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

Size
Really small
Mid size 113x73x46 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.8"
Weight
Light-weight
306 g
 
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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 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
Weight Lighter 306 g vs 406 g
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More than 20% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $120.00 vs $259.55
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The best price we've seen is $140 cheaper (2.2x less)
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 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 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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $170

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $300

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $129 - $140

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Battery life Significantly 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

              $150 - $248

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

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $315 - $405

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Lowest price More expensive

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $168 - $279

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $207

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Super zoom

              $299

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

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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?