Updated (January 2014): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix SL300 vs Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Fujifilm FinePix SL300

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L820

69

Fujifilm FinePix SL300

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix SL300

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 6 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix SL300.
Explore our gallery of 30 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L820.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm SL300

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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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$164.47 vs $249.95
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The best price we've seen is $85 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L820

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size
Smaller
111×76×85 mm vs 122×93×100 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
8 fps vs 1.2 fps
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More than 6.5x faster continuous shooting
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.1
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Almost the same
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 2.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The L820's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Thickness
Thinner
3.3" vs 3.9"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
470 g vs 510 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SL3003.9"
              L8203.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SL300510 g
              L820470 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SL3001,600 ISO
              L8203,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              SL300122×93×100 mm
              L820111×76×85 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SL300$164.47
              L820$249.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              SL3001/2000s
              L8201/1500s
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SL30030x
              L82029.3x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $198

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $297

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $145

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $199

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thinner
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung SL310

              Samsung SL310

              Compact

              Size Much smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Lowest price More expensive
              Kodak PixPro AZ361

              Kodak PixPro AZ361

              Super zoom

              $189

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $400

              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Kodak EasyShare C613

              Kodak EasyShare C613

              Compact

              $189

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              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-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $188

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

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