• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 675.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 855.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon L820 advantages over Nikon L840

  • Less expensive
    $199 vs $229
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon L840 advantages over Nikon L820

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    855 mm vs 675 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 740 vs 540 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    4 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • 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 L810

Nikon L820
Nikon L810
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
Nikon L840
Nikon L810
  • $264
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Samsung WB100

Nikon L820
Samsung WB100
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon L840
Samsung WB100
  • $264
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Nikon L830

Nikon L820
Nikon L830
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Faster shutter
  • $222
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon L840
Nikon L830
  • $264
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $222
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Samsung WB1100F

Nikon L820
Samsung WB1100F
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon L840
Samsung WB1100F
  • $264
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • HDMI out
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus

Compared to Nikon B500

Nikon L820
Nikon B500
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon L840
Nikon B500
  • $264
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
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