Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P510

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Nikon Coolpix P510

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
Weight
Light-weight
430 g
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon L810

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Size
Smaller
111x76x83 mm vs 120x83x102 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
300 shots vs 200 shots
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50% more shots per battery charge
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Weight
Lighter
430 g vs 555 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
3.3" vs 4"
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Around 20% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$309.99 vs $499.99
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The best price we've seen is $190 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon P510

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Zoom
More zoom
41.7x vs 25.4x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
7 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 6x faster continuous shooting
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.0 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the P510's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The P510's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1500s
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2.7x faster max shutter speed
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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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              L810:3.3"
              P510:4"
              Weight Heavy Help
              L810:430 g
              P510:555 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              L810:580 ms
              P510:380 ms
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L810:1,600 ISO
              P510:3,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              L810:111x76x83 mm
              P510:120x83x102 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $320 - $397

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $438

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $194 - $297

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149 - $270

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $240 - $280 body only

              $385 - $410 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $270

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

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $179

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

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $420

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $250 - $329

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $405

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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              Noelia (0:05 AM, August 31, 2012)
              Hello my name is Noelia and I am a student of graphic design and still photography classes have not, not until next year but I already wanted to buy a camera to have it, the model I bought is a L810. What we now see is that it is very sensitive and takes a little focus ... my question is what helps me is my career and I have to buy another camera like the P510? To sell or give it to my sister. Thanks
              Noelia, froma Argentina
              PS (postscript): I wish aver found your web before buying it ajjajaja