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

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

29% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 1,200mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 345mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (855mm).
25 smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 bigger).
Significantly longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 is only a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (11s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

96g lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 442g digital camera. That's 96g lighter than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (538g). 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.

$1 cheaper
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS costs $279.00, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 is $280.00.
Available from 2 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).
7 Reasons For
0.4 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (3).
1.5mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (1.5mm longer).
3,200 higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 lower).
460,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is only a 461,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,000 pixels lower).
Three more number of batteries supporteds Edit
The number of number of batteries supporteds on the Nikon Coolpix L840 is four, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS only has one number of batteries supported.
Three hundred and eighty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 takes 590.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS only takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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

8 Reasons Against
Larger minimum aperture number Edit
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 3.4 minimum aperture. That's 0.4 larger than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (3).
1.5mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 24mm minimum focal length, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera (1.5mm shorter).
Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is only 3,200 maximum ISO speed, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 higher).
460,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 461,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,000 pixels higher).
Three less number of batteries supporteds Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has one number of batteries supported, however the Nikon Coolpix L840 only has four number of batteries supporteds.
Three hundred and eighty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a digital camera that takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 only takes 590.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Eleven months older
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is older than the Nikon Coolpix L840 by eleven 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).
10 Reasons Against
0.039999999999999MP less total megapixels Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a total megapixels of 16.76MP, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 16.8MP digital camera (0.039999999999999MP more).
12x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has an optical zoom of 38x, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 50x 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.

41% shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 855mm. That's 345mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (855mm).
20% bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 125, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
Significantly shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 4s, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera (11s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

18% heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 538g digital camera. That's 96g heavier than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (538g). 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.

$1 more expensive
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS by $1.
Fewer sellers
Only 5 retailers sells the Nikon Coolpix L840, but 7 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

25 months Ago 14 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel
16MP 16MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixels
16.8MP
BEST
16.76MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x
BEST
38x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5 6.5
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,200mm
BEST
855mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm 22.5mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 215 4 - 152
Lens Type
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
13/10 12/9
Combined Zoom
200x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
4.3 - 215 0.3 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0 - 0.5 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 99
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
1.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
1.3 - ∞ 3.5 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 6,400
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100
BEST
125
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
1.3 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
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)
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At 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
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 20MB
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
461,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Scene Modes
 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
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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 Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 4
BEST
Battery Type
NB-6LH LR6/L40, FR6/L91, EN-MH2
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.35h
Battery Capacity
1,060mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
210 shots 590 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
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