Looking for a camera with classic styling that gives exceptional results and is simple to use? The 16-megapixel COOLPIX L830 feels great to hold and has an ultra-powerful 34x optical zoom with up to 68x Dynamic Fine Zoom¹, so you can create the outstanding images you’ve always wanted.
Hybrid VR (5-axis vibration reduction) counters camera shake for precise shots, while the 7.5-cm/3.0-in tilt screen lets you shoot from a variety of angles for dynamic photos and Full HD movies. The side zoom lever makes operation steady for extra stability, and you can switch from stills to video at the touch of a button.
Enjoy simplicity, performance and precision for every occasion with the COOLPIX L830.
You’ll always be right at the heart of the action with the high-powered 34x optical zoom (22.5-765mm), extendable to 68x Dynamic Fine Zoom¹.
Hybrid VR (5-axis vibration reduction) combines Lens Shift VR and Electronic VR to enhance stability and reduce camera shake.
The side zoom lever and one-touch video recording make operation simple, while Easy Auto Mode optimises camera settings for you.
Working with the fast EXPEED C2 processor, the highly efficient image sensor captures beautifully clear details for superb shots.
Shoot from a child’s eye level, over a crowd or just take your own unique viewpoint with the versatile and bright tilt screen.
Make the most of the ultra-powerful zoom with an easily accessible side zoom lever, sited for optimum stability and simplicity of use.
Full HD movies: Record all the action at 1080p/60i, with optical zoom and stereo sound. Start filming with a single touch, using the dedicated movie-record button.
Compact body: Sophisticated features are all packed into a compact body that’s one of the smallest in its class, yet designed for a stable and comfortable hold.
Smart Portrait System: Everyone looks at their best with some help from technology: Smile Timer takes the shot when your subject smiles, Blink Proof alerts you if someone’s eyes were closed and Glamour Retouch helps you make portraits more flattering.
Target Finding AF: Your camera automatically identifies and focuses on your subject, for fast and precise autofocus, ensuring you always get clear images. It does the work for you, so you’re free to focus on the creative part - framing the perfect picture.
Retouch menu: Enhance your photos in-camera with a wide range of filter effects, including Selective Colour, adding a splash of your chosen color to a monochrome image, and Cross Screen, adding a starry effect to bright objects.
AA-size batteries: Your camera is powered by four AA-size batteries, which are easily available wherever you travel around the world.
18 scene modes: Scene modes automatically optimise camera settings for popular photographic styles, effects and locations. Achieve great shots just by selecting the mode that suits your shooting conditions.
EXPEED C2: High-speed operation is guaranteed with Nikon’s fast and powerful image processing system, with high sensitivity performance and outstanding image quality.
Nikon Image Space: All Nikon users can enjoy 20 GB of free online cloud storage with our dedicated Nikon image storage and sharing site, Nikon Image Space. Find out more at NIKON IMAGE SPACE.
¹Dynamic Fine Zoom can zoom 2x further than the longest optical telephoto range, while maintaining maximum image resolution.
Compact digital camera
1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 16.76 million total pixels
NIKKOR lens with 34x optical zoom
4.0-136 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5-765 mm lens in 35mm  format)
12 elements in 9 groups (2 ED lens elements)
Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 3060 mm lens in 35mm  format)
Combination of lens-shift and electronic VR
Motion blur reduction
Motion detection (still pictures)
[W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 1.5 m (5 ft) to infinity. Macro mode: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) (when zoom is set to middle position) to infinity. (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Face priority, manual with 99 focus areas, center, subject tracking, target finding AF
7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot (RGBW), wide viewing angle TFT LCD with 6-level brightness adjustment, tiltable approx. 85° downward, approx. 90° upward
Approx. 99% horizontal and 99% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode)
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Internal memory (approx. 59 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
DCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
Storage file formats
Still pictures: JPEG. Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: LPCM stereo)
Image size (pixels)
16M (High) [4608 x 3456(fine)]; 16M [4608 x 3456]; 8M [3264 x 2448]; 4M [2272 x 1704]; 2M [1600 x 1200]; VGA [640 x 480]; 16:9 [4608 x 2592]; 1:1 [3456 x 3456]
Easy auto, Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Backlighting, Easy panorama, Pet portrait), Special effects, Smart portrait, Auto
Single (default setting), Continuous H (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 6.7 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is about 5), Continuous L (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 2.1 fps and themaximum number of continuous shots is about 33), Continuous H:120 fps (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 120 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is 50), Continuous H:60 fps (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 60 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is 25), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16
Movie - file format
1080/30p (default setting): 1920 x 1080/16:9, 1080/25p (default setting): 1920 x 1080/16:9, 1080/60i: 1920 x 1080/16:9, 1080/50i: 1920 x 1080/16:9, 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9, 720/25p: 1280 x 720/16:9, iFrame 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9, iFrame 720/25p: 1280 x 720/16:9, 480/30p: 640 x 480/4:3, 480/25p: 640 x 480/4:3, HS 240/8x: 320 x 240/4:3, HS 480/4x: 640 x 480/4:3, HS 720/2x: 1280 x 720/16:9, HS 1080/0.5x: 1920 x 1080/16:9
ISO 125-1600. ISO 3200 (available when using Auto mode)
Matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (-2.0 - +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
1/1500-1 s. 1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting). 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2 AV) selection
2 steps (f/3 and f/6 [W])
Can be selected from 10 s and 2 s
Flash range (approx.)
[W]: 0.5-9.0 m (1 ft 8 in.-29 ft). [T]: 1.5-4.5 m (5-14 ft)
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Data Transfer Protocol
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
Audio/video (A/V) output; digital I/O (USB). HDMI micro connector (Type D) (HDMI output), DC input connector
Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Four LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries. Four FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries. Four EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (available separately). AC Adapter EH-67 (available separately)
Approx. 390 shots when using alkaline batteries. Approx. 1180 shots when using lithium batteries. Approx. 680 shots when using EN-MH2 batteries
Actual battery life for movie recording2
Approx. 1 h 10 min when using alkaline batteries. Approx. 3 h 55 min when using lithium batteries. Approx. 2 h 5 min when using EN-MH2 batteries
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 111.0 x 75.8 x 91.2 mm (4.4 x 3.0 x 3.6 in.) (excluding projections)
Approx. 508 g (1 lb 2.0 oz) (including batteries and SD memory card)
Operating environment - temperature
Operating environment - humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
Camera Strap, LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries (x4), Lens Cap LC-CP28 (with cord), USB Cable UC-E16
AC Adapter EH-67, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16, Hand Strap AH-CP1, Battery Charger MH-73 (includes four EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries), Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries EN-MH2-B4 (set of four EN-MH2 batteries)
1. Based on CIPA Standards for measuring life of batteries.
2. When recording a single movie.
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