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Nikon L24 vs Nikon L610

Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
20
Overall
30
Nikon Coolpix L24 front
 
Nikon Coolpix L610 front
Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37

Nikon L24 vs Nikon L610 Key Specs

Nikon L24
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 37-134mm (F3.1-6.7) lens
  • 182g - 98 x 61 x 28mm
  • Announced February 2011
Nikon L610
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 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
  • Announced August 2012
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Nikon L24 vs Nikon L610 Overview

Let's take a closer look at the Nikon L24 and Nikon L610, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both are designed by Nikon. The image resolution of the L24 (14MP) and the L610 (16MP) is relatively comparable and both cameras boast the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The L24 was introduced 18 months earlier than the L610 which makes them a generation away from each other. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before getting into a complete comparison, here is a quick view of how the L24 grades vs the L610 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon L24 over the Nikon L610

 L24 L610 

Reasons to pick Nikon L610 over the Nikon L24

 L610 L24 
AnnouncedAugust 2012February 2011More modern by 18 months
Screen resolution460k230kClearer screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Nikon L24 and Nikon L610

 L24 L610 
Focus manually No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen measurements
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch screen Missing Touch screen

Nikon L24 vs Nikon L610 Physical Comparison

In case you're going to carry around your camera frequently, you will have to take into account its weight and volume. The Nikon L24 offers outer dimensions of 98mm x 61mm x 28mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 182 grams (0.40 lbs) whilst the Nikon L610 has sizing of 108mm x 69mm x 34mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") along with a weight of 240 grams (0.53 lbs).

Look at the Nikon L24 and Nikon L610 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you have chosen at that time. Below is a front view over all size comparison of the L24 and the L610.

Nikon L24 vs Nikon L610 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the L24 and L610 is 93 and 90 respectively.

Nikon L24 vs Nikon L610 top view buttons comparison

Nikon L24 vs Nikon L610 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is hard to picture the contrast in sensor sizes just by checking out specifications. The picture here might offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the L24 and L610.

Plainly, each of these cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit different MP. You can count on the Nikon L610 to provide more detail using its extra 2MP. Higher resolution can also let you crop pictures a good deal more aggressively. The more aged L24 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor tech.

Nikon L24 vs Nikon L610 sensor size comparison

Nikon L24 vs Nikon L610 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon L24 vs Nikon L610 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon L24 Portrait photography highlights
Nikon L610 Portrait photography highlights
33
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
supports face detect focus
manual focus not available
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
30
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon L24 as a Street photography camera
Nikon L610 as a Street photography camera
47
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
61
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (240 grams)
no moving screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon L24 Sports photography information
Nikon L610 Sports photography information
26
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
45
excellent zoom range (25-350mm 14.0 x zoom)
maximum shutter speed is high (1/6,000s)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
no shutter priority
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
not so great battery life (120 per charge)
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon L24 Travel photography factors
Nikon L610 Travel photography factors
57
MP count decent (14MP)
has built in flash
does not have Time Lapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
66
lighter than competition in class (240 grams)
megapixel count good (16MP)
built-in flash
decently wide (25mm)
very long reach (350mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
not so great battery life (120 per charge)
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon L24
Landscape photography with Nikon L610
33
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
MP count decent (14MP)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
lack of manual mode
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
does not have Time Lapse mode
41
decently wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
not so great battery life (120 CIPA)
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon L24 Vlogging factors
Nikon L610 Vlogging factors
25
supports face detect focus
wide angle not good (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have mic port
33
decently wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (240g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have mic port
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Nikon L24 vs Nikon L610 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon L24 and Nikon L610
 Nikon Coolpix L24Nikon Coolpix L610
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon Coolpix L24 Nikon Coolpix L610
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2011-02-09 2012-08-09
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor 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 14 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Max resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 6400 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 125
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 37-134mm (3.6x) 25-350mm (14.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.1-6.7 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance 5cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 230 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology TFT LCD TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4s 4s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/6000s
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 7.00 m -
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye -
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30fps) 1920 x 1080
Max 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
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 182 grams (0.40 pounds) 240 grams (0.53 pounds)
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 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 220 photographs 120 photographs
Style of battery AA AA
Battery ID 2 x AA 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 sec) -
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD / SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Pricing at release $119 $150