• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 130.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 750.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon L32 advantages over Nikon S9900

  • Larger lens aperture
    f/3.2 vs f/3.7
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 570 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    29 mm vs 39 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    164g vs 289g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Nikon S9900 advantages over Nikon L32

  • Less expensive
    $279 vs $397
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
    750 mm vs 130 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 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

  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic TS5

Nikon L32
Panasonic TS5
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Newer
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Nikon S9900
Panasonic TS5
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony HX50V

Nikon L32
Sony HX50V
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon S9900
Sony HX50V
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus

Compared to Nikon S9700

Nikon L32
Nikon S9700
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon S9900
Nikon S9700
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Canon N2

Nikon L32
Canon N2
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
Nikon S9900
Canon N2
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Olympus TG-870

Nikon L32
Olympus TG-870
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon S9900
Olympus TG-870
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Slower slow-motion
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