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

Nikon Coolpix L120

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Thickness
Thin
1.8"
 
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differences

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 Sensor shift, Lens 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
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
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)
Zoom 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 Common Weaknesses
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        1 cm
        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
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        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
        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

        $202 - $279

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $229

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

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

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Travel zoom

        $119 - $180

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $149 - $150

        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Travel zoom

        $170 - $250

        Battery life Much 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

        $220

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

        Travel zoom

        $200

        Lowest price More expensive

        Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $175

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

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $172

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix L110

        Nikon Coolpix L110

        Super zoom

        $320

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Super zoom

        $198

        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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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?