Updated (January 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Nikon Coolpix L3

Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Nikon Coolpix L3

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L820

37

Nikon Coolpix L3

19

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 L3

Size
Really small
Compact (91×61×26 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
170 g

Items often bought with the L820 or L3

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Explore our gallery of 30 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L820.
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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" vs 2"
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More than 50% larger screen
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
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 1.7 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
9.7 MP vs 5 MP
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Capture more than 90% more detail in your photos
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3 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" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$209.99 vs $284.43
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The best price we've seen is $74 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon L3

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Size
Significantly smaller
91×61×26 mm vs 111×76×85 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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $140

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $263 body only

              $358 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly 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

              $170

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              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

              $130 - $218

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $190

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix L3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $117

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $197

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Waterproof

              $249

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $91 - $96

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $89

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

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