• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 26mm - 130mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/3.1 inch 0.0mm2
  • 13.2 megapixels
  • 30mm - 90mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Nikon L30 over Nikon S32

  • Larger sensor
    1/2.3 inch vs 1/3.1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Lens zoom ratio
    5.0x vs 3.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 13.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    26 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Nikon S32 over Nikon L30

  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Nikon L30
Samsung WB50F
  • $83
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • More pixels
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon S32
Samsung WB50F
  • $120
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • 1080p
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Ricoh WG-20

Nikon L30
Ricoh WG-20
  • $83
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon S32
Ricoh WG-20
  • $120
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • 1080p
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Canon 140 IS

Nikon L30
Canon 140 IS
  • $83
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $116
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon S32
Canon 140 IS
  • $120
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • 1080p
  • HDMI out
  • $116
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Canon 135

Nikon L30
Canon 135
  • $83
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer shutter
Nikon S32
Canon 135
  • $120
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • 1080p
  • HDMI out
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Ricoh WG-30w

Nikon L30
Ricoh WG-30w
  • $83
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon S32
Ricoh WG-30w
  • $120
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Lens zoom ratio
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