without good results
Camera disappointed because in moving images are blurred very sad truth, worst when the L810 camera has another family and do not have this type of problem. I can not send examples of images that are larger than 5MB
March 5, 2014
Returned due to defect
Camera was defective - would not take a memory card. Will review once new camera is purchased and can use all of the functions. Was only able to take a handful of pics w/out the memory card.
February 26, 2014
Love the colors
Nice little camera with the ability to produce great color in your photos. This camera is very user-friendly and one can be up and running in a short time. I'm a bit disappointed in a couple things. One, it needs four AA batteries. That can become a hassle. Second, you really need to hold the camera very still to produce a picture that isn't blurry. So it isn't good for action shots. I purchased it to use at my business for brochure and web design photos and it will work out great for that. I also wanted to use it with my nature photography in my kayak and I'm thinking it will not be useful for that. Not only will the watercraft be moving but so will the subjects I intend to photograph. I will have to wait and see just how successful I am with this camera out on the water. Maybe there is a setting that could assist in those issues that I have yet to find out. I will research this more.
In conclusion, if I would have known that a very steady hand was needed to obtain a descent photograph I probably would not have purchased this model.
I was sold on all the other features this camera holds and never thought that it would be so limited in the uses I was intending it for.
January 28, 2014
NOT That Compact!
1. good battery life. (I'm using 2500mAh Ni-MH rechargeables)
2. good video recording quality
3. acceptable picture quality for the price
4. Good Wide Angle
5. AA batteries.
1. artifact effect in pictures, 100% zoomed pictures look like water color paintings
2. dark images in low light condition, minimum shutter speed is 1s and highest ISO is 3200. You can't use the 4s shutter speed in "Fireworks" mode to Take a picture in the dark, It produces even darker images than "Auto" mode (you can't set ISO in "Fireworks" mode).
3. Lens motor noise in quiet environment.
4. VR in still images doesn't act that well.
5. Auto Focus is not accurate in Macro mode.
5. high speed video requires more ambient light for higher frame rates (NOT A CON)
6. No Aperture setting.
7. No shutter speed setting.
8. No Manual Focus Setting.
9. Self-timer not customizable.
10. Not that Compact.
Improvements that are missing:
1. there are 2 Tele/Wide sliders that do the same exact thing, one of them could have been set for fast zooming and one for slow zoom.
2. a viewfinder could help outdoor photography.
3. less MP or a bigger sensor could improve picture quality.
January 2, 2014
This camera takes excellent pictures! I was very impressed with the quality as well as how easy it is to use. However, I specifically bought it to use on our family vacation a few weeks before we left and the camera mysteriously quit working the very first day of our vacation. There was no reason for it to stop working but it went from taking pictures one minute to not turning on the next. Tried several new sets of batteries and that did not work. I was very frustrated and upset because I had no other way of capturing memories for our vacation so I ended up having to buy another camera just so we could have pictures from vacation. I just sent the camera in to be repaired so I'm hoping that it is able to be fixed/replaced under warranty because I really do like the camera and would highly recommend it to others. Hoping this was just a fluke and this camera lasts me a long time once it is fixed!!!!
July 10, 2013
I bought this on Fri, 6/28 (around 8PM), for a concert on Sat, 6/29. I took a few pics and checked out the video on the evening I bought it and in the afternoon, the next day, took some great shots of my son's baseball game. Really nice camera...so, I took a few photos of the Goo Goo Dolls and a video to check out the zoom. Mind you, I had great seats, with no one in front of me, and the clearest view of the stage that I've ever had at a Matchbox Twenty concert. As I was waiting for Matchbox to come out, I was looking at the pics on the camera and it just went blank. It didn't completely shut down because the lens never retracted back into place. I took the batteries out and nothing!! I was camera-less for my concert. I owned the camera for a whopping 24 hours and it died before I got to use it for its intended use. There goes a photo op that I'll never get back!! I can't even put into words how angry I was and still am!
I debated between a Fujifilm camera and this one; I went with Nikon because I thought it was a camera and a name I could trust.
I would have recommended this camera because it did take nice photos and video, if only it worked for more than 24 hrs.
July 1, 2013
Piece of garbage -- Don't buy it!
I just deleted most of this review because I simply can't publish my real feelings about your company right now because your LS820 just deleted all the photos of a visit with my son and I'm too angry to think straight. But if you are a person who's thinking about buying a Nikon camera at this moment -- DON'T!!! Run, do not walk, to another camera company.
November 20, 2013
Can't write review, have been unable to use camera since it was purchased; unable to find a memory card that the camera will accept at Radio Shack or Best Buy.
November 3, 2013
Inadecuada fuente de energía.
Usa 4 pilas AA, lo cual ya es obsoleto, además de contaminar el ambiente con las pilas cuando ya no sirven...deberían hacerla con pila recargable como todos los aparatos modernos...fue un grande error el haberla comprado.
November 26, 2013