Cool snap­per proves size isn’t ev­ery­thing

It looks im­pres­sive, but the size may fool you into think­ing it of­fers more than it does, writes Rod­ney Chester

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ture, which ranges from f3.1 to 5.9. You can’t con­trol the shut­ter speed, which ranges from 1/1500 to 1 sec­ond (you can ex­tend that to 4secs by se­lect­ing fire­works’’ scene). Nor can you use man­ual fo­cus.

The specs say the lens has a fo­cus­ing dis­tance of 1cm in macro mode, but we had dif­fi­culty get­ting it to fo­cus for macro work on an over­cast day.

Show­ing it off around the of­fice, we found some peo­ple re­sponded pos­i­tively to the cam­era’s size, say­ing it felt

re­as­sur­ing’’, while oth­ers com­plained it was too big, pre­fer­ring a point-and-shoot able to fit in a pocket, even if it meant a smaller zoom.

The Coolpix L810 is what it sets out to be — a point-and­shoot with a longer zoom, but you’ll find your­self frus­trated if you want it to be some­thing more.

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