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

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
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
Thickness
Thin
3.1"
 

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
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
Cheaper
$224.97 vs $350.00
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The best price we've seen is $125 cheaper (around 40% less)
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
8s vs 2s
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4x 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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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

              $197 - $246

              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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250 - $279

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $262

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $320 - $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

              $500

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $604

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix L110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              $193

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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