Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Kodak EasyShare Z980 vs Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L810

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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Kodak EasyShare Z980

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Kodak EasyShare Z980

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak EasyShare Z980

Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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differences

Advantages of the Kodak Z980

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the Z980's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 16s vs 4s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L810

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 201k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Macro focus Much better macro capability 1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Size Smaller 111x76x83 mm vs 91x124x105 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Wide angle Better wide angle 23 mm vs 26 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness Thinner 3.3" vs 4.1"
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More than 20% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $164.99 vs $308.66
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The best price we've seen is $144 cheaper (around 50% 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 Common Weaknesses

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              Thickness Quite thick Help
              Z980:4.1"
              L810:3.3"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              Z980:445 g
              L810:430 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              Z980:1 fps
              L810:1.2 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Size Large Help
              Z980:91x124x105 mm
              L810:111x76x83 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Weight Light weight Help
              Z980:445 g
              L810:430 g
              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
              Z980:24x
              L810:25.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $382 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $165

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Kodak EasyShare Z980 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $430

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              External flash No external flash support
              Kodak EasyShare Z950

              Kodak EasyShare Z950

              Travel zoom

              Size Much smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              External flash No external flash support
              Weight Heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $579 - $600 body only

              $200 - $672 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $240

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Supports RAW No RAW support

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $170 - $279

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $189

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $250

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $323

              Zoom More zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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