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Nikon L110 vs Nikon L20

Portability
77
Imaging
35
Features
28
Overall
32
Nikon Coolpix L110 front
 
Nikon Coolpix L20 front
Portability
94
Imaging
33
Features
17
Overall
26

Nikon L110 vs Nikon L20 Key Specs

Nikon L110
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Boost to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-420mm (F3.5-5.4) lens
  • 406g - 109 x 74 x 78mm
  • Announced February 2010
  • Older Model is Nikon L100
  • Refreshed by Nikon L120
Nikon L20
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 38-136mm (F3.1-6.7) lens
  • 135g - 97 x 61 x 29mm
  • Introduced February 2009
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Nikon L110 vs Nikon L20 Overview

Below is a extensive assessment of the Nikon L110 versus Nikon L20, former being a Small Sensor Superzoom while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact and they are both offered by Nikon. The resolution of the L110 (12MP) and the L20 (10MP) is relatively comparable and both cameras provide the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The L110 was brought out 13 months later than the L20 which makes them a generation apart from one another. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before getting right into a in-depth comparison, here is a concise view of how the L110 grades vs the L20 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon L110 over the Nikon L20

 L110 L20 
IntroducedFebruary 2010February 2009More recent by 13 months
Screen resolution460k230kCrisper screen (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Nikon L20 over the Nikon L110

 L20 L110 

Common features in the Nikon L110 and Nikon L20

 L110 L20 
Focus manually No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen measurement
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch screen Lack of Touch screen

Nikon L110 vs Nikon L20 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to lug around your camera often, you'll need to think about its weight and measurements. The Nikon L110 comes with physical measurements of 109mm x 74mm x 78mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.1") accompanied by a weight of 406 grams (0.90 lbs) and the Nikon L20 has proportions of 97mm x 61mm x 29mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 1.1") along with a weight of 135 grams (0.30 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you have chosen at the time. Underneath is a front view overall size comparison of the L110 versus the L20.

Nikon L110 vs Nikon L20 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the L110 and L20 is 77 and 94 respectively.

Nikon L110 vs Nikon L20 top view buttons comparison

Nikon L110 vs Nikon L20 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very tough to imagine the difference in sensor measurements just by seeing technical specs. The photograph here will give you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the L110 and L20.

As you have seen, both cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit different megapixels. You can count on the Nikon L110 to provide greater detail having its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will also help you crop pictures way more aggressively. The fresher L110 should have an advantage when it comes to sensor tech.

Nikon L110 vs Nikon L20 sensor size comparison

Nikon L110 vs Nikon L20 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon L110 vs Nikon L20 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon L110 Portrait photography details
Nikon L20 Portrait photography details
21
lack of manual focus
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
19
manual focus not available
no manual control
can't use external flash
low resolution (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon L110 Street photography factors
Nikon L20 Street photography factors
49
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
54
lighter than average in class (135 grams)
no moving screen
no image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon L110 as a Sports photography camera
Nikon L20 as a Sports photography camera
34
long zoom range (28-420mm 15.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
16
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
low resolution (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon L110 as a Travel photography camera
Nikon L20 as a Travel photography camera
54
flash built-in
really wide (28mm)
very long reach (420mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
sensor resolution low (12MP)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
55
lighter than average in class (135g)
built-in flash
doesn't have Timelapse function
low resolution (10 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (38mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon L110 Landscape photography information
Nikon L20 Landscape photography information
35
really wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of manual focus
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
no manual exposure
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
does not have Time Lapse mode
27
pretty good screen size (3")
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (38mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
no manual control
no image stabilization
low resolution (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon L110 Vlogging factors
Nikon L20 Vlogging factors
25
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have mic port
24
lighter than average in class (135g)
wide angle not the best (38mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
display is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
doesn't have microphone port
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Nikon L110 vs Nikon L20 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon L110 and Nikon L20
 Nikon Coolpix L110Nikon Coolpix L20
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon Coolpix L110 Nikon Coolpix L20
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2010-02-03 2009-02-03
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Expeed C2 -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Max enhanced ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 80 64
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-420mm (15.0x) 38-136mm (3.6x)
Highest aperture f/3.5-5.4 f/3.1-6.7
Macro focusing range 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3" 3"
Resolution of display 460k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8s 8s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 13.0 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow Syncro Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow, Off
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video file format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 406 gr (0.90 lb) 135 gr (0.30 lb)
Physical dimensions 109 x 74 x 78mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.1") 97 x 61 x 29mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery ID 4 x AA 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (3 sec or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots One One
Cost at release $280 $120