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Nikon L28 vs Nikon L610

Portability
93
Imaging
45
Features
29
Overall
38
Nikon Coolpix L28 front
 
Nikon Coolpix L610 front
Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37

Nikon L28 vs Nikon L610 Key Specs

Nikon L28
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F) lens
  • 164g - 95 x 60 x 29mm
  • Announced January 2013
Nikon L610
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/6000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-350mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 240g - 108 x 69 x 34mm
  • Released August 2012
Photography Glossary

Nikon L28 vs Nikon L610 Overview

Lets examine more closely at the Nikon L28 vs Nikon L610, one being a Small Sensor Compact and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both are produced by Nikon. There exists a crucial gap between the image resolutions of the L28 (20MP) and L610 (16MP) but they feature the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The L28 was released 6 months later than the L610 and they are both of a similar generation. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving in to a in depth comparison, below is a quick summation of how the L28 scores vs the L610 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon L28 over the Nikon L610

 L28 L610 

Reasons to pick Nikon L610 over the Nikon L28

 L610 L28 
Display resolution460k230kSharper display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Nikon L28 and Nikon L610

 L28 L610 
ReleasedJanuary 2013August 2012Similar generation
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display dimensions
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch friendly display No Touch friendly display

Nikon L28 vs Nikon L610 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to carry your camera frequently, you'll have to consider its weight and volume. The Nikon L28 has physical dimensions of 95mm x 60mm x 29mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1") with a weight of 164 grams (0.36 lbs) whilst the Nikon L610 has sizing of 108mm x 69mm x 34mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") having a weight of 240 grams (0.53 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are utilising at that time. Below is the front view dimension comparison of the L28 compared to the L610.

Nikon L28 vs Nikon L610 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the L28 and L610 is 93 and 90 respectively.

Nikon L28 vs Nikon L610 top view buttons comparison

Nikon L28 vs Nikon L610 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is very hard to picture the difference between sensor sizing purely by looking at a spec sheet. The photograph here should provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the L28 and L610.

As you can see, both of those cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but different MP. You should anticipate the Nikon L28 to give extra detail as a result of its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also help you crop pics far more aggressively.

Nikon L28 vs Nikon L610 sensor size comparison

Nikon L28 vs Nikon L610 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon L28 vs Nikon L610 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon L28 Portrait photography info
Nikon L610 Portrait photography info
33
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
no external flash support
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
30
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon L28 Street photography information
Nikon L610 Street photography information
48
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (240 grams)
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon L28 Sports photography highlights
Nikon L610 Sports photography highlights
39
resolution is good (20MP)
good battery pack (280 shots)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
45
amazing zoom range (25-350mm 14.0 x zoom)
high shutter speed (1/6,000s)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
not so great battery power (120 per charge)
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon L28 Travel photography info
Nikon L610 Travel photography info
74
good battery pack (280 shots)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
fairly wide (26mm)
great maximum aperture (f)
does not have Timelapse mode
does not posses selfie friendly display
66
lighter than average (240 grams)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
rather wide (25mm)
very long zoom (350mm)
no Time Lapse mode
not so great battery power (120 CIPA)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon L28
Landscape photography with Nikon L610
48
fairly wide (26mm)
great maximum aperture (f)
nice screen size (3")
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
good battery pack (280 shots)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
no manual control
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
does not have Timelapse mode
41
rather wide (25mm)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
manual mode not available
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
not so great battery power (120 CIPA)
no Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon L28 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon L610 as a Vlogging camera
29
fairly wide (26mm)
great maximum aperture (f)
does not posses selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have microphone support
33
rather wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than average (240 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no mic socket
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Nikon L28 vs Nikon L610 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon L28 and Nikon L610
 Nikon Coolpix L28Nikon Coolpix L610
General Information
Make Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon Coolpix L28 Nikon Coolpix L610
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2013-01-29 2012-08-09
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.16 x 4.62mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Highest resolution 5152 x 3864 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 125
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-130mm (5.0x) 25-350mm (14.0x)
Maximal aperture - f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus range - 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen technology TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 secs 4 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/6000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format - H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 164 gr (0.36 lb) 240 gr (0.53 lb)
Dimensions 95 x 60 x 29mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1") 108 x 69 x 34mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.3")
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 280 shots 120 shots
Battery type AA AA
Battery model 2 x AA 2 x AA
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Pricing at launch $90 $150