Nikon Coolpix L330 vs Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850

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Nikon Coolpix L330
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
21% higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a megapixel count of 20.2MP, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is only a 16MP digital camera (4.2MP 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.

3.68MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a total megapixel count of 20.48MP, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is only a 16.8MP digital camera (3.68MP less).
21x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has an optical zoom of 26x, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (21x 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.

0.2 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a maximum aperture of 5.9, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is only a 5.7 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 smaller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (3.5).
83% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 585mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 480mm longer than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (105mm).
14% bigger internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has an internal memory of 43MB, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is only a 37MB internal memory digital camera (6MB smaller).
Three more supported batteries Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has four supported batteries, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 only has one supported battery.
Seventy more shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is a digital camera that takes 370.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 only takes 300.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

User reviews are slightly better
Based on 245 user reviews, the Nikon Coolpix L330 has an average review score of 92%, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has an average rating of 89% (based on 39 reviews).
3 Reasons For
1.5mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has a minimum focal length of 21mm, however the Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera (1.5mm longer).
Hugely longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is 4s maximum shutter speed, but the Nikon Coolpix L330 is only a 1s maximum shutter speed digital camera (3s shorter). Read more

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

Expert reviews are vastly better
Based on 1 expert review, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has an average review score of 90%, however the Nikon Coolpix L330 has an average rating of 64% (based on 8 reviews).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
1.5mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a minimum focal length of 22.5mm, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 21mm minimum focal length digital camera (1.5mm shorter).
Three times shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 1s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (3s longer). Read more

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

Hugely Lower expert review Score
The Nikon Coolpix L330 only has an average expert rating of 64%, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has an average expert rating of 90% (based on 1 review).
11 Reasons Against
4.2MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has a megapixel count of 16MP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 20.2MP digital camera (4.2MP higher). 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.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has a total megapixel count of 16.8MP, but the Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 20.48MP digital camera (3.68MP more).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has an optical zoom of 5x, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 26x optical zoom digital camera (21x bigger). 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.

0.2 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has a maximum aperture of 5.7, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
12% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 larger than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (3.5).
Five times shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 105mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 480mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (105mm).
6MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has an internal memory of 37MB, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 43MB internal memory digital camera (6MB bigger).
Three less supported batteries Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a one supported battery digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L330 only has four supported batteries.
Seventy less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is 300.00, but the Nikon Coolpix L330 only takes 370.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Five months older
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is older than the Nikon Coolpix L330 by five months.
Moderately Lower user review Score
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850's average user rating is 89%, however the Nikon Coolpix L330's is 92% (based on 245 reviews).

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.2MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
BEST
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20.48MP
BEST
16.8MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 1:1
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
 4:3
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Colour
 Black
 Black
Dust-Resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dust-resistant
Shock Resistant Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock resistant case
Freezeproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Freezeproof
Crash Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Crash proof

Lens System

Optical Zoom
26x
BEST
5x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
5.9
BEST
5.7
Minimum Aperture
3.1
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length
585mm
BEST
105mm
Minimum Focal Length
22.5mm 21mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
4 - 104 3.74 - 18.7
Lens Structure
12/9 10/8
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 5

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 64
 125
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 64
 125
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
80 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
1s 4s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 2.5 0.1 - 2.5
Flash Range
0.5 - 5 0.12 - 4

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
BEST
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
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
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
43MB
BEST
37MB
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 460,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Tungsten
 Underwater
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Tungsten
 Underwater
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Muted
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Muted
 Vivid
Self-Timer
10 2,12
Multi-Shot Mode
 Multi-shot mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Self-portrait
 Underwater
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Self-portrait
 Underwater
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Height
76.3mm 64.1mm
Depth
83.3mm 27.6mm
Width
111.1mm 109.9mm
Weight Including Battery
430g 218g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 DC
 Battery
 DC
Battery
 Alkaline
 Alkaline
Supported Battery
4
BEST
1
Battery Size
AA LI‑50B
Shot Per Battery Charge
370 shots
BEST
300 shots

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED C2
 EXPEED C2
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