• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 420.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 392.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon L100 advantages over Canon SX230 HS

  • Less expensive
    $280 vs $350 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos

Canon SX230 HS advantages over Nikon L100

  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 78 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    218g vs 355g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    12.1 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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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Review Excerpt

  • Great zoom range from 28mm to 392mm equivalent; Full HD and slow-motion video; excellent print quality.

  • Low battery life; some chromatic aberration; flash pops up when powered on every time.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm S2000HD

Nikon L100
Fujifilm S2000HD
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Faster shutter
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus
Canon SX230 HS
Fujifilm S2000HD
  • $269
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Thinner
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Samsung HZ35W

Nikon L100
Samsung HZ35W
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Thinner
Canon SX230 HS
Samsung HZ35W
  • $269
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in GPS
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Olympus SP-600UZ

Nikon L100
Olympus SP-600UZ
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Faster shutter
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More pixels
Canon SX230 HS
Olympus SP-600UZ
  • $269
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Manual focus
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon L110

Nikon L100
Nikon L110
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • HDMI out
Canon SX230 HS
Nikon L110
  • $269
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Manual focus
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon SX210 IS

Nikon L100
Canon SX210 IS
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $262
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Thinner
Canon SX230 HS
Canon SX210 IS
  • $269
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $262
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels
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