Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Nikon Coolpix L320

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Nikon Coolpix L820

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Nikon Coolpix L320

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

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.

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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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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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
8 fps vs 1.2 fps
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More than 6.5x faster continuous shooting
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.1
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Almost the same
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 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$209.99 vs $249.00
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The best price we've seen is $39 cheaper (around 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1500 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              L320111×76×83 mm
              L820111×76×85 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              L320111×76×83 mm
              L820111×76×85 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              L320430 g
              L820470 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L320$249.00
              L820$209.99
              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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              L3201/2.3" 6.16x4.55mm
              L8201/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L32026.6x
              L82029.3x
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              L320720p @ 30fps
              L8201080p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $140

              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 - $616

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $130 - $218

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $254

              Nikon Coolpix L320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $156

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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