• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 38.00mm - 136.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 27.00mm - 270.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon L20 advantages over Samsung ST200F

  • Less expensive
    $130 vs $199 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.69 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Higher extended ISO
    1600 vs 0 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Samsung ST200F advantages over Nikon L20

  • 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
  • More telephoto lens reach
    270 mm vs 136 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    18 mm vs 29 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    7 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    27 mm vs 38 mm
    Capture more of the scene

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

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm A150

Nikon L20
Fujifilm A150
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
Samsung ST200F
Fujifilm A150
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon L19

Nikon L20
Nikon L19
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $110
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
Samsung ST200F
Nikon L19
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $110
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon A490

Nikon L20
Canon A490
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $75
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung ST200F
Canon A490
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $75
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung WB30F

Nikon L20
Samsung WB30F
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung ST200F
Samsung WB30F
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Panasonic SZ3

Nikon L20
Panasonic SZ3
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
Samsung ST200F
Panasonic SZ3
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More dots on screen
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Longer exposure
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