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Nikon L110 vs Sony H70

Portability
77
Imaging
35
Features
28
Overall
32
Nikon Coolpix L110 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H70 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
31
Overall
35

Nikon L110 vs Sony H70 Key Specs

Nikon L110
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Expand to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-420mm (F3.5-5.4) lens
  • 406g - 109 x 74 x 78mm
  • Launched February 2010
  • Replaced the Nikon L100
  • Refreshed by Nikon L120
Sony H70
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-250mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 194g - 102 x 58 x 29mm
  • Announced January 2011
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Nikon L110 vs Sony H70 Overview

Its time to take a closer look at the Nikon L110 vs Sony H70, one is a Small Sensor Superzoom and the other is a Small Sensor Compact by brands Nikon and Sony. There is a big difference between the resolutions of the L110 (12MP) and H70 (16MP) but they come with the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The L110 was introduced 11 months earlier than the H70 which means that they are of a similar generation. Both cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a concise overview of how the L110 scores against the H70 for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon L110 over the Sony H70

 L110 H70 
Display resolution460k230kCrisper display (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony H70 over the Nikon L110

 H70 L110 
AnnouncedJanuary 2011February 2010More modern by 11 months

Common features in the Nikon L110 and Sony H70

 L110 H70 
Manually focus No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display sizing
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lacking Touch friendly display

Nikon L110 vs Sony H70 Physical Comparison

When you are looking to carry around your camera, you will have to consider its weight and proportions. The Nikon L110 enjoys outer measurements of 109mm x 74mm x 78mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.1") having a weight of 406 grams (0.90 lbs) while the Sony H70 has measurements of 102mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") along with a weight of 194 grams (0.43 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you choose at the time. The following is the front view dimension comparison of the L110 and the H70.

Nikon L110 vs Sony H70 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the L110 and H70 is 77 and 93 respectively.

Nikon L110 vs Sony H70 top view buttons comparison

Nikon L110 vs Sony H70 Sensor Comparison

Often, it's hard to picture the difference between sensor sizes just by looking at a spec sheet. The picture below will offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the L110 and H70.

Clearly, both cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but different MP. You should expect to see the Sony H70 to give you more detail using its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will make it easier to crop images a little more aggressively. The more aged L110 is going to be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Nikon L110 vs Sony H70 sensor size comparison

Nikon L110 vs Sony H70 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon L110 vs Sony H70 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon L110 Portrait photography info
Sony H70 Portrait photography info
21
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
no external flash support
MP count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
30
good resolution (16MP)
no manual focus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon L110 Street photography information
Sony H70 Street photography information
49
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
57
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon L110 Sports photography features
Sony H70 Sports photography features
34
incredible zoom range (28-420mm 15.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority mode
MP count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
36
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
max frames per second very slow (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon L110 Travel photography details
Sony H70 Travel photography details
54
built-in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
great zoom (420mm)
missing Timelapse function
MP count low (12 megapixels)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
67
good resolution (16MP)
built-in flash
relatively wide (25mm)
long reach (250mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon L110 Landscape photography factors
Sony H70 Landscape photography factors
35
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
MP count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
missing Timelapse function
43
relatively wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon L110 Vlogging features
Sony H70 Vlogging features
25
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing microphone jack
29
relatively wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have external mic support
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Nikon L110 vs Sony H70 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon L110 and Sony H70
 Nikon Coolpix L110Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H70
General Information
Make Nikon Sony
Model type Nikon Coolpix L110 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H70
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2010-02-03 2011-01-06
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Expeed C2 BIONZ
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Highest boosted ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-420mm (15.0x) 25-250mm (10.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.5-5.4 f/3.5-5.5
Macro focusing range 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 460 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display technology - Clear Photo LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shooting rate 13.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance - 3.60 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format H.264 MPEG-4
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 406 grams (0.90 pounds) 194 grams (0.43 pounds)
Dimensions 109 x 74 x 78mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.1") 102 x 58 x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 NP-BG1
Self timer Yes (3 sec or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
Cost at launch $280 $199