There are many choices if the user needs a compact camera along with the long zoom lens as well as powered by AA batteries. Even some cameras are also pocket-able if the user needs them. Actually, outside of the Nikon Coolpix L610, there is just one other present model, the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS.
The benefits of SX160 IS over the Nikon are that it features a lot of shooting choices, comprising of semi-manual as well as manual modes, and a slightly larger lens. Furthermore, the Canon can zoom whereas shooting movies; the Nikon is restricted to the digital zoom. However of the user don't plan to leave auto mode much plus the other two are also not deal breakers, the Nikon L610 might be the better option.
However, the picture quality is remarkable from either, the backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor of L610 gives the slightly better low-light verdicts, and the shooting performance is also much better. Furthermore, it is the smaller as well as the lighter camera.
Along with both the models that are available currently at almost the same cost, it actually comes down to what matters most to you in features and photo as well as video quality.
For its cost as well as for features, the Coolpix L610 shoots a bit above its class. However, that actually means it does its best work outdoors under good lighting, particularly if the consumer is utilizing the zoom lens. There is a noise visible even at its lowest ISOs when the images are viewed at full size; however its details are very good at almost ISO 200.
Color, white balance, as well as the exposure is also really very good, so, again, as long as you give it much light, the user will definitely get the exceptional verdicts.
However, the consumer can set the sensitivity to almost ISO 3200; Auto ISO stops at ISO 1600 (and for good reason, since ISO 3200 seems enough bad). Though, the L610 will meaningfully slow shutter speeds before it begins to utilize the ISO 800 or more. It means that if the consumer is shooting indoors or in low light condition, then he might end up along with blurry images before you ever have to worry regarding the noise or smeary details from the noise reduction.
The video quality of the camera is also very good and it gives the exceptional results that are basically in series along with its images: the more light you have, the better result you will get. Assuming the more noise as well as the softness the less light the user have. Audio quality of the camera is just good, and again, the optical zoom does not work during the recording.
Design and features
Obviously, you can get more compact cameras as compared to the L610 as well as along with the longer lenses. However, if you need AA batteries for power, the body of the camera has to be larger for it. The body of this camera is made up of plastic and it feels inexpensively made to some extent. The zoom control on the top of the camera, for example, appeared to have too much play as well as it was occasionally unresponsive. However, the other controls were fine. The buttons are large as well as accurately spaced plus there is a one-touch record button for the recording. Just above the screen there is a switch for popping up the flash. It does not lift automatically, however the camera does warn you publicly to lift it when it is essential.
Alike much of this camera, the display screen size as well as the resolution are good for what you are actually paying. The display screen gets adequately enough bright enough for all however the direct sunlight, as well as the settings and menu text are sharp and enough convenient to read.
The battery life of Nikon L610 is short lived. It’s CIPA-rated for 120 shots on its two, AA-size alkaline batteries. The batteries are inclines to consume much before that, tough, mainly due to doing anything instead of taking the automatic shots drains the batteries faster.
If you have no interest in controlling shutter speed and aperture, the L610 is for you. There are two Auto modes on this camera. One is the Scene Auto Selector of Nikon. It adjusts the settings properly based on the six types of common scenes. After that there is a regular Auto mode, which is mainly the Program mode that you will find on the other cameras.
There are also 19 other types of scenes modes such as Landscape and Portrait and also the modes for modifying backlit portraits, easy panorama images (180 or 360 degrees), and handheld night shots. A individual Special Effects mode provides you with the few creative choices such as the High-Contrast Monochrome and the Selective Color, which turns everything black and also white excluding the color you specify.
The Nikon Coolpix L610 may not be a terribly exciting camera; however it is good for what actually it is. If the user is deliberating this for regularly photographing active kids as well as pets or sports particularly indoors, then the user will possibly needs to pass on it, or at least be eager to actually learn its boundaries. Otherwise, it is a strong worth for money.
Nikon Coolpix L610