• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 420.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Nikon L100 advantages over Nikon D5300

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds

Nikon D5300 advantages over Nikon L100

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.92 vs 1.69 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 600 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    5 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 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
  • 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
    24.2 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality similar to more expensive DSLRs (like the D7100); Great dynamic range; Responsive all-around performer; Excellent Full HD video-shooting quality; Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing features; Built-in GPS; Compact and lightweight size; 18-140mm kit lens performs well for its type and has a very versatile focus length range.

  • AA-filterless sensor makes it more prone to moire; Burst speed slows with highest quality 14-bit RAW images; Live View mode not as good as some competitors; No external headphone jack; GPS receiver not very sensitive.

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
Nikon D5300
Fujifilm S2000HD
  • $587
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

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
Nikon D5300
Olympus SP-600UZ
  • $587
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon L110

Nikon L100
Nikon L110
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • HDMI out
Nikon D5300
Nikon L110
  • $587
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Faster shutter

Compared to Nikon D5200

Nikon L100
Nikon D5200
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D5300
Nikon D5200
  • $587
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Pentax K-3

Nikon L100
Pentax K-3
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D5300
Pentax K-3
  • $587
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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