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

Nikon Coolpix L820

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Nikon Coolpix L820

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Olympus Stylus 820

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Olympus Stylus 820

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
23 mm
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 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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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
Zoom More zoom 29.3x vs 5x
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Around 34.5x more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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)
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
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
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
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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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $246 - $255

        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $272 - $347

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $480 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $249

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $290 body only

        $299 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes slightly 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

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $230

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Smaller
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Super zoom

        $188 - $238

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Longest exposure Longer exposures
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $192

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Super zoom

        $198

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Significantly larger
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $145 - $180

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Significantly thinner
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

        Olympus Stylus 820 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus Stylus 840

        Olympus Stylus 840

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
        Olympus SP-810 UZ

        Olympus SP-810 UZ

        Super zoom

        $169

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Size Larger
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Olympus FE-5040

        Olympus FE-5040

        Compact

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $329

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Olympus SP-800 UZ

        Olympus SP-800 UZ

        Super zoom

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Much thicker

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