As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to travel zooms, ultra compacts and waterproofs. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L26 and the Coolpix L31) and Canon (such as the PowerShot IXUS 145 and the PowerShot A1400)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Nikon L27 lacks a built in panoramas, much worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 3 cm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Nikon Coolpix L26

Nikon Coolpix L26
1 year older
$214

Significant advantages of the L26 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L26 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L26 and L27

  • None found

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age
$122 - $154

Significant advantages of the A1400 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3 cm vs 10 cm
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A1400 (vs the L27)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Digital

common strengths of the A1400 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $122.47 vs $74.99

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
1 year newer
$86 - $91

Significant advantages of the Coolpix L31 (vs the L27)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix L31 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix L31 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $86.44 vs $74.99

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300
1 year older
$120

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Smaller: Super compact 95x58x19 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Much better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3300 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $119.97 vs $74.99

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3500
similar age
$60 - $120

Significant advantages of the S3500 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Much better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S3500 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3500 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $59.95 vs $74.99

Fujifilm FinePix AX650

Fujifilm FinePix AX650
similar age
$75

Significant advantages of the AX650 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Much longer battery life: 420 shots vs 200 shots
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the AX650 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1400 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the AX650 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $75.00 vs $74.99

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Nikon L27 has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), lacks a built in panoramas, doesn't take 3D photos and much worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 1 cm).

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
1 year newer
$175

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and L27

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600
1 year newer
$70 - $137

Significant advantages of the S3600 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 2 cm vs 10 cm
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the S3600 (vs the L27)

  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S3600 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $69.95 vs $74.99

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$108 - $119

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $108.00 vs $74.99

Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610
5 months older
$127

Significant advantages of the L610 (vs the L27)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the L610 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L610 and L27

  • None found

Canon ELPH 115 HS

Canon ELPH 115 HS
similar age
$110

Significant advantages of the 115 HS (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the 115 HS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the 115 HS and L27

  • Inexpensive: $109.95 vs $74.99

Fujifilm FinePix T350

Fujifilm FinePix T350
1 year older
$69

Significant advantages of the T350 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3 cm vs 10 cm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the T350 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the T350 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $69.00 vs $74.99

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it significantly closer macro focusing (10 cm vs 20 cm), is newer (january, 2013 vs january, 2010) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/400 of a second).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact 59x96x29 mm vs ultra compact 50x22x54 mm), lacks a built in panoramas and is slightly heavier (161 g vs 108 g).

Pentax Efina

Pentax Efina
similar age
$86

Significant advantages of the Efina (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 87x54x20 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Lighter: 108 g vs 161 g

Significant disadvantages of the Efina (vs the L27)

  • Much worse macro capability: 20 cm vs 10 cm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Digital
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/400 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Efina and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $86.02 vs $74.99

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$78

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the L27)

  • Much smaller: Ultra compact 50x22x54 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the L27)

  • Much thicker: 2.1" vs 1.1"
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Inexpensive: $78.00 vs $74.99

Samsung TL105

Samsung TL105
3 years older

Significant advantages of the TL105 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 90x56x15 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.6" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly lighter: 96 g vs 161 g

Significant disadvantages of the TL105 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the TL105 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Digital vs Digital
  • Very fast max shutter speeds: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 29 mm), takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 6 MP), has a marginally larger sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/3" 4.8x3.6mm), is newer (january, 2013 vs february, 2012) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 260 shots), much worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 5 cm) and is not waterproof.

Nikon Coolpix S30

Nikon Coolpix S30
1 year older
$110

Significant advantages of the S30 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the S30 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S30 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $109.99 vs $74.99

Nikon Coolpix S31

Nikon Coolpix S31
similar age
$149

Significant advantages of the S31 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the S31 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the S31 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $79.95 vs $74.99