Updated (January 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Nikon Coolpix L820

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P520

67

Nikon Coolpix L820

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

galleries

Explore our gallery of 30 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L820.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P520.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$277

Macro focus Better macro capability
Battery life Longer battery life
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix P610

Nikon Coolpix P610

Super zoom

$290 - $427

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Battery life Longer battery life
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$159 - $197

Battery life Much longer battery life
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$159 - $197

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$190

Zoom Slightly more zoom
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$185

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Weight Slightly lighter
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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.