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 number 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 number Edit
The Fujifilm X30 has a minimum aperture number of 2, however the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (1 larger).
50% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Fujifilm X30 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800. That's 6,400 higher than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (6,400).
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Fujifilm X30 is 100 minimum ISO speed. That's 25 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (125).
Longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Fujifilm X30 is 30s maximum shutter speed. That's 26s longer than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (4s). Read more

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

64% bigger internal memory Edit
The Fujifilm X30 is a 55MB internal memory digital camera. That's 35MB bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (20MB).
A lot lighter Edit
The Fujifilm X30 has a weight of 383g, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 538g 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.

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 Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a megapixel of 16MP, 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.

34x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has an optical zoom of 38x, but the Fujifilm X30 is only a 4x optical zoom digital camera (34x 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 lot bigger digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a digital zoom of 4x, 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 855mm. That's 743mm longer than the Fujifilm X30 (855mm).
5.5mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Fujifilm X30 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera (5.5mm longer).
One hundred and twenty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 takes 590.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Fujifilm X30 only takes 470.00 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.

$219 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is $218.99 cheaper than the Fujifilm X30.
Available from 2 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 Edit
The Fujifilm X30 is a 12MP digital camera. That's 4MP lower than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (16MP). 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.

34x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Fujifilm X30 is a 4x optical zoom digital camera. That's 34x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (38x). 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.

Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Fujifilm X30 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (4x). 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
Fujifilm X30 is only 112mm maximum focal length, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 is an 855mm maximum focal length digital camera (743mm longer).
20% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Fujifilm X30 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28mm. That's 5.5mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (22.5mm).
Only 470.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Fujifilm X30 is 470.00, but 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.

More expensive by $219
The Fujifilm X30 is $218.99 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L840.
Less retailers
The Fujifilm X30 is only stocked by 3 retailers, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 is stocked by 5 sellers. 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 over one year
The Fujifilm X30 is 14 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 number Edit
Nikon Coolpix L840 is only 6.5 maximum aperture, but the Fujifilm X30 is an 11 maximum aperture digital camera (4.5 smaller).
Larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1 larger than the Fujifilm X30 (3).
6,400 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Fujifilm X30 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 higher).
20% bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 125, however the Fujifilm X30 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
26s shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 4s, however the Fujifilm X30 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (26s longer). Read more

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

2x smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has an internal memory of 20MB, but the Fujifilm X30 is a 55MB internal memory digital camera (35MB bigger).
29% heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 538g digital camera. That's 155g heavier than the Fujifilm X30 (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.

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 14 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel
12MP 16MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS II
BEST
 CMOS II
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.76MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 1:1
 16:9
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
4x 38x
BEST
Digital Zoom
2x 4x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
11
BEST
6.5
Minimum Aperture Number
2
BEST
3
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
112mm 855mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm 22.5mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
7.1 - 28.4 4 - 152
Lens Type
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
11/9 12/9
Number of Aspheric Elements
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.1 - 3.0 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 99
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Super Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 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 (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800
BEST
6,400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100
BEST
125
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s
BEST
4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Forced on
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
0.5 - 5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.3 - 7 0.5 - 6.9
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At 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
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
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
55MB
BEST
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)
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,000 pixels

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-4 - 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
17.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 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
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
383g
BEST
538g
Height
71.6mm 78.3mm
Depth
60.3mm 96mm
Width
118.7mm 113.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
423g 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Battery Type
NP-95 LR6/L40, FR6/L91, EN-MH2
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.35h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
470 shots 590 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
4000 x 3000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
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
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
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