Updated (January 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS vs Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Winner
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37

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29

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Thickness
Thin
1.7"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

galleries

Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS.
Explore our gallery of 30 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L820.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

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Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Super zoom

$329

Zoom More zoom
Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
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Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$171

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Weight Slightly lighter
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Travel zoom

GPS Has a GPS
Size Smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

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Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $249

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
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Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

Travel zoom

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
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Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Travel zoom

$412

Weight Slightly lighter
Battery life Shorter battery life

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Nikon

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Canon

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