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

Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L820

43

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20

30

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 30 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L820. Explore our gallery of 15 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20.

differences

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
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
23 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
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
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
Zoom
More zoom
29.3x vs 8x
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Around 13.5x more zoom
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
Much longer exposures
60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1500s
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Around 10% faster max shutter speed
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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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              L8201/1500s
              DMC-FH201/1600s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L8203,200 ISO
              DMC-FH201,600 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159 - $207

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $247

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $229

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $180

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS6

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3

              Compact

              $199

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Super zoom

              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Size Larger

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