Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V vs Nikon Coolpix L810

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

37

Nikon Coolpix L810

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Really small
Size
Compact (105×60×34 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

Items often bought with the Sony DSC-HX10V or Nikon L810

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L810.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon L810

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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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the L810's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Zoom
More zoom
25.4x vs 16x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$254.39 vs $351.11
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The best price we've seen is $97 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX10V

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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 8.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-HX10V's maximum light sensitivity is 6 f-stops better
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size
Smaller
105×60×34 mm vs 111×76×83 mm
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3.3x smaller
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.3" vs 3.3"
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2.4x thinner
Weight
Lighter
234 g vs 430 g
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Around 50% lighter
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
320 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1500s
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Around 10% faster max shutter speed
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              L8101/1500s
              DSC-HX10V1/1600s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $152

              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
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $385

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Super zoom

              $399

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $399

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Size Slightly smaller
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $197

              Size Slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $196

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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