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

Nikon Coolpix L820

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Nikon Coolpix L820

50

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Olympus Stylus 820

25

Olympus Stylus 820

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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 Olympus Stylus 820

Size
Really small
Compact 96x56x24 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
165 g
 
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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 Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Zoom More zoom 29.3x vs 5x
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Around 34.5x 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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" 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
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.0 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 cm vs 3 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 3 f-stops better
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 8 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Olympus Stylus 820

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Size Significantly smaller 96x56x24 mm vs 111x76x85 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
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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 Common Weaknesses

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        Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
        Can only preview photos on the screen

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $225 - $389 body only

        $399 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Travel zoom

        $297

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197 - $227

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Zoom More zoom
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        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

        $239

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

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $212

        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Super zoom

        $178

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Zoom More zoom
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Size Significantly larger

        Olympus Stylus 820 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus FE-370

        Olympus FE-370

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen size Larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

        Sony Cybershot TX10

        Waterproof

        $279

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Olympus Stylus 790 SW

        Olympus Stylus 790 SW

        Waterproof

        Waterproof Waterproof
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Olympus Stylus 830

        Olympus Stylus 830

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen size Smaller screen

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