Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L830 vs Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

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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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L820

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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
Size Smaller 111x76x85 mm vs 122x87x93 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price Much cheaper $162.09 vs $699.00
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The best price we've seen is $537 cheaper (4.3x less)
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
Weight Lighter 470 g vs 583 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 3.3" vs 3.7"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX200V

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX200V's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Zoom Slightly more zoom 33.8x vs 29.3x
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More than 30% more zoom
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 10 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x 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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              L820:3.3"
              DSC-HX200V:3.7"
              Weight Heavy Help
              L820:470 g
              DSC-HX200V:583 g
              Size Large Help
              L820:111x76x85 mm
              DSC-HX200V:122x87x93 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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L820:29.3x
              DSC-HX200V:33.8x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $418

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188 - $198

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $239

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $250 - $274

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $439

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $207

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $448 - $458

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $448 - $536

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $627 - $667

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO

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