nikon coolpix l810 any good? i know its not a dslr, im just lookin for a good camera to take some car pics. nothing too fancy. anyone used this camera before?
I've had an 810 in my hands while looking for a P&S for the wife. My feedback is as follows:
Slow - I mean really slow in all facets, but writing the image to memory is crazy slow. Especially if you photograph something that has tricked the camera sensor.
Noisy in low light - to be expected you say? Not like this camera has it. Better off with a camera phone in my opinion. If I had full manual control I could net better images but this thing is really a Auto camera. Flash is mandatory in all low light situations. There is a sort of mixed manual auto mode that allows some control, but it meters only in the center of the frame. Not a good thing if you want exposure control to the whole frame.
Lastly - takes forever to latch it's focus. I'll admit I'm spoiled by my DSLR's but my Iphone out performs focus capabilities of this thing.
I'd walk away. Used gear is an option or opening up to slightly higher price point in the P&S offerings.