Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L830 vs Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

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Nikon Coolpix L820

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon L820

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
8 fps vs 1.2 fps
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More than 6.5x faster continuous shooting
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.0 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the L820's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
29.3x vs 25.4x
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More than 30% more zoom
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The L820's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Nikon L810

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Weight
Slightly lighter
430 g vs 470 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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
              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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              L820:470 g
              L810:430 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              L820:111x76x85 mm
              L810:111x76x83 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              L820:111x76x85 mm
              L810:111x76x83 mm
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L820:29.3x
              L810:25.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $197

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $229

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168 - $170

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $770

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $349

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon Coolpix L820.

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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              Avatar for Syed Mohammed Ameen Syed Mohammed Ameen (8:01 AM, July 15, 2014)
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              Avatar for Williams Blazekora Williams Blazekora (11:26 PM, September 14, 2013)
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              akhilesh (3:00 PM, March 23, 2013)
              My review says that nikon L820 have more specifications than L810 with great battery life and performance.
               
              Rahul (9:55 AM, March 11, 2013)
              light sensitivity of L820 is 3200 ISO.
               
              Manish Dureja (7:03 PM, February 24, 2013)
              Flash






              Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)


              [W]: 0.5-6.0 m (1 ft 8 in.-19 ft)
              [T]: 1.5-6.0 m (5-19 ft)





              Flash control


              TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
               
              Manish Dureja (7:01 PM, February 24, 2013)
              Nikon L820 has Flash see http://www.nikon.co.in/en_IN/product_details.page?DCRPath=templatedata/en_IN/saleable_product_information/data/Digital%20Compact%20Cameras/Life/COOLPIX%20L820.xml¤tProductTab=2&CategoryID=gp11zkyp