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Nikon L32 vs Nikon S80

Portability
93
Imaging
46
Features
33
Overall
40
Nikon Coolpix L32 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S80 front
Portability
96
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
37

Nikon L32 vs Nikon S80 Key Specs

Nikon L32
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.2-6.5) lens
  • 164g - 95 x 60 x 29mm
  • Announced January 2015
Nikon S80
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-175mm (F3.6-4.8) lens
  • 133g - 99 x 63 x 17mm
  • Revealed September 2010
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Nikon L32 vs Nikon S80 Overview

Below, we are evaluating the Nikon L32 versus Nikon S80, both Ultracompact digital cameras and both of them are sold by Nikon. There is a big difference between the resolutions of the L32 (20MP) and S80 (14MP) but they enjoy the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The L32 was brought out 4 years after the S80 which is quite a big gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before we go straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a brief highlight of how the L32 grades vs the S80 for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon L32 over the Nikon S80

 L32 S80 
RevealedJanuary 2015September 2010More modern by 53 months
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Nikon S80 over the Nikon L32

 S80 L32 
Display dimension3.5"3"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution819k230kClearer display (+589k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Nikon L32 and Nikon S80

 L32 S80 
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display

Nikon L32 vs Nikon S80 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to carry around your camera often, you need to factor in its weight and proportions. The Nikon L32 enjoys external dimensions of 95mm x 60mm x 29mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1") along with a weight of 164 grams (0.36 lbs) whilst the Nikon S80 has measurements of 99mm x 63mm x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7") along with a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Following is the front view proportions comparison of the L32 compared to the S80.

Nikon L32 vs Nikon S80 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the L32 and S80 is 93 and 96 respectively.

Nikon L32 vs Nikon S80 top view buttons comparison

Nikon L32 vs Nikon S80 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is difficult to imagine the gap between sensor sizes purely by reading specifications. The pic here should provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the L32 and S80.

Plainly, both of those cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but different resolution. You should anticipate the Nikon L32 to deliver extra detail having its extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also help you crop images much more aggressively. The more modern L32 provides an advantage when it comes to sensor innovation.

Nikon L32 vs Nikon S80 sensor size comparison

Nikon L32 vs Nikon S80 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon L32 vs Nikon S80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon L32 as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon S80 as a Portrait photography camera
39
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
features face detection autofocus
focusing manually not possible
no manual mode
no external flash support
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
33
MP count good (14MP)
comes with face detect focusing
manual focus not available
manual mode not possible
cannot use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon L32 Street photography highlights
Nikon S80 Street photography highlights
56
has image stabilization (Digital)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
more heavy than competition (164 grams)
63
image stabilization (Optical)
features touch to focus
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon L32 Sports photography advice
Nikon S80 Sports photography advice
48
has image stabilization (Digital)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
good battery life (320 CIPA)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
40
high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14MP)
comes with tracking focus
low frames per second (1.3 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
not so great battery life (150 CIPA)
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon L32 Travel photography factors
Nikon S80 Travel photography factors
71
good battery life (320 per charge)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
really wide (26mm)
missing Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition (164 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
60
features touch to focus
MP count good (14MP)
flash built-in
doesn't have Timelapse recording
not so great battery life (150 shots)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon L32 Landscape photography highlights
Nikon S80 Landscape photography highlights
48
really wide (26mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Digital)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
good battery life (320 shots)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
no manual mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
missing Timelapse mode
36
big screen (3.5")
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.6)
manual mode not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
not so great battery life (150 shots)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon L32 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon S80 as a Vlogging camera
66
really wide (26mm)
screen is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Digital)
features face detection autofocus
slow max aperture (f3.2)
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external microphone port
more heavy than competition (164 grams)
30
screen is touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focusing
wide angle not the best (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.6)
display is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have microphone socket
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Nikon L32 vs Nikon S80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon L32 and Nikon S80
 Nikon Coolpix L32Nikon Coolpix S80
General Information
Brand Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon Coolpix L32 Nikon Coolpix S80
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Announced 2015-01-14 2010-09-08
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Expeed C2
Sensor type CMOS CCD
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 20 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3
Peak resolution 5152 x 3864 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Highest enhanced ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-130mm (5.0x) 35-175mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.2-6.5 f/3.6-4.8
Macro focusing range 10cm 7cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 3.5 inch
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 819 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display tech - OLED
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate - 1.3 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 4.30 m -
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 164 gr (0.36 lb) 133 gr (0.29 lb)
Dimensions 95 x 60 x 29mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1") 99 x 63 x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7")
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 pictures 150 pictures
Battery type AA Battery Pack
Battery ID 2 x AA EN-EL10
Self timer Yes (10 secs) -
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Retail cost $120 $191