Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Size
Really small
Compact (94×58×26 mm)
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
6 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L810.
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L810

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Zoom
More zoom
25.4x vs 10x
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Around 6.5x more zoom
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Battery life
Longer battery life
300 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.2
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon S6300

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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size
Significantly smaller
94×58×26 mm vs 111×76×83 mm
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4.9x smaller
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 1.2 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1" vs 3.3"
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3.2x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
160 g vs 430 g
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2.7x lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S6300's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$140.00 vs $254.39
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The best price we've seen is $114 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L8101,600 ISO
              S63003,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $145 - $149

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $151

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $416

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $385

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $137

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $135

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $80

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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