Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Nikon Coolpix L810
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

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
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor size
Large sensor
1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L810. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon L810

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
23 mm vs 35 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 2.0"
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More than 50% larger screen
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 207k dots
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Around 4.5x higher resolution screen
Size
Much smaller
111x76x83 mm vs 141x86x142 mm
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2.5x smaller
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 30fps vs 848 x 480 @ 10fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video at a higher frame rate
Zoom
More zoom
25.4x vs 12x
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Around 4.5x more zoom
Thickness
Significantly thinner
3.3" vs 5.6"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
430 g vs 734 g
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More than 40% lighter
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$297.09 vs $548.19
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The best price we've seen is $251 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ50

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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 DMC-FZ50's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
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
Battery life
Longer battery life
360 shots vs 300 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 40% larger sensor
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
Much longer exposures
60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
2 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
10 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Panasonic DMC-FZ50.

similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths

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Common Weaknesses
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
L810580 ms
DMC-FZ50440 ms
Thickness Quite thick Help
L8103.3"
DMC-FZ505.6"
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Weight Heavy Help
L810430 g
DMC-FZ50734 g
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
L8101.2 fps
DMC-FZ502 fps
Movie format Poor movies Help
L810720p @ 30fps
DMC-FZ50848 x 480 @ 10fps
Size Large Help
L810111x76x83 mm
DMC-FZ50141x86x142 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
L81025.4x
DMC-FZ5012x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$259 body only

$408 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$159 - $207

Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$150

Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330

Super zoom

$141

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Battery life Longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120

Super zoom

$440

Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
Thickness Slightly thinner
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Nikon Coolpix L310

Nikon Coolpix L310

Super zoom

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$200 - $248

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom Much more zoom
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Super zoom

$628

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
External flash No external flash support
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$279 - $280

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

$1,007

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Startup delay More startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Super zoom

$678

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
External flash No external flash support

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