Updated (January 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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Nikon Coolpix S9100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Size
Really small
Compact (105×62×35 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
9.5 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L810.
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L810

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the L810's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 4.0 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 4x closer to the lens
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
25.4x vs 18x
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Around 2x more zoom
Battery life
Longer battery life
300 shots vs 270 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size
Smaller
105×62×35 mm vs 111×76×83 mm
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3.1x smaller
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9.5 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 8x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.4" vs 3.3"
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2.4x thinner
Weight
Lighter
214 g vs 430 g
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2x lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S9100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L8101,600 ISO
              S91003,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $297

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              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 P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $425

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $327

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

              Ultra compact

              $250

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $360

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Travel zoom

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $263

              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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