Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX30 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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
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 SX20 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX20 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 SX20 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
Battery life Longer battery life 340 shots vs 300 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 540 ms vs 580 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
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
Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Wide angle Significantly 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
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
Lowest price Much cheaper $135.00 vs $549.99
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The best price we've seen is $415 cheaper (4.1x less)
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX20 IS:0 cm
              L810:1 cm
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX20 IS:3.4"
              L810:3.3"
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              SX20 IS:540 ms
              L810:580 ms
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX20 IS:600 g
              L810:430 g
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX20 IS:0.7 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
              Size Large Help
              SX20 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
              SX20 IS:20x
              L810:25.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $230

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $276 - $290 body only

              $300 - $390 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 - $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $370 - $400 body only

              $500 - $625 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

              Super zoom

              $535

              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $320 - $390

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $427

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

              Super zoom

              $999

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              External flash No external flash support

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $2,797 - $3,297 body only

              $4,097 - $4,697 with 70-200mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $246 - $255

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $188 - $237

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $153 - $300

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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