Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS vs Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L120

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

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High resolution screen
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS over the Nikon Coolpix L120.
 
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Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Size Smaller 113x73x46 mm vs 110x77x78 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens, Sensor shift vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness Thinner 1.8" vs 3.1"
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More than 40% thinner
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $99.91 vs $424.89
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The best price we've seen is $325 cheaper (4.3x less)
Weight Lighter 306 g vs 406 g
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More than 20% lighter
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L120

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.1 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the L120's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom More zoom 21x vs 12x
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More than 3x 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
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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
              SX150 IS:0.9 fps
              L120:0.7 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              SX150 IS:720p @ 30fps
              L120:720p
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $241

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              $198

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $113 - $149

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $184

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $187

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $198

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $115

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $160

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger

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              Vinod (5:18 AM, April 20, 2012)
              Canon SX150IS, is a good Camera
              canon SX150IS have image stabilizer, with maximum zoom (48X Digital zoom),
              It have 12X optical Zoom and 48X digital zoom..... it create pic around 3.5mb,
              other thing is Price is best compare with Nikon Coolpix L120
              Canon Price is 8800rs in Chandigarh India, and Nikon Price is 12500 (not sure)
              according to me
              Canon SX150IX is best camera for Home using, trip & events, 12x optical zoom is enough for normal normal using,
              who like more zoom they go for Nikon Nikon Coolpix L120..... :D
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              Tromba Jones (10:22 PM, October 29, 2011)
              Gostaria de uma opinião de quem manja!!! Estou querendo comprar uma das duas. Então?