Updated (January 2014): Compare the Konica Minolta DiMAGE X50 vs Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Konica Minolta DiMAGE X50

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L820

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE X50

21

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Konica Minolta DiMAGE X50

Size
Really small
Super compact (84×62×24 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
155 g
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Konica Minolta DiMAGE X50.
Explore our gallery of 30 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L820.

differences

Advantages of the Konica Minolta X50

Size
Significantly smaller
84×62×24 mm vs 111×76×85 mm
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5.7x smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3
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At its widest zoom, the X50's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 3.3"
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3.5x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
155 g vs 470 g
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3x lighter
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Nikon L820

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
23 mm vs 37 mm
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Around 40% better wide angle
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2"
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More than 50% larger screen
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 115k dots
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More than 8x higher resolution screen
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 320 x 240 @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 6.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 6x closer to the lens
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Zoom
More zoom
29.3x vs 2.8x
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Around 107x more zoom
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
9.7 MP vs 4.9 MP
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Capture around 2x more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
8 fps vs 1.9 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The L820's maximum light sensitivity is 6 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/1500s vs 1/1000s
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More than 30% faster max shutter speed
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, 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
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              X501/1000s
              L8201/1500s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              X50400 ISO
              L8203,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $297

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $158

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $322 - $398

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Konica Minolta DiMAGE X50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $180

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $374

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $645

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $650 body only

              $900 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $485 - $649 body only

              $587 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $209 - $247

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $218

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $187

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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