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

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Nikon Coolpix L810

52

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

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

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
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
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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)
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 8.5x faster continuous shooting
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 1 f-stop 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
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              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
              Size Large Help
              L810111x76x83 mm
              DSC-HX100v122x87x93 mm

              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L81025.4x
              DSC-HX100v30x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              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 L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              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
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $379

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 body only

              $379 - $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
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $209 - $210

              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 Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $279 - $345

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

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $179

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $168

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Super zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $400

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

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $377 - $398

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $448 - $473

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Larger
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $549 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              GPS No built-in GPS

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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??