Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L830 vs Olympus Stylus 820

Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Olympus Stylus 820

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L820

42

Olympus Stylus 820

22

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
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus 820

Size
Really small
Compact (96×56×24 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
165 g
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
7 fps

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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L820

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
23 mm vs 36 mm
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Around 40% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
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
Zoom
More zoom
29.3x vs 5x
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Around 34.5x more zoom
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the L820's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.7 MP vs 8.1 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The L820's maximum light sensitivity is 6 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
8 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$159.95 vs $249.99
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The best price we've seen is $90 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Olympus Stylus 820

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Size
Significantly smaller
96×56×24 mm vs 111×76×85 mm
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5.6x smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 3.3"
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3.5x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
165 g vs 470 g
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2.8x lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L8203,200 ISO
              Stylus 820400 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $174

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297 - $327

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $286

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $200 - $247

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $110 - $168

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $155

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              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

              Olympus Stylus 820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus 810

              Olympus Stylus 810

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Olympus SP-800 UZ

              Olympus SP-800 UZ

              Super zoom

              $452

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Olympus Stylus 760

              Olympus Stylus 760

              Compact

              $139

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen

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