Lytro Illum vs Nikon Coolpix L330

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Lytro Illum
Nikon Coolpix L330

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Lytro Illum is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 1,600 higher than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (1,600).
97% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Lytro Illum has a maximum camera shutter speed of 32s. That's 31s longer than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (1s). Read more

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

Two memory slots Edit
The number of memory slots on the Lytro Illum is two, but the Nikon Coolpix L330 only has one memory slot.
Larger screen size Edit
Lytro Illum is 4" screen. That's 1" larger than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Moderately better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Lytro Illum is 68%, whereas the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix L330 is 64% (based on 8 reviews).
6 Reasons For
18x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has an optical zoom of 26x, but the Lytro Illum is only an 8x optical zoom digital camera (18x 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.

3.9 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a maximum aperture of 5.9, but the Lytro Illum is only a 2 maximum aperture digital camera (3.9 bigger).
58% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 585mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 335mm longer than the Lytro Illum (585mm).
7.5mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a minimum focal length of 22.5mm, whereas the Lytro Illum is a 30mm minimum focal length digital camera (7.5mm longer).
Available from 3 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
User reviews are better
Based on 245 user reviews, the Nikon Coolpix L330 has an average review score of 92%, whereas the Lytro Illum has an average rating of 85% (based on 8 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Lytro Illum is an 8x optical zoom digital camera. That's 18x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (26x). 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.

2x bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Lytro Illum is a 2 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 3.9 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (5.9).
Two times shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Lytro Illum has a maximum focal length of 250mm, however the Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 585mm maximum focal length digital camera (335mm longer).
7.5mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Lytro Illum is a 30mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 7.5mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (22.5mm).
Fewer sellers
The Lytro Illum is only stocked by 1 store, but the Nikon Coolpix L330 is stocked by 4 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Lytro Illum is 85%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix L330 is 92% (based on 245 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
1,600 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a maximum ISO speed of 1,600, whereas the Lytro Illum is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (1,600 higher).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 1s, however the Lytro Illum is a 32s maximum shutter speed digital camera (31s longer). Read more

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

One less memory slot Edit
The number of memory slots on the Nikon Coolpix L330 is one, but the Lytro Illum only has two memory slots.
A lot smaller screen size Edit
Nikon Coolpix L330 is only 3" screen, but the Lytro Illum is a 4" screen digital camera (1" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Four months older
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is older than the Lytro Illum by four months.
A bit Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix L330 is only 64%, whereas the average expert rating of the Lytro Illum is 68% (based on 39 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 20.2MP
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
10.82 x 7.52 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 20.48MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Magnesium

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x 26x
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
2 5.9
BEST
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.1
Maximum Focal Length
250mm 585mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
30mm 22.5mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
9.5 - 77.8 4 - 104
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 12/9

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
ISO Speed
 80
 200
 320
 3200
 Auto
 160
 1600
 80
 200
 320
 3200
 Auto
 160
 1600
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200
BEST
1,600
Minimum ISO Speed
80 80
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
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)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
32s
BEST
1s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - 2.5
Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - 5
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
BEST
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording

Audio

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

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 43MB
Memory Slot
2
BEST
1

Display

Screen Size
4"
BEST
3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 460,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 10
Multi-Shot Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot mode
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
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
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
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

Weight
940g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
86mm 76.3mm
Depth
166mm 83.3mm
Width
145mm 111.1mm
Packaging Height
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Depth
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 430g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 DC
 Battery
 DC
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data AA
Battery Capacity
3,760mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 370 shots
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

RoHS Compliance
 RoHS compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED C2
 EXPEED C2
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