As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Nikon Coolpix L820 is also often compared to travel zooms, pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs and compacts. The Nikon Coolpix L820's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L340 and the Coolpix L320) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and the Cyber-shot DSC-WX350)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L820 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (8 fps vs 1.2 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (23 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
2 years newer
$237

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the L820)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 23 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the L820)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the L340 and L820

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 470 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.3"

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600
1 year newer
$338

Significant advantages of the S8600 (vs the L820)

  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S8600 (vs the L820)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S8600 and L820

  • Fairly small: Standard size (121×81×65 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm)
  • Light weight: 450 g vs 470 g
  • Thin: 2.5" vs 3.3"

Fujifilm FinePix SL300

Fujifilm FinePix SL300
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SL300 (vs the L820)

  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SL300 (vs the L820)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the SL300 and L820

  • Fairly small: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm)
  • Light weight: 510 g vs 470 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.3"

Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom
7 years older

Significant advantages of the S9000 Zoom (vs the L820)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S9000 Zoom (vs the L820)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 118k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S9000 Zoom and L820

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320
similar age
$353

Significant advantages of the L320 (vs the L820)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L320 (vs the L820)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the L320 and L820

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 470 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.3"

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$244

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the L820)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the L820)

  • None found

common strengths of the L830 and L820

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm)
  • Light weight: 508 g vs 470 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 3.3"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L820 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (23 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), shoots faster continuously (8 fps vs 2.5 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it is slightly larger (prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs compact (114×65×25 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (3.3" vs 1.1"), is slightly heavier (470 g vs 216 g) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
3 years newer
$179 - $249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the L820)

  • Significantly thinner: 1.1" vs 3.3"
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the L820)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and L820

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
1 year newer
$268 - $345

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the L820)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 3.3"
  • Lighter: 137 g vs 470 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the L820)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/3

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and L820

  • None found

Olympus SZ10

Olympus SZ-10
2 years older
$190

Significant advantages of the SZ10 (vs the L820)

  • Thinner: 1.5" vs 3.3"
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SZ10 (vs the L820)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 23 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the SZ10 and L820

  • None found

Samsung WB250F

Samsung WB250F
similar age
$214

Significant advantages of the WB250F (vs the L820)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 3.3"
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the WB250F (vs the L820)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the WB250F and L820

  • None found

Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F
1 year newer
$499

Significant advantages of the WB350F (vs the L820)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 3.3"

Significant disadvantages of the WB350F (vs the L820)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the WB350F and L820

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
2 years older
$320

Significant advantages of the SX130 IS (vs the L820)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2500 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX130 IS (vs the L820)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 23 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the SX130 IS and L820

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L820 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has much more zoom (29.3x vs 2.9x) and has a slightly wider wide angle lens (23 mm vs 25 mm).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3 vs f/1.8), is much larger (prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs compact (108×62×33 mm)), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
3 years newer
$998 - $1,010

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the L820)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the L820)

  • None found

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and L820

  • None found

Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1
5 months older
$395

Significant advantages of the XF1 (vs the L820)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XF1 (vs the L820)

  • None found

common strengths of the XF1 and L820

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
3 years older
$340 (body only)

Significant advantages of the T1i (vs the L820)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T1i (vs the L820)

  • None found

common strengths of the T1i and L820

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
2 years older
$394 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the L820)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the L820)

  • None found

common strengths of the T3 and L820

  • None found

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
3 months older
$600 (body only)
$567 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the L820)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the L820)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5200 and L820

  • None found

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
10 months older
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the L820)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the L820)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3200 and L820

  • None found

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
3 years newer
$309 (body only)
$395 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the L820)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the L820)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3400 and L820

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L820 compared to compact competitors include: it has much more zoom (29.3x vs 3.6x), has a much wider wide angle lens (23 mm vs 28 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.4"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 110k dots) and has image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is much larger (prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs compact (92×61×23 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 13.4 MP), is thicker (3.3" vs 0.9") and is much heavier (470 g vs 161 g).

Samsung SL310

Samsung SL310
4 years older

Significant advantages of the SL310 (vs the L820)

  • Much smaller: Compact (92×61×23 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 3.3"
  • Much lighter: 168 g vs 470 g

Significant disadvantages of the SL310 (vs the L820)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 23 mm
  • Significantly less zoom: 3.6x vs 29.3x

common strengths of the SL310 and L820

  • None found

Agfa DC-600uw

AgfaPhoto DC-600uw
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DC-600uw (vs the L820)

  • Much smaller: Compact (101×61×32 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 3.3"
  • Much lighter: 161 g vs 470 g

Significant disadvantages of the DC-600uw (vs the L820)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.4" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DC-600uw and L820

  • None found