• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 350.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 840.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon L620 advantages over Nikon A1000

  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 410 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Lighter weight
    237g vs 330g
    Lighter weight

Nikon A1000 advantages over Nikon L620

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    840 mm vs 350 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    3 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1037k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    10 vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

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
  • 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
  • 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 Nikon S8200

Nikon L620
Nikon S8200
  • $127
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
Nikon A1000
Nikon S8200
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony H90

Nikon L620
Sony H90
  • $127
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Nikon A1000
Sony H90
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Nikon L610

Nikon L620
Nikon L610
  • $127
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon A1000
Nikon L610
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Canon SX740 HS

Nikon L620
Canon SX740 HS
  • $127
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon A1000
Canon SX740 HS
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Touchscreen
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus

Compared to Panasonic ZS80

Nikon L620
Panasonic ZS80
  • $127
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon A1000
Panasonic ZS80
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
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