• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 765.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 875.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon L830 advantages over Sony H300

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Longer battery life
    More info 680 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.7 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Sony H300 advantages over Nikon L830

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    17 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in 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
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Sony H200

Nikon L830
Sony H200
  • $196
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Sony H300
Sony H200
  • $195
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic LZ30

Nikon L830
Panasonic LZ30
  • $196
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
  • $174
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
Sony H300
Panasonic LZ30
  • $195
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More pixels
  • $174
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus

Compared to Samsung WB2100

Nikon L830
Samsung WB2100
  • $196
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $216
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
Sony H300
Samsung WB2100
  • $195
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More pixels
  • $216
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Nikon L820

Nikon L830
Nikon L820
  • $196
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
  • $240
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster shutter
Sony H300
Nikon L820
  • $195
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $240
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Nikon L840

Nikon L830
Nikon L840
  • $196
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $216
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Sony H300
Nikon L840
  • $195
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $216
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
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