• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 156.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 350.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S4300 advantages over Nikon L620

  • Less expensive
    $170 vs $250 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    20 mm vs 34 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    139g vs 237g
    Lighter weight

Nikon L620 advantages over Nikon S4300

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    350 mm vs 156 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 410 vs 180 shots
    Capture more photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video

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

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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm JX280

Nikon S4300
Fujifilm JX280
  • $170
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More dots on screen
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon L620
Fujifilm JX280
  • $127
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon S3300

Nikon S4300
Nikon S3300
  • $170
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Nikon L620
Nikon S3300
  • $127
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon L610

Nikon S4300
Nikon L610
  • $170
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon L620
Nikon L610
  • $127
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Fujifilm JX680

Nikon S4300
Fujifilm JX680
  • $170
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon L620
Fujifilm JX680
  • $127
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon S810c

Nikon S4300
Nikon S810c
  • $170
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon L620
Nikon S810c
  • $127
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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