Amateur photographer here. I will do my best to ask this question in a way that will be as far from opinion-based as I can get.
I am traveling to Alaska in a few days and trying to decide what to use for a camera. I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone and a Nikon Coolpix L810 point and shoot. I am trying to figure out if the Nikon has any performance advantages over the smartphone camera that would make it worth taking, since it is significantly heavier.
What specs should I be comparing? I want the camera that will produce higher resolution photos with better lighting and more control over color/contrast/custom settings. They are both rated at 16 megapixels, so what other specs should I look at to judge this? I look at a spec sheet and it's like a foreign language to me.