Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS vs Nikon Coolpix L810

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 SX130 IS

Thickness
Thin
1.8"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX130 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 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 308 g vs 406 g
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More than 20% lighter
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $183.99 vs $424.89
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The best price we've seen is $241 cheaper (2.3x 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
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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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
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              SX130 IS:None
              L120:6,400 ISO
              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
              SX130 IS:1 fps
              L120:0.7 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              SX130 IS:720p @ 30fps
              L120:720p

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $165 - $300

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $250

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $439

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Slightly smaller
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $250

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Travel zoom

              $223

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Lowest price More expensive

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $140

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $162 - $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

              $290

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

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              Thesigncity1 (1:09 PM, February 29, 2012)
              canon sx130 very good semi professional good captur!!!!!!!!
               
              Raje Dh (9:16 AM, November 29, 2011)
              i had brought L120, but it gives very blur photos. also I am not a professional so find it hard to use so had to return.  But had canon sx130 since last 8 months. very happy about its photo clarity. so i would vote for canon.
              L120 is not good during night time or with dark ness as it needs enough sun light
               
              Cibinjacksonsymeanthy (2:52 PM, July 18, 2011)
              i am so confused which is the best camera Nikon l120 or canon sx130