Updated (January 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L820

58

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds

Items often bought with the Nikon L820 or Sony DSC-H200

galleries

Explore our gallery of 30 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L820.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony CyberShot DSC-H200.

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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
8 fps vs 0.8 fps
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10x faster continuous shooting
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Size
Smaller
111×76×85 mm vs 123×83×87 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.1
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Almost the same
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 2.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
29.3x vs 26.4x
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More than 20% more zoom
Weight
Slightly lighter
470 g vs 530 g
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More than 10% lighter
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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
Significantly 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
              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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              L8203.3"
              DSC-H2003.4"
              Weight Heavy Help
              L820470 g
              DSC-H200530 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              L820111×76×85 mm
              DSC-H200123×83×87 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L820$209.99
              DSC-H200$191.01
              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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              L8201/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              DSC-H2001/2.3" 6.16x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L82029.3x
              DSC-H20026.4x
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              L8201080p @ 30fps
              DSC-H200720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $130 - $218

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $140

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $254

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $616

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Zoom More zoom
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $156

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              discussion

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