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
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.