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

Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Nikon Coolpix L820

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P520

56

Nikon Coolpix L820

51

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

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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 P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$370

Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,370 - $1,797 body only

$1,956 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$335

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen

Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom

$200

Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$178 - $286

Zoom Slightly more zoom
Longest exposure Longer exposures
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.