• 1/2.5 inch 24.7mm2
  • 8.0 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon L18 advantages over Nikon S3700

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.76 vs 1.20 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.7
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos

Nikon S3700 advantages over Nikon L18

  • Larger sensor
    1/2.3 inch vs 1/2.5 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    200 mm vs 105 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    20 mm vs 29 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    4 years vs 11 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 8.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 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
  • 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 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 an external screen 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 Samsung S860

Nikon L18
Samsung S860
  • $140
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $179
  • 1/2.5 inch
Nikon S3700
Samsung S860
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $179
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Samsung S760

Nikon L18
Samsung S760
  • $140
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $169
  • 1/2.5 inch
Nikon S3700
Samsung S760
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $169
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Panasonic DMC-LS80

Nikon L18
Panasonic DMC-LS80
  • $140
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • $113
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher extended ISO
Nikon S3700
Panasonic DMC-LS80
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $113
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Nikon S3600

Nikon L18
Nikon S3600
  • $140
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $97
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon S3700
Nikon S3600
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $97
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon 170 IS

Nikon L18
Canon 170 IS
  • $140
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon S3700
Canon 170 IS
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure
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