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

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
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Battery life
Great battery life
360 shots
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 

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
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
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
$194.99 vs $548.19
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The best price we've seen is $353 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
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
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
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
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
10 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
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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
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
L810:580 ms
DMC-FZ50:440 ms
Thickness Quite thick Help
L810:3.3"
DMC-FZ50:5.6"
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
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

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
L810:25.4x
DMC-FZ50:12x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$150 - $246

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

Nikon Coolpix L120

Super zoom

$440

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$389 - $418 body only

$399 - $520 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$250 - $279

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Weight Slightly heavier
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$500

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Zoom More zoom
Size Larger
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$207 - $229

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Higher resolution movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320

Super zoom

$167

Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Super zoom

$205

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Super zoom

$380

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
Placeholder

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

Pro digicam

Size Slightly smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
True resolution Lower true resolution
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

$544

Wide angle Significantly 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

$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-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Super zoom

$400

Wide angle Significantly 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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