Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L830 vs Nikon Coolpix L3

Nikon Coolpix L820

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Nikon Coolpix L820

54

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Nikon Coolpix L3

21

Nikon Coolpix L3

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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 L3

Size
Really small
Compact 91x61x26 mm
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
170 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L820

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.0"
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More than 50% larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle 23 mm vs 38 mm
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Around 40% better wide angle
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 86k dots
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More than 10.5x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
True resolution Much higher true resolution 9.7 MP vs 5 MP
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Capture more than 90% more detail in your photos
Zoom More zoom 29.3x vs 3.1x
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Around 92.5x more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.0 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the L820's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 1.7 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/2.5" 5.8x4.3mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
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Advantages of the Nikon L3

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Size Significantly smaller 91x61x26 mm vs 111x76x85 mm
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5x smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner 1" vs 3.3"
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3.3x thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 170 g vs 470 g
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2.8x lighter
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Super zoom

        $188 - $231

        Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
        Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $130 - $184

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

        Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $249 - $267

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Zoom More zoom
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $219 - $230

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Smaller
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $323 - $376

        Zoom More zoom
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Larger
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Super zoom

        $184 - $275

        Size Smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $115

        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Nikon Coolpix L3 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6800

        Nikon Coolpix S6800

        Travel zoom

        $195 - $220

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $647 body only

        $650 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Much heavier
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Thickness Thicker
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $86 - $120

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix L2

        Nikon Coolpix L2

        Compact

        Startup delay Less startup delay
        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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        discussion

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