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

Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Nikon Coolpix L320

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Nikon Coolpix L820

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Nikon Coolpix L320

32

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L320

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon Coolpix L320 over the Nikon Coolpix L820.

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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$99.99 vs $159.95
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The best price we've seen is $60 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon L820

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly 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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Almost the same
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
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
29.3x vs 26.6x
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More than 20% more zoom
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L320$99.99
              L820$159.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1500 of a second
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              L320430 g
              L820470 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L3201,600 ISO
              L8203,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              L320111x76x83 mm
              L820111x76x85 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              L320111x76x83 mm
              L820111x76x85 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              L320430 g
              L820470 g
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              L32026.6x
              L82029.3x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $209 - $210

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $158

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $132

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $276

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix L320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

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

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $267

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

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