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

Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Kodak PixPro AZ361

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L820

59

Kodak PixPro AZ361

51

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
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak PixPro AZ361

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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
Slightly 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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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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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
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
Slightly better wide angle
23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$149.00 vs $183.09
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The best price we've seen is $34 cheaper (around 20% 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
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              AZ361:112x81x76 mm
              L820:111x76x85 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              AZ361:112x81x76 mm
              L820:111x76x85 mm
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              AZ361:$183.09
              L820:$149.00
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              AZ361:36x
              L820:29.3x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $209

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $135

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $300 - $349

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Kodak PixPro AZ361 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Super zoom

              $135 - $174

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Super zoom

              $195 - $229

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

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              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
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $135 - $180

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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