43points

Nikon Coolpix L820

94points

Sony Alpha a6500

Nikon Coolpix L820
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Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Sony Alpha a6500

Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
43
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94
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Why is Nikon Coolpix L820 better than Sony Alpha a6500?

  • Has an optical viewfinder
  • 43.7mm narrower
    76.3mmvs120mm
  • Has 3D photo/video recording capabilities

Why is Sony Alpha a6500 better than Nikon Coolpix L820?

  • 1.51x more megapixels (main camera)
    24.2MPvs16MP
  • 13.06x larger sensor
    23.5 x 15.6mmvs6.17 x 4.55mm
  • 16x higher maximum light sensitivity
    51200 ISOvs3200 ISO
  • 37.5% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    11fpsvs8fps
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    2160 x 30fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • Has WiFi
  • 17g lighter
    453gvs470g
  • Has phase detection autofocus for photos

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Design

1.Weather sealed
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

2.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

3.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

4.Has a hot shoe
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

5.Is a system camera
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

6.weight

470g

453g

Best

HTC Re

65.5g

Optics

1.sensor size

6.17 x 4.55mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

2.has AF tracking
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

3.maximum light sensitivity

3200 ISO

51200 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

4.megapixels

16MP

24.2MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

5.has built-in optical image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.supports AVCHD format
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

6.Supports slow motion video recording
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.number of microphones

1

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Canon EOS 200D

2

Battery

1. longer battery life

870shots

350shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.has a removable battery
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.Has WiFi
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

4.Has dual card slots
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.

5.has an accelerometer
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

6.has GPS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

For example

Leica M10-D

Miscellaneous

1.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

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