Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS 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 SX10 IS

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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Advantages of the Canon SX10 IS

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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
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the SX10 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
Battery life Longer battery life 340 shots vs 300 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 23 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Size Smaller 111x76x83 mm vs 128x88x87 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Zoom Slightly more zoom 25.4x vs 20x
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More than 60% more zoom
Weight Lighter 430 g vs 600 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 3.3" vs 3.4"
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Almost the same
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        SX10 IS:0 cm
        L810:1 cm
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        SX10 IS:604 ms
        L810:580 ms
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        SX10 IS:3.4"
        L810:3.3"
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Weight Heavy Help
        SX10 IS:600 g
        L810:430 g
        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
        SX10 IS:0.7 fps
        L810:1.2 fps
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Movie format Poor movies Help
        SX10 IS:480p @ 30fps
        L810:720p @ 30fps
        Size Large Help
        SX10 IS:128x88x87 mm
        L810:111x76x83 mm

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        SX10 IS:20x
        L810:25.4x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $168 - $279

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $389 - $506 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Super zoom

        $178

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $320

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $285 body only

        $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

        Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

        Super zoom

        $600

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $378 - $415 body only

        $495 - $564 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot S5 IS

        Canon PowerShot S5 IS

        Super zoom

        Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
        Size Smaller
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

        Super zoom

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

        Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $257

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Weight Slightly lighter
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $313

        Zoom More zoom
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Larger
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $212

        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

        Super zoom

        $212

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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