Nikon Coolpix L820
Like the Canon SX160 IS, I wouldn't recommend the L820 for anyone who wants to regularly shoot indoors or in low light or with fast-moving subjects like kids and pets. It is, however, a good deal for those who want a 30x zoom lens, simple automatic shooting, and AA-size batteries for power, all at a reasonable price.
- Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
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Starting at: $199.99
The good: The Nikon Coolpix L820 has better features than you'd expect for its price, including a 30x zoom lens, a high-res 3-inch LCD, and a backside-illuminated CMOS sensor. It's one of the few cameras that is powered by AA batteries.
The bad: The L820's autofocus performance is on the slow side when the lens is zoomed in or in low light or indoors. Shooting performance is not quite fast enough for fast-moving kids and pets.
The bottom line: For those who value a long zoom lens, AA batteries, and saving a few bucks, the Nikon Coolpix L820 might be your point-and-shoot.
October 31, 2013 2:41 PM PDT
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| Caption by: Joshua Goldman, Lori Grunin
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