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
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

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
 
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Advantages of the Nikon L810

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.0"
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More than 50% larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle 23 mm vs 35 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
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
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
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 $198.00 vs $548.19
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The best price we've seen is $350 cheaper (2.8x 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
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
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 440 ms vs 580 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
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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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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Thickness Quite thick Help
L810:3.3"
DMC-FZ50:5.6"
Weight Heavy Help
L810:430 g
DMC-FZ50:734 g
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
L810:580 ms
DMC-FZ50:440 ms
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
Size Large Help
L810:111x76x83 mm
DMC-FZ50:141x86x142 mm
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Movie format Poor movies Help
L810:720p @ 30fps
DMC-FZ50:848 x 480 @ 10fps

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 Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$180 - $279

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120

Super zoom

$425

Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$384 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 - $580 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

Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320

Super zoom

$110

Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

Super zoom

$218

Battery life Longer battery life
Longest exposure Longer exposures
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Super zoom

$188 - $220

Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$267 - $300

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Slightly larger
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Super zoom

$179 - $275

Zoom More zoom
Size Slightly smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$409 - $552

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Sensor size Smaller sensor
True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
Panasonic Lumix FZ70

Panasonic Lumix FZ70

Super zoom

$265 - $298

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Super zoom

$379

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Leica V-LUX 1

Leica V-LUX 1

Pro digicam

Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Super zoom

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Supports RAW No RAW support

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