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

Nikon Coolpix L820

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L820

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20

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
 

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
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Zoom
More zoom
29.3x vs 8x
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Around 13.5x more zoom
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$88.99 vs $249.95
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The best price we've seen is $161 cheaper (2.8x less)
Longest exposure
Significantly 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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $249

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $246

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168 - $184

              Zoom More zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $220 - $770

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $262

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $407 with 14-42mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22

              Travel zoom

              $90

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $176

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              Lowest price More expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH2

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower

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