LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon L820 has a Fixed Type 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.
L820 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ80 (Lumix DMC-FZ82) (Compare) or Kodak EasyShare Z990 (EasyShare Max) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon L820 can shoot continuously at max speed of 8 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
Unfortunately L820 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
With Nikon L820, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 and save in and formats. Full HD resolution of Nikon L820 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.
L820 also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 240 fps for ultra slow motion videos. L820 has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon L820 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a DSLR-Like camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 or Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Nikon L820 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Battery Nikon L820 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 320 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR-Like type cameras is 354 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
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 L820 vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Nikon L820 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Nikon L820 is $239.00