Nikon Coolpix L810 First Impressions Review$279.00
With an extremely aggressive price point and some big numbers on the spec sheet, we imagine the Coolpix L810 could sell pretty well. 26x is an amazing zoom ratio for a sub-$300 camera, and as long as image quality is better than, say, the Kodak Easyshare Max, that low investment could go a long way. Plus, whether we approve or not, customers seem to be drawn to big megapixel sensors, even if this one is a CCD.
Handling of the L810 is great, better in fact than the P510. And the same glossy body that we loved so much on the P510 makes a return, this time in blue as well. But make no mistake, this is a simplified camera, best suited to those who want to take their long zoom shots without having to think about it too much. Much of the P510's flexibility is gone entirely from this smaller cousin. A tendency that often goes hand-in-hand with AA-powered devices, which certain users will appreciate.
We're dying to bring the L810 into the lab, if only to find out exactly how much image quality Nikon was able to squeeze into such an affordable model. Stay tuned.