• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23mm - 675mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 1000mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon L820 advantages over Nikon P530

  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Less expensive
    $204 vs $320
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer battery life
    More info 540 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos

Nikon P530 advantages over Nikon L820

  • More lens zoom
    42.0x vs 30.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    16 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung WB2100

Nikon L820
Samsung WB2100
  • $240
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $214
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon P530
Samsung WB2100
  • $304
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $214
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Nikon L830

Nikon L820
Nikon L830
  • $240
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster shutter
  • $194
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
Nikon P530
Nikon L830
  • $304
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $194
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm S8600

Nikon L820
Fujifilm S8600
  • $240
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $186
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
Nikon P530
Fujifilm S8600
  • $304
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $186
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Samsung WB1100F

Nikon L820
Samsung WB1100F
  • $240
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • More dots on screen
  • $195
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon P530
Samsung WB1100F
  • $304
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $195
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon L840

Nikon L820
Nikon L840
  • $240
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon P530
Nikon L840
  • $304
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
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