all round great camera @ a great price.
My wife & I bought a Nikon CoolPix L830 to take pictures of my soon-to-be 2 yr old daughter. After reading some reviews & using it briefly @ the store, is because of the shutter response was much quicker the our other Nikon CoolPix. The CP L830 has an insanely great zoom, & takes great pics, & I've spent less than $200 for it.
February 26, 2015
I bought this camera for quick trips/pictures. It's almost as good as my D300s; almost! I love my Nikon cameras: beautiful pictures, easy to operate, and nice handling. Nikon is the way to go to capture your life.
February 9, 2015
More than I expected
I live in Colorado where views, good views, are abundant. I just now took a shot, out of my back door, that is of a high meadow about 5 miles away. I was very surprised to be able to make out individual tree branches. If there were any animals up there, I would have been able to see them! That picture was taken at full zoom (68x), and was remarkably clear.
February 5, 2015
I'm amazed by the clarity when the zoom is used. My compact cameras never could make the pictures this good.
November 23, 2014
Superb overall performance and results
Purchased in May 2014 as a replacement for the P100 and have a lighter, smaller camera for exercise walks. I have only Nikon cameras - 5 35mm and 7 digital. As an avid bird watcher, I take many GBs of birds. This L830 photo quality is nearly equivalent to my D7000. I suspect because the pixels are denser in the L830, the range of computer editing is not as diverse as with the D7000. But the L830 provides wonderful photos.
The only disadvantage is not being able to use a viewfinder; the screen is a bit difficult to find birds at a distance, but I'm getting better at it. The zoom power is greater than the 80-400mm for the D7000. But I can't complain for about $200 compared to about $3,000.
Photos below ranged 8 to 11 mb jpg after editing. I've already recommended the L830 to an Apple business specialist who is headed for India.
August 5, 2014