• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 675.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1440.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon L820 advantages over Nikon P610

  • Less expensive
    $199 vs $399
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 540 vs 360 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Nikon P610 advantages over Nikon L820

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,440 mm vs 675 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    4 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon L810

Nikon L820
Nikon L810
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
Nikon P610
Nikon L810
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Samsung WB100

Nikon L820
Samsung WB100
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon P610
Samsung WB100
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Nikon L830

Nikon L820
Nikon L830
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Faster shutter
  • $222
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon P610
Nikon L830
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $222
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon P600

Nikon L820
Nikon P600
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $522
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon P610
Nikon P600
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $522
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon SX60

Nikon L820
Canon SX60
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $439
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Nikon P610
Canon SX60
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS
  • $439
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
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