• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 765.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 840.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon L830 advantages over Nikon A900

  • Less expensive
    $199 vs $340
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo

Nikon A900 advantages over Nikon L830

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 91 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    2 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    289g vs 508g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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Compared to Panasonic LZ30

Nikon L830
Panasonic LZ30
  • $244
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer exposure
Nikon A900
Panasonic LZ30
  • $378
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Nikon L820

Nikon L830
Nikon L820
  • $244
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Faster shutter
Nikon A900
Nikon L820
  • $378
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon L840

Nikon L830
Nikon L840
  • $244
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $264
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon A900
Nikon L840
  • $378
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $264
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher-res screen

Compared to Canon SX720 HS

Nikon L830
Canon SX720 HS
  • $244
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $314
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon A900
Canon SX720 HS
  • $378
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $314
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Nikon L830
Canon SX730 HS
  • $244
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Nikon A900
Canon SX730 HS
  • $378
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer
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