Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Canon PowerShot G12 vs Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L820

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L820

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Canon PowerShot G11

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Canon PowerShot G11

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G11

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Size
Really small
Mid size 112x76x48 mm
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor size
Large sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
 
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Advantages of the Canon G11

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Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Size Smaller 112x76x48 mm vs 111x76x85 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the G11's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Thickness Thinner 1.9" vs 3.3"
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More than 40% thinner
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Weight Lighter 375 g vs 470 g
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More than 20% lighter
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 10 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L820

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom 29.3x vs 5x
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Around 34.5x more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle 23 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 1.1 fps
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Around 7.5x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Much cheaper $179.95 vs $719.00
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The best price we've seen is $539 cheaper (4x less)
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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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Weight Heavy Help
              G11:375 g
              L820:470 g

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot G11 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $629

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $390 - $400

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $900

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Screen size Larger screen
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $610

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $267 - $300

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $219 - $230

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $323 - $377

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Larger
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $180 - $275

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $115

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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