Fujifilm X30 vs Nikon Coolpix L840

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Fujifilm X30
Nikon Coolpix L840

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
41% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Fujifilm X30 is an 11 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 4.5 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (6.5).
1 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Fujifilm X30 has a minimum aperture of 2, however the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (1 larger).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Fujifilm X30 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (125).
64% bigger internal memory Edit
The Fujifilm X30 is a 55MB internal memory digital camera. That's 35MB bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (20MBMB).
A lot lighter Edit
The Fujifilm X30 has a weight of 383g, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 538gg digital camera (155g heavier). 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.

Shorter Edit
Fujifilm X30 is 71.6mm tall. That's 6.7mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (78.3mmmm).
Thinner Edit
The Fujifilm X30 is a 60.3mm deep digital camera. That's 35.7mm thinner than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (96mmmm).
Marginally better user reviews
Based on 56 user reviews, the average review score of the Fujifilm X30 is 88%, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix L840 is 85% (based on 70 reviews).
9 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a megapixel count of 16MPMP, but the Fujifilm X30 is only a 12MP digital camera (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 digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a digital zoom of 4xx, whereas the Fujifilm X30 is only a 2x digital zoom digital camera (2x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

87% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is an 855mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 743mm longer than the Fujifilm X30 (855mmmm).
5.5mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a minimum focal length of 22.5mmmm, whereas the Fujifilm X30 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera (5.5mm longer).
5.2mm narrower Edit
Nikon Coolpix L840 is 113.5mmmm wide, but the Fujifilm X30 is a 118.7mm wide digital camera (5.2mm wider).
One hundred and twenty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 takes 590 shots shots per battery charge, however the Fujifilm X30 only takes 470.00 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.

$329 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is $329 cheaper than the Fujifilm X30.
Available from 5 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 6 reviews, the Nikon Coolpix L840 has an average expert review score of 76%, whereas the Fujifilm X30 has an average rating of 64% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
34% lower megapixel count Edit
The Fujifilm X30 is a 12MP digital camera. That's 4MP lower than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (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.

Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Fujifilm X30 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (4xx). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Fujifilm X30 has a maximum focal length of 112mm, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 is an 855mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (743mm longer).
20% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Fujifilm X30 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 5.5mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (22.5mmmm).
5% wider Edit
The Fujifilm X30 is a 118.7mm wide digital camera. That's 5.2mm wider than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (113.5mmmm).
Only 470.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Fujifilm X30 is 470.00, but 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.

More expensive by $329
The Fujifilm X30 is $329 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L840.
Less retailers
The Fujifilm X30 is only stocked by 3 sellers, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 is stocked by 8 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by seven months
The Fujifilm X30 is seven months older than the Nikon Coolpix L840.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Fujifilm X30's average expert score is only 64%, however the Nikon Coolpix L840's is 76% (based on 6 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
4.5 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a maximum aperture of 6.5, but the Fujifilm X30 is an 11 maximum aperture digital camera (4.5 smaller).
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1 larger than the Fujifilm X30 (3).
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, however the Fujifilm X30 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
2x smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has an internal memory of 20MBMB, but the Fujifilm X30 is a 55MB internal memory digital camera (35MB bigger).
29% heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 538gg digital camera. That's 155g heavier than the Fujifilm X30 (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.

A bit taller Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a height of 78.3mmmm, however the Fujifilm X30 is a 71.6mm tall digital camera (6.7mm shorter).
A lot thicker Edit
Nikon Coolpix L840 is 96mmmm deep, but the Fujifilm X30 is a 60.3mm deep digital camera (35.7mm thinner).
Moderately Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix L840 is 85%, whereas the average user rating of the Fujifilm X30 is 88% (based on 56 reviews).

Awards

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Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

28 months Ago 22 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12MP 16MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS II
BEST
 CMOS II
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1864
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 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
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1864
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 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
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 16.76MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 1:1
 16:9
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
4x
BEST
38x
Digital Zoom
2x 4x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
11
BEST
6.5
Minimum Aperture
2
BEST
3
Maximum Focal Length
112mm 855mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
28mm 22.5mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
7.1 - 28.4 4 - 152
Lens
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure
11/9 12/9
Aspheric Element
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0.1 - 3.0 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 99
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Super Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.5 - 3.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Speed
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 6,400
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100
BEST
125
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Forced on
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
0.5 - 5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.3 - 7 0.5 - 6.9
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1280x720@50fps
 1280x960@30fps
 1280x960@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 640x480@120fps
 640x480@100fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280x960@30fps
 1280x960@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 640x480@120fps
 640x480@100fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
55MB
BEST
20MB
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.39" Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Magnification Ratio
0.65x Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Diopter Adjustment
-4 - 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
17.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Flower
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Pet
 Moon
 Beach
 Snow
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Flower
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 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
383g
BEST
538g
Height
71.6mm
BEST
78.3mm
Depth
60.3mm
BEST
96mm
Width
118.7mm 113.5mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
423g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Battery Size
NP-95 LR6/L40, FR6/L91, EN-MH2
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.35h
Shot Per Battery Charge
470 shots 590 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
4000 x 3000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB

Technical Details

Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
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