Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX150 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 SX130 IS

Size
Really small
Mid size 113x73x46 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.8"
Weight
Light-weight
308 g
 
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Advantages of the Canon SX130 IS

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Size Smaller 113x73x46 mm vs 111x76x83 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Thickness Thinner 1.8" vs 3.3"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight Lighter 308 g vs 430 g
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Around 30% lighter
Longest exposure 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
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
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.1 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the L810's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Zoom More zoom 25.4x vs 12x
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Around 4.5x more zoom
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $198.00 vs $240.99
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The best price we've seen is $43 cheaper (around 20% 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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX130 IS:1 fps
              L810:1.2 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $184

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $229 - $230

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $115 - $149

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $300 - $430

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $169

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $250

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              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
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

              Travel zoom

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

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $110

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Super zoom

              $265

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $188 - $224

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $267 - $300

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $425

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

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