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Comparison of Nikon Coolpix L2 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30 [S]ave

Nikon Coolpix L2

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30
ModelNikon Coolpix L2Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30
Manufacturer urlhttps://www.nikonusa.com/https://www.sony.com/
Model numberL2DSC-W30
Camera formatCompactCompact
Release year (year)20062006
Tripod mount++
Length (mm)9189
Width (mm)2623
Height (mm)6159
Weight (g)120153
Image Sensor
Sensor typeCCDCCD
Effective megapixels (MP)6.006.00
Sensor format1/2.5 inch1/2.5 inch
Sensor area (mm²)24.7124.71
Sensor width (mm)5.765.76
Sensor height (mm)4.294.29
Approximate pixel pitch (micron)2.052.05
Aspect ratio-4:3, 3:2
Sensor shift image stabilization--
On-sensor phase detect--
Image Capture
Image resolution
  • 1024 x 768(0.8 mp 4:3)
  • 2048 x 1536(3.1 mp 4:3)
  • 2816 x 2112(5.9 mp 4:3)
  • 640 x 480(0.3 mp 4:3)
  • 1920 x 1080(2.1 mp 16:9)
  • 2048 x 1536(3.1 mp 4:3)
  • 2816 x 1872(5.3 mp 3:2)
  • 2816 x 2112(5.9 mp 4:3)
  • 640 x 480(0.3 mp 4:3)
Image file format-
  • jpeg
Continuous-mode (fps)1.601.40
Video Capture
Can take movies++
Movie resolution
  • 160x120
  • 640x480
  • 160x112
  • 640x480
Image Storage
Movie file formatQuickTimeMPEG VX
Composite video out++
Ntsc/pal switchable video++
Lens and Optics
LensNikkorCarl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Focal length (35mm equivalent) (mm)38.00 - 116.0038.00 - 114.00
Focal length (actual) (mm)2.009.00
Zoom ratio (x)3.003.00
Aperture range (f)0.19 - 0.31-
Integrated nd filter--
Min focus range (cm)3050
Filter thread (mm)-30
Thread type-Body threads w/ adapter
Optical image stabilization--
Digital zoom++
Digital zoom values (x)
  • 4
  • 2
Auto Focus
Auto focus++
Auto focus typeIncludes Face Priority AF5-area Contrast Detection
Auto focus assist light-+
Manual focus-+
ViewfinderLCDOptical / LCD
Viewfinder type-Real-image optical zoom
Focus peaking--
Eye-level viewfinder-+
Rear display++
Rear display size (inch)2.002.00
Rear display resolution (dots)86,00085,000
Articulating screen--
Max playback zoom (x)-5
Iso settingsAuto, 50-20080, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000
Auto iso mode--
White balance settings
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • daylight
  • flash.
  • fluorescent
  • incandescent
  • pre (custom)
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • daylight
  • flash wb
  • fluorescent
  • incandescent
Shutter speed range (s)1/1000 - 41/1000 - 2
Bulb mode--
Exposure compensation+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Explosure metering modes256-segment matrixMulti-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot
Program auto exposure--
Aperture priority--
Shutter priority--
Full manual exposure--
Creative exposure modesPortrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Panorama assist, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night LandscapeTwilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Beach, Snow, High Sensitivity, Soft Snap
Self timer (s)
  • 10
  • 2
  • 10
High resolution composite--
Built-in flash++
Flash modes
  • anytime flash
  • auto
  • auto with red-eye reduction (in-camera red-eye fix)
  • flash cancel
  • slow sync.
  • auto
  • auto w/ red-eye reduction
  • off
  • on
  • on w/ red-eye reduction
  • slow synch
  • slow synch w/ red-eye reduction
Flash range descriptionWide: 1 ft. 4 in. - 9 ft.10 in./0.4-3.0m; Tele: 1 ft. 4 in. - 5 ft. 7 in./0.4-1.7mISO Auto: 0.6-7.8 ft, (0.2-2.4m)
Usable memory types
  • s
  • ms duo
  • ms pro du
Dual card slots--
Raw capture support--
Included memory (MB)3232
Included memory typeInternalbuilt-in memory
Built-in wi-fi--
Built-in gps--
Microphone jack--
Headphone jack--
External connections
  • usb 1.1
  • usb 2.0 high speed
Pictbridge compliant++
Dpof compliant++
Remote control--
Connections (extended)
  • dc input
  • dc input
Performance Timing
Max cycle time for jpeg shooting (s/frame)2.391.25
Camera penalizes early shutter press--
Jpeg shooting speed in burst mode (max resolution) (fps)1.601.40
Buffer size for jpeg shooting in burst mode (max resolution) (frames)63
Shutter lag (full af, wide/mid) (s)0.790.32
Shutter lag (full af, tele) (s)0.480.55
Shutter lag (manual focus) (s)-0.21
Shutter lag (prefocused) (s)0.040.01
Startup time (s)2.401.70
Play -> record time (s)1.001.00
Flash cycle time, full power (s)9.004.00
Battery life, stills (cipa rating monitor/live view) (shots)320400
Battery form factor2 x AA or 2 x EN-MH1Proprietary NP-BG1
Usable battery types
  • alkaline / lithium disposable
  • nimh rechargeable
  • lithium ion rechargeable
Batteries included2 x AA Alkaline disposable1 x Proprietary NP-BG1 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery charger included (dedicated charger or ac/usb adapter)-+
Included software
  • pictureproject
  • cyber-shot viewer v1.0
Os compatibility
  • macos
  • windows
  • mac os
  • windows

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