• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28mm - 140mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 26mm - 130mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon A1400 advantages over Nikon L30

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon L30 advantages over Canon A1400

  • Less expensive
    $87 vs $200
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    16 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Canon A3300 IS

Canon A1400
Canon A3300 IS
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Newer
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon L30
Canon A3300 IS
  • $88
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • More pixels
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Canon 320 HS

Canon A1400
Canon 320 HS
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $231
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon L30
Canon 320 HS
  • $88
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • More pixels
  • $231
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon A1300

Canon A1400
Canon A1300
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon L30
Canon A1300
  • $88
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Newer
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Nikon L28

Canon A1400
Nikon L28
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure
  • $122
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
Nikon L30
Nikon L28
  • $88
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
  • $122
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Nikon L32

Canon A1400
Nikon L32
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure
  • $95
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
Nikon L30
Nikon L32
  • $88
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $95
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
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