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
Awesome Point & Shoot
I purchased the Nikon Coolpix L830 to satisfy my interest in beginner photography (mostly of my dog & wildlife) and it did so very well. The 34x optical zoom is fantastic, and it does not alter the quality of the photo at all. I also use the camera to take pictures of my brother's little league baseball games, and, although there is some blur on the fast moving ball & bat, everything else is crystal clear. At graduation events, I am able to get close up pictures of the perfect moments from the back row. You will not regret buying this camera. The price, the zoom, and the quality make this the perfect beginner point & shoot camera.
July 27, 2014