Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Nikon Coolpix L120

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Battery life
Great battery life
470 shots
Weight
Light-weight
367 g
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L120

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 27 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Size Smaller 110x77x78 mm vs 118x76x89 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Zoom Slightly more zoom 21x vs 18x
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Around 40% more zoom
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 3.5"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ35

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HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FZ35's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 2.3 fps vs 0.7 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 8s
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7.5x longer exposures
Weight Slightly lighter 367 g vs 406 g
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Around 10% lighter
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        1 cm
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        L120:3.1"
        DMC-FZ35:3.5"
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
        6,400 ISO
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        L120:0.7 fps
        DMC-FZ35:2.3 fps
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Movie format HD (720p) video Help
        L120:720p
        DMC-FZ35:720p @ 30fps
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Size Large Help
        L120:110x77x78 mm
        DMC-FZ35:118x76x89 mm

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        L120:110x77x78 mm
        DMC-FZ35:118x76x89 mm
        Weight Light weight Help
        L120:406 g
        DMC-FZ35:367 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
        DMC-FZ35:18x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $202 - $279

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Super zoom

        $350

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $175

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $172

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Size Slightly larger
        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
        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Super zoom

        $198

        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $380 - $598

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Super zoom

        $298 - $330

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Size Significantly larger
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

        Super zoom

        $450

        Lowest price Cheaper
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

        Super zoom

        $387

        Screen size Larger screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Size Slightly larger
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

        Pro digicam

        $528

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Startup delay Less startup delay
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Screen size Much smaller screen

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