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

Nikon Coolpix L820

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Nikon Coolpix L820

49

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Nikon Coolpix L3

22

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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
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

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

              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

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $165 - $227

              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
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $140 - $218

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $831 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S6800

              Fujifilm FinePix S6800

              Super zoom

              $155 - $159

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168 - $189

              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $220

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $219 - $220

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $195 - $475

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $224 - $268

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

              Nikon Coolpix L3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $89 - $148

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $98

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $182

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

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $139 - $294

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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