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Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Nikon Coolpix L110

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L820

59

Nikon Coolpix L110

44

Runner-up

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 L110

Size
Really small
Standard size 109x74x78 mm
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
220 ms shutter lag

differences

Advantages of the Nikon L820

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.0 vs f/3.5
Help
At its widest zoom, the L820's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
Help
Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Zoom
More zoom
29.3x vs 15x
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Around 4x more zoom
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
8 fps vs 1 fps
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8x faster continuous shooting
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs 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 1 f-stop better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$149.00 vs $269.89
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The best price we've seen is $121 cheaper (more than 40% 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
109x74x78 mm vs 111x76x85 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
406 g vs 470 g
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More than 10% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.1" vs 3.3"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              L820:3.3"
              L110:3.1"
              Weight Heavy Help
              L820:470 g
              L110:406 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L820:3,200 ISO
              L110:1,600 ISO

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              L820:111x76x85 mm
              L110:109x74x78 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              L820:470 g
              L110:406 g
              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L820:29.3x
              L110:15x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $168

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $527 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $209

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $154

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Nikon Coolpix L110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Does not take movies

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