Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Battery life
Great battery life
410 shots
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L810

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Wide angle Better wide angle 23 mm vs 27 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Size Smaller 111x76x83 mm vs 122x87x93 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Lowest price Much cheaper $164.99 vs $627.16
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The best price we've seen is $462 cheaper (3.8x less)
Weight Lighter 430 g vs 577 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 3.3" vs 3.7"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX100v

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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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX100v's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 8.5x faster continuous shooting
Battery life Longer battery life 410 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Zoom Slightly more zoom 30x vs 25.4x
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Around 40% more zoom
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-HX100v's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              L810:3.3"
              DSC-HX100v:3.7"
              Weight Heavy Help
              L810:430 g
              DSC-HX100v:577 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Size Large Help
              L810:111x76x83 mm
              DSC-HX100v:122x87x93 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L810:25.4x
              DSC-HX100v:30x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $319

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $239

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $346

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $239 - $274

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $194 - $279

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $189

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $250

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $156

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $458

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $484

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $418

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $368

              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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              Nani (8:57 AM, December 31, 2012)
              I am resigning my Nikon L810 (and all Nikons). My D50 SLR was great until it started to overexpose all my photos. Nikon L810 is very slow, produces blurry photos (if you don't use flash), and "washed out"/takes away all the nice lighting if you do use the flash. Any movement and the photo turns blurry. AND don't ever buy it at Sears, because you can't return the camera.
               
              n.muralidharan (3:29 AM, November 10, 2012)
              is there anything else in the same specifications like NIKON L 810 but with a view finder??