Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L830 vs Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Nikon Coolpix L820

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Nikon Coolpix L820

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Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

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Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

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 Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Sony CyberShot DSC-H200 over the Nikon Coolpix L820.
 

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Advantages of the Nikon L820

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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
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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 0.8 fps
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10x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
111x76x85 mm vs 123x83x87 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.0 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the L820's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
29.3x vs 26.4x
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More than 20% more zoom
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Weight
Lighter
470 g vs 530 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$149.00 vs $219.95
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The best price we've seen is $71 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-H200

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Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
22 mm vs 23 mm
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Almost the same
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1500 of a second
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              L820:3.3"
              DSC-H200:3.4"
              Weight Heavy Help
              L820:470 g
              DSC-H200:530 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              L820:111x76x85 mm
              DSC-H200:123x83x87 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              L820:111x76x85 mm
              DSC-H200:123x83x87 mm
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L820:29.3x
              DSC-H200:26.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189 - $227

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $209 - $250

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $269

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $110

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon Coolpix L820.

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony CyberShot DSC-H200.

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              discussion

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              jatinder (4:54 PM, July 21, 2013)
              sony has manual focus?