• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 855.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 900.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon L840 advantages over Nikon B500

Nikon B500 advantages over Nikon L840

  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    3 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features

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
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • 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 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 Panasonic LZ30

Nikon L840
Panasonic LZ30
  • $252
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer exposure
Nikon B500
Panasonic LZ30
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Nikon L830

Nikon L840
Nikon L830
  • $252
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $220
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Nikon B500
Nikon L830
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $220
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Fujifilm S8600

Nikon L840
Fujifilm S8600
  • $252
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Integrated ND filter
Nikon B500
Fujifilm S8600
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Samsung WB1100F

Nikon L840
Samsung WB1100F
  • $252
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • HDMI out
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus
Nikon B500
Samsung WB1100F
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus

Compared to Sony H300

Nikon L840
Sony H300
  • $252
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $178
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
Nikon B500
Sony H300
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $178
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
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