Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L810

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L120

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Thickness Slightly thinner 3.1" vs 3.3"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 406 g vs 430 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon L810

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Wide angle Better wide angle 23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Zoom Slightly more zoom 25.4x vs 21x
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Around 50% more zoom
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
        L120:920k dots
        L810:921k dots
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        1 cm
        Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
        Can only preview photos on the screen
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        L120:3.1"
        L810:3.3"
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Weight Heavy Help
        L120:406 g
        L810:430 g
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        L120:0.7 fps
        L810:1.2 fps
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Movie format HD (720p) video Help
        L120:720p
        L810:720p @ 30fps
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Size Large Help
        L120:110x77x78 mm
        L810:111x76x83 mm

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        L120:110x77x78 mm
        L810:111x76x83 mm
        Weight Light weight Help
        L120:406 g
        L810:430 g
        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
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        L120:21x
        L810:25.4x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $160 - $279

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227 - $255

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $207

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Travel zoom

        $93

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
        Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Super zoom

        $198

        Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $230

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix P100

        Nikon Coolpix P100

        Super zoom

        $290

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity

        Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L110

        Nikon Coolpix L110

        Super zoom

        $320

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Super zoom

        $399

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Zoom More zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Size Larger

        Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $154 - $300

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Super zoom

        $191 - $275

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Size Slightly smaller
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon D800

        Nikon D800

        Pro DSLR

        $2,797 - $3,297 body only

        $3,997 - $4,597 with 24-120mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Size Significantly larger
        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $249

        Zoom More zoom
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Larger
        Battery life Shorter battery life

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        discussion

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        eric (5:29 PM, October 06, 2013)
        which camera is better for sporting events the nikonL120 OR NIKON L810
         
        eric (5:26 PM, October 06, 2013)
        which is better for sporting events