Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L320 vs Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L820

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Nikon Coolpix L820

68

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Nikon Coolpix L320

39

Nikon Coolpix L320

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L320

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

differences

Advantages of the Nikon L320

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Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 22 mm vs 23 mm
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Almost the same
Weight Slightly lighter 430 g vs 470 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon L820

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 1.2 fps
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More than 6.5x faster continuous shooting
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/3.0 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the L820's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Zoom Slightly more zoom 29.3x vs 26.6x
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More than 20% more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The L820's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $171.41 vs $220.39
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The best price we've seen is $49 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              L320:430 g
              L820:470 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              L320:111x76x83 mm
              L820:111x76x85 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              L320:111x76x83 mm
              L820:111x76x85 mm
              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
              L320:26.6x
              L820:29.3x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $165 - $227

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $190

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $219 - $220

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $195 - $475

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $89 - $130

              Thickness Is thicker
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix L320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $160

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon Coolpix L820.

              appearance

              Nikon Coolpix L320 Nikon Coolpix L820
              Nikon Coolpix L320 Nikon Coolpix L820
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              discussion

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