Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR vs Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L820

59

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Prosumer size 111x76x85 mm
Thin
Thickness
3.3"
Light-weight
Weight
470 g
 

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

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
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.0
Help
At its widest zoom, the HS30 EXR's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
Help
An external flash often produces better looking flash images
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
320 fps vs 240 fps
Help
More than 30% higher fps
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 8 fps
Help
Around 40% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
Help
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
Help
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
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Longest exposure
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
Much smaller
111x76x85 mm vs 131x97x126 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
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness
Significantly thinner
3.3" vs 5"
Help
More than 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
470 g vs 687 g
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More than 30% lighter
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$149.00 vs $332.06
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The best price we've seen is $183 cheaper (2.2x 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
              HS30 EXR:320 fps
              L820:240 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS30 EXR:5"
              L820:3.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS30 EXR:687 g
              L820:470 g
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              HS30 EXR:131x97x126 mm
              L820:111x76x85 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              HS30 EXR:30x
              L820:29.3x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $135

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $557 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $133

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $300

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $309

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $386

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              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

              $420

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

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $209

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $156

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $169 - $179

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger

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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 .