• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 5.0x zoom 26mm - 130mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $97 Average Retail $120 MSRP
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 6.0x zoom 26mm - 156mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $130 Average Retail $180 MSRP

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Advantages

Nikon L30 over Nikon S5200

  • Longer battery life
    320 vs 160 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    6 months vs 18 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features

Nikon S5200 over Nikon L30

  • Lens zoom ratio
    6.0x vs 5.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • High-res screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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The Competition

Compared to Sony WX80

Nikon L30
Sony WX80
  • $97
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Newer
  • $142
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
Nikon S5200
Sony WX80
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 1080p
  • High-res screen
  • $142
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Nikon L28

Nikon L30
Nikon L28
  • $97
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • $120
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
Nikon S5200
Nikon L28
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $120
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • More pixels

Compared to Fujifilm JX680

Nikon L30
Fujifilm JX680
  • $97
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $98
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer shutter
  • Higher extended ISO
Nikon S5200
Fujifilm JX680
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $98
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Fujifilm AX650

Nikon L30
Fujifilm AX650
  • $97
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Wider angle lens
  • $87
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer shutter
  • Higher extended ISO
Nikon S5200
Fujifilm AX650
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $87
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Nikon S3500

Nikon L30
Nikon S3500
  • $97
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $64
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon S5200
Nikon S3500
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1080p
  • $64
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
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