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

Nikon Coolpix L820

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 111x76x85 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
True resolution
High true resolution
10.6 MP
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS30 EXR

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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
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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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
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
True resolution Higher true resolution 10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 320 fps vs 240 fps
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More than 30% higher fps
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 11 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 40% faster continuous shooting
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"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight Significantly 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 $179.95 vs $249.00
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The best price we've seen is $69 cheaper (around 30% 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 Common Weaknesses
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              HS30 EXR:320 fps
              L820:240 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              HS30 EXR:5"
              L820:3.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS30 EXR:687 g
              L820:470 g
              Size Large Help
              HS30 EXR:131x97x126 mm
              L820:111x76x85 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              HS30 EXR:30x
              L820:29.3x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $219 - $230

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $323 - $377

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $179 - $275

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $201 - $249

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $299

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $249 - $399

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $349

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $349 - $441

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

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

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $349 - $684

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $267 - $300

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $110

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $188 - $220

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188 - $218

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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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 .