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Lytro Illum vs Nikon Coolpix L330

Lytro Illum vs Nikon Coolpix L330

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Lytro Illum
Nikon Coolpix L330

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Significantly smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Lytro Illum is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (1.1 larger).
Larger display diagonal 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).
11 Reasons For
9.2MP higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a megapixel of 20.2MP, but the Lytro Illum is only an 11MP digital camera (9.2MP 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Lytro Illum does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

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 number Edit
Nikon Coolpix L330 is 5.9 maximum aperture, but the Lytro Illum is only a 2 maximum aperture digital camera (3.9 bigger).
58% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 585mm. That's 335mm longer than the Lytro Illum (585mm).
7.5mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Lytro Illum is a 30mm minimum focal length digital camera (7.5mm longer).
17% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,000 pixels, however the Lytro Illum is only a 384,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (76,000 pixels lower).
510g lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 430g digital camera. That's 510g lighter than the Lytro Illum (430g). 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.

£199 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is £198.71 cheaper than the Lytro Illum.
Available from 1 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 appreciably 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 75% (based on 22 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Lytro Illum is an 11MP digital camera. That's 9.2MP lower than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (20.2MP). 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.

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 number Edit
Lytro Illum is only 2 maximum aperture. That's 3.9 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (5.9).
Two times shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Lytro Illum has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 250mm, however the Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 585mm maximum focal length digital camera (335mm longer).
7.5mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Lytro Illum is a 30mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 7.5mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (22.5mm).
20% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Lytro Illum has a display resolution (numeric) of 384,000 pixels. That's 76,000 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix L330 (460,000 pixels).
510g heavier Edit
The Lytro Illum has a weight of 940g, however the Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 430g digital camera (510g lighter). 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.

More expensive by £199
The Lytro Illum is £198.71 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L330.
Fewer sellers
The Lytro Illum is only stocked by 2 sellers, but the Nikon Coolpix L330 is stocked by 3 sellers. 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 considerably Worse
The average user rating of the Lytro Illum is only 75%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix L330 is 92% (based on 245 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.1 larger than the Lytro Illum (3.1).
A lot smaller display diagonal 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.

Over one year older
The Nikon Coolpix L330 is older than the Lytro Illum by 14 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 42 reviews).

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
11MP 20.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
10.82 x 7.52 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 20.48MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Material
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Magnesium

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x 26x
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
2 5.9
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
2
BEST
3.1
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
250mm 585mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
30mm 22.5mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
9.5 - 77.8 4 - 104
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 12/9

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 80
 200
 320
 3200
 Auto
 160
 1600
 80
 200
 320
 3200
 Auto
 160
 1600
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200
BEST
1,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 80
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
32s
BEST
1s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Auto
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - 2.5
Flash Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - 5
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 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 Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 43MB
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
4"
BEST
3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
384,000 pixels 460,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 10
Multi-Shot Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot function
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 RAW
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Snapdragon 800 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 3D Photography
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 3D Photography
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
Languages Support
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 JPN
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 JPN
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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 430g
BEST
Height
86mm 76.3mm
Depth
166mm 83.3mm
Width
145mm 111.1mm
Package Height
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Depth
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (including Battery)
1kg 430g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 DC
 Battery
 DC
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 4
BEST
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data AA
Battery Capacity
3,760mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 370 shots
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 85
Storage Temperature (T-T)
2450 x 1634 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

System Requirements

Minimum RAM
4.1GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Lytro Desktop Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
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
F-Number (relative Aperture)
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Housing Material
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
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