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

Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Nikon Coolpix L820

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P520

61

Nikon Coolpix L820

55

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

Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$260

High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$350 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$229

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

Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$149 - $171

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Weight Slightly lighter
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Super zoom

$222

Zoom More zoom
Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$400

GPS Has a GPS
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Lower 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.