Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Canon Rebel SL1 vs Nikon Coolpix L830

Canon Rebel SL1

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Canon Rebel SL1

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Nikon Coolpix L820

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Nikon Coolpix L820

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel SL1

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 117x91x69 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 111x76x85 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SL1

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 80% more detail in your photos
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 12x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The SL1's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Thickness Thinner 2.7" vs 3.3"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 407 g vs 470 g
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More than 10% lighter
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L820

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
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 4 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Cheaper $171.41 vs $449.00
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The best price we've seen is $278 cheaper (2.6x less)
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recommendations

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              SL1:1,040k dots
              L820:921k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SL1:2.7"
              L820:3.3"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              SL1:117x91x69 mm
              L820:111x76x85 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $449 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $517 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 - $387 body only

              $401 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

              Canon Rebel SL1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,048 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points
              Size Larger
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $549 - $699 body only

              $399 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Color depth Better color depth
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Touch screen No touch screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Larger

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $167 - $227

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $249

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $148

              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $146

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $220

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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