Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Pentax X90

Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Pentax X90

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L810

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Pentax X90

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
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 Pentax X90

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L810. Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Pentax X90.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon L810

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x 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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 26 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
111x76x83 mm vs 112x81x99 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
3.3" vs 3.9"
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Around 20% thinner
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Advantages of the Pentax X90

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the X90's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The X90's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1500s
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2.7x faster max shutter speed
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              L8101 cm
              X900.9 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              L810580 ms
              X90430 ms
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              L8103.3"
              X903.9"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              L810430 g
              X90428 g
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              L8101.2 fps
              X901.1 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              L810720p @ 30fps
              X90720p
              Size Large Help
              L810111x76x83 mm
              X90112x81x99 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              L810430 g
              X90428 g
              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L81025.4x
              X9026x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179 - $207

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $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
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $399

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $290 - $600

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              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
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $134

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $129

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Pentax X90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Super zoom

              $450

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $499 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $440

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $566 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $420 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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