Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Kodak PixPro AZ361 vs Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L820

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Nikon Coolpix L820

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Kodak PixPro AZ361

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Kodak PixPro AZ361

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak PixPro AZ361

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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differences

Advantages of the Kodak AZ361

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Zoom More zoom 36x vs 29.3x
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More than 50% more zoom
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/2.9 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the AZ361's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Weight Lighter 416 g vs 470 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 3" vs 3.3"
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Around 10% thinner
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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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Wide angle Better wide angle 23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $159.95 vs $179.00
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The best price we've seen is $19 cheaper (more than 10% 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
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              AZ361:$179.00
              L820:$159.95
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              AZ361:3"
              L820:3.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              AZ361:416 g
              L820:470 g
              Size Large Help
              AZ361:112x81x76 mm
              L820:111x76x85 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              AZ361:112x81x76 mm
              L820:111x76x85 mm
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              AZ361:36x
              L820:29.3x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $227 - $255

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $230

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $188 - $238

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $207

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $191 - $275

              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $380 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Kodak PixPro AZ361 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Super zoom

              $128 - $137

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $93

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Super zoom

              $220

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $198

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $323 - $347

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Larger
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

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