Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Nikon Coolpix L810

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
300 ms shutter lag
 

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
Size
Smaller
111x76x83 mm vs 124x81x95 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Weight
Lighter
430 g vs 539 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
3.3" vs 3.7"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$262.34 vs $349.95
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The best price we've seen is $88 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100

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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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FZ100's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
220 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
11 fps vs 1.2 fps
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More than 9x faster continuous shooting
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
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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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
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              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              L810:3.3"
              DMC-FZ100:3.7"
              Weight Heavy Help
              L810:430 g
              DMC-FZ100:539 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              L810:580 ms
              DMC-FZ100:300 ms
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Size Large Help
              L810:111x76x83 mm
              DMC-FZ100:124x81x95 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L810:25.4x
              DMC-FZ100:24x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $399

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $604

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $246

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250 - $279

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $249

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $205

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $598

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $383

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $248 - $330

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $820 - $898

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Significantly larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $575 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Lowest price More expensive

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