Nikon Coolpix L840 vs Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

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Nikon Coolpix L840
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 38x optical zoom digital camera. That's 33x bigger than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (5x). 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.

Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix L840 is 6.5 maximum aperture. That's 0.8 smaller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (5.7).
0.5 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 larger).
750mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 855mm, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only a 105mm maximum focal length digital camera (750mm shorter).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels. That's 461,000 pixels higher than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (460,000 pixels).
Four number of batteries supporteds Edit
The number of number of batteries supporteds on the Nikon Coolpix L840 is four, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 only has one number of batteries supported.
590.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 takes 590.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 only takes 300.00 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.

One more awards
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has 2 awards from expert review sites, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has 1 award.
6 Reasons For
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 21mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1.5mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (21mm).
Bigger internal memory Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 37MB internal memory digital camera. That's 17MB bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (37MB).
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a GPS (satellite), but the Nikon Coolpix L840 does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

2x lighter Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a weight of 224g, however the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 538g digital camera (314g 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.

Moderately better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 80%, whereas the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix L840 is 76% (based on 6 reviews).
Moderately better user reviews
The average user review score of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 88%, whereas the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix L840 is 85% (based on 70 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1.5mm longer than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (21mm).
Smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 20MB internal memory digital camera. That's 17MB smaller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (37MB).
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 does not have a GPS (satellite), whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

314g heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a weight of 538g, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 224g digital camera (314g 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.

Older by one month
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is one month older than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860.
Expert review Rating is moderately Worse
The average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix L840 is only 76%, whereas the average expert rating of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 80% (based on 1 review).
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix L840 is 85%, whereas the average user rating of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 88% (based on 76 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 33x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (5x). 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.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only 5.7 maximum aperture. That's 0.8 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (5.7).
0.5 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 smaller).
Eight times shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 105mm, however the Nikon Coolpix L840 is an 855mm maximum focal length digital camera (750mm longer).
2x lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,000 pixels. That's 461,000 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (460,000 pixels).
Only one number of batteries supported Edit
The number of number of batteries supporteds on the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is one, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 only has four number of batteries supporteds.
Only 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however 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.

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One less award
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has only received 1 award, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 has received 2 awards.

Awards

2 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

14 months Ago 13 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel
16MP 16MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 2048 x 1536
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 2048 x 1536
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.76MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 1:1
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
 4:3
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Colour of Product
 Violet
 Violet
Waterproof Up to
Unknown - Click to provide data 15m
Freezeproof Up to
Unknown - Click to provide data -10°C
Material
 Metal
 Metal
Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dustproof
Shock Resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock resistant
Freezeproof
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Crash Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Lens System

Optical Zoom
38x
BEST
5x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5
BEST
5.7
Minimum Aperture Number
3
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
855mm
BEST
105mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
22.5mm 21mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4 - 152 3.74 - 18.7
Lens Type
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 10/8

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Normal Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞ 0.1 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
99 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
3.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 80
 800
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 80
 800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 6,400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
125 125
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 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
4s 4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1 - 2.5
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 6.9 0.12 - 4
Pre-Flash
 Pre-flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 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@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 640x480@120fps
 640x480@100fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 640x480@120fps
 640x480@100fps
 1280×720@60fps
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
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
20MB 37MB
BEST
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
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White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Tungsten
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Tungsten
 Underwater
 Sunny
Photo Effects
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Image Editing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data TruePic VII
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Moon
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Underwater
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Moon
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Underwater
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
538g 224g
BEST
Height
78.3mm 64.1mm
Depth
96mm 27.6mm
Width
113.5mm 112.9mm

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Alkaline
 Alkaline
Number of Batteries Supported
4
BEST
1
Battery Type
LR6/L40, FR6/L91, EN-MH2 LI-50B
Battery Life (max)
1.35h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
590 shots
BEST
300 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Viewer 3
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Software CD
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
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