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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
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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Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
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Less risk of blur
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
25.4x vs 21x
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Around 50% more zoom
Lowest price
Cheaper
$280.19 vs $449.99
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The best price we've seen is $170 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              L1201/2000s
              L8101/1500s
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              L1203.1"
              L8103.3"
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              L1200.7 fps
              L8101.2 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              L1201/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              L8101/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              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"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L120$449.99
              L810$280.19
              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              L1208s
              L8104s
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L12021x
              L81025.4x

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