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"
Weight
Light-weight
291 g
 
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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 Significantly 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
Longest exposure Slightly 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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle Better wide angle 23 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
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)
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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SX160 IS:$139.99
              L810:$148.99
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $168

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $250

              Battery life Has a significantly 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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Super zoom

              $212

              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $139

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              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
              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 SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $252

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $257

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

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