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

Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Olympus Stylus 820

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L820

44

Olympus Stylus 820

23

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
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus 820

Size
Really small
Compact 96x56x24 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
165 g
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second

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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
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 5x
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Around 34.5x more zoom
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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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)
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$139.95 vs $174.00
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The best price we've seen is $34 cheaper (around 20% 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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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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L820:$139.95
              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
              L820:3,200 ISO
              Stylus 820:400 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $557 body only

              $379 - $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 L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Zoom 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

              $207 - $209

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size 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 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

              $158

              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

              $249

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

              Olympus Stylus 820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus 830

              Olympus Stylus 830

              Compact

              $300

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Super zoom

              $303

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Olympus Stylus 790 SW

              Olympus Stylus 790 SW

              Waterproof

              $129

              Waterproof Waterproof
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Waterproof

              $279 - $280

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              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

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