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Nikon Coolpix L840 vs Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix L840 vs Nikon Coolpix S9900

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Nikon Coolpix L840
Nikon Coolpix S9900

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Reasons For

4 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 number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a minimum aperture number of 3. That's 0.7 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (3.7).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix L840 is 855mm maximum focal length. That's 105mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (750mm).
12% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 22.5mm, however the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (2.5mm longer).
4 Reasons For
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).
Four more awards
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has 6 awards, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 has 2 awards.
Expert reviews are moderately better
Based on 18 reviews, the Nikon Coolpix S9900 has an average expert review score of 79%, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 has an average rating of 76% (based on 6 reviews).
User reviews are better
Based on 402 reviews, the Nikon Coolpix S9900 has an average user review score of 90%, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 has an average rating of 85% (based on 74 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
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 6 awards.
Moderately Lower expert review Score
The Nikon Coolpix L840's average expert rating is only 76%, however the Nikon Coolpix S9900's is 79% (based on 18 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The Nikon Coolpix L840's average user rating is 85%, however the Nikon Coolpix S9900's is 90% (based on 402 reviews).
5 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 number 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 750mm. That's 105mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (750mm).
2.5mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera (2.5mm shorter).
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Awards

2 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
6 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
optyczne.pl: Good Buy
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

17 months Ago 17 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel
16MP 16MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.76MP 16.76MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 1:1
 16:9
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Violet
 Violet

Lens System

Optical Zoom
38x
BEST
30x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.4
Minimum Aperture Number
3
BEST
3.7
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
855mm
BEST
750mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
22.5mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4 - 152 4.5 - 135
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 60x
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 13/11
Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 3

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Normal Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞ 0.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.3m 0.5m
BEST
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
3.5m
BEST
2m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
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ISO Sensitivity
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 6,400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
125 125
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
4s 8s
BEST
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 - 3.5
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 6.9 0.5 - 6
Pre-Flash
 Pre-flash
 Pre-flash

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
20MB 473MB
BEST
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 921,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Image Editing
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
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 Modes
 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
Languages Support
 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 Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Supported
4
BEST
1
Battery Type
LR6/L40, FR6/L91, EN-MH2 EN-EL12
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 300 shots
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.3h

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

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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