Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L830 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

Nikon Coolpix L820

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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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Battery life
Great battery life
380 shots
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L820

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher 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 Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x 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
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Size Smaller 111x76x85 mm vs 124x84x91 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 1 fps
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8x faster continuous shooting
Weight Lighter 470 g vs 558 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 3.3" vs 3.6"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LZ30

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Zoom More zoom 35x vs 29.3x
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More than 40% more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DMC-LZ30's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L820:$159.95
              DMC-LZ30:$149.00
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              L820:3.3"
              DMC-LZ30:3.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              L820:470 g
              DMC-LZ30:558 g
              Size Large Help
              L820:111x76x85 mm
              DMC-LZ30:124x84x91 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L820:29.3x
              DMC-LZ30:35x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $227

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $200

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $198

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $207

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $222

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $250 - $269

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $150

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $170

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Super zoom

              $131

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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              discussion

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