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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.
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Get close from afar

Capture distant images with a 30x wide-angle to telephoto NIKKOR ED glass zoom lens

Every COOLPIX is designed around a genuine NIKKOR glass lens, the legendary optics that have made Nikon famous. The COOLPIX L820 features a 30x zoom NIKKOR lens that takes you from wide-angle group shots to telephoto close-ups in an instant. And don't worry about a little camera shake—lens-shift Vibration Reduction keeps the shot steady even when your hands are not.
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Superior low-light performance

High-performance CMOS image sensor lets you shoot without a flash

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.

Record superior videos

1080p Full HD videos with stereo sound for dazzling movies

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.

Dazzle with every shot

16.1-MP CMOS sensor for exceptional image quality and enhanced low-light performance

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.

Comfortable, balanced handling

Larger ergonomic design for easier shooting

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.

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.

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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does the camera focus quickly

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Yes it does.
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How do I take movies that are longer than 30 seconds? The video automatically stops at 30 seconds.

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A memory card of class 6 or higher rating is recommended for video recording. When using a memory card with a lower Speed Class rating, movie recording may stop unexpectedly. The List of Nikon tested and approved memory cards for the L820 is on page 20 of the Technical notes and index section of the L820 manual. The PDF manual link is below
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How to shoot animals without blur

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I love taking nature (mostly animals and wildlife) photos and this is the first Nikon I have ever used...so how do I take photos without the blur.
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Please refer to page 11 of the Technical notes and index section of the L820 manual (PDF page# 221 of 240). It list what you can do to prevent blurry images, and it references other pages in the manual to read. The camera will need to be in Auto mode in other to make the adjustments. For information on how to put the camera into Auto mode, see page 52 of the manual (PDF page# 72 of 240)

The L820 manual can be downloaded from the link below.
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My new L820 only allows me to record 29 mins of video at 1080p and when i switch to 240p it only allows me to record 10secs of video.
Is there any setting to fix this?
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Please read the" movie menu" section of the reference manual. It explains all the options and the maximum recording time with each Manual can be downloaded here:
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memory card cannot be read

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when i insert my transcend 32 gb (class 10) memory card in nikon coolpix l820 camera.after 1 or 2 images it shows me message memory card cannot be read. plz help me what to do?
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Not knowing what you have done, first question, did you format the card after you put it in the camera? If not, please read page 96 0f the reference manual which can be downloaded here:
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'This card cannot be used' message

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As soon as I insert my new Lexar Platinum II 16GB SDHC card and turn the camera on, it automatically says 'This card cannot be used'
This has happened so many times. My camera has also rejected someone else's memory card of the same brand.
The manual says it will accept Lexar SDHC 16GB cards, but my camera won't.
Should I take it back to the store or is there something I can do?

Your forum has deleted my question once already. I'm pretty irritated at that, so please actually answer my question this time.
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Contact Nikon service and support, in US, 1-800 NIKON-US,
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slow motion movies

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when I record slow motion movies X4 speed, X8 speed, quality of movies gets darker and darker. Is there is any way to set quality of movies?
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It is cause my the indoor lighting. It is just not right for High speed movies. Try recording outside instead.
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Is there a filter that is available for this camera to protect the lens?

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Nikon does not make filters for the L820.
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i'm having trouble viewing my videos on my computer

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Is there a shade for the view finder?

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For bright sunny days, is there a device which would clip on to shade the screen?
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No directly form Nikon no, though you may find a third party one if you search.
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Image Software

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I just bought this camera however my computer does not have a cd drive. Is there somewhere online where I can download the Nikon View NX2 software?
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http://nikonimglib.com/nvnx/index_en_nsa.html
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Movie brightness,

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When I shoot movie indoor, it comes darker, can we set exposure compensation to make it more brighter as we do in taking picture? or what we can do to get brighter movie in low light condition.
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When using the COOLPIX L820, you are not able to adjust the exposure prior or while recording. One way to fix this problem is to adjust your lighting prior to shooting your video.
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How do I use apreture mode

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How do I use the apreture mode on the nikon l820, where do I go on the camera to use it ?
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The L820 does not have a manual aperture control, all shooting is done by selecting a mode or shooting in auto.
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It is normal that when you play the video on the camera, the sound through built-in speaker is with wheezing (jerks) on loudest moments?

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It is not unusual for the camera to pick up any mechanical sounds while recording that may be heard during playback as well however microphone sensitivity settings can be adjusted when in the set up menu of the camera.
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Can you change lenses with the coolpix?

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No, it is a fixed lens camera.
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DOes anyone have problems with zoom focus, I can get any clear focus neither in macro mode or in auto focus in long distance,

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Do I need to upgrade firmware? or there is a software, or set up problems?
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Hold down the shutter button half to allow the COOLPIX L820 to focus, On page 26 - 29 of the manual it goes into detail on how to frame a shot and using a digital zoom. The User's Manual is below:

http://download3.nikonimglib.com/ar...

If you do have any questions, contact 1-800-NIKONUS.
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or can you use regular memory sd card & how do you connect it
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Use normal SD cards, eye fi cards are third party, but bear in mind that using eye fi cards will drain the battery a lot quicker as they are always searching of a wifi connection. Details on how to set then up are on the eye fi web site.
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Panorama Maker 6

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Hello! I have a Nikon L820. I installed the software but i have problems with the Panorama Maker 6 program. I repaired and reinstalled it but nothing happen. What can i do? Can i download the program? Thanks!
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For support with your Panorama Maker 6 program please see the following link:

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Can you easily transfer pictures from this camera to an apple device? How?

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Images can be transferred easily when using View NX 2. For the most recent update of View NX 2, please see the link below: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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is the Coolpix L820 a DSLR camera

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No, it is a fixed lens camera, commonly called a point and shoot.
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What type of sd card do I need for the Coolpix L820 camera?

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Approved memory cards :
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Why doesn't it show up on my macbook air when I connect it to upload photos?

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Make sure that the correct transfer steps are being followed when using the COOLPIX L820. These directions can be found on page 83-85 of the User's Manual: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...

Please make sure that View NX 2 is installed and it is the most current version: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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Can you add a separate Nikon lens onto this camera?

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I want to buy a better lens, but I wanted to know if you can add a new lens to this camera or not.
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No, it is a fixed lens camera
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How do you change the maximum video length?

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I just got this camera for Christmas, and I must say, wow, it's amazing! Best camera I've used yet. However, I'm more of a video guy myself as opposed to stills, and I noticed that no matter what resolution you choose, the video length is always limited to 29 minutes long. I tried a search on this, but came up with nothing, so I'll ask here. How, if at all, do I change the video length limit to unlimited? Thanks in advance!
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Maximum video time is 29 minutes, no way of changing. Only work around is as you approach 29 minutes stop and then immediately restart filming. When you finished filming stitch together files in the movie editor section of the supplied ViewNX2 software..
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imagine cannot be modified???

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When I click on some things like; quick retouch, D-Lightning, skin softening and in some in the Filter Effects. When I click on them it says "Image cannot be modified." Does anyone know how I can fix this problem?
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Please make sure that there is a memory card in the camera with the pictures that are going to be retouched. If there anymore questions for the following please contact 1-800-NIKONUS!
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How do I zoom properly to auto or not to auto that is the question

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First I'm a total photo newbie, Bought this camera for Christmas reviewed and played with it in the store many hours before purchasing. Really happy with it speed/batteries. so much to learn. One of the abilities that I was looking for was a long zoom for taking pictures of the wildlife we get on our property. Weve had a pair of owls that have made there home here for several years and have always wanted and been unable to get a picture of them. I was excited to use the camera for the first time on the way home when I spotted the owls and took my first zoom picture. It was on auto mode/default settings. it was dusk and about 25 degrees and I shot from several distances. from longest zoom out our back door. to about 50ft away. They looked great on the viewfinder but after downloading on my computer there is a lot of white and graininess in all the photos no matter what distance. I understand I have a lot to learn I have read the manual over and over, But my question is given this situation what should have I done or what would have been the best settings to use to get the clearest detail. Auto or not? I did use the editing features on the camera to lighten it up. I understand that's a big question, any links/info or help using the zooming features would be really appreciated thank you
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The grain you are seeing in the photos is called noise. when you zoom with the L820 the aperture close down to F/5.8 limiting the amount of light entering the camera. To compensate for that the camera raises the ISO. High ISO will cause the grain in the photo. Not much you can do, it is the limitations of the camera lens.You will have to try shooting in better light conditions. Here are a few Nikon articles on aperture, ISO and shutter speed.:
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/Query/gyqh325g/iso.html
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Does this camera have a flash feature?

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Yes, it has a built in flash.
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Can I shoot photos during video recording?

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Hi all,

I would like to know if it is possible to shoot pictures during video recoding and where I could find the needed settings?

Thanks in advance!

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With the COOLPIX L820, photos cannot be taken while shooting a video.
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EN-MH2 vs. EN-mh1 rechargeable batties

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I've read through the owner's manual & this product forum. Don't really understand what the difference between these two battery types & what type of AA rechargeable batteries I need for my camera. None of the batteries sold locally carry either of these labels, thinking it is something on Nikon batties only. Already have a set of 4 AA rechargeable batteries labeled NI-MH 1700mAh 1.2 volts & a charger, wondering why I couldn't use these.
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The only difference is that in one set there is two batteries in the other there are four. The batteries you have will work but at only 1700mah may not last too long, I would be looking for at least 2600mah batteries to use.
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What is the difference between Sports mode and continuous shooting?

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I've been taking pictures of sporting events in sports mode, with lots of blur. I just read how to reduce blur and will try next game. I'm just wondering if continuous mode would be better?? Same result?
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The sports scene mode lets you capture fast moving sports or action subjects using a fast shutter speed and continuous shooting. Continuous is one of the shooting options found in the Auto Mode of select Nikon digital cameras. Continuous allows you to take a series of pictures. With the COOLPIX L820, sports mode will not give the option of changing speeds of continous. In auto mode, the camera has the ability to allow the continous speed to adjust by the user's choice.
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