• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.8 megapixels
  • 18.00mm - 50.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 840.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon DL18-50 advantages over Nikon A900

  • 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.
  • Slower slow-motion
    1200 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.36 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/3.4
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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.
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Wider angle lens
    18 mm vs 24 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    120 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    60.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon A900 advantages over Nikon DL18-50

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    840 mm vs 50 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 57 mm
    Thinner

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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
  • 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 Panasonic ZS60

Nikon DL18-50
Panasonic ZS60
  • $948
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
  • $382
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon A900
Panasonic ZS60
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
  • $382
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Canon SX720 HS

Nikon DL18-50
Canon SX720 HS
  • $948
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $316
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash
Nikon A900
Canon SX720 HS
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $316
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Nikon DL18-50
Canon SX730 HS
  • $948
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash
Nikon A900
Canon SX730 HS
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Nikon DL18-50
Panasonic ZS70
  • $948
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
  • $431
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon A900
Panasonic ZS70
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
  • $431
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon SX740 HS

Nikon DL18-50
Canon SX740 HS
  • $948
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash
Nikon A900
Canon SX740 HS
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer
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