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Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

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Nikon Coolpix L820

40

Nikon Coolpix S9100

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
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 Nikon Coolpix S9100

Size
Really small
Compact (105×62×35 mm)
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
9.5 fps
Thickness
Thin
1.4"
Weight
Light-weight
214 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 30 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L820.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S9100.

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 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the L820's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 4.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 4x closer to the lens
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Zoom
More zoom
29.3x vs 18x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Lowest price
Cheaper
$159.95 vs $264.50
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The best price we've seen is $105 cheaper (around 40% less)
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 1s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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Size
Smaller
105×62×35 mm vs 111×76×85 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 faster
9.5 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $200 - $247

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $110 - $168

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $156

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $174

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

              Ultra compact

              $260

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Travel zoom

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $327

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $338

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

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