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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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Can you use a release shutter for this camera?

I just bought this camera and I have been wondering if there is a release shutter device for this camera such as a remote?
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No, but if you use the self-timer there is no camera movement, of course. Although I do wonder why its timer is only for ten seconds?
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Sadly, it appears the answer is no. I say sadly as I have this camera and taking pictures, even with a good tripod, is to say the least difficult, even in sports mode. A release shutter would have made it a lot easier to do. Pressing the shutter moves the camera, even on a tripod.
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Nikon does not have any remote or shutter release accessory that is compatible with coolpix L820.
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Is the Nikon L820 long-zoom digital camera easy to operate ?

I am interested in purchasing this camera and would like to know if it is easy to learn to operate ?
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Most definitely! I absolutely love this camera!
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answered 8 months ago
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It is no more or less easy to learn as long as you read the manual
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It is as easy to operate in auto mode. It also has some advanced functions that as you get better you can learn to use them.
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1 year, 3 months ago
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When will this item be up for sale?

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Bestbuy has this camera on sale now for $196.99. I just purchased this camera last night and I'm very pleased so far!
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The Coolpix L820 is currently available for sale.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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Memory card problems

I just got the camera and put the memory card in and it says this memory card cannot not be used? I have tried 3 different cards, and yes the card is in the correct way? Is this the camera broken right out of the box? First Nikon camera and not off to a great start.
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Also...reformat the appropriate card before using.
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Please be sure that you are using a memory card that is on the list of approved memory cards for the COOLPIX L820. This list can be found on page 20 of the Technical Notes and Index section of the L820 Manual. A copy of the L820 Manual can be downloaded from this address:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...

If you are using a memory card from the approved list and continue to experience these issues please contact Nikon Technical Support: http://support.nikonusa.com
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can you take hdr photos with the l820

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Nikon, you should have listed HDR in the index.
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The COOLPIX L820 has an HDR compositing option built into the Backlighting Scene Mode. When the Backlighting Scene Mode is selected the camera displays the option to turn HDR compositing On or Off. With HDR compositing enabled the camera shoots images continuously at high speed and saves both a non-HDR composite image and an HDR composite image. Detailed information on the Backlighting Scene Mode with HDR can be found on page 42 of the L820 manual.

A copy of the L820 manual can be downloaded from this address:http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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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 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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Can i use autofocus to blur the background in this camera? ?

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set your camera to portrait mode and shoot , you may get some blurring effect.
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The blur is called "bokeh" it is not a function of autofocus. Please read this Nikon article:
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/Article/h0ndz86v/bokeh-for-beginners.html
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I don't have a computer. Is there a way to transfer pictures directly from the Coolpix L820 to an iPad?

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Yes. Apple has Ipad camera connection kit. It lets you transfer pictures directly from a digital camera to the pad thought the USB cable or buy putting the SD card directly into the adapter. It's about 30 bucks and I have one.
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No
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Why does my picture come out blue?

We've been getting a lot of snow. I take a picture of all the "white" snow and the picture has a blue cast to it. Why? Is there a setting I'm overlooking so the picture will look true to color?
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You need to change the white balance, snow pictures more often than not come out with a blue tint.
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White balance is tricky in snow, first try selecting the "snow" setting in scene settings. If that doesn't work you will have to measure the required white balance. This is explained on pages 33-35 in the reference section of the manual.
you can download the full user manual here:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/18172
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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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can i view the pictures without removing the lens cup? (coolpix L820)

why i need to turn the camera on and consume battery on motors and so... when i only want to watch the pictures i took? and can you fix that in the next firmware?
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The other answer is not true. If you hold the playback button down for about 3 seconds, the lens will not open but monitor will light up giving you access to view pictures and menu functions.
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The lens cap must be removed from the lens of the camera to operate any functions of the camera.
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Shutter Speed

What is the longest exposure available for the L820?
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the slowest shutter speed is 4 seconds " on using firework scene".
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The maximum exposure time is 4 seconds.
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Is the video recording time limited (like the L810, limited to 29 minutes)?

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Yes, the maximum recording time for a single movie is 29 minutes.
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Does this camera focus on one specific item (e.x. one flower out of a bunch) well? as in blurring the background of everything except the one flower?

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The L820 has Automatic exposure mode only. Because you cannot control the depth of field, it may be difficult to achieve the results that you want.
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Will the WU-1a wifi adapter work with the L820?

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No
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Does this camera have a rechargeable battery?

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The COOLPIX L820 uses four alkaline, lithium or rechargeable AA size batteries. Specifically, the following battery types can be used in the L820:
LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries - supplied with camera
FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries
EN-MH2 rechargeable NiMH (nickel metal hydride) batteries
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Does this camera support manual focus operation ?

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No, the COOLPIX L820 does not have a manual focus option.
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Battery Life?

The COOLPIX L820 uses four alkaline, lithium or rechargeable AA size batteries.
Specifically, the following battery types can be used in the L820:

WHAT IS THE BATTERY LIFE FOR EACH? thanks

LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries - supplied with camera
FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries
EN-MH2 rechargeable NiMH (nickel metal hydride) batteries
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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 add a lense to the Coolpix L820?

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No, Coolpix cameras have fixed lenses. You would have to get either a Nikon 1 series or one of Nikon's DSLRs to have changeable lenses.
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