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Nikon Coolpix L840 Review

Nikon COOLPIX L840 is a DSLR-styled super-zoom camera with a shockingly incredible list of capabilities. You will get 16 Megapixels, a 38x optical reach comparable to 22.5-855mm, a shifting 3in screen, and 1080p video. Additionally controlled by AA batteries might build the weight, however, no less than an extra set is not difficult to get hold of. 

How to Take Stunning Photos with Nikon Coolpix L840

The significant update over its smash-hit archetype is the consideration of Wifi with NFC which makes it a much seriously convincing recommendation, particularly at the cost. An extraordinary super-zoom camera at a section level cost.

Key Features:

  • 16.0 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 38x optical long range focal point, 22.5-855mm same, f/3-6.5
  • Vibration Reduction (VR)
  • 3.0″ LCD screen, 921,000-dabs
  • ISO100 to ISO1600 (ISO3200 and ISO6400 select-able in Auto mode)
  • Wi-Fi with NFC matching
  • Full HD 1080p video recording
  • Self Portrait framework
  • 7.4fps ceaseless shooting
  • Available in dark, red and purple

Nikon COOLPIX L840 Design and Controls

The COOLPIX L840 is a little bigger all around than the model it replaces, and it gauges somewhat more. Factor in the four AA batteries and a card and you’re conveying 538 grams. So if you’re searching for something reduced and light, the L840 isn’t it. It’s a smidgen more modest than the PowerShot SX530 HS, yet it weighs almost a hundred grams (three and a half ounces) more.

If it’s a lightweight minimized scaffold super-zoom you’re searching for, the PowerShot SX410 is the one to go for. It’s altogether more modest and lighter than the other two models, gauging a simple 313 grams.

Minor adjustments to the side, the COOLPIX L840 looks the same as its archetype. The somewhat bigger body takes into consideration somewhat more space between the controls and the grasp which is shrouded in a delicate finished material is truly agreeable. 

The delicate bends of the more established model have been re-formed to a more square-shaped diagram and the front and right half of the top board are currently raised marginally. There’s another Wifi button on the top board and the second zoom rocker on the focal point barrel is joined by another Snap-back zoom button which I’ll clarify in the Shooting Experience area underneath.

On the backboard, the control format is more or less traditional. The four-way regulator, or multi-selector a Nikon calls it is utilized to explore the menus and for one-contact admittance to streak, openness remuneration, full-scale mode and the self-clock. Flanking it are four buttons, two at the top for shooting mode and playback, with menu and erase buttons beneath.

The screen stands out a significantly long way from the backboard, however, it doesn’t disrupt everything by any means. It’s twofold pivoted so can be flipped up or down – it goes a little far past 90 degrees when flipped up and barely shy of 90 degrees when flipped down. 

The main disadvantage with this design is that you can’t flip the screen advances for shooting selfies. In any case, that is a minor objection and, but you take a gander at it, the COOLPIX L840’s verbalized screen is significantly more flexible than the proper screens of the Canon PowerShot SX410 IS and SX530 HS.

The actual screen is a 921k speck LCD board which gives an extremely clear and itemized view. When in the docked position the COOLPIX L840’s screen looks considerably more point by point than the 230k speck fixed screen on the PowerShot SX410 IS or the 461k dot screen of the PowerShot SX530 HS. Outside in splendid daylight, however, the COOLPIX L840’s screen is not any more apparent than both of the PowerShots, then again, actually you can point it to keep the sun off – and that is major assistance.

On the right half of the COOLPIX L840, there’s a delicate fold that covers the USB/A/V and HDMI ports. There’s additionally a DC in the attachment here that you can use to control the L840 from the mains utilizing the discretionary EH-67 AC mains connector. The consolidated battery and card compartment is gotten to through an enormous pivoted entryway that covers the whole right half of the camera beneath the hand grasp. 

As in the past, the COOLPIX L840 takes four AA batteries, a bunch of Alkaline batteries is remembered for the case and they’ll give sufficient capacity to 590 shots – a major increment on the 390 shots you get from the L830. 

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

It has four modes, Auto, Auto with red-eye decrease, Fill streak and slow sync. The Flash has a cited scope of 6.5 meters, which is a decrease from nine meters on the previous model. I don’t think the glimmer has changed, it’s almost certain Nikon is presently citing the reach at 1600 ISO where it was 3200 ISO already. That puts it generally on a standard with the force of the PowerShot SX530 HS and PowerShot SX410 IS. It gives sufficient light to fill in and to enlighten sensibly close subjects, however not at all like the PowerShots, the COOLPIX L840 doesn’t uphold an all the more impressive glimmer frill.

Nikon COOLPIX L840 Lens and Adjustment

The COOLPIX L840’s focal point has been refreshed and presently flaunts a 38x territory with a comparable central length of 22.5 to 855mm. It’s consistently great to see new models with an expanded zoom range, the inquiry is has Nikon expanded it enough? The extra 4x is all at the fax end of the reach so the 22.5mm wide point stays as in the past and the greatest fax central length increments from 765mm to 855mm same.

The COOLPIX L840 has been jumped by Canon’s PowerShot SX410 IS. Nikon has added 4x additional zoom, yet Canon has dealt with a 10x increment with the SX410 IS. 

Be that as it may, there isn’t as large a distinction between the 855mm greatest zoom on the COOLPIX L840 and the 960mm on the PowerShot SX410 IS as you would suspect. The table underneath shows exactly how much nearer that extra 105mm on the SX410 IS will get you. To see a comparative examination between the COOLPIX L840 and the 1200mm most extreme zoom on 50x PowerShot SX530 HS see my Canon PowerShot SX530 HS survey.

Besides the central length, the other thing to consider is the most extreme opening. Shooting with a bigger opening permits you to utilize a quicker screen speed to freeze subject development or in low light to stay away from camera shake or allows you to pick a lower ISO affectability setting to stay away from the exorbitant commotion. By all accounts the COOLPIX L840, PowerShot SX410 IS and PowerShot SX530 HS have comparable determinations with f3-6.5, f3.5-6.3 and f3.4-6.5 individually.

The COOLPIX L840 is somewhat more splendid at the wide point end of the reach, yet what to remember is that with auto openness you can’t ensure the camera will choose the greatest accessible gap at some random central length. With PASM openness modes the PowerShot SX530 HS is the main model that will permit you to do that utilizing the Aperture need mode.

Another thing to note is that when zoomed in to 855mm (the most extreme on the L840) the SX530 HS can utilize f5.6 – almost a large portion of a stop more brilliant than either the L840 or the SX410 IS. It’s not until it draws near to its 1200mm comparable most extreme zoom that it stops down to f6.5.

The COOLPIX L840 has optical picture adjustment which Nikon calls Vibration Reduction or VR. This moves the focal point components to make up for camera development and decrease the odds of obscured photographs because of camera shake at slow screen speeds.

Nikon has dropped the Hybrid VR mode which on the prior L830 joined optical adjustment with in-camera present handling on carefully eliminate any obscuring that remained. Movement discovery, which consequently raised the ISO affectability to empower determination of a quicker shade speed when either subject development was distinguished or there was a danger of camera shake is likewise missing on the new model.

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 continuously more slow shade speeds, first with Vibration decrease set to off and afterwards with it on. 

As you can see from the yields over, the COOLPIX L840 can create obscure free shots down to 1/50th at the greatest zoom range, four stops slower than the picture taker’s ‘one over the central length’ decree recommends is protected.

Nikon COOLPIX L840 Film Modes

The COOLPIX L840 offers an extensive cluster of film modes including the best quality 1080/25p/30p HD mode. You can browse 25 or 30fps outline rates in the film menu. Next on the film mode menu is 1080/50i/60i, trailed by 720/25p/30p and 480/25p/30p. Assuming that love Apple’s alter well disposed iFrame mode you’ll be baffled to see it dropped, yet I expect you’ll be one of a little minority.

The COOLPIX L840 additionally has several HS choices for playback at speeds other than ongoing. HS 480/4x shoots 640×480 video at 4x ordinary speed (100 or 120fps relying upon the casing rate chosen) which plays back at quarter speed. HS 1080/0.5x records full HD video at a large portion of the typical edge rate for twofold speed playback. Yet, the previous model’s HS720/2x choice, which records 1280×720 at twofold the ordinary casing rate for half-speed playback, has been dropped.

This seems as though no matter how you look at its choice from Nikon which has done likewise on its S9900 minimal super-zoom and I believe it’s a mix-up. Slow movement HD video is a well-known element and for Nikon to drop it while holding the twofold speed choice is, to be honest, somewhat perplexing. 

Regarding the main redeeming quality is that there’s a low-resolution slomo mode. I ought to likewise bring up that neither the PowerShot SX530 HS nor the SX410 IS has any sort of lethargic movement video highlight.

Recording time is restricted to fifteen seconds for the HS480/4x mode and two minutes for the HS 1080/0.5x. For standard-speed films, the most extreme 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, SX410 IS, the COOLPIX L840 is restricted as far as openness control for films, as such, there isn’t any, other than openness remuneration. You can utilize the zoom while recording and fortunately, not at all like on the prior COOLPIX L830, assuming you incapacitate the advanced zoom in the set-up menu it handicaps it for both film recording and photographs.

Now you may be believing that the COOLPIX L840’s film highlights are alright, yet essentially as old as on the previous L830 short several lethargic movement modes. That would be valid were it not for the presentation of the Short film show highlight. This works in fundamentally the same way as the Hybrid film mode (some time ago Movie Digest) found on Canon compacts and records a set number of clasps of two or three seconds of 1080/25p/30p film which are then collected in-camera into a more extended film.

You can pick between 15 2-second, three 10-second, or five 6-second clasps which are then gathered into a 30-second film. You can shoot 16:9 12 Megapixel Normal quality still photographs when the mode dial is in the Short Movie Show mode position, or pass on to shoot full goal photographs before getting back to regroup. It’s a perfect element however not exactly as easy to understand as Canon’s which shoots a short clasp each time you snap a picture.

Picture Quality

While the L840 might look somewhat like a DSLR from an external perspective, inside is a minuscule 1/2.3″ picture sensor very much like you’d find in most smaller cameras. Subsequently, the picture quality is no greater than a camera a small amount of the size, however, this isn’t to imply that the L840 performs severely.

Photographs snapped in the sunshine are energetic, precisely uncovered and look great when seen at normal sizes. In any case, zoom in to 100% picture size and the camera’s little sensor limits are clear. The detail isn’t exactly just about as fresh as you may expect and is somewhat spread to a point that there can be an unobtrusive watercolour impact.

This peculiarity turns out to be more evident when shooting far off the detail in scenes and assuming you’re zoomed in, where the camera will in general increase the sensor affectability (and along these lines builds its detail-spreading commotion decrease handling) to assist with staying away from camera shake.

Shooting in low light additionally makes a deficiency of detail due to exuberant commotion decrease. Thusly grain is very much quelled at ISO800, shading dotting is evident in spaces of impartial tones. It’s somewhat business as usual at ISO1600, pictures taken at this affectability are as yet usable as detail misfortune isn’t too clear when seeing at half picture size or more modest. 

Indeed, even at ISO3200 commotion levels aren’t distractingly high, and the L840 additionally enhances the active L830 by adding an ISO6400 setting. This, nonetheless, is preferable for showcasing over true use, such as immense picture quality decrease brought about by inordinate grain, detail smoothing and low shading immersion.

There are not any blemishes with the L840’s 38 long-range focal points. Just a trace of barrel twisting is apparent when shooting mathematical subjects at the most extreme wide point and there’s no recognizable pincushion impact when zoomed in. Corner sharpness is likewise decent, but chromatic variation (purple bordering) is effectively noticeable around spaces of high difference.

Nikon COOLPIX L840 Shooting Experience

The COOLPIX L840 rushes to fire up; you can shoot a shot barely a second after squeezing the on/off button. That is a major enhancement for the nearly laggardly L830. You can set a span later which the L840 enters reserve mode to monitor the battery; usually you’d need to keep this genuinely moderate – 30 seconds or a moment, yet the L840’s battery life is great that you can unhesitatingly set this to a more drawn out period, say 5 minutes, without stressing over rashly depleting the batteries. That implies less shot at missing a shot hanging tight for it to awaken.

The COOLPIX L840 offers a decision of five AF region modes, more than is normal for a camera in this class, but there’s no manual spotlight choice as on the PowerShot SX530 HS. The face needs to function admirably when individuals are inside a couple of meters of the camera in great light. If there are no countenances in the casing it defaults to the nine-region AF framework which it uses to focus on the matter nearest to the camera.

On the other hand, you can physically choose the centre region from one of 99 positions utilizing the multi-selector to move the casing around a 9×11 lattice, or set a focal centre point. Manual situating of the AF region isn’t something you’ll find on both of the Canon models and, while it’s not something you may utilize, there are events, similar to when shooting with the camera on a stand or for full-scale shots, when it tends to be exceptionally valuable.

The COOLPIX L840 likewise incorporates target tracking down AF. This distinguishes subjects (objects just as individuals) in the casing when the camera is pointed at a scene. Potential subjects are recognized and followed by green square shapes. 

If you’re shooting individuals, face acknowledgment is most likely a superior decision of AF modes, however, target finding appears to have an uncanny skill for picking the fundamental subject in a scene which for certain circumstances is a genuine enhancement for the nine-region AF mode.

At long last, there’s a subject following mode which permits you to recognize a subject with an AF point which then, at that point, chases after it. this functions admirably, given your subject is very much isolated from the foundation, you’re not zoomed in quite far and the subject isn’t moving rapidly or unpredictably. 

At the point when you’re completely zoomed in, the COOLPIX L840 can be delayed to the center, it can go through over a second changing the concentration through the whole reach and here and there you want to make a few endeavors.

However, the 855mm greatest central length isn’t particularly long by super-zoom guidelines, it’s adequately long to make keeping your subject in the edge very testing. So the ‘Snap-back zoom’ button recently showed up on the COOLPIX L840’s focal point barrel is a welcome presentation. 

This works along these lines to the Framing Assist Seek button on the PowerShot SX530 HS, briefly zooming out so you can re-gain your subject, before zooming back in when you discharge the button. That is the extent that it goes with Snap-back Zoom on the COOLPIX L840, it does not have the profundity and refinement of Framing Assist on the SX530 HS, it’s a valuable element to have regardless.


The L840 is a regular extension camera configuration, estimating 113.5 x 78.3 x 96.0 mm (4.5 x 3.1 x 3.8 in.). That makes it marginally bigger than the camera it replaces, this is still generally minimal for its group. A prepared to-shoot weight of 538g is additionally sensible considering the L840 is controlled by four AA batteries.

The L840’s massive plan with its enormous rubberized hold and back thumb rest give you a lot to grasp on to, those with bigger fingers might observe the hole between the hand grasp and focal point barrel marginally restricted.

The control design will be quickly natural to any individual who’s utilized a customary minimized camera. The main fastens that are more uncommon are the top-mounted Wi-Fi button that in a split second initiates the L840’s remote area of interest, and the side-mounted zoom controls. The rocker on the focal point barrel zooms the focal point at the slower of its two velocities so you can make exact central length changes, while the button before it initiates the helpful Snap-Back zoom highlight.

Nikon hasn’t added an electronic viewfinder, yet the L840’s 3″ LCD screen has a high 921k-spot resolution and wide survey points. It’s additionally tiltable up or somewhere near 90° for more straightforward high or low-point shot creation, it can’t be pivoted 180° for selfie-snapping.

A camera at this cost that hotels to AA batteries for power isn’t useful for everyone esteem, except there are potential gains. At the point when the batteries run level, supplanting them typically isn’t an issue when in a hurry, and there’s the potential for amazing battery life. Nikon guarantee that basic cells self control the camera for an amazing 590 shots, and a pack of premium lithium batteries could oversee twofold that.

ISO Noise Performance

The L840 adapts well in low light up to ISO800. Grain is available at this affectability, yet detail is still very much settled. Nonetheless, things get ugly at ISO1600, where grain is undeniably more conspicuous and fine detail is lost. It’s a similar story at ISO3200, however, presently shading speaking and blotchiness are evident as well. The highest ISO6400 affectability is a lot of a final hotel because of an outrageous measure of grain clamour.

Advanced Filters

The L840 has eight-channel impacts which are seen live and are recorded at full resolution. They are Soft, Nostalgic sepia, High-contrast monochrome, Selective tone (look over 12 shading choices), Pop, Cross cycle, Toy camera impact 1, Toy camera impact 2 and Mirror. There’s additionally an Easy Panorama mode for programmed 180° or 360° dishes, but the last sewed pictures are just 920 vertical pixels high.

White Balance Performance

Auto white equilibrium performs well under both tungsten and fluorescent lighting and the camera reliably delivers an unbiased shading balance. The equivalent can’t be said for the manual fluorescent preset which leaves a conspicuous shading cast, the tungsten preset is vastly improved.

Pros of Nikon Coolpix L840:

  • Easy to use
  • Articulating Screen
  • Face Detection Focusing
  • Long Battery Life
  • Full HD video recording
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC
  • High Shutter Speed

Cons of Nikon Coolpix L840:

  • No electronic viewfinder
  • Heavy body


How old is Nikon Coolpix L840?

The Nikon COOLPIX L840 is a super-zoom with a 38x optical long range focal point and a 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor. Dispatched in February 2015, it’s an update to the enormously famous COOLPIX L830 which was dispatched a year sooner and stays in the COOLPIX line-up for the present.

Is Nikon Coolpix a DSLR?

The Coolpix isn’t a DSLR as there is no interior mirror development, and any review of the photograph would be an advanced delivery of this present reality.

Does Nikon Coolpix record?

Individual film documents can’t surpass 29 minutes long, in any event, when there is adequate free space on the memory card for longer recording. The greatest size of a single film document is 4GB.

Is Nikon Coolpix L840 SLR?

Nikon’s COOLPIX L840 is a DSLR-styled super-zoom camera with great features. You will get 16 Megapixels, a 38x optical reach comparable to 22.5-855mm, a shifting 3in screen, and 1080p video. 

How do I use my Nikon Coolpix as a Webcam?

The simplest method for setting up your Nikon camera as a webcam is to utilize the new Nikon Webcam Utility. In the first place, 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 attachment and-play strategy. 

How do I reset my Nikon Coolpix L840?

To reestablish the Nikon COOLPIX L840 Compact Digital Camera to its default settings, adjust to the following directions:

  • Press the [Menu] button
  • Press the [</dial left] button to move to the tab
  • Select “Arrangement” by utilizing the [∨/dial down] button and press ok
  • Look down and feature the “Reset All” and afterwards press the ok button

Why isn’t my Nikon Coolpix L840 turning on?

The memory card might be bringing the device to have hardship turning on. Have a go at turning the gadget on again without the memory card embedded, or with the memory card supplanted.

Final Words on nikon coolpix l840

There’s no doubt that the Nikon Coolpix L840 is an extremely simple camera to utilize and delivers satisfying photographs. Wi-Fi availability with NFC blending is a welcome overhaul from the L830, and the expanded zoom arrive at adds additional flexibility. 

The contest in the spending plan span camera area is solid, and with rivals like the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 wearing considerably more zoom range for less or comparative cash, the L840 appears to be somewhat overrated.

Also, the L840 just barely gives you more optical zoom than a super-zoom smaller camera like the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS. This offers a 30x zoom reach however is undeniably more versatile than the L840 and right now costs less. Factor the L840’s prerequisite for extra AA batteries and it has even less monetary rhyme or reason.

The L840 is a decent all-around camera that provides great performance. When its cost unavoidably drops, it’ll make a sound purchase if you esteem thick ergonomics over by and large transport-ability.