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

Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Nikon Coolpix L810

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Nikon Coolpix L820

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L820

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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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
8 fps vs 1.2 fps
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More than 6.5x faster continuous shooting
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.1
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Almost the same
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 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$209.99 vs $296.99
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The best price we've seen is $87 cheaper (around 30% 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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              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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
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              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1500 of a second
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              L820470 g
              L810430 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L8203,200 ISO
              L8101,600 ISO
              Size Large Help
              L820111×76×85 mm
              L810111×76×83 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              L820111×76×85 mm
              L810111×76×83 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              L820470 g
              L810430 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              3.3"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L820$209.99
              L810$296.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L82029.3x
              L81025.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $297

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $209 - $227

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $228

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $276

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $190

              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare C613

              Kodak EasyShare C613

              Compact

              $189

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $198

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $186

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              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