Canon PowerShot S120 vs Nikon Coolpix L830

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Canon PowerShot S120
Nikon Coolpix L830

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.2 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L830 (3).
45 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L830 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 bigger).
30fps higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a JPEG frame rate of 60fpsfps, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L830 is only a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps lower).
1 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a display resolution of 922,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L830 is only a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (1 pixels lower).
291g lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 is a 217gg digital camera. That's 291g lighter than the Nikon Coolpix L830 (508gg). 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.

A lot shorter Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 is a 59mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L830 is a 75.8mmmm tall digital camera (16.8mm taller).
Vastly thinner Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a depth of 29mmmm, however the Nikon Coolpix L830 is a 91.2mmmm deep digital camera (62.2mm thicker).
11% narrower Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a width of 100.2mmmm, however the Nikon Coolpix L830 is a 111mmmm wide digital camera (10.8mm wider).
Eight more awards
The Canon PowerShot S120 has 10 awards, however the Nikon Coolpix L830 has 2 awards.
Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 47 reviews, the Canon PowerShot S120 has an average expert review score of 81%, but the Nikon Coolpix L830 has an average rating of 70% (based on 21 reviews).
7 Reasons For
25% higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 is a 16MPMP digital camera. That's 3.9MP higher than the Canon PowerShot S120 (16MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 smaller than the Canon PowerShot S120 (5.9).
645mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 has a maximum focal length of 765mmmm, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 is only a 120mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (645mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 is a 22.5mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1.5mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot S120 (22.5mmmm).
Four supported batteries Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 has four supported batteries, however the Canon PowerShot S120 only has one supported battery.
390 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 is a digital camera that takes 390 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 only takes 230 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.

Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon Coolpix L830 is 93%, but the average rating of the Canon PowerShot S120 is 87% (based on 183 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
3.9MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a megapixel count of 12.1MPMP, however the Nikon Coolpix L830 is a 16MPMP digital camera (3.9MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

0.2 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a maximum aperture of 5.7, however the Nikon Coolpix L830 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
6x shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 is a 120mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 645mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix L830 (765mmmm).
1.5mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a minimum focal length of 24mmmm, but the Nikon Coolpix L830 is a 22.5mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1.5mm shorter).
Three less supported batteries Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has one supported battery, however the Nikon Coolpix L830 only has four supported batteries.
One hundred and sixty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 is a digital camera that takes 230 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L830 only takes 390 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.

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Three months older
The Canon PowerShot S120 is older than the Nikon Coolpix L830 by three months.
Lower user review Score
The Canon PowerShot S120 has an average user rating of 87%, but the Nikon Coolpix L830 has an average user rating of 93% (based on 130 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
A lot larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 has a minimum aperture of 3, but the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera (1.2 smaller).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 45 bigger than the Canon PowerShot S120 (125).
30fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 is a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps lower than the Canon PowerShot S120 (30fpsfps).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1 pixels lower than the Canon PowerShot S120 (921,000 pixels pixels).
291g heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 has a weight of 508gg, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 217gg digital camera (291g lighter). 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.

16.8mm taller Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 is a 75.8mmmm tall digital camera. That's 16.8mm taller than the Canon PowerShot S120 (75.8mmmm).
69% thicker Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 has a depth of 91.2mmmm. That's 62.2mm thicker than the Canon PowerShot S120 (91.2mmmm).
Wider Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 has a width of 111mmmm. That's 10.8mm wider than the Canon PowerShot S120 (111mmmm).
Eight less awards
The Nikon Coolpix L830 has only received 2 awards, however the Canon PowerShot S120 has received 10 awards.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Nikon Coolpix L830 only has an average expert score of 70%, but the Canon PowerShot S120 has an average expert rating of 81% (based on 47 reviews).

Awards

10 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
2 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12.1MP 16MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2400 x 3000
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1696 x 2112
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 960 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 384 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2400 x 3000
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1696 x 2112
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 960 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 384 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.79MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x
BEST
34x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
5.7 5.9
BEST
Minimum Aperture
1.8
BEST
3
Maximum Focal Length
120mm 765mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm 22.5mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
5.2 - 26 4 - 136
Lens Structure
7/6 12/9
Combined Zoom
20x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.03m Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 99
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 3,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
125
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
250s 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
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
Tele Flash Range
0.5 - 2.3 1.5 - 4.5
Flash Range
0.5 - 5 0.5 - 9
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@15fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 59MB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
922,000 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Crop
 Rotating
 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
 Movie
 Single image
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 6 iSAPS Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Backlight
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Backlight
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BUL
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BUL

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
217g
BEST
508g
Height
59mm
BEST
75.8mm
Depth
29mm
BEST
91.2mm
Width
100.2mm
BEST
111mm

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 DC
 Battery
 DC
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 4
BEST
Battery Size
NB-6LH AA
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.2h
Shot Per Battery Charge
230 shots 390 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 0 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST

Other Features

Picture Transfer Protocol
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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