New Camera

A few days ago, I bought a new camera. Our old camera is 5 years old and technology has moved on since then. My blog pictures were suffering as I was using the ipad, I want a more professional looking blog and buying a new camera was the next step. I’ve only had a quick little play with my new camera, but so far, I’m impressed!

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I went for a Nikon Coolpix L810 in a funky red colour. I was going to buy a more expensive camera but this one had over 270 positive reviews, bonus!

The spec sounds impressive…….

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


  • Minimum ISO rating 80 and maximum ISO rating 1600.
  • Built-in flash.
  • 720p HD recording.
  • Video capture with sound.
  • PictBridge compatible.

This compact camera lets curious photographers get up close from anywhere with the incredible Nikon COOLPIX NIKKOR 26x optical zoom lens (22.5mm – 585mm). Taking the perfect picture is made simple with Easy Auto mode which takes care of all the camera settings. For super-sharp shots it has Nikon’s clever anti-blur technology and a side zoom lever to help keep a steady hand.

Image stabilised 26x zoom with wide-angle capability

It’s hard to imagine such a delightfully compact body could house a powerful 26x optical zoom NIKKOR lens with 22.5 mm wide-angle to 585 mm super-telephoto coverage (35 mm format equivalent. Outstanding range and reach makes it as easy to frame a large group or broad vista as it is to zoom right in and capture an extreme close-up from a distance.

Engineered to help achieve consistently sharper results

Whether shooting still images or movies, and even when operating the zoom while recording movies, Nikon’s Lens-shift VR image stabilisation compensates for camera shake to help obtain sharper results. The handgrip is designed to ensure a firm hold and help minimise camera shake. And there’s also a side-mounted zoom control for stable handling.

Easy auto mode and 7.5 cm (3-in.) high-resolution LCD monitor

Easy auto mode lets you simply turn on the camera and start shooting, while leaving the settings to the camera. Also enhancing the shooting and playback experience is a 7.5 cm (3-in.) 921k-dot (approx.) high-resolution TFT LCD monitor. Employing Nikon’s Clear colour display technology, the monitor remains highly visible and sharp indoors or out. The extremely wide viewing angle it offers is free of colour or contrast shifts, so you and those you are with can all fully enjoy the viewing experience.

Anti-Blur Functions –Lens Shift Vibration Reduction (VR)

Anti-Blur Functions –Lens Shift Vibration Reduction (VR) reduces the effect of camera shake and allows use of slower shutter for sharper images – High ISO (up to 1600) light sensitivity for sharper images in low light. Motion Detection compensates for blur from subject movement. The Side Zoom Lever maintains a steady grip on the camera when shooting (the less the camera shakes when held, the sharper the images). Best shot selector (BSS) selects the sharpest of up to ten automatically taken sequential shots.


I guess I better read the manual and learn how to use it! I will update on the weekend with some pictures I’ve taken. x


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