Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L830 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

Nikon Coolpix L820

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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-FH20

Size
Really small
Compact 100x56x28 mm
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
290 ms shutter lag
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
178 g
 
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Advantages of the Nikon L820

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Zoom More zoom 29.3x vs 8x
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Around 13.5x more zoom
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 23 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 4.6 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The L820's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH20

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Size Significantly smaller 100x56x28 mm vs 111x76x85 mm
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4.6x smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.1" vs 3.3"
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3x thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 178 g vs 470 g
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2.6x lighter
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        No significant shared competitors found.

        Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $249 - $267

        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 SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $219 - $230

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Smaller
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $323 - $376

        Zoom More zoom
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Larger
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Super zoom

        $184 - $275

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

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $115

        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

        Travel zoom

        $223

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
        Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

        Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

        Travel zoom

        $90

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

        Travel zoom

        $159

        Weight Slightly lighter
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Travel zoom

        $278

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $174 - $300

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Slightly heavier

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