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

Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Olympus Stylus 820

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L820

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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
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus 820

Size
Really small
Compact 96x56x24 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
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
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
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
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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/3.0 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the L820's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.7 MP vs 8.1 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$159.95 vs $174.00
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The best price we've seen is $14 cheaper (around 10% less)
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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
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L820$159.95
              Stylus 820$174.00
              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 L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $100

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $215 - $327

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $154

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179 - $207

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $209 - $210

              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

              $188

              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

              $171

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $131

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Olympus Stylus 820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus 830

              Olympus Stylus 830

              Compact

              $433

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Olympus Stylus 740

              Olympus Stylus 740

              Compact

              $533

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Olympus Stylus 840

              Olympus Stylus 840

              Compact

              $531

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 body only

              $349 - $429 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Significantly larger
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

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