Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Nikon Coolpix S8200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
961k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 104x59x33 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 
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differences

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
Zoom More zoom 25.4x vs 14x
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Around 3.5x more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.1 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the L810's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
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 250 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Cheaper $198.00 vs $259.97
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The best price we've seen is $62 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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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 Smaller 104x59x33 mm vs 111x76x83 mm
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3.5x smaller
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 1.2 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.3" vs 3.3"
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2.5x thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 213 g vs 430 g
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2x lighter
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S8200's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen 961k dots vs 921k dots
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              L810:921k dots
              S8200:961k dots
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
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              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $320 - $377

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $169

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $110

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Super zoom

              $265

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $188 - $224

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $267 - $300

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $425

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $327

              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $219

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $224

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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