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Nikon L32 vs Samsung CL80

Portability
93
Imaging
46
Features
33
Overall
40
Nikon Coolpix L32 front
 
Samsung CL80 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
30
Overall
34

Nikon L32 vs Samsung CL80 Key Specs

Nikon L32
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 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
Samsung CL80
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 4800 (Bump to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 31-217mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 160g - 104 x 58 x 20mm
  • Introduced January 2010
  • Alternate Name is ST5500
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Nikon L32 vs Samsung CL80 Overview

The following is a complete review of the Nikon L32 vs Samsung CL80, both Ultracompact cameras by competitors Nikon and Samsung. There exists a noticeable gap among the image resolutions of the L32 (20MP) and CL80 (14MP) but both cameras offer the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The L32 was released 5 years after the CL80 which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before going straight to a in depth comparison, here is a brief overview of how the L32 scores versus the CL80 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon L32 over the Samsung CL80

 L32 CL80 
IntroducedJanuary 2015January 2010Newer by 62 months
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Samsung CL80 over the Nikon L32

 CL80 L32 
Display dimensions3.7"3"Larger display (+0.7")
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Nikon L32 and Samsung CL80

 L32 CL80 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kIdentical display resolution

Nikon L32 vs Samsung CL80 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to travel with your camera regularly, you should consider its weight and measurements. The Nikon L32 has outside measurements of 95mm x 60mm x 29mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 164 grams (0.36 lbs) while the Samsung CL80 has proportions of 104mm x 58mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") and a weight of 160 grams (0.35 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Following is a front view dimensions comparison of the L32 versus the CL80.

Nikon L32 vs Samsung CL80 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the L32 and CL80 is 93 and 95 respectively.

Nikon L32 vs Samsung CL80 top view buttons comparison

Nikon L32 vs Samsung CL80 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its difficult to imagine the gap in sensor dimensions only by seeing a spec sheet. The image here will help give you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the L32 and CL80.

As you can see, each of the cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but different MP. You can anticipate the Nikon L32 to produce greater detail as a result of its extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop photos more aggressively. The more recent L32 should have an advantage with regard to sensor technology.

Nikon L32 vs Samsung CL80 sensor size comparison

Nikon L32 vs Samsung CL80 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon L32 vs Samsung CL80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon L32 Portrait photography features
Samsung CL80 Portrait photography features
39
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
supports face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
28
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not possible
no external flash support
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon L32 as a Street photography camera
Samsung CL80 as a Street photography camera
56
has image stabilization (Digital)
no articulating screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
more heavy than average (164g)
60
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports touch focus
no moving screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
more heavy than competition (160g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon L32
Sports photography with Samsung CL80
48
has image stabilization (Digital)
resolution is good (20MP)
good battery pack (320 CIPA)
no shutter priority
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
38
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (14MP)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon L32 as a Travel photography camera
Samsung CL80 as a Travel photography camera
71
good battery pack (320 CIPA)
resolution is good (20MP)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
quite wide (26mm)
no Timelapse function
more heavy than average (164g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
60
supports touch focus
MP count decent (14MP)
flash built-in
missing Timelapse function
more heavy than competition (160 grams)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
wide angle not great (31mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon L32 as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung CL80 as a Landscape photography camera
48
quite wide (26mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Digital)
resolution is good (20MP)
good battery pack (320 shots)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
no manual control
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
no Timelapse function
37
screen larger than average (3.7 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (31mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
manual mode not possible
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon L32 as a Vlogging camera
Samsung CL80 as a Vlogging camera
66
quite wide (26mm)
display is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Digital)
supports face detection focusing
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external microphone jack
more heavy than average (164g)
27
has touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not great (31mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing microphone support
more heavy than competition (160g)
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Nikon L32 vs Samsung CL80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon L32 and Samsung CL80
 Nikon Coolpix L32Samsung CL80
General Information
Brand Nikon Samsung
Model Nikon Coolpix L32 Samsung CL80
Otherwise known as - ST5500
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Announced 2015-01-14 2010-01-06
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
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 aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 5152 x 3864 4334 x 3256
Maximum native ISO 1600 4800
Maximum enhanced ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-130mm (5.0x) 31-217mm (7.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.2-6.5 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focus range 10cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 3.7 inch
Resolution of screen 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4 seconds 8 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1500 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.30 m 5.00 m
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
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 1280 x 720 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
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
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 164 gr (0.36 lbs) 160 gr (0.35 lbs)
Physical dimensions 95 x 60 x 29mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1") 104 x 58 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8")
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 320 shots -
Style of battery AA -
Battery model 2 x AA SLB-11A
Self timer Yes (10 secs) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal
Card slots One One
Price at release $120 $400