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Beautiful memories from a distance, even in low light.

Capture outstanding photos and Full HD 1080p videos from a distance, even in low light, with the COOLPIX L820. Its superb 30x optical zoom NIKKOR glass lens has both super-telephoto and wide-angle capabilities—zoom in for highly detailed closeups, or zoom out and bring the whole scene into the frame. A 16.0-megapixel low-light CMOS image sensor helps you shoot natural-looking, crisp photos at parties, weddings, concerts and more; and it's ergonomic design features a larger grip and 3-inch LCD for maximum shooting comfort, speed and control. From family reunions to travel, you'll bring home amazing memories with ease.
VR image stabilization
Motion Detection
ISO 3200
CMOS
Clear Color Display
Smart Portrait System
Scene Auto Selector
Full HD
3D Mode

Superior low-light performance

Imagine being able to shoot without a flash at weddings, concerts, parties—anywhere your flash normally fires. You won't have to interrupt a moment to capture it, and your photos and HD videos will look more natural and true to your memory. The COOLPIX L820 performs so well in low light situations that, in most cases, using the flash is optional. Of course, when the lighting is extremely poor and you need a flash, it'll be there.

Dazzle with every shot

Create truly exceptional photos and HD videos with the COOLPIX L820. Its high-performance NIKKOR glass lens is paired with a 16.0-megapixel CMOS low-light image sensor for superior image quality, versatility and low-light performance. Your shots will impress even you.

Enjoy the view

Compose, review and share your photos and HD videos on a vibrant, high-resolution 3.0-inch 921,000-dot VGA display.

Get the whole scene into your shot

At its widest setting, the COOLPIX L820's optical zoom NIKKOR glass lens delivers a 22.5mm wide-angle view (35mm equivalent), perfect for getting more of the scene into your shot without backing up.

Record superior videos

If you want a compact camera that shoots stunning HD videos, the COOLPIX L820 delivers. 1080p Full HD means exceptional video quality. Record the action, then connect to an HDTV and watch your videos come alive. A built-in mic records high-quality audio in stereo. Your videos will look and sound phenomenal.

Comfortable, balanced handling

You will feel a difference when handling the COOLPIX L820 for the first time. Its ergonomic design fits comfortably in your hands and puts key controls like zoom and Movie Record right where you want them. This makes for more stable zooming, framing, shooting and video recording, and it means you won't have to take your eyes off the large, bright 3.0-inch display while you're capturing memories.

Turn the ordinary into extraordinary

Easily apply fun and creative Image Effects like Selective Color, Miniature, Skin Softening and more right from the camera—no need for additional photo or video-editing software.

Master the camera in no time

The COOLPIX L820 is so easy to use, anyone can take great photos and videos with it. Select Easy Auto Mode, and the camera will automatically adjust the settings to help you get better shots.
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Excellent features from the great Nilon brand known for high quality priducts The L820 produces quality images from great quality made camera that features a sharp Nikkor zoom lens. I compared this camera to my old Nikon SLR camera systems that I used for my guilty pleasure hobby of amateur photography. Upon the advent of digital cameras, it took me a while to ease into digital photography, so after years of playing around with the L20, I moved up to L820. I must admit I love the camera's feel, touch, handling, and ease of use for an essentially point and shoot camera. I am very pleased and look forward to creating many memorable images with this diverse tool. August 5, 2014
Great features in a small camera So far so good. My pictures come out blurry however and I hope to figure out how to correct that. May 6, 2014
The Perfect Camera This is my first Nikon and I love it! For the last 20 years I have only owned & used Canon. While I am still exploring/learning about all of the features of the Coolpix L820, this is the best camera I have ever owned. I am highly impressed with the cameras zoom capabilities & the picture clarity when the camera is in zoom mode. The camera is easy to navigate and use. I can honestly say that this camera has made me a Nikon fan for life. Any future cameras I purchase will be Nikon because I am highly impressed with the camera I got for the price I paid. I paid much more for a Canon Powershot and I was never able to get the exceptional quality of picture I have gotten with my Nikon Coolpix. I would highly recommend this camera to anyone, especially people like myself who are not professional photographers but want to capture the shot just right. April 10, 2014
I am impressed with the Nikon Coolpix L850 Right out of the box this one amazing camera! The features are very easy to operate, set up is amazingly simple. I am old school all of the way but I have wanted to update to a digital camera since the old days of film cameras. This camera is a great entry level camera with many great features that I would expect in one many times more the dollar amount. Needless to say I am impressed beyond words! I would recommend this camera to anyone on a budget who wants the affordability, but wants the features of a professional; this one has it all. Kudos Nikon! March 31, 2014
Re..."Happy"... I bought the L820 as a self indulgent retirement gift for my-self this past November.As good as the Canon point and shoot I also own is, I felt limited by it's 720 resolution abilities.The L820 was on sale and the price was too good to pass up.There's a lot to like about this model Nikon, it has more features than I'll ever use which is okay as the features being used so far do a terrific job and exceed my needs and expectations.The only thing I find as a negative is the lens cover.Only once have I forgotten to remove the cover and fortunately the camera didn't seem worse for the experience.Olympus uses a spring loaded design where by four over lapped lens covers permanently attatched move aside as the lens moves out from the housing. It's an excellent design and one I would like to see used by Nikon.Another plus if possible for the price point would be an old fashioned view finder.Sometimes the flat screen on the back would wash out in sun light.A feature I like with the L820 is at the 1080 resolution enlarged images don't lose crispness or clarity.The video is all I could ask for,with good sound capture and fine detailing in the imagery.The use of double A batteries was a surprise but in hind-sight it makes sense.Like Coca-Cola,double A batteries can be found anywhere you go in the world and you can also buy them as rechargeables too.The L820 got a serious work out for the two months I was gone over seas and I'm very happy with my buying it. Really a great camera, so much so I think if used by professionals on a daily basis it would give a good account of itself given its pricing..."Boomer48"... March 10, 2014
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Can you use a release shutter for this camera?

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I just bought this camera and I have been wondering if there is a release shutter device for this camera such as a remote?
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i always use the countdown timer for extended shutter pics. 3 sec is plenty of time for stabilizing.
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No, but if you use the self-timer there is no camera movement, of course. Although I do wonder why its timer is only for ten seconds?
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Sadly, it appears the answer is no. I say sadly as I have this camera and taking pictures, even with a good tripod, is to say the least difficult, even in sports mode. A release shutter would have made it a lot easier to do. Pressing the shutter moves the camera, even on a tripod.
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Nikon does not have any remote or shutter release accessory that is compatible with coolpix L820.
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Is the Nikon L820 long-zoom digital camera easy to operate ?

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I am interested in purchasing this camera and would like to know if it is easy to learn to operate ?
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Most definitely! I absolutely love this camera!
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It is no more or less easy to learn as long as you read the manual
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It is as easy to operate in auto mode. It also has some advanced functions that as you get better you can learn to use them.
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When will this item be up for sale?

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Bestbuy has this camera on sale now for $196.99. I just purchased this camera last night and I'm very pleased so far!
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The Coolpix L820 is currently available for sale.
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Memory card problems

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I just got the camera and put the memory card in and it says this memory card cannot not be used? I have tried 3 different cards, and yes the card is in the correct way? Is this the camera broken right out of the box? First Nikon camera and not off to a great start.
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Also...reformat the appropriate card before using.
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Please be sure that you are using a memory card that is on the list of approved memory cards for the COOLPIX L820. This list can be found on page 20 of the Technical Notes and Index section of the L820 Manual. A copy of the L820 Manual can be downloaded from this address:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...

If you are using a memory card from the approved list and continue to experience these issues please contact Nikon Technical Support: http://support.nikonusa.com
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Battery Life?

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The COOLPIX L820 uses four alkaline, lithium or rechargeable AA size batteries.
Specifically, the following battery types can be used in the L820:

WHAT IS THE BATTERY LIFE FOR EACH? thanks

LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries - supplied with camera
FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries
EN-MH2 rechargeable NiMH (nickel metal hydride) batteries
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I use my L820 very little, but this is know: BRAND NEW alkaline batteries left in the unused camera for 3-4 months will be dead. This has been experienced twice. Very disappointing.
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AA Alkaline: 320 shots
AA Lithium: 870 shots
EN-MH2: 540
Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries. Measured at 23(-/+2)°C (73(-/+4)°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired with every other shot, image quality set to Normal, image size set to 4608 × 3456 (16.0MP). Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed. shots
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can you take hdr photos with the l820

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Nikon, you should have listed HDR in the index.
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The COOLPIX L820 has an HDR compositing option built into the Backlighting Scene Mode. When the Backlighting Scene Mode is selected the camera displays the option to turn HDR compositing On or Off. With HDR compositing enabled the camera shoots images continuously at high speed and saves both a non-HDR composite image and an HDR composite image. Detailed information on the Backlighting Scene Mode with HDR can be found on page 42 of the L820 manual.

A copy of the L820 manual can be downloaded from this address:http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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Where can I find this camera? Specific outlet?

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I got a great deal at Best Buy in ORegon. They honor competitors prices so I got a purple Nikon L820 for $179.00 and they offered a free case at the time.
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Please use the information in the link below to find an authorized Nikon dealer that sells the L820 camera in your area.
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Has anyone had any problems with the audio not syncing with the video?

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I have had my camera little over a month and every time I record the audio is never in sync with the video and I don't know how to fix it. If anyone has any tips on how to fix this let me know!
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As the previous answer states, check your memory card. SDHC cards work best, so if you're using a plain-old SD card, that could be the issue.

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They released a firmware update specifically for this camera for issues where the audio doesn't sync up with the video. Just google "Coolpix L820 firmware update" and it should come up with a link to this nikon website. The stock firmware is 1.0 and this is a 1.1 update. I have yet to try taking video again with this new update, but hopefully it works for you.
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If the issue is happening on the Camera, it could be due to the memory card you are using. Trying using a different memory card. The list of approved memory card for coolpix L820 is on page 20 of the "technical notes and index section of the manual. refer to page XVIII in the manual.
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...

If the issue is happening on your computer after transferring the video, your computer may not have the neccessary resources to process an HD video.

If the issue persists, please contact technical support for assistance.
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What's the flash range?

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This camera has a great low light range. I can do indoor family pics, or shaded outside and not need a flash.
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When ISO sensitivity is set to Auto, the L820 flash has a range of approx. 0.5–6.0 m (1 ft 8 in.–19 ft) at the maximum wide-angle zoom position and a range of approx. 1.5–6.0 m (5–19 ft) at the maximum telephoto zoom position.

More information about the L820 is in the tech specs.
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the slowest shutter speed is 4 seconds " on using firework scene".
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The maximum exposure time is 4 seconds.
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