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Long zoom range, outstanding photos, HD videos and sharp styling—all in an easy-to-use camera.

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If you want to be delighted by your photos and HD videos; if you want to catch detailed close-ups of faraway action; if you like the styling of advanced cameras but want the simplicity of a point-and-shoot, say hello to the COOLPIX L830. With a superb NIKKOR super telephoto glass lens that delivers 34x optical zoom plus an astounding 68x Dynamic Fine Zoom, you'll be amazed by how far you can reach. Hybrid Vibration Reduction helps ensure a little camera shake won't blur your videos—a big plus when shooting at these long zoom distances. The COOLPIX L830's comfortable design, elegantly simple controls and intuitive menu system make operation a breeze. You can even tilt the high-resolution LCD for a better view while recording Full HD 1080/60i video with stereo sound. Getting closer to the moments that matter just got easier.
Dynamic Fine Zoom
VR image stabilization
Motion Detection
ISO 3200
CMOS
Clear Color Display
Smart Portrait System
Scene Auto Selector
Target Finding AF
Subject Tracking
Full HD
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Get even closer to what matters

Zoom in even farther with Dynamic Fine Zoom

Every COOLPIX is designed around a genuine NIKKOR glass lens, the legendary optics that have helped make Nikon famous. The COOLPIX L830’s 34x optical zoom lens goes from wide-angle—great for portraits and landscapes—all the way up to telephoto—great for closeups of sports, concerts, nature and more. When you need even more reach, zoom up to 34x with optical zoom and 68x with Dynamic Fine Zoom, an enhanced digital zoom function that effectively doubles your reach.

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Master the camera in no time

Simple, convenient operation for stress-free shooting

The COOLPIX L830 is so easy to use, anyone can take great photos and videos with it. Just turn the camera on, point, shoot and marvel at the results. For maximum point-and-shoot convenience, select Easy Auto Mode. It automatically optimizes the camera settings for each shot, no matter how challenging the situation. You'll be free to enjoy the moment while you capture it.
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Enjoy the view

3.0-inch 921,000-dot LCD display makes every photo and video look great

The COOLPIX L830's large, 921,000 LCD display makes it easy to compose your shots or monitor your video recording. Reviewing and sharing your creations is a pleasure, too—every shot looks fantastic on the display.
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Record superior videos

Full HD 1080p videos with stereo sound for dazzling movies

If you want a compact camera that shoots stunning Full HD videos, the COOLPIX L830 delivers. Full HD 1080p 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.
*Requires optional cable
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Let the camera call the shots

18 Scene Modes for effortless photos and videos

Experienced photographers optimize their camera settings to match the situation. The COOLPIX L830 does that work for you. With 18 Scene Modes, including Beach, Snow, Night Portrait, Sunset and more, it's easy to match the moment to a Scene Mode. You can even get creative and use Scene Modes to alter ordinary shots. Or, select Easy Auto Mode and let the camera choose the best mode for your situation. 

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Intelligent autofocus

It's frustrating when a smartphone camera focuses on the wrong thing. With COOLPIX L830, Target Finding AF quickly determines your intended subject and puts the focus where it belongs—on your subject.

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Keep it steady

There’s nothing worse than a shaky handheld video. As soon as you start recording with COOLPIX L830, Hybrid VR (Vibration Reduction) activates and combats camera shake for sharper steadier home movies.
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Flatter your friends and family

Create beautiful photos of the people you care about. Smart Portrait System activates several features ideal for portraits, like Face Priority AF, Skin Softening, Blink Warning and more.
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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.

Dynamic Fine Zoom magnification is calculated from the full-wide end of optical zoom.

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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
mine did not come with rechargable battiers mine did not come with rechargable battiers and i was looking for a case for it. i tired taking some night pics and i got some great shots of the moon and my flowers not sure how to use the telephoto setting July 16, 2014
AWESOME CAMERA! Earlier this week, I went looking around for a new camera. Hiking is one of my favorite hobbies and I really needing something compact, and with a grip on the side. This is the only camera I could find with a great lens for great photos and it is compact for something with this much power. Also, the adjustable screen is a great feature! This is a great camera for people who are new to cameras, it is very user friendly and the value is impeccable! May 25, 2014
LOVE THIS L830 Ok, this is a pretty sweet little camera. It makes me look like I know what I'm doing. Not me but the L830 takes great pic's. So if your looking for a new camera take a look at this one you can't go wrong with this one. Well its dumb proof also. it even tells you that you left the lens cap on.it goes to sleep if you forget to turn it off. Love this thing. May 11, 2014
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Is there an HDR Function?

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Is there a set HDR function in the camera? If not is it possible to change the light setting on the camera to take an HDR spread and merge them together with software?
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When Backlighting is selected this enables or disable the high dynamic range (HDR) function based on the type of image you want to take. When it is ON, An HDR composite image in which the loss of details in highlights or shadows is minimized. For more information on Backlighting please see the User's Manual of the COOLPIX L830: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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What is the best setting for bird watching?

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I am having trouble getting the Coolpix L830 to focus on the objects I want it to focus on: birds. The most common problem I run into is the bird is on a fence or in a tree, but the camera wants to focus on the grass or leaves behind it, even when the bird/object is clear and distinct and still.
I've tried several settings, include both smart modes, sport and pet without much luck. I've had the best luck with Portrait, but given my subject is so far away, this limits the ability to use the zoom. 9 times out of 10, no matter the setting same result. Blurry bird, clear background.
I also have a similar problem with butterflies even using the close up/flower setting.
It's very frustrating to feel like what I need the camera to "see" is RIGHT THERE and it is looking at everything except the subject.
Is it possible the camera's entire focus is just off, or am I just using the wrong setting? What is the best setting to use?
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Change autofocus mode to manual and you will be able to select the focus point. Read pages 36-37 in the reference section(denoted by binocular symbol and page number) of
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Is there anyway to hook a remote shutter release to the L830?

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Is there any way to hook a remote shutter release? The 2 second timer means I have to be right there to start the timer. With nature photography that isn't always possible.
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No remote shutter release available.
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Changing the time format

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Can the format of the time be changed out of a 24 mode?
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No 24 hr mode only.
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Does this camera upload to the internet?

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The COOLPIX L830 does not have built-in Wi-Fi to wirelessly transfer images. Images can be transferred to the internet by connecting the camera to the computer. For more information on transferring please see the following: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...

For the best experience with your Nikon digital camera, Nikon offers a free image browser and viewer application called View NX 2 that is available for download here:

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Whenever I take pictures of my dog inside with a moderate amount of light (i.e. lamps, no natural light), the photos come out WAY too bright (even without a flash) and it is blurry even if my dog moves her head just a little bit. I took pictures in the default setting and also the pet portrait setting. Most of the pictures I will be taking is going to be of animals (who do not stay still) and my baby and I would like to know the best way to take the photos because when I want to capture a moment, I have a short window to do so.
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There are several different ways to approach preventing motion blur. Using the L830's built in flash will help but may not be appropriate for all shooting situations. You could also try shooting in the Sports Scene Mode since that mode was created specifically to freeze motion in active situations. Information on the Sports Scene Mode can be found on page 33 of the L830 manual. The Continuous Shooting Option or Best Shot Selector will allow you to take pictures in quick succession and capture action. Information about Continuous Shooting and Best Shot Selector can befound on page 35 of the Reference Section of the L830 Reference Manual.

The L830 also has Vibration Reduction and Motion Detection features that can help reduce the effect of camera shake and subject movement. These features are not available with all shooting modes, see page 67 and 68 of the Reference Section of the L830 Reference Manual for more information on these settings.

Another way to reduce motion blur is to increase your shutter speed. The L830 does not allow you to manually choose your shutter speed but if you increase your camera's sensitivity to light (ISO) the shutter speed will speed up. Changing your shooting mode to Auto (not Easy Auto) will give you the ability to select your ISO sensitivity in the L830's shooting menu. Selecting a higher ISO setting will allow the camera to use faster shutter speeds thus reducing the likelihood of motion blur in your action shots. See page 38 of the Reference Section of the L830 Reference Manual for information on changing your camera's ISO sensitivity settings.

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how do you use burst mode

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Select auto mode then press the menu button, scroll to continous pick the burst mode you want and press ok. half depress shutter to focus then full press and hold the shutter until shooting is complete.
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I am a novice so bear with me. I was wondering how many pictures it will store and can you increase that amount so how if need be?

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I am going to Africa on a Safari and that is why I am looking for a easy to use but good camera.
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The Internal memory is approximately 59MB. to increase memory size, insert an approved SD card.
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Looking to film a class lecture, roughly an hour but my 64gb SD inthe camera is limited to 30 min. how do you break the 30 min limit and keep going?

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Individual movie files cannot exceed 4 GB in size or 29 minutes in length, even when there is sufficient free space on the memory card for longer recording. Recording may end before either limit is reached if camera temperature becomes elevated. The actual movie length may vary depending on the movie content, subject movement, or type of memory card.
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Does the L830 have a multiple shot option?

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Continous shooting can be shot when turning on the continous when turned on in the shooting menu.
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Whats the difference between Nikon l820 ans l830? Does the l830 have HDR function? Does the 820 have dynamic fine zoom like 830?

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Would you get better images with the 830. Thanks
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The compact COOLPIX L820 sports a high-power 30x zoom, a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, and Vibration Reduction (VR) technology to help keep shots steady. With its super wide-angle lens, covering from wide-angle 22.5mm to super-telephoto 675mm, users have the versatility to capture crisp, vivid images, whether up-close or at a distance. the COOLPIX L830 sports a 16-megapixel backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor to deliver stunning images and Full HD (1080p) videos, even in low light. The fear of camera shake and the blurry photos that result from it, especially when shooting at super telephoto distances, are minimized thanks to the L830’s Lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR) system and new Hybrid VR system when shooting videos. The COOLPIX L830 can zoom up to 34x with optical zoom and 68x with Dynamic Fine Zoom, an enhanced digital zoom function that effectively doubles your reach.
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Some similar camera models have an auto-face (and smile) detection for taking pictures, does this camera have it??

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.. and with video does it focus on an item (or face) and almost "blurs" -doesn't focus- everything else ?
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The COOLPIX L830 does have face detection. When shooting in the following scene modes on the COOLPIX L830, the camera will use face detection:

> Easy Auto Mode
> Portrait Mode
> Night Portrait

If the camera detects more than one face, a double border is displayed around the face that the camera focuses on, and single borders are displayed around the other faces. When shooting video, face priority will be the default setting and will be the focus mode.
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How long will the batteries last? Which SD card should I get?

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Going to Peru and expect to take a lot of pictures!
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Battery life may vary depending on conditions of use, such as the interval between shots or the length of time that menus and images are displayed. Below is how many shots the COOLPIX L830 can take according to the battery (approx.):

AA Alkaline: 390 shots
AA Lithium: 1180 shots
EN-MH2: 680 shots

The COOLPIX L830 does have a list of approved memory cards to use with the cmaera. Below is a link for approved memory cards: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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How quick is it between pictures; is this a good option for taking pictures of moving animals and small children?

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The COOLPIX L830 can take up to 5 shots at approx. 6.7 frames per second when shooting. With a superb NIKKOR super telephoto glass lens that delivers 34x optical zoom plus an astounding 68x Dynamic Fine Zoom, you'll be amazed by how far you can reach. Hybrid Vibration Reduction helps ensure a little camera shake won't blur images. Just turn the camera on, point, shoot and marvel at the results. The COOLPIX has several scene mode to select for shooting scenarios. For optimal images when shooting animals with your COOLPIX L830 use Pet Portrait. Pet portrait lets you capture the expressions of your pet cat or dog automatically. When the Pet scene mode is chosen, the camera automatically releases the shutter at the moment the pet's face is detected. Because the subject is tracked and the picture taken when it looks directly toward the camera, you won't miss the right moment to shoot. For shooting smaller children, A scene mode available on select Nikon digital cameras. The Child scene mode is used for photographing snapshots of children; skin tones will appear natural and soft while clothing and backgrounds will be vivid.
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Manually changing iso and shutter speed?

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How can I customize the cameras settings to the ISO and shutter speed I need?
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Shutter speed cannot be manually changed with the COOLPIX L830 however when in the shooting menu, the ISO can be changed to three options. For directions on changing the ISO please see the page 34 in the reference section of the User's Manual: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an....
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How much SD memory do I need to store 60 minutes of Full HD movie?

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I need to film an hour long class in HD mode. How large should the SD card be to hold that much video?
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At 24 Mbps full HD you would need a 16 GB card.
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Does this camera have the ability to record short video before/after a picture is taken?

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A friend of mine had a camera that had a mode that when you pressed the capture button, it recorded a short 5 or 6 second video. Definitely interested in this feature.
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The COOLPIX L830 does have the ability to shoot a video and shoot still photos however it does not have the ability to combine the two as one file. This would not be referring to the setting called, "Motion Snapshot" which can be found in the Nikon 1 cameras. The Motion Snapshot mode allows you to capture a second of movie footage and a still image each time the shutter is pressed. The Motion Snapshot is played back on the camera's LCD, with the video shown in slow motion over the course of 2.5 seconds, ending with the still image. Music themes can be chosen before or after Motion Snapshot capture. For more information on Nikon 1 cameras please see this link: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Pr...
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I am considering purchasing the Coolpix L830. Please explain how to get the maximum fps for sports pictures.

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Is it the Sports Scene mode, or the Continuous shooting option in Auto Mode? What's the difference? What are the different Continuous shooting speeds/options. I could not find this on page 32 of the Reference Section of the L830 Refernce Manual.
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When shooting continuously, The COOLPIX L830 can shoot up to 5 shots at approx. 6.7 frames per second. While the shutter-release button is held all the way down, the camera shoots up to about 5 images continuously at a rate of about 6.7 fps (when Image mode is set to P 4608×3456). While in the sports scene mode and the shutter-release button is held all the way down, the camera shoots up to about 5 images continuously at a rate of about 6.7 fps (when Image mode is set to P 4608×3456).
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Playback without removing lense cap

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Is there a way to play back pictures for viewing without removing the lense cap?
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The lens cap must be removed when turning the camera on and viewing images in playback.
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No.
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Is there any way to tell the actual focal length in lieu of the bar across the top?

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The COOLPIX L830 is 4.0–136 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5–765 mm lens in 35mm [135] format). The focal length cannot be seen on the camera's LCD monitor as the lens extends. Focal length will be shown once the images are uploaded and can be found in the metadata of the image.
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Why ISO cannot exceed 200 under Auto mode?

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Brought the L830 a week ago, and found out that the ISO cannot exceed 200 under Auto mode. I can manually change the ISO to a higher one, but in Auto mode, the ISO will be 200 or less. I tried to point it to dark objects, and the left corner of the screen only show 'ISO'. Even the exposure time reach 1 second, the ISO will stay at maximum 200, which end up with a blurred picture!

I am wondering if this is a known issue or just the problem of this unit. Thanks!
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