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

Nikon Coolpix L820

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L820

60

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Nikon Coolpix L320

35

Nikon Coolpix L320

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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

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
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
Cheaper
$149.00 vs $249.00
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The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              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
              L320:430 g
              L820:470 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L320:1,600 ISO
              L820:3,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              L320:111x76x83 mm
              L820:111x76x85 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              L320:111x76x83 mm
              L820:111x76x85 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              L320:430 g
              L820:470 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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L320:26.6x
              L820:29.3x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $194 - $297

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

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

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

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $250

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $100

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $220

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $150

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix L320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $249

              Size Smaller
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $270

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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