Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L830 vs Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P520

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Nikon Coolpix P520

79

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Nikon Coolpix L820

71

Nikon Coolpix L820

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L820

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Size Smaller 111x76x85 mm vs 125x84x102 mm
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More than 30% smaller
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness Thinner 3.3" vs 4"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 470 g vs 550 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $179.95 vs $319.99
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The best price we've seen is $140 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 8 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Nikon P520

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Zoom More zoom 41.7x vs 29.3x
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More than 2x more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Screen size Larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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recommendations

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 Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              L820:1080p @ 30fps
              P520:1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              L820:3.3"
              P520:4"
              Weight Heavy Help
              L820:470 g
              P520:550 g
              Size Large Help
              L820:111x76x85 mm
              P520:125x84x102 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $397

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $267 - $300

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $229 - $230

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $299

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $191

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $115

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $188 - $224

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $447

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              appearance

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              Nikon Coolpix L820 Nikon Coolpix P520

              discussion

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              Krish (5:39 PM, October 13, 2013)
              I wanted to know whether there is any difference in photography between p520 and l820 or its simply of some extra features which do not affect the quality of a photo like a viewfinder or extra zoom!??
               
              Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:06 PM, April 15, 2013)
              Thanks for pointing that out, that was a typo. We will have that fixed up soon.
               
              Nikon (5:00 AM, April 13, 2013)
              I think you have the L820 ISO listed wrong... its not 320... it is 3200.