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Advantages of the Nikon L830

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
22 mm vs 38 mm
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More than 40% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 115k dots
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More than 8x 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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Battery life
Much longer battery life
390 shots vs 240 shots
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More than 60% more shots per battery charge
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the L830's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Zoom
More zoom
34.8x vs 3x
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Around 134.5x more zoom
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.7 MP vs 5.9 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
1,600 ISO vs 800 ISO
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The L830's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Pentax W10

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Size
Smaller
107×55×23 mm vs 111×76×91 mm
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5.7x smaller
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 3.6"
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4x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
160 g vs 508 g
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3.2x lighter
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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              similarities

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              Common Strengths

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              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              L8301/1500s
              W101/2000s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L8301,600 ISO
              W10800 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              L8301/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              W101/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              L8309.7 MP
              W105.9 MP

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