Nikon Coolpix L840 vs Nikon Coolpix S9900

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Nikon Coolpix L840
Nikon Coolpix S9900

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Reasons For

9 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).
1.5m bigger normal focusing range (tele) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a normal focusing range (tele) of 3.5m, however the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is only a 2m normal focusing range (tele) digital camera (1.5m smaller).
Three more number of batteries supporteds Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a four number of batteries supported digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S9900 only has one number of batteries supported.
Two hundred and ninety more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Nikon Coolpix L840 is 590.00, but the Nikon Coolpix S9900 only takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

£30 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix L840 costs £30 less than the Nikon Coolpix S9900.
Available from 3 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
8 Reasons For
57.5 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 64 maximum aperture, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 is only a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (57.5 bigger).
Bigger normal focusing range (wide) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 0.5m normal focusing range (wide) digital camera. That's 0.2m bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (0.5m).
A lot longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a slowest 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).
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a GPS (satellite), but the Nikon Coolpix L840 does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

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

8 Reasons Against
9x bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 64 maximum aperture digital camera (57.5 smaller).
67% smaller normal focusing range (wide) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 0.3m normal focusing range (wide) digital camera. That's 0.2m smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (0.5m).
Shorter slowest 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).
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 does not have a GPS (satellite), however the Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

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).
9 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).
Significantly smaller normal focusing range (tele) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a normal focusing range (tele) of 2m, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 3.5m normal focusing range (tele) digital camera (1.5m bigger).
Three less number of batteries supporteds Edit
The number of number of batteries supporteds on the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is one, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 only has four number of batteries supporteds.
Two hundred and ninety less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Nikon Coolpix L840 only takes 590.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

£30 more expensive
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L840 by £30.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 shop sell the Nikon Coolpix S9900, but 4 retailers sell the Nikon Coolpix L840. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.

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

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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
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 1:1
 16:9
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
38x
BEST
30x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5 64
BEST
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
Lens Type
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 60x
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 13/11
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 3

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Normal Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞, 3.5 - ∞ 0.5 - ∞ / 2 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
99 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.3 - ∞ 0.5 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
3.5 - ∞ 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
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
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
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Pre-flash
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
 640x480@120fps
 640x480@100fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 640x480@120fps
 640x480@100fps
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
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

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
 LCD
 LCD
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 98%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 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
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
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
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Electronic Compass
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic compass
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 LAV
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 LAV
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 IND

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
 Alkaline
 Alkaline
Number of Batteries Supported
4
BEST
1
Battery Type
LR6/L40 EN-EL12
Battery Life (max)
1.35h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
590 shots
BEST
300 shots
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.33h

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 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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