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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Wide angle Better wide angle 23 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Zoom More zoom 29.3x vs 8x
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Around 13.5x more zoom
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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 Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
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 Longer exposures 60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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        Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
        Can only preview photos on the screen

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $313

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $389 - $506 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 L820 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197

        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

        $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

        $178

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Zoom More zoom
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Size Significantly larger
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $212

        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

        $239

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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $259

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27

        Travel zoom

        $200

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Fujifilm FinePix Z110

        Fujifilm FinePix

        Compact

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
        Fujifilm FinePix F40fd

        Fujifilm FinePix F40fd

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Sensor size Larger sensor
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

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