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The Nikon Coolpix L820-Reviewed

Updated on July 4, 2014

This is simply my favorite (and only) Christmas present this year, but it is worth mentioning, indeed!

For some time I have been wanting to make really good videos, since I live in a region full of natural beauties. I thought it was a pity not to be able to capture the action of a crashing roar of the tip of the glacier, or a whole family of hares feeding on tender spring grass, right outside my back door! And the camera came, not from family, but from a dear friend.

A video has so many uses,.. Capture wildlife, scenery, parties, register an explanation for teaching or to inform, well the Nikon Coolpix L820 is litterally a multimedia in a small package.

I come from the age of film cameras and I really appreciate the fact that I can take as many pictures as I want, erase the ones I don't want and even repeat some pics while I am still on location. This gives you absolute liberty to shoot at a moment's notice and even take a sequence.

Ok, I'm not discovering the wheel or gunpowder, but it's good to remember it all when you have this precious little gadget with you, to fully appreciate how versatile, let alone useful it really is.

Here's a list of the outstanding features that gives the coolpix L820 its full credit:

  1. 16 Mpx, more than enough to produce even advertising photos.
  2. 30x zoom with which to shoot pics or wildlife videos from a considerable distance without disturbance.
  3. Wide angle, to get the full landscape on your screen.
  4. Full HD images, as realistic as it gets.
  5. Stereo sound
  6. Ultra sensitive lens, to get crisp photos under poor lighting conditions.

What else would you want to have in a camera? Think hard and maybe Nikon will include it in future models.

What everyone wants in a camera is to be able to take landscape pics from far away, as if you were right there! Cover as much as you can on the screen and as real as if you were there. Coolpix has precisely that. A super 30x zoom, an extra wide screen, Highly sensitive lens, taking excellent HD pics in poor light and even with stereo sound! Not many will do this, eh?

But its best feature when giving it as a present is the amount of satisfaction you give to the person you love or care for.

It's easy to handle, lightweight and, since it takes AA batteries, you can always have a couple of extra pairs to replace on long journeys or filming sessions outdoors, where you don't have a plug to recharge them.

What marvelled me most, was the first time I heard the audio on stereo! It was like repeating the experience of years back when I first tuned into an FM Stereo transmission. A little beauty she is!

Whichever alternative you choose, (or get) will be a high-end choice. Whether a tool, a toy or an extension of your eyes, they're the best you can get at household cost.

Watch it here and see the main specs!


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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      4 years ago from United States

      Oops, sorry!!! I hit the return right as I realized I neglected to say that I was comparing the Nikon Coolpix and the Nikon D3100.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      4 years ago from United States

      An awesome review! When I purchased my last camera I kept comparing the Coolpix to the Nikon. It was a hard decision for sure. I honestly can't remember what the deciding factor was for me, but I do remember being very impressed with the Coolpix.


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