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

Canon Rebel SL1 vs Nikon Coolpix L820

Winner
Canon Rebel SL1

63

Nikon Coolpix L820

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel SL1

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
Light-weight
Weight
407 g
 

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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel SL1. Explore our gallery of 30 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L820.

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
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 80% more detail in your photos
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
Slightly 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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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
Slightly cheaper
$149.95 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $249 cheaper (2.7x less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              SL11,040k dots
              L820921k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SL12.7"
              L8203.3"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $627 body only

              $480 - $497 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 D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 - $547 body only

              $360 - $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

              $262 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              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

              $649 - $650 body only

              $649 - $650 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

              $499 body only

              $399 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Color depth Better color depth
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 body only

              $549 - $612 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Color depth Better color depth
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $499 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Larger
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $949 body only

              $1,170 - $1,249 with 18-135mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159 - $207

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $229

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $169

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $247

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Larger

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