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Nikon L32 vs Samsung ST600

Portability
93
Imaging
46
Features
33
Overall
40
Nikon Coolpix L32 front
 
Samsung ST600 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
40
Overall
38

Nikon L32 vs Samsung ST600 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
  • Introduced January 2015
Samsung ST600
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 4800 (Increase to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 27-135mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 150g - 104 x 60 x 20mm
  • Announced January 2010
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Nikon L32 vs Samsung ST600 Overview

Here is a in-depth comparison of the Nikon L32 vs Samsung ST600, both Ultracompact digital cameras by rivals Nikon and Samsung. There exists a substantial gap between the image resolutions of the L32 (20MP) and ST600 (14MP) but both cameras offer the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The L32 was introduced 5 years later than the ST600 and that is quite a big difference as far as technology is concerned. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before we go into a comprehensive comparison, here is a concise view of how the L32 scores vs the ST600 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon L32 over the Samsung ST600

 L32 ST600 
AnnouncedJanuary 2015January 2010Fresher by 62 months
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Samsung ST600 over the Nikon L32

 ST600 L32 
Screen dimensions3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution1152k230kCrisper screen (+922k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Nikon L32 and Samsung ST600

 L32 ST600 
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen

Nikon L32 vs Samsung ST600 Physical Comparison

When you are planning to carry your camera frequently, you'll have to factor in its weight and measurements. The Nikon L32 enjoys exterior dimensions of 95mm x 60mm x 29mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1") and a weight of 164 grams (0.36 lbs) while the Samsung ST600 has proportions of 104mm x 60mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8") and a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you have attached at that moment. Underneath is a front view physical size comparison of the L32 against the ST600.

Nikon L32 vs Samsung ST600 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the L32 and ST600 is 93 and 95 respectively.

Nikon L32 vs Samsung ST600 top view buttons comparison

Nikon L32 vs Samsung ST600 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very difficult to envision the contrast between sensor sizing simply by checking a spec sheet. The photograph underneath will give you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the L32 and ST600.

As you can see, both of those cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same megapixels. You can expect the Nikon L32 to give you more detail using its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop photographs a bit more aggressively. The newer L32 is going to have an edge in sensor tech.

Nikon L32 vs Samsung ST600 sensor size comparison

Nikon L32 vs Samsung ST600 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon L32 vs Samsung ST600 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon L32
Portrait photography with Samsung ST600
39
good MP (20MP)
supports face detect focus
no manual focus
lack of manual exposure
cannot use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
30
megapixel count good (14MP)
lack of manual focus
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Nikon L32 Street photography advice
Samsung ST600 Street photography advice
56
built in image stabilization (Digital)
no moving screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
heavier than competition in class (164g)
60
image stabilization (Optical)
includes focus by touch
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
more heavy than others in class (150g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon L32
Sports photography with Samsung ST600
48
built in image stabilization (Digital)
good MP (20 megapixels)
better than average battery (320 CIPA)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
43
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon L32 Travel photography info
Samsung ST600 Travel photography info
71
better than average battery (320 CIPA)
good MP (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
selfie friendly display
fairly wide (26mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
heavier than competition in class (164 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
65
includes focus by touch
megapixel count good (14MP)
has built in flash
quite wide (27mm)
no Timelapse recording
more heavy than others in class (150g)
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon L32 as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung ST600 as a Landscape photography camera
48
fairly wide (26mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Digital)
good MP (20 megapixels)
better than average battery (320 shots)
no manual focus
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
lack of manual exposure
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
44
quite wide (27mm)
very good size screen (3.5 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon L32 Vlogging advice
Samsung ST600 Vlogging advice
66
fairly wide (26mm)
selfie friendly display
built in image stabilization (Digital)
supports face detect focus
slow max aperture (f3.2)
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have mic socket
heavier than competition in class (164 grams)
30
quite wide (27mm)
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
no microphone jack
more heavy than others in class (150g)
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Nikon L32 vs Samsung ST600 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon L32 and Samsung ST600
 Nikon Coolpix L32Samsung ST600
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Samsung
Model Nikon Coolpix L32 Samsung ST600
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2015-01-14 2010-01-06
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 5152 x 3864 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 1600 4800
Highest boosted ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-130mm (5.0x) 27-135mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.2-6.5 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focus distance 10cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 3.5 inches
Resolution of display 230k dot 1,152k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1500 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.30 m 5.00 m
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
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)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
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 seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 164 grams (0.36 lb) 150 grams (0.33 lb)
Physical dimensions 95 x 60 x 29mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1") 104 x 60 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8")
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 320 images -
Battery format AA -
Battery model 2 x AA SLB07
Self timer Yes (10 secs) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Retail pricing $120 $330