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Nikon L22 vs Nikon L610

Portability
93
Imaging
35
Features
14
Overall
26
Nikon Coolpix L22 front
 
Nikon Coolpix L610 front
Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37

Nikon L22 vs Nikon L610 Key Specs

Nikon L22
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 37-134mm (F3.1-6.7) lens
  • 183g - 98 x 61 x 28mm
  • Announced February 2010
Nikon L610
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/6000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-350mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 240g - 108 x 69 x 34mm
  • Revealed August 2012
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Nikon L22 vs Nikon L610 Overview

Let's look a little more closely at the Nikon L22 and Nikon L610, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both are designed by Nikon. There is a large difference between the sensor resolutions of the L22 (12MP) and L610 (16MP) but both cameras boast the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The L22 was released 3 years earlier than the L610 which is quite a serious difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a brief summary of how the L22 grades versus the L610 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon L22 over the Nikon L610

 L22 L610 

Reasons to pick Nikon L610 over the Nikon L22

 L610 L22 
RevealedAugust 2012February 2010More modern by 30 months
Display resolution460k230kClearer display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Nikon L22 and Nikon L610

 L22 L610 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display measurements
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch friendly display Missing Touch friendly display

Nikon L22 vs Nikon L610 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to carry around your camera regularly, you will want to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Nikon L22 provides outside dimensions of 98mm x 61mm x 28mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.1") having a weight of 183 grams (0.40 lbs) and the Nikon L610 has dimensions of 108mm x 69mm x 34mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") and a weight of 240 grams (0.53 lbs).

Compare the Nikon L22 and Nikon L610 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are working with during that time. Here is a front view scale comparison of the L22 compared to the L610.

Nikon L22 vs Nikon L610 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the L22 and L610 is 93 and 90 respectively.

Nikon L22 vs Nikon L610 top view buttons comparison

Nikon L22 vs Nikon L610 Sensor Comparison

Usually, its difficult to imagine the difference between sensor sizes simply by checking a spec sheet. The pic underneath may offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the L22 and L610.

As you can see, each of the cameras come with the identical sensor size but different resolution. You can expect to see the Nikon L610 to give more detail as a result of its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will help you crop photos a good deal more aggressively. The more aged L22 is going to be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Nikon L22 vs Nikon L610 sensor size comparison

Nikon L22 vs Nikon L610 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon L22 vs Nikon L610 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon L22 Portrait photography information
Nikon L610 Portrait photography information
21
no manual focus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
low megapixels (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
30
MP count good (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon L22 Street photography factors
Nikon L610 Street photography factors
46
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
61
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (240g)
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon L22 Sports photography features
Nikon L610 Sports photography features
17
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
low megapixels (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
45
long zoom range (25-350mm 14.0 x zoom)
maximum shutter speed is high (1/6,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
no shutter priority
small sensor size (1/2.3")
terrible battery life (120 CIPA)
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon L22 Travel photography details
Nikon L610 Travel photography details
50
has built in flash
missing Time Lapse mode
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
wide angle not great (37mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
66
lighter than others in class (240 grams)
MP count good (16MP)
built-in flash
fairly wide (25mm)
great zoom (350mm)
missing Time Lapse function
terrible battery life (120 shots)
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon L22
Landscape photography with Nikon L610
27
screen size is good (3 inches)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (37mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
manual mode not available
does not have image stabilization
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
missing Time Lapse mode
41
fairly wide (25mm)
good sized screen (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual exposure
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
terrible battery life (120 CIPA)
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Nikon L22
Vlogging with Nikon L610
22
wide angle not great (37mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 pixels)
missing external mic support
33
fairly wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than others in class (240g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
missing external mic port
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Nikon L22 vs Nikon L610 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon L22 and Nikon L610
 Nikon Coolpix L22Nikon Coolpix L610
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon Coolpix L22 Nikon Coolpix L610
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2010-02-03 2012-08-09
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Expeed C2 -
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
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 aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 -
Peak resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Min native ISO 80 125
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 37-134mm (3.6x) 25-350mm (14.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.1-6.7 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus distance 5cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 230 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display technology - TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/6000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow Syncro -
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080
Highest video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 183 grams (0.40 lb) 240 grams (0.53 lb)
Physical dimensions 98 x 61 x 28mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.1") 108 x 69 x 34mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 - 120 photos
Type of battery - AA
Battery model 2 x AA 2 x AA
Self timer Yes -
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Retail cost $130 $150