Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

Items often bought with the Nikon L820 or Fujifilm HS30 EXR

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR.
Explore our gallery of 30 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L820.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS30 EXR

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External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
320 fps vs 240 fps
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More than 30% higher fps
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3
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At its widest zoom, the HS30 EXR's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 40% faster continuous shooting
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
True resolution
Higher true resolution
10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1500s
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2.7x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L820

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Size
Significantly smaller
111×76×85 mm vs 131×97×126 mm
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2.2x smaller
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness
Thinner
3.3" vs 5"
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More than 30% thinner
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
470 g vs 687 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$209.99 vs $549.99
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The best price we've seen is $340 cheaper (2.6x less)
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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
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              HS30 EXR320 fps
              L820240 fps
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS30 EXR5"
              L8203.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS30 EXR687 g
              L820470 g
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              HS30 EXR131×97×126 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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              HS30 EXR1/2" 6.4x4.8mm
              L8201/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              HS30 EXR30x
              L82029.3x
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $130 - $218

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $616

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $263 body only

              $358 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $396

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $304

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Size Larger
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $400

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Cheaper
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $430

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $439

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $140

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              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-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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              Akhilesh (3:07 PM, March 23, 2013)
              I think both of great bridge cameras are decent buy.. I also commented that L820 is cheaper and well performer than HS30 exr but manual zoom, HDR and tilt screen are additional features .