Updated (January 2014): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 vs Nikon Coolpix L830

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 vs Nikon Coolpix L820

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

75

Nikon Coolpix L820

67

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

Great zoom
Zoom
50x
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm)
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 18 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000.
Explore our gallery of 30 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L820.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm SL1000

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
50x vs 29.3x
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Around 3x more zoom
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
480 fps vs 240 fps
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2x higher fps
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The SL1000's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
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
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.9 vs f/3
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Almost the same
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/1700s vs 1/1500s
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More than 10% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Nikon L820

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Size
Significantly smaller
111×76×85 mm vs 123×89×123 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
3.3" vs 4.8"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
470 g vs 659 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$209.99 vs $550.68
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The best price we've seen is $341 cheaper (2.6x less)
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recommendations

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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              SL1000480 fps
              L820240 fps
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              SL1000920k dots
              L820921k dots
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              SL10001/1700s
              L8201/1500s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SL10004.8"
              L8203.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SL1000659 g
              L820470 g
              Size Large Help
              SL1000123×89×123 mm
              L820111×76×85 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $297

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $154

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $322 - $398

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $248

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $311

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Significantly larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $338 - $399

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Thickness Thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix S9200

              Fujifilm FinePix S9200

              Super zoom

              $200

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $209 - $227

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $198

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $187

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $297

              Weight Slightly lighter
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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