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

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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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 
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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
Zoom More zoom 25.4x vs 12x
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Around 4.5x more zoom
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
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
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 Much cheaper $115.00 vs $528.29
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The best price we've seen is $413 cheaper (4.6x 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
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 440 ms vs 580 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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
Battery life Longer battery life 360 shots vs 300 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 10 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Significantly 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
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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Thickness Quite thick Help
L810:3.3"
DMC-FZ50:5.6"
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
L810:580 ms
DMC-FZ50:440 ms
Weight Heavy Help
L810:430 g
DMC-FZ50:734 g
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
L810:1.2 fps
DMC-FZ50:2 fps
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Movie format Poor movies Help
L810:720p @ 30fps
DMC-FZ50:848 x 480 @ 10fps
Size Large Help
L810:111x76x83 mm
DMC-FZ50:141x86x142 mm

Compared to recent super zooms

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Zoom Poor zoom Help
L810:25.4x
DMC-FZ50:12x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $656 body only

$399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Super zoom

$170

Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens

Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$160 - $279

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Weight Slightly heavier
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$227 - $255

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320

Super zoom

$207

Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Super zoom

$154 - $300

Zoom Slightly more zoom
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Super zoom

$188 - $238

Wide angle Better wide angle
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Leica V-LUX 1

Leica V-LUX 1

Pro digicam

Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$315

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Sensor size Smaller sensor
True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

$490

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-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$365 - $598

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Sensor size Smaller sensor
True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Pro digicam

$898

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Lowest price Much more expensive
Weight Slightly heavier

appearance

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