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

Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Nikon Coolpix L3

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L820

42

Nikon Coolpix L3

20

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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

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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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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 2.0"
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More than 50% larger screen
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 86k dots
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More than 10.5x higher resolution screen
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
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
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
Zoom
More zoom
29.3x vs 3.1x
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Around 92.5x more zoom
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
8 fps vs 1.7 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
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)
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$159.95 vs $199.99
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $231 body only

              $355 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $209 - $210

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $159

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $100

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix L3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $217

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $65

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

              Travel zoom

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

              Entry-level DSLR

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Significantly larger
              Movie format Does not take movies

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