NIKON L810 Bridge Camera 16MP 26 x Optical Zoom BLACK/RED/BLUE £99.99 @ ARGOS
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NIKON L810 Bridge Camera 16MP 26 x Optical Zoom BLACK/RED/BLUE £99.99 @ ARGOS

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Found 26th Aug 2013
Product Description/Spec
Nikon L810 16MP Bridge Camera

The brilliant Nikon L810 16MP Bridge Digital Camera allows you to take astonishing images. With much of the flexibility of a DSLR without the required level of expertise, this camera is perfect for both those new to photography and seasoned enthusiasts alike. It has a VR (vibration reduction) lens meaning you can avoid much of the blur caused by camera shake.

Model number: L810

Product specification:

16 megapixels.
26x optical zoom.
4x digital zoom.
3in screen with LCD technology and live view.
22.5mm wide angle lens.
Up to 30 frames per second.
CCD sensor.
Lens type: zoom.

Features:

Minimum ISO rating 80 and maximum ISO rating 1600.
21 scene modes.
Built-in flash.
720p HD recording.
Video capture with sound.
HDMI connection.
PictBridge compatible.
21 scene modes.
Splashproof.

Memory card compatibility:

SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card formats.

General information:

Colour: red. black or blue
Includes strap, AV cable and USB cable.
Batteries required: 4 x AA (included).
Size H7.6, W11.1, D8.3cm.
Weight 330g.

EAN/MPN/UPC/ISBN: 18208925391

Blue colour (only) is currently £89.99!
- ToughJerky

101 Comments

How good are these compared to DSLR's?

crap...................... small sensor, no viewfinder so you cant compose your shot properly, no hotshoe for external flash poor optics, poor focussing, no Raw picture format, do you want any more!!!! AA batteries wont last any more than 50 shots. plasticky case

do you want any more!!!!

Are you still buying it ?
Edited by: "handsomejackuk" 26th Aug 2013

Original Poster

handsomejackuk

crap...................... small sensor, no viewfinder so you cant … crap...................... small sensor, no viewfinder so you cant compose your shot properly, no hotshoe for external flash poor optics, poor focussing, no Raw picture format, do you want any more!!!! AA batteries wont last any more than 50 shots. plasticky case do you want any more!!!!Are you still buying it ?

get a life

handsomejackuk

crap...................... small sensor, no viewfinder so you cant … crap...................... small sensor, no viewfinder so you cant compose your shot properly, no hotshoe for external flash poor optics, poor focussing, no Raw picture format, do you want any more!!!! AA batteries wont last any more than 50 shots. plasticky case do you want any more!!!!Are you still buying it ?



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Edited by: "dontasciime" 26th Aug 2013

handsomejackuk

crap...................... small sensor, no viewfinder so you cant … crap...................... small sensor, no viewfinder so you cant compose your shot properly, no hotshoe for external flash poor optics, poor focussing, no Raw picture format, do you want any more!!!! AA batteries wont last any more than 50 shots. plasticky case do you want any more!!!!Are you still buying it ?



I have this camera. Paid £129. It takes great pictures, batteries last for ages, and easy to use. Obviously not in the same league as an SLR, but also a heck of a lot cheaper. Better than a compact. I'm very happy with mine.

Can anyone beat this 50p item to get the total over £100?

argos.co.uk/sta…htm

bfam

How good are these compared to DSLR's?



bridge cameras are superior to compacts.
This camera has amazing reviews on argos and decent (but not as good) on amazon. I'd trust amazon users over argos reviewers.
This does have some advantages - the lens covers everything from wide angle to telephoto zoom. Unless you have a lot of extra money, space in your bag and either an insurance plan or faith in your ability to keep your kit safe, this is a decent cheap alternative.
It only has 1.2frames per second as a camera - not great, but not a problem unless you want to take action shots.
It doesn't have a huge sensor, but it's much better than your camera phone.
It doesn't allow you to add a £400 speedlite (flash), but if you only want to take the occasional pic of the mrs in front of the eiffel tower in blinding sun, it doesn't matter. the built-in flash should suit most people. And it could be worse - i just spent well over a grand on a camera that *doesn't even have a flash*
this camera (and all bridges) have definite advantages and drawbacks, it's all down to how you want to use it. It won't outperform an SLR but the convenience, size, price and ease may make it more suitable for you.
one great advantage is that the lens goes up to 585mm equivalent, for which you'd be paying over £10,000 for an SLR lens with an equivalent focal length
the good thing about SLRs is you can adapt as your photography evolves - different lenses, lighting options etc. but then again, it's far more expensive.
Personally, despite having spent a LOT on camera gear, I still carry a (very decent) compact camera around because sometimes you don't have the right lens (either with you or on the camera at the key moment), your battery might run out, you might not be able to use 'professional' equipment and so on.

If you like the form factor (something I've never been keen on), then bridge cameras are a good option. Not sure if this specific model is the best, but it's at a decent price.

kalawelwyn

get a life



Quite agree. Got this for my son, but find i use it a fair bit. easy to use, great pics. glad to have it and would recommend.

LMWx

I have this camera. Paid £129. It takes great pictures, batteries last … I have this camera. Paid £129. It takes great pictures, batteries last for ages, and easy to use. Obviously not in the same league as an SLR, but also a heck of a lot cheaper. Better than a compact. I'm very happy with mine.



How long do the batteries last on average do you think? Thinking about buying a camera for backpacking but need a camera that doesn't drain battery fast.

Save yourself disappointment and get a half decent compact instead. At least it will be small, light and easy to carry around.

Original Poster

alterstill

Save yourself disappointment and get a half decent compact instead. At … Save yourself disappointment and get a half decent compact instead. At least it will be small, light and easy to carry around.

like what?

Athia

Can anyone beat this 50p item to get the total over … Can anyone beat this 50p item to get the total over £100?http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/8124438.htm



Be funny if the camera went out of stock

I have this camera too. I'm happy with it. The batteries last for ages. I'm not a photography expert or anything like that so for me it's fine!

Too many people with bad attitudes on here always complaining about deals people post. They feel the need to criticise everything while they are safely hidden away behind their computer screens.

For this price you cannot go wrong with this camera, simple as that

I've no idea how long the batteries on this would last, but with anything that takes AA, its worth investing in a decent set of rechargeable. They will pay for themselves in no time. You can probably find you need no more than 2 sets of 4 batteries to enjoy the camera for a full day as long as you don't start peeping at every picture you take on the back screen of the camera.

5 pence for a bag if you live in Wales !

Can folk here recommend a few good bridge cameras which have a "manual focus" feature too?

Thanks.

simplez

Can folk here recommend a few good bridge cameras which have a "manual … Can folk here recommend a few good bridge cameras which have a "manual focus" feature too?Thanks.



shop.fujifilm.co.uk/fin…tml

The above fuji has a decent battery & does not use AA making it a winner in my book

This is far better than the NIkon, I owned the nikon for approx 20 mins and it went back due to it not focusing correctly. I returned it to argos and got a fuji s4300 ( slightly better than the nikon only due to its manual functions) The fuji I have linked is far better than the nikon and teh s4300 and backed with the fuji warranty its well worth it.

The person that said get a good point and click is sort of right and if you do that get a panasonic lumix, I own a Nikon d3100 which I'm happy with but a bridge in some cases can be good.
Edited by: "tipsy1973" 26th Aug 2013

handsomejackuk

crap...................... small sensor, no viewfinder so you cant … crap...................... small sensor, no viewfinder so you cant compose your shot properly, no hotshoe for external flash poor optics, poor focussing, no Raw picture format, do you want any more!!!! AA batteries wont last any more than 50 shots. plasticky case do you want any more!!!!Are you still buying it ?



+1 on this one but some people do like to carry round glorified point and clicks, The upside of this is you have super zoom without the cost.

A bridge camera without an EVF? Cold.

handsomejackuk

crap...................... small sensor, no viewfinder so you cant … crap...................... small sensor, no viewfinder so you cant compose your shot properly, no hotshoe for external flash poor optics, poor focussing, no Raw picture format, do you want any more!!!! AA batteries wont last any more than 50 shots. plasticky case do you want any more!!!!Are you still buying it ?


are u serious? i used one of these at paington zoo last week and every shot looks professional. Its 1-4 the price of a full dslr so you cant go wrong
Edited by: "Adam1990" 26th Aug 2013

tipsy1973

The fuji I have linked is far better than the nikon and teh s4300 and … The fuji I have linked is far better than the nikon and teh s4300 and backed with the fuji warranty its well worth it.



Do you realize the Fuji you linked to has the identical sensor to the Fuji S4300 you dislike, it also has a 'worse' (less zoom) lens, from exactly the same series, its practically identical. I understand some people prefer non aa batteries, but the SL Fujis sacrifice a flash for the privilege of a unit battery.

whatsThePoint

what is a professional looking picture?


you know.. the sort you see in magazine or books. Not the fuzzy blurred camera phone shots you see everywhere these days
Edited by: "Adam1990" 26th Aug 2013

tipsy1973

http://shop.fujifilm.co.uk/finepix-sl240-refurbished.htmlThe above fuji … http://shop.fujifilm.co.uk/finepix-sl240-refurbished.htmlThe above fuji has a decent battery & does not use AA making it a winner in my bookThis is far better than the NIkon, I owned the nikon for approx 20 mins and it went back due to it not focusing correctly. I returned it to argos and got a fuji s4300 ( slightly better than the nikon only due to its manual functions) The fuji I have linked is far better than the nikon and teh s4300 and backed with the fuji warranty its well worth it. The person that said get a good point and click is sort of right and if you do that get a panasonic lumix, I own a Nikon d3100 which I'm happy with but a bridge in some cases can be good.



Thanks mate. I have a few other cameras I'm happy with but need a bridge now for some quick shoots, manual focus is essential for moi though. This looks good, thanks for the link too, much appreciated.

Anyone else suggesting other manual focus bridges would be appreciated too.

Thanks again.

DoctorJamesWright

Do you realize the Fuji you linked to has the identical sensor to the … Do you realize the Fuji you linked to has the identical sensor to the Fuji S4300 you dislike, it also has a 'worse' (less zoom) lens, from exactly the same series, its practically identical. I understand some people prefer non aa batteries, but the SL Fujis sacrifice a flash for the privilege of a unit battery.



and have you realized that the fuji I linked runs off a lithium battery & has a hotshoe? the point I was making, better spec but same sensor I do agree there.

I think I will stick my D3100 for shooting decent shots & the fuji for a trip out whilst cycling, The only good thing about argos us buy now pay 3 months

I know the new S4 camera shoots great pictures, instagram can adjust shots nicely & that Iphone pic is very nice.

whatsThePoint

so you define a professional picture as one not taken by a camera phone … so you define a professional picture as one not taken by a camera phone :|this was taken with an iphone, can you point out the fuzzy blurred bits?by the way here are the pictures that didn't win best picture of the yearhttps://www.ippawards.com/


That was taken at close range, I'm talking from quite far away. As soon as you zoom in using a camera on a phone it gets blurred

whatsThePoint

so you define a professional picture as one not taken by a camera phone … so you define a professional picture as one not taken by a camera phone :|this was taken with an iphone, can you point out the fuzzy blurred bits?[img]http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/08/21/article-2398572-1B62E3E0000005DC-471_964x944.jpg[snipimg]by the way here are the pictures that didn't win best picture of the yearhttps://www.ippawards.com/


tbh most of those images seem hella processed/filtered

whatsThePoint

how foolish of me, i didn't read your mind to know what sort of pic you … how foolish of me, i didn't read your mind to know what sort of pic you meantso lets get this right, your saying a camera phone is good enough to take a professional pic as long as you don't use the digital zoom?


Well no because that photo of the horse looks terrible, if you look closely the grass in the background has no detail and if you was to print it off and enlarge it would look even worse

There's a half-price offer on selected cases if bought at the same time. The case for this camera is 108/7273.

Fagol

How long do the batteries last on average do you think? Thinking about … How long do the batteries last on average do you think? Thinking about buying a camera for backpacking but need a camera that doesn't drain battery fast.



My batteries have been recharged twice - I've had the camera since Feb and used it for two children's parties, one 2-week holiday, a couple of camping trips, one sports day, plus days out and around the home snaps. Hope this helps.

I got this camera a couple of months ago. I brought it just after the £10 "free" voucher deal ended and paid £89.99 for it.....

well folks it may be a good camera and a resent price drop but can I get any of there cameras in Argos in my area? no ! only one they had was a Sony 20.1mp 26× zoom so had to buy that! oh dear never mind its a great little bridge camera!

Done Eastbourne Airbourne airshow last week I took my DSLR and a 210mm zoom and my daughter took her Nikon L810

I couldn't get a decent pic as the planes were to far out from the beach due to keeping a safe limit from the general public, my zoom just wasn't powerful enough to get any sort of decent photo..
My daughter zoomed in with her Nikon bridge and got some cracking shots of planes in the air doing loop the loops and red arrows passing each other 200+ yards out, to be honest I felt a bit of a **** with hundreds of pounds worth of DSLR gear and hardly any decent pics, whereas she had multiple shots of different aircraft in different planes of flight and all were in focus reasonable quality..

Moral of the story is doesn't matter if you have thousnds of pounds worth of kit, sometimes it can be beaten by a decent sub £150 camera in certain situations, and this was one of them..

Airshows are fine if you have thousands of pounds worth of 800mm lenses connected to your DSLR, but I have learnt my lesson and will take a decent bridge next time with a superzoom lens and leave the other behind!

tipsy1973

http://shop.fujifilm.co.uk/finepix-sl240-refurbished.htmlThe above fuji … http://shop.fujifilm.co.uk/finepix-sl240-refurbished.htmlThe above fuji has a decent battery & does not use AA making it a winner in my bookThis is far better than the NIkon, I owned the nikon for approx 20 mins and it went back due to it not focusing correctly. I returned it to argos and got a fuji s4300 ( slightly better than the nikon only due to its manual functions) The fuji I have linked is far better than the nikon and teh s4300 and backed with the fuji warranty its well worth it. The person that said get a good point and click is sort of right and if you do that get a panasonic lumix, I own a Nikon d3100 which I'm happy with but a bridge in some cases can be good.



SL240 apparently has zoom control only, like all bridge cameras or any zoom camera, not "manual focus" which this one, amongst a few, has for example:
youtube.com/wat…o14



whatsThePoint

why would a camera like this that is aimed at people only interested in … why would a camera like this that is aimed at people only interested in taking simple snaps need a manual focus?




Because you didn't or can't read the quote so what's the point?

whatsThePoint

i take it you agree a manual focus is a waste of time on this camera



You agree your question on the quote you did not read containing your answer was stupid.

whatsThePoint

so clearly this camera isn't aimed at anyone serious interested in … so clearly this camera isn't aimed at anyone serious interested in photography so you are just trolling for the sake of it



What an illogical sentence with 2 so's that have nothing to with each other proving again you are the troll who is shown to be self contradictory in black & white as in the quote and frankly very stupid not to mention dishonest by trying to hide & change the subject by your usual moronic statements here.

whatsThePoint

so as the camera has no need for a manual focus you think its better to … so as the camera has no need for a manual focus you think its better to attack me?



Well you attacked first and name-called with what you are but I feel we got off on the wrong foot and feel sorry if I upset you and let's agree to disagree and as all of us can see and merely agree on your first post to me with your quotation that you're basically a big moron.

whatsThePoint

says the person who can't answer a basic question like why a simple point … says the person who can't answer a basic question like why a simple point and shoot camera would need a manual focus X)



SL240 was recommended as a manual focus in response to my request and it's not as you can see in your quoted original troll, your diversionary questions are failed attempts at face-saving & as usual are irrelevant & moronic.
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