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

Nikon Coolpix L820

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Nikon Coolpix L820

49

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Olympus Stylus 820

24

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
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
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
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
True resolution Higher true resolution 9.7 MP vs 8.1 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
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
Lowest price Cheaper $99.00 vs $171.41
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The best price we've seen is $72 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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recommendations

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L820:$171.41
              Stylus 820:$99.00
              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

              $197 - $227

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $415 body only

              $389 - $477 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 P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $399

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $148 - $189

              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $220

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $220

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $195

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Olympus Stylus 820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $300 - $398

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $244

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot A495

              Canon PowerShot A495

              Compact

              $150

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $525 - $700 body only

              $845 - $950 with 18-135mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

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