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Nikon L110 vs Sony HX10V

Portability
77
Imaging
35
Features
28
Overall
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Nikon Coolpix L110 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V front
Portability
91
Imaging
42
Features
46
Overall
43

Nikon L110 vs Sony HX10V 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
  • Revealed February 2010
  • Older Model is Nikon L100
  • Newer Model is Nikon L120
Sony HX10V
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-400mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 234g - 105 x 60 x 34mm
  • Announced February 2012
  • Updated by Sony HX20V
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Nikon L110 vs Sony HX10V Overview

Below, we are reviewing the Nikon L110 and Sony HX10V, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by manufacturers Nikon and Sony. There exists a large gap between the sensor resolutions of the L110 (12MP) and HX10V (18MP) but they enjoy the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The L110 was announced 3 years prior to the HX10V which is quite a serious difference as far as technology is concerned. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting straight into a detailed comparison, below is a brief synopsis of how the L110 matches up versus the HX10V with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon L110 over the Sony HX10V

 L110 HX10V 

Reasons to pick Sony HX10V over the Nikon L110

 HX10V L110 
AnnouncedFebruary 2012February 2010More modern by 25 months
Display resolution922k460kCrisper display (+462k dot)

Common features in the Nikon L110 and Sony HX10V

 L110 HX10V 
Focus manually No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display size
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither has Touch friendly display

Nikon L110 vs Sony HX10V Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to carry around your camera often, you'll need to take into account its weight and proportions. The Nikon L110 has physical dimensions of 109mm x 74mm x 78mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.1") having a weight of 406 grams (0.90 lbs) whilst the Sony HX10V has measurements of 105mm x 60mm x 34mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.3") with a weight of 234 grams (0.52 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are working with at that time. Below is the front view size comparison of the L110 compared to the HX10V.

Nikon L110 vs Sony HX10V size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the L110 and HX10V is 77 and 91 respectively.

Nikon L110 vs Sony HX10V top view buttons comparison

Nikon L110 vs Sony HX10V Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its hard to see the contrast between sensor sizes only by looking at a spec sheet. The image here may give you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the L110 and HX10V.

As you can see, both of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but not the same MP. You can anticipate the Sony HX10V to resolve more detail with its extra 6MP. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop images much more aggressively. The more aged L110 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Nikon L110 vs Sony HX10V sensor size comparison

Nikon L110 vs Sony HX10V Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon L110 vs Sony HX10V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon L110 Portrait photography info
Sony HX10V Portrait photography info
21
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
38
good MP (18MP)
offers face detection focusing
manual focus not available
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon L110 Street photography factors
Sony HX10V Street photography factors
49
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (234 grams)
fixed screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon L110
Sports photography with Sony HX10V
34
incredible zoom range (28-420mm 15.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
49
long zoom range (24-400mm 16.7 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (18MP)
offers tracking autofocus
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon L110 Travel photography advice
Sony HX10V Travel photography advice
54
flash built-in
really wide (28mm)
long zoom (420mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
69
lighter than competition in class (234 grams)
good MP (18MP)
has built in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
long reach (400mm)
missing Timelapse mode
does not have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon L110
Landscape photography with Sony HX10V
35
really wide (28mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual mode
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
missing Time Lapse mode
45
fairly wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (18 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon L110 as a Vlogging camera
Sony HX10V as a Vlogging camera
25
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing mic port
34
fairly wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competition in class (234 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not have selfie friendly display
missing external microphone jack
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Nikon L110 vs Sony HX10V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon L110 and Sony HX10V
 Nikon Coolpix L110Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V
General Information
Company Nikon Sony
Model type Nikon Coolpix L110 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2010-02-03 2012-02-28
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Expeed C2 BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 18 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 4896 x 3672
Max native ISO 1600 12800
Max enhanced ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points - 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-420mm (15.0x) 24-400mm (16.7x)
Maximal aperture f/3.5-5.4 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing range 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 460 thousand dot 922 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech - XtraFine TruBlack TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 13.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance - 5.30 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 406 grams (0.90 lb) 234 grams (0.52 lb)
Dimensions 109 x 74 x 78mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.1") 105 x 60 x 34mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.3")
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 life - 320 shots
Battery format - Battery Pack
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 feature
Storage media SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at release $280 $616