Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L830 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix L820

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Nikon Coolpix L820

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Nikon Coolpix S9100

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Nikon Coolpix S9100

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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
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 105x62x35 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
 
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differences

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
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.0 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the L820's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Zoom More zoom 29.3x vs 18x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects 4x closer to the lens
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Wide angle Better wide angle 23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Lowest price Cheaper $174.95 vs $246.95
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The best price we've seen is $72 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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Size Smaller 105x62x35 mm vs 111x76x85 mm
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3.1x smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.4" vs 3.3"
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2.4x thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 214 g vs 470 g
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2.2x lighter
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 9.5 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              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
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $304

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly 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
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188 - $198

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $189

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $239

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

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $292

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $236

              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $202

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $220 - $335

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom More zoom
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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