Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L620 vs Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L810

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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Nikon Coolpix L610

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Nikon Coolpix L610

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L610

Movie format
Full HD
1080p
Size
Really small
Mid size 108x69x34 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon L610

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p 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
Size
Smaller
108x69x34 mm vs 111x76x83 mm
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2.8x smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.3" vs 3.3"
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2.4x thinner
Weight
Lighter
240 g vs 430 g
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More than 40% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$139.99 vs $262.34
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The best price we've seen is $122 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon L810

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
300 shots vs 120 shots
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2.5x more shots per battery charge
Zoom
More zoom
25.4x vs 14x
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Around 3.5x more zoom
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the L810's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $197

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $229

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              $193

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix L610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $165

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $155

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $191

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $770

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $349

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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