Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L320 vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

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Nikon Coolpix L320

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 104x60x30 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L320

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
22 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L320

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Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 22 mm vs 30 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.1 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the L320's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Zoom More zoom 26.6x vs 10x
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More than 7x more zoom
Lowest price Cheaper $212.22 vs $279.99
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The best price we've seen is $68 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S8100

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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
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Size Significantly smaller 104x60x30 mm vs 111x76x83 mm
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3.8x smaller
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
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 8.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.2" vs 3.3"
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2.8x thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 209 g vs 430 g
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2.1x lighter
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S8100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $145

              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $190

              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $139

              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Nikon Coolpix L320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $168 - $279

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $178

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $239

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Nikon Coolpix S8100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $230

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Super zoom

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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