• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 37.00mm - 134.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Nikon L24 advantages over Nikon D610

  • Thinner
    28 mm vs 82 mm
    Thinner

Nikon D610 advantages over Nikon L24

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 1.43 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 900 vs 450 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 8 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
    921k 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
    24.3 vs 14.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • 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
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • 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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Eliminated sensor dust-and-oil spot issue from D600; Great controls for amateur or pro; Comfortable ergonomics and weight; Excellent image quality and low-light performance; Very good dynamic range; Excellent battery life; Built-in lens correction.

  • Not drastically different from D600; Moire with certain subjects; Auto WB still too warm in incandescent light; Slow AF in live view mode; Aliasing in videos.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 6D

Nikon L24
Canon 6D
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Internal flash
  • Thinner
  • $1232
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon D610
Canon 6D
  • $1874
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1232
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Sony DSC-S2100

Nikon L24
Sony DSC-S2100
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $80
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D610
Sony DSC-S2100
  • $1874
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $80
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon L22

Nikon L24
Nikon L22
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon D610
Nikon L22
  • $1874
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner

Compared to Fujifilm AX300

Nikon L24
Fujifilm AX300
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $92
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon D610
Fujifilm AX300
  • $1874
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $92
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon D600

Nikon L24
Nikon D600
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon D610
Nikon D600
  • $1874
  • 35mm
  • Faster RAW shooting
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
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