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

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v vs Nikon Coolpix L810

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

65

Nikon Coolpix L810

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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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
111×76×83 mm vs 122×87×93 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Weight
Lighter
430 g vs 577 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.3" vs 3.7"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$296.99 vs $508.95
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The best price we've seen is $212 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX100v

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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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 8.5x faster continuous shooting
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
Battery life
Significantly 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 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1500s
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2.7x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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recommendations

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
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              L8103.3"
              DSC-HX100v3.7"
              Weight Heavy Help
              L810430 g
              DSC-HX100v577 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L8101,600 ISO
              DSC-HX100v3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L81025.4x
              DSC-HX100v30x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $475

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $425

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $209 - $227

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $163

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $630

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $393 - $498

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $298

              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $360 - $398

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Zoom Less zoom

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