Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Nikon Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

1. Nikon COOLPIX L820 16 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 30x Zoom Lens and Full HD 1080p Video (Black) (OLD...

User Ratings: 63 6

Nikon 26402 First Impressions

"Shots were FANTASTIC!"

Everything about it is solid and satisfying. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot. The burst rate is pretty good, and the image stabilization is superb. In some reviews this Nikon 26402 is said to be heavy. The initial charge using the Nikon 26402 to charge the battery took about 2 hours.

  • Nikon COOLPIX L820 16 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 30x Zoom Lens and Full HD 1080p Video (Black) (OLD MODEL)
  • Powerful 30x zoom that lets you shoot amazing close ups
  • 16 MP CMOS sensor for exceptional image quality and enhanced low light performance
  • Record videos in Full 1080p HD with stereo sound
  • Larger ergonomic design for easier handling and comfort
  • Batteries: 4 AA batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26402
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 26402 Final Thoughts

"Very nice design."

One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector. Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over. I like that while I am learning I can rely on the IA mode to take great shots for me. I would like a firmware update to fix that. Likewise, don't rule out film.

Overall Score
4.2


(962 Points)

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2. Nikon Coolpix L330 Digital Camera (Black)

User Ratings: 62 8

Nikon FBA_L330 First Impressions

"The grip is a bit larger."

The recommended solution is to send in the camera for cleaning. I’m now wading through the manual before heading out to shoot photos. I was honestly surprised that I could find anything like this on Amazon. I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen.

  • Nikon Coolpix L330 Digital Camera (Black)
  • NIKKOR lens with 26x optical zoom; 4.0-104.0 mm (35mm [135] format equivalent: 22.5-585 mm), f/3.1-5.9
  • Digital zoom magnification Up to 4x (35mm [135] format equivalent: Approx. 2340 mm)
  • Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
  • Includes Four LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries, UC-E16 USB Cable, Camera Strap, LC-CP25 Lens Cap (with cord), ViewNX 2 CD
  • Power sources AA-size batteries
  • Batteries: 4 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon FBA_L330
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon FBA_L330 Final Thoughts

"I love the new Nikon FBA_L330."

10,000 photos with it and it worked well for its limited capabilities. It will take some getting used to. Lastly, the complaints about battery life are totally valid. It’s taken its place as my go to camera, which is what I intended it for. I was pretty skeptical buying another point and shoot.

Overall Score
4.2


(878 Points)

3. Nikon COOLPIX L840 Digital Camera with 38x Optical Zoom and Built-In Wi-Fi (Black)

User Ratings: 64 8

Nikon 26485 First Impressions

"I take it when I travel."

Nikon, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it! Its small and very comfortable to hold and use, which is great cuz I have small hands. This camera has so many features for its size. If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. I'm impressed with how Nikon incorporated it seamlessly.

  • Nikon COOLPIX L840 Digital Camera with 38x Optical Zoom and Built-In Wi-Fi (Black)
  • 38x optical zoom telephoto lens with Vibration Reduction; 76x dynamic fine zoom
  • Low-light 16MP CMOS image sensor
  • 3.0-inch 921,000-dot Tilt LCD display
  • Full HD 1080p videos with stereo sound
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication technology for instant sharing
  • Batteries: 4 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26485
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 26485 Final Thoughts

"I LOVE THIS CAMERA."

I wanted something to capture my kids activities. Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Nikon. So glad I chose the Nikon 26485. Easy to use, great for simple pictures. Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon.

Overall Score
4.3


(840 Points)

4. Nikon COOLPIX L840 Digital Camera with 38x Optical Zoom and Built-In Wi-Fi (Red)

User Ratings: 64 8

Nikon 26486 First Impressions

"Extremely small."

After over 10,000 pictures, my Nikon 26486 operates perfectly in every aspect. I’m now wading through the manual before heading out to shoot photos. I bought this Nikon Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. Its great for quick pictures everywhere with clear pictures.

  • Nikon COOLPIX L840 Digital Camera with 38x Optical Zoom and Built-In Wi-Fi (Red)
  • 38x optical zoom telephoto lens with Vibration Reduction; 76x dynamic fine zoom
  • Low-light 16MP CMOS image sensor, built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication technology for wirelessly sharing photos to a compatible smartphone
  • 3.0-inch 921,000-dot Tilt LCD display; Full HD 1080p videos with stereo sound
  • Autofocus Technology: Contrast Detect (sensor) | Multi-area | Selective single-point | Tracking | Single | Continuous | Face Detection | Live View | No Manual Focus
  • Batteries: 4 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26486
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 26486 Final Thoughts

"Fantastic camera."

I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. The stability at long zoom was fantastic. I was honestly surprised that I could find anything like this on Amazon. Overall good camera and value but needs improvements in the hardware. I did buy some rechargeable batteries to use in it.

Overall Score
4.3


(840 Points)

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5. Nikon COOLPIX L810 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 26x Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens and 3-inch LCD (Blue)

User Ratings: 68 6

Nikon 26296 First Impressions

"God bless you Nikon!"

This camera also has the best in camera JPEG processing I've ever seen. In some reviews this Nikon 26296 is said to be heavy. It's got pretty much everything I could want in a Nikon Point & Shoot Digital Camera. A duck flying by very quickly skimming the water over Lake Washington. The Nikon 26296 is small and fast.

  • Nikon COOLPIX L810 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 26x Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens and 3-inch LCD (Blue)
  • 16.1 Megapixel CCD sensor
  • 26x Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens
  • 3-inch Ultra high resolution (921,000 dot) LCD
  • HD (720p) Movies with Stereo Sound
  • 4x AA Batteries
  • 16.1 Megapixel CCD sensor
  • 26x Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26296
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 26296 Final Thoughts

"Takes awesome pictures."

The recommended solution is to send in the camera for cleaning. This camera has so many features for its size. Nikon, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it! This camera has so many features for its size. Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things.

Overall Score
4.3


(838 Points)

6. Nikon COOLPIX L810 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 26x Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens and 3-inch LCD (Black) ...

User Ratings: 68 6

Nikon 26294 First Impressions

"It takes practice."

It size is great for pockets and small purses. Likewise, don't rule out film. I would like a firmware update to fix that. I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. A great camera for the money and my needs!

  • Nikon COOLPIX L810 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 26x Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens and 3-inch LCD (Black) (OLD MODEL)
  • 16.1 Megapixel CCD sensor,Connectivity: AV Output, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
  • 26x Zoom-Nikkor ED glass lens,Image Size (pixels): 4608 x 3456 (16M)
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution: Up to 4 shots at approx. 1.2 frames per second
  • HD (720p) Movies with Stereo Sound,3-inch Ultra high resolution (921,000 dot) LCD
  • Exposure Metering : 256-segment matrix, center-weighted
  • 16.1 Megapixel CCD sensor,Connectivity: AV Output, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
  • 26x Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26294
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 26294 Final Thoughts

"I like the camera, but."

Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. It took me a while to figure it out. It took me a while to figure it out. The package is so small and light I barely notice it has a lens. If you're a casual photographer, you can't beat this price, get it now.

Overall Score
4.3


(838 Points)

7. Nikon COOLPIX L810 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 26x Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens and 3-inch LCD (Red) (O...

User Ratings: 68 6

Nikon 26295 First Impressions

"An AMAZING DEAL!"

I bought this Nikon Point & Shoot Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. The burst rate is pretty good, and the image stabilization is superb. Light, portable and equipped with a good sensor. It will take some getting used to. I was honestly surprised that I could find anything like this on Amazon.

  • Nikon COOLPIX L810 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 26x Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens and 3-inch LCD (Red) (OLD MODEL)
  • 16.1 Megapixel CCD sensor
  • 26x Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens
  • 3-inch Ultra high resolution (921,000 dot) LCD
  • HD (720p) Movies with Stereo Sound
  • 3-inch TFT LCD display,Image Stabilization Optical
  • 16.1 Megapixel CCD sensor
  • 26x Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26295
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 26295 Final Thoughts

"Awesome pics!"

With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling. I bought this camera right before I went on vacation to Hawaii. Some people even claim that the Nikon 26295 rivals medium format quality. This camera has so many features for its size.

Overall Score
4.3


(838 Points)

8. Nikon COOLPIX P900 Digital Camera (Black)

User Ratings: 75 7

Nikon 26499 First Impressions

"Not necessary with this."

But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome! Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. I wanted something to capture my kids activities. However, while it was still working, it took great pictures and was very easy to use. Likewise, don't rule out film.

  • Nikon COOLPIX P900 Digital Camera (Black)
  • 16MP CMOS Sensor; 6 level brightness adjustment
  • 24 2000 millimeter 35 millimeter Equivalent Focal Length. Sensor Size: 1/2.3 inch
  • 83x Optical Zoom NIKKOR Super ED VR Lens
  • Vari Angle TFT LCD Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder.Highest ISO Sensitivity:6400
  • Full HD 1080/60p Video
  • Built In Wi Fi, NFC, and GP
  • 166x Dynamic Fine Zoom, 332x Digi Zoom
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26499
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 26499 Final Thoughts

"I love the new Nikon 26499."

With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. Paired with my smartphone no problem. I am so impressed with this Nikon 26499! It wont replace a DSLR but it comers pretty close. Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things.

Overall Score
4.4


(837 Points)

9. Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black)

User Ratings: 63 7

Nikon 26506 First Impressions

"All in one package."

No other Nikon Point & Shoot Digital Camera of this size is fast and have the quality of this Nikon 26506. It wont replace a DSLR but it comers pretty close. The only problem I had was with the LCD screen. Fast shipping and everything packaged nicely. Lastly, the complaints about battery life are totally valid.

  • Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black)
  • 16 megapixel 1/2.3 inches BSI CMOS Sensor
  • NIKKOR f/3.0 6.5 millimeter ED Lens
  • 22.5 900 millimeter (35 millimeter Equivalent)
  • 40x Optical Zoom Lens, 80x Dynamic Zoom
  • 3 inches 921k Dot Tilting LCD.Highest ISO Sensitivity:6400
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Bluetooth (BLE), Wi Fi, NFC Connectivity
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26506
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 26506 Final Thoughts

"Just kidding."

That is the reason I bought this Nikon 26506. Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras. Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. It's got pretty much everything I could want in a Nikon Point & Shoot Digital Camera. After over 10,000 pictures, my Nikon 26506 operates perfectly in every aspect.

Overall Score
4.2


(821 Points)

10. Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Red)

User Ratings: 63 7

Nikon 26508 First Impressions

"Decent battery life."

Better photos than her XR phone. The recommended solution is to send in the camera for cleaning. The initial charge using the Nikon 26508 to charge the battery took about 2 hours. Fast shipping and everything packaged nicely. I will update this report once I have used it more.

  • Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Red)
  • ISO 6400, 74 fps Continuous Shooting. WiFi: Yes
  • 18 Scene Modes, Easy Auto Mode
  • Remote Control via Smartphone or Tablet Supplied with: Four LR6/L40 AA Alkaline Batteries, UC-E16 USB Cable, AN-CP21 Strap, LC-CP31 Lens Cap
  • 40x Optical Zoom Lens, 80x Dynamic Zoom
  • 3" 921k-Dot Tilting LCD
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26508
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 26508 Final Thoughts

"It looked good."

5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. I will update this report once I have used it more. I've researched this Nikon 26508 A LOT and I only heard great things. Where this Nikon 26508 really shines though is the video recording oddly enough. Full manual, Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority.

Overall Score
4.2


(821 Points)

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