LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon L830 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.
L830 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 L830 can shoot continuously at max speed of 7 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/1500 sec.
Unfortunately L830 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon L830 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Nikon L830 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon L830, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60i,30p fps and save in and formats. Full HD resolution of Nikon L830 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.
L830 also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 240 fps for ultra slow motion videos. L830 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon L830 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 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect L830 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Nikon L830 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 390 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR-Like type cameras is 355 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 L830 vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Nikon L830 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Nikon L830 is $229.95