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

Nikon Coolpix L120 vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Nikon Coolpix L120

35

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

29

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Thickness
Thin
1.8"

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens, Sensor shift vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
113x73x46 mm vs 110x77x78 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.8" vs 3.1"
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More than 40% thinner
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$176.79 vs $440.29
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The best price we've seen is $264 cheaper (2.5x less)
Weight
Lighter
306 g vs 406 g
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More than 20% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/2000s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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)
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Slightly more zoom
21x vs 12x
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More than 3x more zoom
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recommendations

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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX150 IS0.9 fps
              L1200.7 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              SX150 IS720p @ 30fps
              L120720p
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $150

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $207

              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $230

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $112 - $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $180

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $105

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Super zoom

              $171

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $100

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $231 body only

              $355 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $399

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

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              discussion

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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?