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

Nikon Coolpix P520

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Nikon Coolpix P520

80

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Nikon Coolpix L820

72

Nikon Coolpix L820

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 111x76x85 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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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
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $162.09 vs $439.00
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The best price we've seen is $277 cheaper (2.7x less)
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
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
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen size Larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $347

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $427

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $418

              Zoom Has slightly 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

              $304

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188 - $198

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $239

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $207

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $250 - $274

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon Coolpix P520.

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              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.