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
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

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
Zoom More zoom 29.3x vs 5x
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Around 34.5x more zoom
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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)
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
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

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $229 - $230

        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $323 - $377

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Super zoom

        $201 - $249

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        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 slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 - $580 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

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $267 - $300

        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 SX500 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Super zoom

        $184

        Size Smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $110

        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Super zoom

        $188 - $224

        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Longest exposure Longer exposures
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Super zoom

        $188

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

        Olympus Stylus 820 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Waterproof

        $200 - $219

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot SD890 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD890 IS

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Canon Rebel T4i

        Canon Rebel T4i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $650 body only

        $715 - $1,044 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier

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