• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 750.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 855.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX700 HS advantages over Nikon L840

  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    34 mm vs 96 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    269g vs 538g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.5 fps vs 7.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/1500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon L840 advantages over Canon SX700 HS

  • Less expensive
    $209 vs $279
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 740 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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 Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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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The Competition

Compared to Nikon L830

Canon SX700 HS
Nikon L830
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
  • $218
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon L840
Nikon L830
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $218
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Panasonic ZS40

Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic ZS40
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster shutter
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon L840
Panasonic ZS40
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon SX710 HS

Canon SX700 HS
Canon SX710 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
Nikon L840
Canon SX710 HS
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic ZS60

Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic ZS60
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • $382
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon L840
Panasonic ZS60
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $382
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon B500

Canon SX700 HS
Nikon B500
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Manual focus
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon L840
Nikon B500
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
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