Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix L810

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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Nikon Coolpix P100

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Nikon Coolpix P100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
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 P100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 
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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 Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size Smaller 111x76x83 mm vs 114x83x99 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness Thinner 3.3" vs 3.9"
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Around 20% thinner
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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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
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)
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 8.5x faster continuous shooting
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 1 f-stop better
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recommendations

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 Common Weaknesses
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        1 cm
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        L810:3.3"
        P100:3.9"
        Weight Heavy Help
        L810:430 g
        P100:481 g
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Size Large Help
        L810:111x76x83 mm
        P100:114x83x99 mm

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        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
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        L810:25.4x
        P100:26.1x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $175 - $279

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197 - $227

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $189

        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $304

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $339 - $567 body only

        $465 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Super zoom

        $173

        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Super zoom

        $410

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $260

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Weight Slightly lighter
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Travel zoom

        $156

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $300

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

        Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

        Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

        Super zoom

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Super zoom

        $395 - $479

        Zoom More zoom
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $439

        Zoom More zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Super zoom

        $427

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Nikon Coolpix P90

        Nikon Coolpix P90

        Super zoom

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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        discussion

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