Nikon Coolpix L830 vs Sony DSC-HX300

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Nikon Coolpix L830
Sony DSC-HX300

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
764mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 is a 765mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 764mm longer than the Sony DSC-HX300 (1,300mmmm).
1.5mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 has a minimum focal length of 22.5mmmm, but the Sony DSC-HX300 is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1.5mm longer).
115g lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 is a 508gg digital camera. That's 115g lighter than the Sony DSC-HX300 (623gg). 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.

17.4mm shorter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 is a 75.8mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-HX300 is a 93.2mmmm tall digital camera (17.4mm taller).
17% narrower Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 has a width of 111mmmm, however the Sony DSC-HX300 is a 129.6mmmm wide digital camera (18.6mm wider).
$361 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix L830 costs $179.99, whereas the Sony DSC-HX300 is $540.86.
Available from 5 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
User reviews are better
Based on 130 user reviews, the Nikon Coolpix L830 has an average review score of 93%, but the Sony DSC-HX300 has an average rating of 88% (based on 206 reviews).
8 Reasons For
4.4MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX300 has a megapixel count of 20.4MPMP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L830 is only a 16MPMP digital camera (4.4MP lower). 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.

A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX300 has an optical zoom of 50xx, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L830 is only a 34xx optical zoom digital camera (16x 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.

A little smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX300 has a maximum aperture of 6.3, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L830 is only a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.4 bigger).
8% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX300 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L830 (2.8).
Hugely smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX300 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, but the Nikon Coolpix L830 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 bigger).
Ten more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony DSC-HX300 is 400 shots, but 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.

Four more awards
The Sony DSC-HX300 has 6 awards, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L830 has 2 awards.
Expert reviews are better
The Sony DSC-HX300 has an average expert review score of 76%, however the Nikon Coolpix L830 has an average rating of 70% (based on 21 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
4.4MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 has a megapixel count of 16MPMP, however the Sony DSC-HX300 is a 20.4MPMP digital camera (4.4MP 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.

16x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 has an optical zoom of 34xx, however the Sony DSC-HX300 is a 50xx optical zoom digital camera (16x 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.

0.4 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 has a maximum aperture of 5.9, however the Sony DSC-HX300 is a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (0.4 smaller).
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 larger than the Sony DSC-HX300 (2.8).
45 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, whereas the Sony DSC-HX300 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 smaller).
Ten less shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L830 is a digital camera that takes 390 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony DSC-HX300 only takes 400 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.

Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon Coolpix L830 has received 2 awards, the Sony DSC-HX300 has received 6 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The Nikon Coolpix L830 only has an average expert rating of 70%, but the Sony DSC-HX300 has an average expert rating of 76% (based on 37 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
764x shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-HX300 is a 1,300mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 764mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix L830 (1,300mmmm).
Moderately longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-HX300 has a minimum focal length of 24mmmm, however the Nikon Coolpix L830 is a 22.5mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1.5mm shorter).
Heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-HX300 is a 623gg digital camera. That's 115g heavier than the Nikon Coolpix L830 (623gg). 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.

Taller Edit
Sony DSC-HX300 is 93.2mmmm tall, but the Nikon Coolpix L830 is a 75.8mmmm tall digital camera (17.4mm shorter).
18.6mm wider Edit
The Sony DSC-HX300 is a 129.6mmmm wide digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L830 is a 111mmmm wide digital camera (18.6mm narrower).
$361 more expensive
The Sony DSC-HX300 is more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L830 by $360.87.
Less retailers
Only 1 shop sell the Sony DSC-HX300, whereas 6 retailers sell the Nikon Coolpix L830. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Nine months older
The Sony DSC-HX300 is older than the Nikon Coolpix L830 by nine months.
Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-HX300's average user rating is 88%, however the Nikon Coolpix L830's is 93% (based on 130 reviews).

Awards

2 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
6 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
fotomaniak.pl: Editor's Choice
optyczne.pl: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
teknokulis.com: Value for Money

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Date Released

36 months Ago 45 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
16MP 20.4MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4896 x 3672
 4320 x 3240
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4320 x 2432
 3648 x 2736
 4000 x 2248
 3456 x 2592
 3648 x 2432
 3456 x 2304
 3072 x 2304
 2592 x 1944
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4896 x 3672
 4320 x 3240
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4320 x 2432
 3648 x 2736
 4000 x 2248
 3456 x 2592
 3648 x 2432
 3456 x 2304
 3072 x 2304
 2592 x 1944
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3888
 5184 x 3888
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.79MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Optical Zoom
34x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
100x
Maximum Aperture
5.9 6.3
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
765mm
BEST
1,300mm
Minimum Focal Length
22.5mm
BEST
24mm
Focal Length Range
4 - 136 4.3 - 215
Lens Structure
12/9 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
99 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.4 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
1.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 125
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 25
 80
 800
 12800
 125
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 25
 80
 800
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200
BEST
12,800
Minimum ISO Speed
125 80
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
4s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 4.5 2 - 5.9
Flash Range
0.5 - 9 0.3 - 12.4
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
BEST
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1440 x 1080
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@15fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@15fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Internal Memory
59MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 electrical
 Optical
BEST
 electrical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Auto
 Scene
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Playback Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Crop
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Crop
 Trimming
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 2ms
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CZE
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CZE

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
508g
BEST
623g
Height
75.8mm
BEST
93.2mm
Depth
91.2mm 103.2mm
BEST
Width
111mm
BEST
129.6mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 650g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 DC
 Battery
 DC
Battery
 Alkaline
 Alkaline
Supported Battery
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
AA NP-BX1
Maximum Battery Life
1.2h Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
390 shots 400 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
BEST
 USB

Other Features

Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 1200
Picture Transfer Protocol
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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