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Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Nikon Coolpix P100

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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Nikon Coolpix P100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix 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
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
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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 8.5x faster continuous shooting
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)
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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              L8103.3"
              P1003.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              L810430 g
              P100481 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              L8101/1500s
              P1001/2000s
              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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              L8101/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              P1001/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L81025.4x
              P10026.1x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $425

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $297

              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

              $440

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $475

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $327 - $447

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $186

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $209 - $247

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $228

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Super zoom

              $450

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $263 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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