Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L810 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

Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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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

Items often bought with the Nikon L810 or Panasonic DMC-FZ50

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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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2"
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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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size
Much smaller
111×76×83 mm vs 141×86×142 mm
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2.5x smaller
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 207k dots
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Around 4.5x higher resolution screen
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
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
Thickness
Significantly thinner
3.3" vs 5.6"
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More than 40% thinner
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
Weight
Significantly lighter
430 g vs 734 g
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More than 40% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$254.39 vs $548.19
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The best price we've seen is $294 cheaper (2.2x 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
Battery life
Longer battery life
360 shots vs 300 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
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
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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Around 40% larger sensor
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
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

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

Common Weaknesses
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
L810580 ms
DMC-FZ50440 ms
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Thickness Quite thick Help
L8103.3"
DMC-FZ505.6"
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
L8101.2 fps
DMC-FZ502 fps
Weight Heavy Help
L810430 g
DMC-FZ50734 g
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Movie format Poor movies Help
L810720p @ 30fps
DMC-FZ50848 x 480 @ 10fps
Size Large Help
L810111×76×83 mm
DMC-FZ50141×86×142 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
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Zoom Poor zoom Help
L81025.4x
DMC-FZ5012x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$220 - $227

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Weight Is slightly heavier
Size Is slightly larger

Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$210

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$170

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330

Super zoom

$140

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

$416

Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
Thickness Slightly thinner
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$130 - $218

Zoom More zoom
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Significantly larger

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$428

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much smaller
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
External flash No external flash support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$220 - $228

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$220

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Super zoom

$556

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Supports RAW No RAW support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$350

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Sensor size Smaller sensor

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