Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L810

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

31

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Size
Really small
Compact 94x58x26 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

differences

Advantages of the Nikon L810

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Zoom
More zoom
25.4x vs 10x
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Around 6.5x more zoom
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Battery life
Longer battery life
300 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the L810's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
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Advantages of the Nikon S6300

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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
Size
Significantly smaller
94x58x26 mm vs 111x76x83 mm
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4.9x smaller
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 1.2 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1" vs 3.3"
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3.2x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
160 g vs 430 g
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2.7x lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S6300's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$219.99 vs $309.99
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The best price we've seen is $90 cheaper (around 30% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L810:1,600 ISO
              S6300:3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              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
              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Super zoom

              $225

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $220

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $275

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $519

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $134

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $217

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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