LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon L840 has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
L840 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a DSLR-Like camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ80 (Lumix DMC-FZ82) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon L840 can shoot continuously at max speed of 7.4 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
Unfortunately L840 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon L840 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Nikon L840 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon L840, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60i,50i,30p,25p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Nikon L840 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
L840 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon L840 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a DSLR-Like camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR or Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Nikon L840 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC feature, L840 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our L840. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect L840 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Nikon L840 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 590 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR-Like type cameras is 358 shots, Nikon L840 has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon L840 vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Nikon L840 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Nikon L840 is $299.95