• 1/1.5 inch 0.0mm2
  • 41.0 megapixels
  • 27.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 8.3 megapixels
  • 15.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nokia 1020 advantages over Nikon 170

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.2 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    27 mm vs 15 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    10 mm vs 42 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More pixels
    41.0 vs 8.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    4 vs 1/2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon 170 advantages over Nokia 1020

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Larger sensor
    1/2.3 inch vs 1/1.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Newer
    3 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    15 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Nokia N8

Nokia 1020
Nokia N8
  • $300
  • 1/1.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $549
  • 1/1.83 inch
  • Larger sensor
Nikon 170
Nokia N8
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $549
  • 1/1.83 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S II

Nokia 1020
Samsung Galaxy S II
  • $300
  • 1/1.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $200
  • 1/3.2 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Headphone jack
Nikon 170
Samsung Galaxy S II
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Larger sensor
  • $200
  • 1/3.2 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon G9X

Nokia 1020
Canon G9X
  • $300
  • 1/1.5 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Built-in GPS
  • $369
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon 170
Canon G9X
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $369
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon 360

Nokia 1020
Nikon 360
  • $300
  • 1/1.5 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Larger sensor
Nikon 170
Nikon 360
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Canon G9X Mark II

Nokia 1020
Canon G9X Mark II
  • $300
  • 1/1.5 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Thinner
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon 170
Canon G9X Mark II
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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