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Nikon Coolpix P100 vs Nikon Coolpix L810

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

Items often bought with the P100 or L810

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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
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 26 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
111×76×83 mm vs 114×83×99 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
3.3" vs 3.9"
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Around 20% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$254.39 vs $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $295 cheaper (2.2x less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
430 g vs 481 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon P100

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
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 much faster
10 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 8.5x faster continuous shooting
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the P100's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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 P100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              L8104s
              P1008s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              L8103.3"
              P1003.9"
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Weight Heavy Help
              L810430 g
              P100481 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L8101,600 ISO
              P1003,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              L810111×76×83 mm
              P100114×83×99 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              L810430 g
              P100481 g
              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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              L8101/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              P1001/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L81025.4x
              P10026.1x
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              L810720p @ 30fps
              P1001080p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $152

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $416

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $385

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $426

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $250

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Super zoom

              $399

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $420 with 16-50mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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