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

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L3

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

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
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
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
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$199.99 vs $249.95
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $195 - $246

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168 - $184

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $262

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $274

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $390 - $409 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

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $239

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

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $220 - $770

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $129 - $215

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Nikon Coolpix L3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Thickness Thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $120 - $159

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $404

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $999 with 20-50mm, 50-200mm lenses

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Lowest price Much more expensive

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