• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 420.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1008.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon L100 advantages over Canon SX420 IS

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.69 vs 1.20 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 195 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX420 IS advantages over Nikon L100

  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,008 mm vs 420 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    6 years vs 13 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    20.0 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 2 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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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 SX420 IS
Fujifilm S2000HD
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

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 SX420 IS
Olympus SP-600UZ
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • 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 SX420 IS
Nikon L110
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon SX400 IS

Nikon L100
Canon SX400 IS
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
Canon SX420 IS
Canon SX400 IS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More pixels
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus

Compared to Canon SX410 IS

Nikon L100
Canon SX410 IS
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
Canon SX420 IS
Canon SX410 IS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
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