• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 855.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 122.9mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 240.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon L840 advantages over Canon XC10

  • Less expensive
    $209 vs $1999
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    855 mm vs 240 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Lighter weight
    538g vs 1040g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    4 vs 1/2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.4 fps vs 3.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Canon XC10 advantages over Nikon L840

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.20 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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
  • Higher extended ISO
    20000 vs 6400 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon L830

Nikon L840
Nikon L830
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoots 60p video
Canon XC10
Nikon L830
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony H300

Nikon L840
Sony H300
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Longer exposure
Canon XC10
Sony H300
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Nikon L840
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1149
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon XC10
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $1149
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony RX10 II

Nikon L840
Sony RX10 II
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon XC10
Sony RX10 II
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon B500

Nikon L840
Nikon B500
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Canon XC10
Nikon B500
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
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