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The COOLPIX L820 features include Full HD video with stereo sound, 16.0 MP CMOS low-light sensor and a 30x zoom.
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Where can I find this camera? Specific outlet?

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I got a great deal at Best Buy in ORegon. They honor competitors prices so I got a purple Nikon L820 for $179.00 and they offered a free case at the time.
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Please use the information in the link below to find an authorized Nikon dealer that sells the L820 camera in your area.
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Pr...
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what's the usage for the USB cable in the package?

Is it for transferring data or charging??
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The UC-E16 USB Cable that comes with the COOLPIX L820 is provided for connecting the camera to a computer or printer. Instructions on connecting your camera to a computer or printer start on page 78 of the L820 manual.

In the case of the L820 this cable cannot be used to charge the camera because the L820 uses AA batteries. While rechargeable AA's can be used in the L820, it would be necessary to use a separate battery charger to recharge them. If you choose to use rechargeable AA batteries in the L820 please refer to page 14 of the L820 manual for a list of applicable batteries and page 82 of the Reference section of the manual for information on setting the camera's Battery Type.

A copy of the COOLPIX L820 manual can be downloaded from this address:
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Need picture of the built in flash

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At the present time Nikon does not have an official photo showing the built-in flash popped up, however, attached is an illustration of the flash from page 54 of the L820 manual. A copy of the L820 manual can be downloaded from this address:
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whats in the box?

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The COOLPIX L820 is supplied with the following accessories:
-AN-CP21 Strap
-UC-E16 USB Cable
-EG-CP16 Audio/Video Cable
-Four AA Alkaline Batteries
-LC-CP28 Lens Cap
-NikonView NX2
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Should I always been in focus at maximum zoom?

I was looking at the camera today. It was in sports mode and I think HDR was on. I zoomed in all the way and looked at a box about 10 to 15 ft away. The text on it was not in focus, although backing off the zoom a bit brought it into focus. Is that normal behavior for the camera? How durable is the camera btw.The store may have damaged the camera but I have no way to tell. I may buy one by weeks end.
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What you experience with the camera is normal. It has a minimum focus distance when you zoomed all the way out and it has a minimimun focus distance when you zoom all the way in. If you are going to focus on a text, you should turn on micro mode. There is nothing wrong with your camera. You just need to read the manual and familiarize yourself with it and you will know what to do when thing aren't going right.
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Love the camera but what settings do you recommend for concerts? Pics tend to be blurred even when I try sports setting.

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Don't make the mistake that every compact digital camera owner makes, turn the flash off. The little flash is only good for 10-15 feet, regardless of the zoom factor of the camera.

With the flash forced off, the camera will automatically turn the ISO up so you have a chance to get a concert shot. Remember to be as still as possible.

Even better, after forcing the flash to the off position, set the ISO manually. Try 400 at the concert, check the pics for blur. If they are fine, leave it there. If there's a slight softness/blur, try 800, and repeat.

Use the lowest ISO that freezes the action because noise gets bad at 800 and beyond with compact cameras.

And finally, practice at home before you go. Try taking indoor shots without the flash, learn how to turn the flash off and change the ISO manually, learn it by heart so you aren't lost at the show.
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Can Ni-MH rechargeable AA batteries be used in the L820?

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Battery / Batteries
AA (Alkaline, NiMH, Oxyride or Lithium)
Four LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries
Four FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries
Four EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
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Best rechargeable batteries to use with this camera?

Which brand/type of rechargeable batteries should I use with the L820? Want to make sure that I use the right batteries.
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L820 Battery life per Charger:

AA Alkaline: 320 shots
AA Lithium: 870 shots
EN-MH2: 540
Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries. Measured at 23(-/+2)°C (73(-/+4)°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired with every other shot, image quality set to Normal, image size set to 4608 × 3456 (16.0MP). Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed. shots
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Can you change lenses with the coolpix?

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No, it is a fixed lens camera.
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EN-MH2 vs. EN-mh1 rechargeable batties

I've read through the owner's manual & this product forum. Don't really understand what the difference between these two battery types & what type of AA rechargeable batteries I need for my camera. None of the batteries sold locally carry either of these labels, thinking it is something on Nikon batties only. Already have a set of 4 AA rechargeable batteries labeled NI-MH 1700mAh 1.2 volts & a charger, wondering why I couldn't use these.
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The only difference is that in one set there is two batteries in the other there are four. The batteries you have will work but at only 1700mah may not last too long, I would be looking for at least 2600mah batteries to use.
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zoom in low light picture came out blurry

i was at a cheerleading competition an the light was low an i zoomed in to take a picture of the team before they went on an they were about 30 feet away an all the picture came out blurry can you tell me what i did wrong, i bought this camera for cheerleading competitions, an all the pictures came out burry in sport mode an auto focus please help
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The COOLPIX L820 performs so well in low light situations that, in most cases, using the flash is optional. Of course, when the lighting is extremely poor and you need a flash, it'll be there. When zooming out all the way, and trying to capture action shots they may come out blurry. Try shooting in an action setting with camera like Sports mode or in continuous.
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What's the flash range?

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This camera has a great low light range. I can do indoor family pics, or shaded outside and not need a flash.
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When ISO sensitivity is set to Auto, the L820 flash has a range of approx. 0.5–6.0 m (1 ft 8 in.–19 ft) at the maximum wide-angle zoom position and a range of approx. 1.5–6.0 m (5–19 ft) at the maximum telephoto zoom position.

More information about the L820 is in the tech specs.
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night pics

I tried taking picture of my outdoor Christmas lights and they all came out blurry. What did I do wrong?
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Try using a tripod, shutter stays open longer in low light and it is difficult to hold the camera steady long enough to get a sharp photo.
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With the COOLPIX L820, there are several scene modes to select for every occasion or lighting situation. When doing Outdoor night shooting, switch the camera to "Night Portrait" or "Firework". This camera also features an auto mode to allow the camera to choose the settings according to the lighting. All scenes and auto mode can be selected by going to the scene menu of the camera.
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What comes with this camera?

What items come with this camer?
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The following accessories are supplied with the camera:
AN-CP21 Strap
UC-E16 USB Cable
EG-CP16 Audio/Video Cable
Four AA Alkaline Batteries
LC-CP28 Lens Cap
NikonView NX2
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charging the camera

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Since the COOLPIX L820 takes 4 AA batteries you do not need to charge the camera, just replace the batteries. The L820 comes with 4 LR6/L40 (AA-size) non-rechargeable alkaline batteries. When they run out of power you can replace them with any of the following applicable batteries:
-Four LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries
-Four FR6/L91 (AA size) lithium batteries.
-Four EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) batteries
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Recording Time

I understand the maximum recording time is 29 min. Is there a specific time to wait before beginning another recording?
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After the recording stops, you can immediately press the record button to start another recording.
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Recording

Are there any other cameras that can record longer than 30 min or continuously?
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No, Nikon currently does not have a digital camera that records more than 30 minutes of video.
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In Camera Image Editing

In the overview section, it says that selective color is one of the in camera image editing abilities. However, it does not list it as one in the Tech Specs section. So does this camera include it?
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Yes, selective color is one of the filter effects of coolpix L820.
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Will it shoot it shoot in camera raw???

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Coolpix L820 is fully automatic and does not shoot raw images. As July 2013, the current lineup of Nikon Coolpix cameras that shoot raw images are P330, P7000, P7100, and P7700.
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Astrophotography

Is it possible to perform astrophotography (moon, stars, etc.) with the L820 using a 4-second exposure, or is that not long enough?
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Yes the L820 4-seconds exposure can be use to take astro photos. Astrophotography by definition is taking a photograph of an object in space. Pictures can be taken with any kind of camera from a mobile phone to digital camera to a space telecope mounted on a dedicated camera system. The subject matter can include anything from the Moon to the Milky Way (Stars, Planets, Asteroids, Gasses, Comets, etc.)

It all depends on what type of results you want to achieve. Results varies with exposure settings and equipments used. Please check out the following articles in the links below.
https://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com...
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-An...
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