Updated (January 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Nikon Coolpix L110

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L820

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Nikon Coolpix L110

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L110

External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
220 ms shutter lag

Items often bought with the L820 or L110

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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 L110.

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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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the L820's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
8 fps vs 1 fps
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8x faster continuous shooting
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Zoom
More zoom
29.3x vs 15x
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Around 4x more zoom
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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
Cheaper
$209.99 vs $398.89
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The best price we've seen is $189 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon L110

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External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Size
Slightly smaller
109×74×78 mm vs 111×76×85 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
406 g vs 470 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.1" vs 3.3"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              L8204s
              L1108s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              L8203.3"
              L1103.1"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L8203,200 ISO
              L1101,600 ISO

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              L820111×76×85 mm
              L110109×74×78 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              L820470 g
              L110406 g
              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              L8201/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              L1101/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L82029.3x
              L11015x
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              L8201080p @ 30fps
              L110720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $235

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $254

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $151

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $130 - $168

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Zoom More zoom
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

              Nikon Coolpix L110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $416

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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