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Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
Top 57%1,767 points
Top 57%
Top 7%3,866 points
Top 7%
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
Top specs and features

Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Sony Alpha a6500: 63 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

1.51x more megapixels (main camera).
16MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
24.2MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
6.17 x 4.55mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm
23.5 x 15.6mm

3. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
8fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
11fps

4. maximum light sensitivity

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.
3200 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
51200 ISO

5. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
870shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
350shots

6. video recording (main camera)

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.
1080 x 30fps
Fujifilm X-T3: 2160 x 60fps
2160 x 30fps

7. weight

17g lighter.
470g
HTC Re: 65.5g
453g

8. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
39% have it

9. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/4000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s
1/4000s

10. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
50% have it

11. Has phase detection autofocus for videos

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.
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
12% have it

12. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
32% have it

13. has built-in optical image stabilization

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.
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
46% have it

14. has AF tracking

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.
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
72% have it

15. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
27% have it

16. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
26% have it

17. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
20% have it

18. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
66% have it

19. has a 24p cinema mode

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
27% have it

20. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
54% have it

21. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
48% have it

22. has an optical viewfinder

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.
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
30% have it

23. Has a built-in focus motor

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.
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
18% have it

24. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
26% have it

25. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
58% have it

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