1600 ISO) for the PowerShot SX400 IS.

The COOLPIX L830 has a USB/A/V out port and small HDMI and a DC-in power attachment. The last option can be utilized with the discretionary EH-67 AC main connector. There’s a USB link in the container, yet you at this point don’t get an A/V link for associating with a standard definition TV.

Lens and Adjustment

The COOLPIX L830 has a 34x settled optical zoom with an identical scope of 22.5 to 765mm. There are a lot of super-zooms that will go longer than that if you have the money to spend, but relatively few that go more extensive. When contrasting long zooms it’s simple to become fixated on the fax reach, yet a super-wide point view can be similarly as, if not more valuable.

At the opposite finish of the scale, a 765mm gets you very close in to genuinely far off activity and, given your subject is sensibly huge, individuals or vehicles, say, rather than birds, you can hope to have extraordinary chances. 

The other thing to know about with an enormous long-range focal point is that it very well may be very hard to hold consistent at the greatest fax, however, 765mm is very reasonable and the implicit adjustment makes outlining subjects that much more straightforward.

The most extreme gap of f3 is something similar at the wide point setting as the previous L820 and closes to f5.9 (it was f5.8 on the L820 so scarcely any distinction) when completely zoomed in. That is normal, however somewhat more brilliant at the wide point end than the PowerShot SX400 IS with a 30x 24mm – 720mm f3.4-5.8 zoom. So very little to pick between the two as far as splendour, however, the COOLPIX L830 goes both somewhat more extensive and somewhat closer than the SX400 IS.

The COOLPIX L830 has optical picture adjustment which Nikon calls Vibration Reduction or VR. This moves the focal point components to make up for camera development and lessen the odds of obscured photographs because of camera shake at slow screen speeds. 

Vibration decrease is actuated from the Setup menu and notwithstanding the On and Off positions, there’s a third choice called Hybrid. This consolidates the optical adjustment with in-camera present handling to carefully eliminate any obscuring the remaining parts. The advanced adjustment is applied distinctly under specific conditions, including when the screen speed is slower than 1/30 at the wide point setting or 1/250 at the fax central length and when the affectability is 200 ISO or lower.

Notwithstanding Vibration Reduction, Motion identification consequently raises the ISO affectability to empower the choice of a quicker screen speed when either subject development is distinguished or there’s a danger of camera shake. It’s a significant valuable element for fledglings, who may know nothing about the results of taking shots at slow screen speeds, yet it tends to be wound down and manual determination of the ISO affectability additionally cripples it.

To test the COOLPIX L830’s adjustment I set it to Auto openness mode, zoomed the focal point to its most extreme fax setting and made a progression of efforts in falling apart light at logically more slow screen speeds, first with Vibration decrease set to off and afterwards with it on. 

As you can see from the harvests underneath, the COOLPIX L830 can deliver obscure free shots down to 1/25th at the most extreme zoom range, almost five stops slower than the photographic artist’s ‘one over the central length’ announcement recommends. That is noteworthy by any guidelines.

Shooting Modes

The COOLPIX L830 is a simple to use minimal with an outdated Auto mode that meters the scene utilizing the default lattice metering which is focus weighted at wide point central lengths and spot when zoomed in past 2x. 

The COOLPIX L830 has a more refined Easy Auto mode that utilizes scene location to improve results. Contingent upon what it thinks it finds before the focal point, Easy Auto chooses one of seven scene modes – Portrait, Landscape, Night representation, Night scene, Close up, Backlighting or a catch-any remaining scenes mode for when it doesn’t know. 

It functions admirably and passes on you with little to do other than build out your shot and press the button, the affectability is set consequently and the AF utilizes face distinguish or defaults to 9-region AF assuming that there are no individuals in your shot. You can set a self-clock and use openness pay, yet other than for changing the picture size the menu and different capacities are incapacitated.

Change to regular Auto mode and even though you lose the advantage of scene recognition, you can set the affectability physically, and access different settings from the Shooting menu including White equilibrium, Continuous shooting, Color choices and AF region mode.

The COOLPIX L830 has a choice of 18 scene modes, something like seven of which you could presumably depend on Easy auto to set for you, however, there are some which are worth physically choosing. Firecrackers show for instance permits a 4s openness and sets the concentration to limitlessness. 

There are scene modes that take a speedy grouping of shots and stack them for work on apparent generation or diminished clamour. Backdrop illumination delivers an HDR composite from a short explosion of shots and saves it alongside a non-HDR rendition. What’s more Night scene creates a low commotion composite from an explosion of edges close by held mode or with mount mode chosen takes a solitary long-openness shot.

One last scene mode deserving of notice is Easy Panorama. Presented on the COOLPIX L830, Easy scene replaces the old Panorama Assist mode that gave advisers for shooting covering pictures for sewing with the provided programming. You at this point don’t require the product as the new Easy scene mode accomplishes practically everything for you, delivering in-camera displays in the now pervasive style spearheaded by Sony and duplicated by every other person, aside from Canon. The PowerShot SX400 IS, or some other Canon smaller so far as that is concerned does not have a display method of any sort.

There are two settings for shooting 180 and 360 perspectives. Both work similarly as Sweep Panorama on Sony compacts and its various clones – you press the screen once and container the camera as easily as you can. You can skillet with the camera in representation or scene direction – the L830 works out which, you don’t have to tell it in advance. As a rule that is all you want to do; the camera quits shooting when you complete the range and fastens the pictures into a solitary 180 or 360 view. Picture mode delivers the biggest pictures which are 4800 x 1536 pixels for 180 displays and the 360 ones measure 9600 x 1536.

The COOLPIX L830 additionally incorporates a choice of enhancements channels which has been extended to a sum of 11 with the option of Pop, Super striking, Cross interaction and two toy camera impacts to the first delicate concentration, Nostalgic Sepia, High-contrast monochrome, High key, Low key and Selective tone. 

Be that as it may, other than choosing the shading from an on-screen range for the selective shading impact and picking one of four cross cycle tones, not even one of them is adaptable. All can be utilized for films however note there’s no Miniature impact like on the SX400 IS. Above you can see Selective tone, Super distinctive, Cross cycle, Toy camera impact 1, Toy camera impact 2 and High-contrast monochrome.

Film Modes

For a spending plan model, the COOLPIX L830 offers an exhaustive exhibit of film modes including a best quality 1080p25 HD mode accessible in two pressure/quality settings. The edge rates are subject to the TV yield setting in the Setup menu, select PAL and you get 25 or 50fps modes, NTSC gives you 30 or 60fps. From here on I’ll detail the PAL modes, simply know that for every one of them there’s an NTSC elective.

Next on the film mode menu is 1080i50, trailed by 720p25, there’s additionally a 720p25 mode accessible in the alter the agreeable iFrame design. That is it for the ‘standard’ modes, there are likewise no less than four High-Speed film modes; HS 240 records at QVGA goal and plays back at 1/8 speed, HS 480 copies the goal to VGA and plays back at 1/4 speed. 

There are two HD High-speed modes, HS720 which plays back at half speed (see the model beneath) and HS 1080 which playback at 2x. These HS modes have restricted recording times – 10 seconds for HS 240, 15 seconds for HS 480 and one moment for the HD modes. 

For standard-speed motion pictures, the greatest recording time for a solitary film cut is 35 minutes, regardless of whether there’s adequate room on the card for additional, and Nikon suggests utilizing a speed class 6 or quicker card for Full HD recording.

Like the PowerShot SX400 IS, the COOLPIX L820 has a devoted film record button and is comparably restricted as far as openness control for motion pictures, at the end of the day, there isn’t any, other than openness pay. You can utilize the zoom while recording, yet you must be cautious because the computerized zoom can’t be crippled. 

The two-fragment zoom scale that is noticeable for stills rather pointlessly vanishes when you press the film record button. It does stop toward the finish of the optical reach. To actuate the advanced zoom you need to deliver the zoom rocker toward the finish of the optical reach and push again to go into the digital zoom.


The long-range focal point sets aside a similar effort to venture to every part of the distance of its optical reach, which is sufficiently quick, yet additionally offers a decent level of push control to assist you with precisely outlining your subject.

What I like least with regards to it is that it’s impossible to debilitate the advanced zoom, along these lines, for photographs, when you arrive at the finish of the optical reach, after a brief delay, the L830 consistent to carefully zoom with every one of the unfortunate results for picture quality that involves. 

You do essentially get an indent on the zoom scale to caution you where you are, yet you really want to foster a skill to stop at the perfect time, and I truly fail to understand the reason why you ought to need to. On a more certain note, the L830 offers two methods for zooming the focal point – either utilizing the zoom collar on the screen discharge or a rocker switch on the left half of the focal point barrel.

The enunciated screen has a tremendous effect on the L830’s dealing with, making it a lot simpler to see what you are doing when shooting from high or low perspectives. I additionally like the data overlay plan which in default auto mode shows shooting information and battery life immediately, then, at that point, disposes of it to give a cleaned-up view. A half-push on the screen discharge is all you want to bring it back once more. The menu gives choices to outlining and 16:9 film networks.

One thing that disturbs is the focal point cap, which appends to the external part of the focal point so when you turn the camera on it stops the focal point from broadening and shows a blunder message on the screen. Then you need to wind down the camera and after first having eliminated the focal point cap.

The COOLPIX L830’s menu framework could be all the more effectively traversable. Without a speedy menu, you need to get to the shooting menu to change things like nonstop shooting, affectability and AF region mode. Having said that, the shooting menu is a solitary page issue, so you don’t need to go on a parchment chase and it’s a more pardonable deficiency on a simple to use minimal than on a more refined model with manual openness control and more highlights.

The COOLPIX L830 has two full-resolution modes at 6.7fps and 2.1fps. The quicker of the two shoots a 5-outline burst, spotlight and openness are fixed on the primary casing for all constant shooting modes. 

Two quicker settings shoot 1280×960 pictures at 60fps and 640×480 at 120fps. The COOLPIX L830 likewise incorporates the Best Shot Selector mode which shoots a speedy 10-outline burst and saves the keenest to the card, disposing of the others. At long last, Multi-shot 16 shoots 16 pictures and joins them in a 4×4 matrix.

To test the ceaseless shooting on the COOLPIX L830 I fitted it with a newly arranged 8GB Sandisk Extreme UHS-1 card appraised at 45Mb/s. I chose the best quality Large Fine JPEG setting and set the drive mode to the quickest full goal 6.7fps Continuous H mode. 

The COOLPIX L830 discharged an eruption of five shots at precisely 6.7fps. However it’s a short blast that catches under a moment of activity, the COOLPIX L830 does essentially give an abundance of quicker lower resolution choices for catching longer groupings. All of which implies you have a superior shot at catching activity successions than you do with the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS with its 0.8fps mode that scarcely fits the bill for the depiction ‘ceaseless’.

The COOLPIX L830 has a 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor that produces pictures with a most extreme size of 4608×3456 pixels and saves them as JPEGs at one of two pressure settings. Commonly, Large Fine JPEGs records are 5-7MB in size. The affectability range is 125 to 3200 ISO and the screen speed range is, as in the past, 1/1500 to 1s and 4s in the Fireworks scene mode.

To perceive how the nature of the COOLPIX L830 has the right stuff practically speaking, investigate my Nikon L830 quality and Nikon L830 commotion results pages, peruse my Nikon L830 test pictures, or jump to the pursuit and head straight for my decision.

Image Quality

Picture quality and shooting execution don’t recognizably work on over the L820’s either, which is fine since that camera was at that point generally excellent for its group. In sunlight conditions, you’ll get some extremely decent photographs and film cuts from the L830.

Little sensor compacts, for example, the L830 have their limits, so if you’re pixel peeping, things presumably won’t look so hot; despite appearances, this isn’t a DSLR. Seen on screen at 100%, you’ll see curiosity and commotion, even at its base affectability of ISO 125. 

Furthermore, you’ll likewise see borders in high-contrast regions. However long you don’t ordinarily expand your photographs to standard size and vigorously crop them, the outcomes are very great.

As the affectability increments, noise does as well and messy subtleties from commotion decrease. Additionally, colours show up somewhat cleaned out and sloppy from the commotion at ISO 800 or more. There’s enough detail where you could utilize them at tiny sizes, and some honing would presumably help, as well. In any case, you’ll likely need to try not to shoot in low light sooner rather than later.

Video quality is adequate for web use and nondiscriminating TV seeing. Assuming you intend to do a great deal of panning from one side to another or shooting quick subjects, you’ll probably see judder and ghosting, yet insufficient to make cuts unwatchable. The zoom takes care of business when recording, yet you might hear it moving in extremely calm scenes.

Pros of Nikon Coolpix L830:

  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing
  • Panorama Shooting
  • Full HD Video
  • Long Battery Life
  • 23mm Wide Angle Lens
  • Articulating Screen

Cons of Nikon Coolpix L830:

  • No Built-in Viewfinder
  • No RAW Shooting


Is the Nikon Coolpix L830 a DSLR camera?

Nikon’s COOLPIX L830 is a DSLR-styled super-zoom camera with a shockingly incredible list of capabilities and features.

Does the Nikon Coolpix L830 have WIFI?

No, Nikon Coolpix L830 doesn’t have Wifi.

Can I use my Nikon Coolpix as a Webcam?

The least demanding method for setting up your Nikon camera as a webcam is to utilize the new Nikon Webcam Utility. To start with, download and introduce the free Nikon Webcam Utility program for one or the other PC or Mac. Then, you ought to interface your Nikon camera to your PC utilizing a straightforward USB fitting and-play technique.

How do I transfer pictures from my Nikon Coolpix to my IPAD?

You can easily transfer pictures from your Nikon Coolpix to the iPad in the following way,

  • Associate your camera or SD card to your iPad. Photographs ought to consequently dispatch into the Import tab.
  • Tap on the pictures that you need to import in case you just need to import a portion of the pictures. If you need to import every one of them, tap Import All immediately.
  • Tap Import.
  • Tap Import Selected. The chosen photographs will be imported.

How do I fix my Nikon Coolpix L830 Lens error?

To fix the Nikon Coolpix L830 Lens error, you can try the following things:

  • Turn the camera off and afterwards on once more.
  • Eliminate and supplant the battery.

What memory card does Nikon L830 use?

Nikon Coolpix L830 Digital Camera is viable with 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB SD, SDXC, and SDHC memory cards.

Final Words on Nikon Coolpix L830

The Nikon Coolpix L830 offers a lot of elements – features incorporate its 36x optical zoom, the tilting screen which has a 921k speck resolution, hybrid VR, etc. With the measure of optical zoom on offer, some users might lean toward a camera that has a viewfinder, which is missing on the L830. The picture quality is good, and with its sticker price of around £200, it is a camera we are satisfied to suggest.