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

Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Nikon Coolpix L120

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots

differences

Advantages of the Nikon L120

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Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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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
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
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
25.4x vs 21x
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Around 50% more zoom
Lowest price
Cheaper
$309.99 vs $440.29
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The best price we've seen is $130 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              L120920k dots
              L810921k dots
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              L1203.1"
              L8103.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              L120406 g
              L810430 g
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              L1200.7 fps
              L8101.2 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              L120720p
              L810720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              L120110x77x78 mm
              L810111x76x83 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              L120406 g
              L810430 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              L1203.1"
              L8103.3"
              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L12021x
              L81025.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $100

              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $100

              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $279 - $345

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $231 body only

              $365 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $150

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              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

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $379

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $179

              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

              $168

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Super zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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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