Beautiful memories from a distance - Enjoy point-and-shoot ease and exceptional image quality in an ergonomic design. A powerful 30x zoom NIKKOR glass lens and low-light CMOS sensor deliver beautiful 16.0-megapixel photos and Full HD 1080p videos from a distance, even in low light.
Beautiful memories from a distance, even in low light. - Capture outstanding photos and Full HD 1080p videos from a distance, even in low light, with the COOLPIX L820. Its superb 30x optical zoom NIKKOR glass lens has both super-telephoto and wide-angle capabilities-zoom in for highly detailed closeups, or zoom out and bring the whole scene into the frame. A 16.0-megapixel low-light CMOS image sensor helps you shoot natural-looking, crisp photos at parties, weddings, concerts and more; and it's ergonomic design features a larger grip and 3-inch LCD for maximum shooting comfort, speed and control. From family reunions to travel, you'll bring home amazing memories with ease.
Get close from afar - Capture distant images with a 30x wide-angle to telephoto NIKKOR ED glass zoom lens Every COOLPIX is designed around a genuine NIKKOR glass lens, the legendary optics that have made Nikon famous. The COOLPIX L820 features a 30x zoom NIKKOR lens that takes you from wide-angle group shots to telephoto close-ups in an instant. And don't worry about a little camera shake-lens-shift Vibration Reduction keeps the shot steady even when your hands are not.
Superior low-light performance - High-performance CMOS image sensor lets you shoot without a flash Imagine being able to shoot without a flash at weddings, concerts, parties-anywhere your flash normally fires. You won't have to interrupt a moment to capture it, and your photos and HD videos will look more natural and true to your memory. The COOLPIX L820 performs so well in low light situations that, in most cases, using the flash is optional. Of course, when the lighting is extremely poor and you need a flash, it'll be there.
Record superior videos - 1080p Full HD videos with stereo sound for dazzling movies
If you want a compact camera that shoots stunning HD videos, the COOLPIX L820 delivers. 1080p Full HD 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.
Dazzle with every shot - 16.1-MP CMOS sensor for exceptional image quality and enhanced low-light performance Create truly exceptional photos and HD videos with the COOLPIX L820. Its high-performance NIKKOR glass lens is paired with a 16.0-megapixel CMOS low-light image sensor for superior image quality, versatility and low-light performance. Your shots will impress even you.
Comfortable, balanced handling - Larger ergonomic design for easier shooting
You will feel a difference when handling the COOLPIX L820 for the first time. Its ergonomic design fits comfortably in your hands and puts key controls like zoom and Movie Record right where you want them. This makes for more stable zooming, framing, shooting and video recording, and it means you won't have to take your eyes off the large, bright 3.0-inch display while you're capturing memories.
Enjoy the view - Compose, review and share your photos and HD videos on a vibrant, high-resolution 3.0-inch 921,000-dot VGA display.
Get the whole scene into your shot - At its widest setting, the COOLPIX L820's optical zoom NIKKOR glass lens delivers a 22.5mm wide-angle view (35mm equivalent), perfect for getting more of the scene into your shot without backing up.
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.
Master the camera in no time - The COOLPIX L820 is so easy to use, anyone can take great photos and videos with it. Select Easy Auto Mode, and the camera will automatically adjust the settings to help you get better shots.
Type - Compact Digital Camera
Effective Pixels - 16 million
Image Sensor - CMOS
Sensor Size - 1/2.3 in.
Total Pixels - 16.79 million (approx.)
Lens - 30x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens
Lens Focal Length - 4.0-120.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5-675mm lens in 35mm  format)
Lens f/-number - f/3-5.8
Lens Construction - 12 elements in 9 groups (2 ED lens elements)
Lens Zoom - 30x
Digital Zoom - Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 2,700mm lens in 35mm  format)
Vibration Reduction - Lens-shift and Electronic VR (still pictures), Lens-shift VR (movies)
Motion Blur Reduction - Motion Detection (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF) - Contrast-detect AF
Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection - Center, Face priority
Focus Range - [W]: Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50 cm.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 5 ft. (1.5 m.) to infinity, Macro mode: Approx. 0.4 in. (1 cm) (when zoom is set to middle position) to infinity
Focus Lock - Yes
Monitor Size - 3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Type - TFT-LCD with 5-level brightness adjustment
Monitor Resolution - 921,000-dots
Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode) - 97% horizontal (Approx.), 97% vertical (Approx.)
Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode) - 100% horizontal (Approx.), 100% vertical (Approx.)
Storage Media - SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Internal Memory - Approx. 65MB
Storage File System - DCF, EXIF 2.3, DPOF and MPF compliant
Storage File formats - Still pictures: JPEG, Audio files: WAV, Movies: MOV (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo), 3D pictures: MPO
Movie - Full HD: 1920x1080p / 30fps, HD: 1280x720p / 30fps, HS 1920x1080 / 15fps, HS 1280x720 / 60fps, HS 640x480 / 120fps, HS 320x240 / 240fps, iFrame 540: 960x540 / 30fps, VGA: 640x480
Image Size (pixels) - 4608 x 3456 (16M)
ISO Sensitivity - ISO 125-1600, ISO 3200 (available when using Auto mode)
Lowest ISO Sensitivity - 125
Highest ISO Sensitivity - 3200
Exposure Metering - Matrix, Center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), Spot (digital zoom 2X or more)
Exposure Control - Programmed auto exposure (shutter speed, ND filter selection and ISO sensitivity)
Exposure Modes - Programmed Auto
Scene Modes - Back Light, Beach, Black and White Copy, Close Up, Dusk/Dawn, Easy Panorama, Fireworks Show, Food, Landscape, Museum, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset, 3D Photography
In-Camera Image Editing - Copy, Crop, D-Lighting, Filter Effects, Paint, Print Order, Protect, Quick retouch, Rotate image, Skin softening, Slide Show, Small Picture
Exposure Compensation - 2 EV in steps of 1/3
White Balance - Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual
Shutter - Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter Speed - 1/1500-1 sec., 1/4000 sec. (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting), 4 sec. (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution - Up to 6 shots at approx. 8 frames per second
Continuous Shooting Options - Best Shot Selector, Continuous H, Continuous H 60, Continuous H 120, Continuous L, Multi-shot 16
Aperture - Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2 AV) selection
Self-timer - 10s (approx.)
Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) - [W]: 0.5 to 6.0m (1ft. 8in. to 19ft.), [T]: 1.5 to 6.0m (5 ft. to 19 ft.)
Built-in Flash Control - TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Built-in Flash - Yes
HDMI Output - Can be selected from: Auto, 480p, 720p, 1080i
I/O terminal - Audio/video (A/V) output, Digital I/O (USB)
Supported Languages - Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portugese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Ukranian, Vietnamese
Power Sources - Four LR6/AA-size alkaline batteries, Four FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries, Four EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (available separately)
Battery / Batteries - Four LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries, Four FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries, Four EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
Battery Life (shots per charge) - AA Alkaline: 320 shots, AA Lithium: 870 shots, EN-MH2: 540
Tripod Socket - 1/4 in.
Approx. Dimensions - Height: 3.1in. (76.3mm), Width: 4.4in. (110.0mm), Depth: 3.4in. (84.5mm)
Approx. Weight - 16.96 oz. (470g)
Operating environment - Humidity: Less than 85% (no condensation)