Nikon Coolpix L840 vs Nikon Coolpix S9900

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Nikon Coolpix L840
Nikon Coolpix S9900

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
8x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has an optical zoom of 38x, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is only a 30x optical zoom digital camera (8x 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.

24% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.7 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (3.7).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is an 855mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 105mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (750mm).
12% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a minimum focal length of 22.5mm, however the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (2.5mm longer).
Three more supported batteries Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a four supported battery digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S9900 only has one supported battery.
5 Reasons For
A lot longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 8s, however the Nikon Coolpix L840 is only a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (4s shorter). Read more

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

453MB bigger internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has an internal memory of 473MB, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 is only a 20MB internal memory digital camera (453MB smaller).
Three more awards
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has 5 awards, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 has 2 awards.
Expert reviews are moderately better
Based on 16 reviews, the Nikon Coolpix S9900 has an average expert review score of 78%, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 has an average rating of 76% (based on 6 reviews).
User reviews are moderately better
Based on 48 reviews, the Nikon Coolpix S9900 has an average user review score of 89%, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 has an average rating of 85% (based on 70 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon Coolpix L840 is only 4s maximum shutter speed, but the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is an 8s maximum shutter speed digital camera (4s longer). Read more

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

23x smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has an internal memory of 20MB, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 473MB internal memory digital camera (453MB bigger).
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon Coolpix L840 has received 2 awards, the Nikon Coolpix S9900 has received 5 awards.
Moderately Lower expert review Score
The Nikon Coolpix L840's average expert rating is only 76%, however the Nikon Coolpix S9900's is 78% (based on 16 reviews).
Moderately Lower user review Score
The Nikon Coolpix L840's average user rating is 85%, however the Nikon Coolpix S9900's is 89% (based on 48 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
8x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has an optical zoom of 30x, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 38x optical zoom digital camera (8x 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.

0.7 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 3.7 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.7 larger than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (3.7).
15% shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 750mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 105mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (750mm).
2.5mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a minimum focal length of 25mm, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera (2.5mm shorter).
Three less supported batteries Edit
The number of supported batteries on the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is one, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 only has four supported batteries.
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Awards

2 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
5 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
optyczne.pl: Good Buy
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 23 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
16MP 16MP
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 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.76MP 16.76MP
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 1:1
 16:9
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
38x
BEST
30x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Minimum Aperture
3
BEST
3.7
Maximum Focal Length
855mm
BEST
750mm
Minimum Focal Length
22.5mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range
4 - 152 4.5 - 135
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 60x
Lens Structure
12/9 13/11

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
BEST
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞ 0.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

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
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
125 125
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 8s
BEST
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 - 3.5
Flash Range
0.5 - 6.9 0.5 - 6
Pre-Flash
 Pre-flash
 Pre-flash

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 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

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
20MB 473MB
BEST
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 921,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Electronic Compass
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic compass
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
 Direct printing
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data EXPEED C2
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Moon
 Panorama
 Food
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Moon
 Panorama
 Food
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
538g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
78.3mm 66mm
Depth
96mm 39.5mm
Width
113.5mm 112mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 289g

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-EL12
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 300 shots
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.3h

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

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

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
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