• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 32.00mm - 96.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.8 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 85.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm J38 advantages over Nikon DL24-85

  • Thinner
    20 mm vs 49 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    130g vs 350g
    Lighter weight

Nikon DL24-85 advantages over Fujifilm J38

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.36 vs 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/2.9
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    1037k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.8 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 32 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    120 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/1400 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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 Samsung L210

Fujifilm J38
Samsung L210
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $99
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon DL24-85
Samsung L210
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $99
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner

Compared to Samsung SL201

Fujifilm J38
Samsung SL201
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $170
  • 1/2.33 inch
Nikon DL24-85
Samsung SL201
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $170
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony DSC-W310

Fujifilm J38
Sony DSC-W310
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • $84
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon DL24-85
Sony DSC-W310
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $84
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic DMC-F3

Fujifilm J38
Panasonic DMC-F3
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster shutter
  • $96
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
Nikon DL24-85
Panasonic DMC-F3
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $96
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony DSC-W510

Fujifilm J38
Sony DSC-W510
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • $82
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Wider angle lens
Nikon DL24-85
Sony DSC-W510
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $82
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner
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