• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1008.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S810c advantages over Canon SX420 IS

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 270 vs 195 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    27 mm vs 85 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    216g vs 325g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    410k vs 77k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 0.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX420 IS advantages over Nikon S810c

  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,008 mm vs 300 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • More pixels
    20.0 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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 Sony HX10V

Nikon S810c
Sony HX10V
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $375
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon SX420 IS
Sony HX10V
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
  • $375
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon S800c

Nikon S810c
Nikon S800c
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon SX420 IS
Nikon S800c
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon SX400 IS

Nikon S810c
Canon SX400 IS
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
Canon SX420 IS
Canon SX400 IS
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More pixels
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus

Compared to Canon SX410 IS

Nikon S810c
Canon SX410 IS
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More pixels
Canon SX420 IS
Canon SX410 IS
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon S6900

Nikon S810c
Nikon S6900
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon SX420 IS
Nikon S6900
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More pixels
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
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