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

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
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
 
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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $171.41 vs $194.99
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The best price we've seen is $24 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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 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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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 Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              L820:111x76x85 mm
              L810:111x76x83 mm
              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

              $165 - $227

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

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $220

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

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $220

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $250 - $268

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $339

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $148 - $168

              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $210

              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