Updated (January 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G11 vs Nikon Coolpix L820

Canon PowerShot G11 vs Nikon Coolpix L820

Winner
Canon PowerShot G11

61

Nikon Coolpix L820

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G11

Really small
Size
Mid size (112×76×48 mm)
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great battery life
Battery life
1000 shots
Thin
Thickness
1.9"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G11.
Explore our gallery of 30 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L820.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G11 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$450

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$599 - $1,099

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$199 - $257

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$150 - $255

Zoom Slightly more zoom
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Super zoom

$604

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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