Canon PowerShot SX530 HS vs Nikon Coolpix L840

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Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
Nikon Coolpix L840

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
0.039999999999999MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a total megapixel count of 16.8MPMP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 is only a 16.76MPMP digital camera (0.039999999999999MP less).
24% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has an optical zoom of 50xx, however the Nikon Coolpix L840 is only a 38xx optical zoom digital camera (12x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

25 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a minimum ISO speed of 100, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 bigger).
96g lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 442gg digital camera. That's 96g lighter than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (538gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

$120 cheaper
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS costs $49.94, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 is $169.99.
Available from 6 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
One more awards
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has 3 awards, however the Nikon Coolpix L840 has 2 awards.
User reviews are marginally better
Based on 57 reviews, the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has an average user review score of 88%, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 has an average rating of 85% (based on 70 reviews).
8 Reasons For
0.4 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (3).
Vastly longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is an 855mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 854mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (855mmmm).
1.5mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a minimum focal length of 22.5mmmm, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1.5mm longer).
3 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3 lower).
460 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels pixels, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is only a 461,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (460 pixels lower).
Three more supported batteries Edit
The number of supported batteries on the Nikon Coolpix L840 is four, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS only has one supported battery.
Three hundred and eighty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 takes 590 shots shots per battery charge, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS only takes 210 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Expert reviews are a little better
Based on 6 reviews, the Nikon Coolpix L840 has an average expert review score of 76%, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has an average rating of 73% (based on 18 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 larger than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (3).
Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 1,200mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 854mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (855mmmm).
1.5mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a minimum focal length of 24mmmm, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 22.5mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1.5mm shorter).
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3 higher).
460 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a display resolution of 461,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (460 pixels higher).
Three less supported batteries Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has one supported battery, however the Nikon Coolpix L840 only has four supported batteries.
Three hundred and eighty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a digital camera that takes 210 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 only takes 590 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Two months older
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is older than the Nikon Coolpix L840 by two months.
Marginally Lower expert review Score
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS only has an average expert rating of 73%, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 has an average expert rating of 76% (based on 6 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
0.039999999999999MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a total megapixel count of 16.76MPMP, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 16.8MPMP digital camera (0.039999999999999MP more).
12x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has an optical zoom of 38xx, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 50xx optical zoom digital camera (12x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
18% heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 538gg digital camera. That's 96g heavier than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (538gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

$120 more expensive
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS by $120.05.
Fewer sellers
Only 8 shops sells the Nikon Coolpix L840, but 14 shops sell the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon Coolpix L840 has received 2 awards, the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has received 3 awards.
A little Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix L840 is 85%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 88% (based on 57 reviews).

Awards

3 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
ua.gecid.com: Easy to Use
vido.com.ua: Recommended
2 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

24 months Ago 22 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 16MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixel Count
16.8MP
BEST
16.76MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x
BEST
38x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
6.5 6.5
Minimum Aperture
3.4 3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
1,200mm 855mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm 22.5mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 215 4 - 152
Lens
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure
13/10 12/9
Combined Zoom
200x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
4.3 - 215 0.3 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0 - 0.5 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 99
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Manual Focusing Range
1.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
1.3 - ∞ 3.5 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 125
 640
 6400
 25
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 125
 640
 6400
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 6,400
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100
BEST
125
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s 4s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
1.3 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 5 0.5 - 6.9
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 640x480@120fps
 640x480@100fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 640x480@120fps
 640x480@100fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 20MB
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
461,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Scene Mode
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Moon
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Moon
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
442g
BEST
538g
Height
81.7mm 78.3mm
Depth
91.9mm 96mm
Width
120mm 113.5mm
Weight Including Battery
442g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 4
BEST
Battery Size
NB-6LH LR6/L40, FR6/L91, EN-MH2
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.35h
Battery Capacity
1,060mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
210 shots 590 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
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