Nikon L820
Superzoom Camera
vs Nikon P520
Superzoom Camera

What’s good about the Nikon COOLPIX L820

Best price $195
  • Weighs a little bit less than the P520 16.96 oz vs 19.4 oz
  • Smaller body size 46 in³ vs 68 in³
  • 60% more battery life 320 shots vs 200 shots
  • Significantly cheaper street price $195 vs $308
  • Faster continuous shooting speed 8 shots per sec vs 7 shots per sec

What’s good about the Nikon COOLPIX P520

Best price
$308
  • Higher sensor resolution 18.1 MP vs 16 MP
  • Has longer exposure available 8 seconds vs 4 seconds
  • Longer optical zoom 42.0× vs 30.0×
  • Viewscreen flips out L820 does not have a flip out viewscreen
  • Has GPS location tagging L820 does not have GPS
  • Has HDR on-board L820 does not have HDR
  • Has Wi-Fi photo upload capabilities L820 does not have Wi-Fi

What the Nikon L820 and Nikon P520 have in common

  • Similar image sensor size 28 in²
  • Similar viewscreen resolutions 921k dots
  • The same maximum ISO setting 3200 ISO
  • Both cameras are the same age February 2013
  • Same viewscreen size 3.0″ vs 3.2″
  • Same quality video capture 1080p 30fps
  • HDMI port
  • 3D capture
  • panorama mode

What’s missing from both the Nikon L820 and the Nikon P520

  • No waterproof housing
  • No external microphone jack
  • No RAW capture
  • No hot shoe

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