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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L320

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Size
Really small
Super compact 96x59x21 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
139 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L320

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Aperture Wider aperture f/3.1 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the L320's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Zoom More zoom 26.6x vs 6x
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More than 19.5x more zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Wide angle Better wide angle 22 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Battery life Longer battery life 310 shots vs 180 shots
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More than 70% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Nikon S4300

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size Significantly smaller 96x59x21 mm vs 111x76x83 mm
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5.9x smaller
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.8" vs 3.3"
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4x thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 139 g vs 430 g
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3.1x lighter
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S4300's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $180 - $279

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Samsung WB250F

        Samsung WB250F

        Travel zoom

        $111 - $169

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

        Nikon Coolpix L320 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Super zoom

        $188 - $224

        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Size Larger
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Super zoom

        $125 - $212

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Size Larger
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $139 - $184

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Super zoom

        $198

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Size Slightly smaller
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Super zoom

        $184

        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

        Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $86 - $120

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $94

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $75 - $126

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $109 - $120

        Focus points Many more focus points
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $152

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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