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Nikon L610 vs Sony WX300

Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37
Nikon Coolpix L610 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 front
Portability
94
Imaging
42
Features
38
Overall
40

Nikon L610 vs Sony WX300 Key Specs

Nikon L610
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • 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
  • Released August 2012
Sony WX300
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-500mm (F3.5-6.5) lens
  • 166g - 96 x 55 x 25mm
  • Announced February 2013
  • Renewed by Sony WX350
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Nikon L610 vs Sony WX300 Overview

Lets take a deeper look at the Nikon L610 and Sony WX300, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by brands Nikon and Sony. The resolution of the L610 (16MP) and the WX300 (18MP) is relatively well matched and both cameras boast the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The L610 was introduced 6 months prior to the WX300 so they are of a similar age. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go into a in-depth comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the L610 grades against the WX300 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon L610 over the Sony WX300

 L610 WX300 

Reasons to pick Sony WX300 over the Nikon L610

 WX300 L610 

Common features in the Nikon L610 and Sony WX300

 L610 WX300 
AnnouncedAugust 2012February 2013Similar age
Focus manually No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen measurement
Screen resolution460k460kEqual screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Absent Touch friendly screen

Nikon L610 vs Sony WX300 Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to carry around your camera often, you have to consider its weight and proportions. The Nikon L610 comes with exterior dimensions of 108mm x 69mm x 34mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") along with a weight of 240 grams (0.53 lbs) while the Sony WX300 has measurements of 96mm x 55mm x 25mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.0") having a weight of 166 grams (0.37 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you select during that time. Following is a front view scale comparison of the L610 vs the WX300.

Nikon L610 vs Sony WX300 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the L610 and WX300 is 90 and 94 respectively.

Nikon L610 vs Sony WX300 top view buttons comparison

Nikon L610 vs Sony WX300 Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be difficult to visualize the gap between sensor sizes merely by reading through specs. The pic here might offer you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the L610 and WX300.

As you can plainly see, both of the cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit different MP. You can count on the Sony WX300 to give you more detail using its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will also help you crop shots a good deal more aggressively.

Nikon L610 vs Sony WX300 sensor size comparison

Nikon L610 vs Sony WX300 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon L610 vs Sony WX300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon L610 Portrait photography factors
Sony WX300 Portrait photography factors
30
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
36
good resolution (18 megapixels)
features face detect autofocus
manual focus not available
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Nikon L610 Street photography highlights
Sony WX300 Street photography highlights
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (240 grams)
no articulating screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
63
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (166g)
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon L610
Sports photography with Sony WX300
45
excellent zoom range (25-350mm 14.0 x zoom)
maximum shutter speed is high (1/6,000s)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
no shutter priority
small sensor (1/2.3")
not so great battery power (120 per charge)
lack of phase detect auto focus
49
incredible zoom range (25-500mm 20.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (18MP)
features tracking focus
no shutter priority
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon L610 Travel photography factors
Sony WX300 Travel photography factors
66
lighter than others (240g)
MP count decent (16MP)
built-in flash
really wide (25mm)
very long zoom (350mm)
no Time Lapse recording
not so great battery power (120 shots)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
71
lighter than competition in class (166g)
good resolution (18 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (25mm)
very long reach (500mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon L610 Landscape photography details
Sony WX300 Landscape photography details
41
really wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
manual exposure not available
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
not so great battery power (120 CIPA)
no Time Lapse recording
44
quite wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (18MP)
manual focus not available
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
no manual mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon L610 Vlogging factors
Sony WX300 Vlogging factors
33
really wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than others (240 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no mic socket
35
quite wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition in class (166 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of mic support
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Nikon L610 vs Sony WX300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon L610 and Sony WX300
 Nikon Coolpix L610Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Sony
Model type Nikon Coolpix L610 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2012-08-09 2013-02-20
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS 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 16MP 18MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 4896 x 3672
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 125 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-350mm (14.0x) 25-500mm (20.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/3.5-6.5
Macro focusing range 1cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 460k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display technology TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4s 4s
Max shutter speed 1/6000s 1/1600s
Continuous shutter rate - 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance - 4.30 m
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 (60, 50 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format H.264 AVCHD
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 240 gr (0.53 lb) 166 gr (0.37 lb)
Physical dimensions 108 x 69 x 34mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") 96 x 55 x 25mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.0")
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 120 shots -
Form of battery AA -
Battery ID 2 x AA NP-BX1
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Card slots 1 1
Price at release $150 $330