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

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
23 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size
Much smaller
111x76x83 mm vs 141x86x142 mm
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2.5x smaller
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 207k dots
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Around 4.5x higher resolution screen
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
$309.99 vs $548.19
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The best price we've seen is $238 cheaper (more than 40% 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
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
10 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
2 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
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

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths

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

Common Weaknesses
Thickness Quite thick Help
L810:3.3"
DMC-FZ50:5.6"
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
L810:580 ms
DMC-FZ50:440 ms
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Weight Heavy Help
L810:430 g
DMC-FZ50:734 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
L810:1.2 fps
DMC-FZ50:2 fps
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

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
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
Zoom Poor zoom Help
L810:25.4x
DMC-FZ50:12x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$240 - $343 body only

$385 - $403 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$302 - $527 body only

$389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Size Is slightly larger
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$209 - $239

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$189 - $227

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

$149 - $270

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Weight Slightly heavier
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 L320

Nikon Coolpix L320

Super zoom

$249

Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$500

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Zoom More zoom
Size Larger
Battery life Shorter battery life

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Super zoom

$309 - $500

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Larger
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Leica V-LUX 1

Leica V-LUX 1

Pro digicam

$1,199

Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Lowest price Much more expensive
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$350 - $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-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$320 - $360

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

Boutique

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Size Significantly larger

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