Nikon L820
Superzoom Camera
vs Canon SX40 HS
Superzoom Camera

What’s good about the Nikon COOLPIX L820

Best price $205
  • Weighs a little bit less than the SX40 HS 16.96 oz vs 21.2 oz
  • Smaller body size 46 in³ vs 75 in³
  • Significantly cheaper street price $205 vs $340
  • Higher sensor resolution 16 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Higher resolution rear screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Newer camera February 2013 vs September 2011
  • Bigger rear viewscreen 3.0″ vs 2.7″
  • Better video capture 1080p 30fps vs 1080p 24fps
  • Has panorama image capture SX40 HS does not have panorama
  • Has 3D capture capabilities SX40 HS does not have 3D

What’s good about the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

Best price
$340
  • 25% more battery life 400 shots vs 320 shots
  • Has longer exposure available 15 seconds vs 4 seconds
  • Viewscreen flips out L820 does not have a flip out viewscreen
  • Has a flash hot shoe connector L820 does not

What the Nikon L820 and Canon SX40 HS have in common

  • Similar image sensor size 28 in²
  • The same maximum ISO setting 3200 ISO
  • HDMI port

What’s missing from both the Nikon L820 and the Canon SX40 HS

  • No HDR processing
  • No GPS tagging
  • No waterproof housing
  • No external microphone jack
  • No RAW capture
  • No Wi-Fi

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