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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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)
Battery life Longer battery life 300 shots vs 250 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Cheaper $174.77 vs $295.00
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The best price we've seen is $120 cheaper (more than 40% 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
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.3" vs 3.3"
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2.5x thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 1.2 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
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
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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 L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $227

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $229

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $278 body only

              $392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 body only

              $579 - $697 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

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $202 - $279

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $172

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Super zoom

              $131

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $200 - $221

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

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              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $211

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon D80

              Nikon D80

              Entry-level DSLR

              $974 body only

              $1,475 with 18-135mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $195

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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