Nikon Coolpix L840 vs Nikon Coolpix P600

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Nikon Coolpix L840
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
1% more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 16.76MP digital camera. That's 0.060000000000002MP more than the Nikon Coolpix P600 (16.7MP).
0.3 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a minimum aperture of 3, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 larger).
7% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1.5mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix P600 (24mm).
A little lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a weight of 538g, however the Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 565g digital camera (27g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Four supported batteries Edit
The number of supported batteries on the Nikon Coolpix L840 is four, but the Nikon Coolpix P600 only has one supported battery.
Better expert reviews
Based on 6 expert reviews, the average review score of the Nikon Coolpix L840 is 76%, whereas the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix P600 is 71% (based on 33 reviews).
9 Reasons For
Moderately higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 has a megapixel count of 16.1MP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 is only a 16MP digital camera (0.1MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 has an optical zoom of 60x, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 is only a 38x optical zoom digital camera (22x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 1,440mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 585mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (1,440mm).
A lot higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, however the Nikon Coolpix L840 is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 lower).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 bigger).
11s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon Coolpix P600 is 15s maximum shutter speed, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 is only a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (11s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Significantly bigger internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 has an internal memory of 56MB, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 is only a 20MB internal memory digital camera (36MB smaller).
£95 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix P600 costs £95 less than the Nikon Coolpix L840.
User reviews are a little better
The Nikon Coolpix P600 has an average user review score of 89% based on 60 reviews, however the Nikon Coolpix L840 has an average rating of 85% (based on 70 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
1% lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 0.1MP lower than the Nikon Coolpix P600 (16.1MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

58% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 38x optical zoom digital camera. That's 22x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P600 (60x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a maximum focal length of 855mm, however the Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 1,440mm maximum focal length digital camera (585mm longer).
6,400 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 6,400 lower than the Nikon Coolpix P600 (12,800).
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix P600 (100).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 4s. That's 11s shorter than the Nikon Coolpix P600 (15s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

36MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 20MB internal memory digital camera. That's 36MB smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P600 (56MB).
More expensive by £95
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is £95 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix P600.
User review Rating is a bit Worse
The average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix L840 is 85%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix P600 is 89% (based on 60 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Slightly less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 has a total megapixel count of 16.7MP, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 16.76MP digital camera (0.060000000000002MP more).
10% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.3 larger than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (3.3).
A bit longer minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 has a minimum focal length of 24mm, however the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera (1.5mm shorter).
Heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 565g digital camera. That's 27g heavier than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (565g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Three less supported batteries Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 is a one supported battery digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 only has four supported batteries.
Lower expert review Score
The Nikon Coolpix P600's average expert rating is only 71%, however the Nikon Coolpix L840's is 76% (based on 6 reviews).

Awards

2 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
2 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 23 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 16.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3072
 1920 x 1080
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3072
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.76MP
BEST
16.7MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
38x 60x
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.5
Minimum Aperture
3
BEST
3.3
Maximum Focal Length
855mm 1,440mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
22.5mm
BEST
24mm
Focal Length Range
4 - 152 4.3 - 258
Lens Structure
12/9 16/11
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 6

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Normal Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 - ∞
Super Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.001 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 80
 100
 800
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 12,800
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
125 100
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
4s 15s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Flash off
 Auto
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - 4
Flash Range
0.5 - 6.9 0.5 - 7.5
Pre-Flash
 Pre-flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 120fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
 WAV
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
20MB 56MB
BEST
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 921,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot mode
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Moon
 Museum
 Panorama
 Sunrise
 Food
 Flower
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Moon
 Museum
 Panorama
 Sunrise
 Food
 Flower
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
538g
BEST
565g
Height
78.3mm 85mm
Depth
96mm 106.5mm
Width
113.5mm 125mm

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Supported Battery
4
BEST
1
Battery Size
LR6/L40, FR6/L91, EN-MH2 EN-EL23
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 330 shots
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
BEST
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
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