Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS vs Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L810

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Size
Really small
Mid size 111x72x44 mm
Battery life
Great battery life
380 shots
Thickness
Thin
1.7"
 
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Advantages of the Canon SX160 IS

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Size Smaller 111x72x44 mm vs 111x76x83 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Battery life Longer battery life 380 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Thinner 1.7" vs 3.3"
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Around 50% thinner
Weight Lighter 291 g vs 430 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $112.89 vs $198.00
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The best price we've seen is $85 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L810

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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
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.1 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the L810's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Wide angle Better wide angle 23 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Zoom More zoom 25.4x vs 16x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
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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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX160 IS:0.8 fps
              L810:1.2 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              SX160 IS:720p @ 25fps
              L810:720p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $184

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $115

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

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $188 - $232

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $139

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $179 - $275

              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $219 - $230

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $250

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148 - $191

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $136 - $177

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Super zoom

              $265

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $425

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $249 - $267

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger

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