Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS vs Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L820

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Size
Really small
Mid size 111x72x44 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.7"
Weight
Light-weight
291 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX160 IS

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Size Smaller 111x72x44 mm vs 111x76x85 mm
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2x smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.7" vs 3.3"
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Around 50% thinner
Weight Lighter 291 g vs 470 g
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Around 40% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $139.99 vs $168.19
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The best price we've seen is $28 cheaper (around 20% less)
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L820

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 25fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Wide angle Better wide angle 23 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.0 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the L820's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Zoom More zoom 29.3x vs 16x
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Around 3.5x more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 0.8 fps
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10x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The L820's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SX160 IS:$139.99
              L820:$168.19
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $214

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $190

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $155

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $250

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $200

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $282

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $178

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $230 - $250

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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