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

60

Nikon Coolpix L120

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
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
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L120.
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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
  1. Lens
vs
  1. 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
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
1.2 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$296.99 vs $440.29
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The best price we've seen is $143 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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recommendations

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
              1.0 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"
              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
              L120110×77×78 mm
              L810111×76×83 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              L120406 g
              L810430 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              L1203.1"
              L8103.3"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              L1201/2000s
              L8101/1500s
              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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              L1201/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              L8101/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L12021x
              L81025.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $297

              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 L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $209 - $227

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $228

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              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 significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Super zoom

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $1,014

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $475

              Zoom More zoom
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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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