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

Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Kodak EasyShare Z980

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L810

60

Kodak EasyShare Z980

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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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Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Kodak EasyShare Z980.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L810.

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
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
16s vs 4s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L810

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 201k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
111×76×83 mm vs 91×124×105 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
  1. Lens
vs
  1. 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
Slightly cheaper
$296.99 vs $350.00
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The best price we've seen is $53 cheaper (around 20% 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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              Z9804.1"
              L8103.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              Z980445 g
              L810430 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              Z9801 fps
              L8101.2 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              Z980445 g
              L810430 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              Z9801/2000s
              L8101/1500s
              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
              Z9801/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
              L8101/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Z98024x
              L81025.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $145

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger

              Kodak EasyShare Z980 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Super zoom

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              External flash No external flash support
              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              $450

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              External flash No external flash support
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $223

              Size Much smaller
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,399 - $1,499 body only

              $1,679 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $299

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $209 - $227

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $163

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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