Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 vs Nikon Coolpix L820

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Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

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Nikon Coolpix L820

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

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
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps

Items often bought with the Fujifilm SL1000 or Nikon L820

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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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High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
480 fps vs 240 fps
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2x higher fps
Zoom
Significantly more zoom
50x vs 29.3x
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Around 3x more zoom
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
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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure
Significantly 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 $329.00
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The best price we've seen is $119 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              SL1000480 fps
              L820240 fps
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              SL1000920k dots
              L820921k dots
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SL1000$329.00
              L820$209.99
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              SL10001080p @ 60fps
              L8201080p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $140

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $250

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597 - $1,350

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $304

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Significantly larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $427

              Zoom More zoom
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $240 - $400

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Thickness Thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $300 - $350

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $130 - $218

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $190

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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