Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix P500

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Nikon Coolpix P500

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Nikon Coolpix L110

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Nikon Coolpix L110

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L110

Size
Really small
Standard size 109x74x78 mm
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
220 ms shutter lag
Weight
Light-weight
406 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P500

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 23 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Zoom More zoom 36x vs 15x
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Around 6x more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 1 fps
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10x faster continuous shooting
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 P500's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Nikon L110

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External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Size Smaller 109x74x78 mm vs 116x84x103 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 4.1"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 406 g vs 481 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $285.00 vs $328.00
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The best price we've seen is $43 cheaper (more than 10% less)
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 8s vs 2s
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4x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              P500:4.1"
              L110:3.1"
              Weight Heavy Help
              P500:481 g
              L110:406 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              P500:None
              L110:6,400 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              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
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              P500:36x
              L110:15x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $165 - $227

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              $353

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $270 - $387 body only

              $401 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $171 - $270

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $210

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $195 - $475

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $418 body only

              $399 - $539 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $339 - $397

              Zoom Much more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $399

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $405 - $433

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $339

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix L110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $196

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $310

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              appearance

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              discussion

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