Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L810

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Size
Really small
Compact 106x59x33 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX230 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Size Smaller 106x59x33 mm vs 111x76x83 mm
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3.4x smaller
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.3" vs 3.3"
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2.5x thinner
Weight Lighter 215 g vs 430 g
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2x lighter
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SX230 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3.2 fps vs 1.2 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L810

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Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 23 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Zoom More zoom 25.4x vs 14x
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Around 3.5x more zoom
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Battery life Longer battery life 300 shots vs 210 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Cheaper $115.00 vs $199.99
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The best price we've seen is $85 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              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
              SX230 HS:3.2 fps
              L810:1.2 fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $230

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $354

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $399

              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $227 - $255

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $207

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $191 - $275

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $249

              Zoom More zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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