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

Nikon Coolpix L120 vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L120

35

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

30

Runner-up

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"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2500 of a second

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
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
$178.49 vs $440.29
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The best price we've seen is $262 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
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
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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX150 IS:0.9 fps
              L120:0.7 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              SX150 IS:720p @ 30fps
              L120:720p

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $209

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120

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

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $180

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $151 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $127

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Super zoom

              $315

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $158

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Super zoom

              $214

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Slightly 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?