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

Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Kodak EasyShare Z980

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L810

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Kodak EasyShare Z980

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

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
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
Help
An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
Help
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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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
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
Size
Smaller
111x76x83 mm vs 91x124x105 mm
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More than 40% smaller
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
Slightly cheaper
$309.99 vs $350.00
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The best price we've seen is $40 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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              Z9804.1"
              L8103.3"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              Z980445 g
              L810430 g
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              Z9801 fps
              L8101.2 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              Size Large Help
              Z98091x124x105 mm
              L810111x76x83 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              Z980445 g
              L810430 g
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Z98024x
              L81025.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $222 body only

              $355 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Kodak EasyShare Z980 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare Z950

              Kodak EasyShare Z950

              Travel zoom

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

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              $280

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              External flash No external flash support
              Weight Heavier
              Pentax X-5

              Pentax X-5

              Super zoom

              $178

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $379

              Size Much smaller
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Kodak EasyShare Z812 IS

              Kodak EasyShare Z812 IS

              Super zoom

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179 - $207

              Movie format Higher resolution 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

              $440

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $129

              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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