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

Nikon Coolpix L820

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Nikon Coolpix L820

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Nikon Coolpix L3

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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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Wide angle Much better wide angle 23 mm vs 38 mm
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Around 40% better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.0"
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More than 50% larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 86k dots
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More than 10.5x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Macro focus Much better macro capability 1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Zoom More zoom 29.3x vs 3.1x
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Around 92.5x more zoom
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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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        Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
        Can only preview photos on the screen

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197 - $227

        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Super zoom

        $188 - $198

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Super zoom

        $239

        Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Super zoom

        $129 - $163

        Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $427 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $699 body only

        $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

        Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $207

        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Super zoom

        $250 - $274

        Size Smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $149 - $180

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Significantly thinner
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

        Nikon Coolpix L3 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $167

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Nikon Coolpix S5300

        Nikon Coolpix S5300

        Compact

        $139 - $147

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Waterproof

        $289 - $524

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Weight Slightly heavier

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