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Nikon L19 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS

Portability
94
Imaging
31
Features
11
Overall
23
Nikon Coolpix L19 front
 
Olympus TG-630 iHS front
Portability
94
Imaging
36
Features
34
Overall
35

Nikon L19 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS Key Specs

Nikon L19
(Full Review)
  • 8MP - 1/2.5" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • ()mm (F3.1-6.7) lens
  • 130g - 97 x 61 x 29mm
  • Introduced February 2009
Olympus TG-630 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
  • 167g - 98 x 66 x 22mm
  • Released January 2013
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Nikon L19 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS Overview

Its time to look a bit more in depth at the Nikon L19 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS, one being a Small Sensor Compact and the latter is a Waterproof by competitors Nikon and Olympus. There exists a sizeable gap among the image resolutions of the L19 (8MP) and TG-630 iHS (12MP) and the L19 (1/2.5") and TG-630 iHS (1/2.3") posses different sensor measurements.

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The L19 was announced 4 years earlier than the TG-630 iHS and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go into a in-depth comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the L19 scores vs the TG-630 iHS with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon L19 over the Olympus TG-630 iHS

 L19 TG-630 iHS 

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-630 iHS over the Nikon L19

 TG-630 iHS L19 
ReleasedJanuary 2013February 2009More recent by 47 months
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kClearer screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Nikon L19 and Olympus TG-630 iHS

 L19 TG-630 iHS 
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lacking Touch friendly screen

Nikon L19 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to lug around your camera often, you will need to consider its weight and proportions. The Nikon L19 comes with outside dimensions of 97mm x 61mm x 29mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 1.1") along with a weight of 130 grams (0.29 lbs) while the Olympus TG-630 iHS has measurements of 98mm x 66mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.6" x 0.9") with a weight of 167 grams (0.37 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you use at that time. Underneath is a front view measurements comparison of the L19 vs the TG-630 iHS.

Nikon L19 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the L19 and TG-630 iHS is 94 and 94 respectively.

Nikon L19 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS top view buttons comparison

Nikon L19 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is tough to picture the contrast in sensor measurements only by researching specs. The graphic underneath might provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the L19 and TG-630 iHS.

As you can plainly see, both of those cameras come with different resolutions and different sensor measurements. The L19 with its smaller sensor is going to make shooting shallower depth of field trickier and the Olympus TG-630 iHS will provide you with extra detail with its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will help you crop photographs a good deal more aggressively. The older L19 will be behind in sensor innovation.

Nikon L19 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS sensor size comparison

Nikon L19 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon L19 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon L19
Portrait photography with Olympus TG-630 iHS
18
no manual focus
no manual mode
can't use external flash
low MP (8MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.5")
has no RAW support
27
offers face detection autofocus
manual focus not available
no manual control
no external flash support
low MP (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon L19 Street photography factors
Olympus TG-630 iHS Street photography factors
54
lighter than average in class (130g)
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.5")
has no RAW support
62
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
no articulating screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon L19 Sports photography information
Olympus TG-630 iHS Sports photography information
15
focal length is fixed (()mm)
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
low MP (8MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.5")
has no phase detect AF
34
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers tracking autofocus
environment proof
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
low MP (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
terrible battery power (220 shots)
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon L19 Travel photography info
Olympus TG-630 iHS Travel photography info
57
lighter than average in class (130g)
flash built-in
does not have Time Lapse recording
low MP (8MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
59
environment proof
built-in flash
decently wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
terrible battery power (220 per charge)
low MP (12MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon L19 Landscape photography factors
Olympus TG-630 iHS Landscape photography factors
21
no manual focus
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
no manual mode
does not have image stabilization
low MP (8 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.5")
has no RAW support
does not have Time Lapse recording
39
decently wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
no manual control
low MP (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
terrible battery power (220 CIPA)
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon L19 Vlogging details
Olympus TG-630 iHS Vlogging details
25
lighter than average in class (130g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have external mic port
33
decently wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detection autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of external microphone support
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Nikon L19 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon L19 and Olympus TG-630 iHS
 Nikon Coolpix L19Olympus TG-630 iHS
General Information
Make Nikon Olympus
Model Nikon Coolpix L19 Olympus TG-630 iHS
Type Small Sensor Compact Waterproof
Introduced 2009-02-03 2013-01-08
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.5" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 5.744 x 4.308mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 24.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 8MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 3264 x 2448 3968 x 2976
Max native ISO 1600 6400
Lowest native ISO 64 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range () 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.1-6.7 f/3.9-5.9
Macro focus distance 5cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 6.3 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8 seconds 4 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate - 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow, Off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 130g (0.29 pounds) 167g (0.37 pounds)
Physical dimensions 97 x 61 x 29mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 1.1") 98 x 66 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.6" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 220 photographs
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model 2 x AA LI-50B
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 12 sec, pet auto shutter)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Retail cost $0 $200