As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to super zooms, travel zooms, ultra compacts and entry-level DSLRs. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L110 and the Coolpix A10) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-TZ5 and the Lumix DMC-FH8)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 28 mm), is newer (january 2013 vs february 2012) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3").

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10
3 years newer
$87

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix A10 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $86.95 vs $99.00

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
1 year newer
$79

Significant advantages of the L31 (vs the L27)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L31 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L31 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $79.00 vs $99.00

Canon PowerShot A810

Canon PowerShot A810
1 year older
$99

Significant advantages of the A810 (vs the L27)

  • Longer exposures: 15 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the A810 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the A810 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $99.00

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
similar age
$167

Significant advantages of the S2700 (vs the L27)

  • Smaller: Super compact (95×58×21 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S2700 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S2700 and L27

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8
1 year older
$399

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Wider aperture: f/2.5 vs f/3.2

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the L27)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-FH8 and L27

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L18

Nikon Coolpix L18
5 years older
$338

Significant advantages of the L18 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the L18 (vs the L27)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the L18 and L27

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)), is newer (january 2013 vs february 2011), is thinner (1.1" vs 3.3"), is slightly lighter (161 g vs 430 g) and is slightly less expensive ($99.00 vs $349.95).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix L110

Nikon Coolpix L110
3 years older
$399

Significant advantages of the L110 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the L110 (vs the L27)

  • Thicker: 3.1" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the L110 and L27

  • Fairly small: Standard size (109×74×78 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 406 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810
1 year older
$350

Significant advantages of the L810 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the L810 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 1.1"
  • Heavier: 430 g vs 161 g
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the L810 and L27

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
similar age
$250

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the L27)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 1.1"
  • Heavier: 470 g vs 161 g
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the L820 and L27

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120
2 years older
$228

Significant advantages of the L120 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the L120 (vs the L27)

  • Thicker: 3.1" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the L120 and L27

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 406 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.1"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is newer (january 2013 vs january 2012), is slightly less expensive ($99.00 vs $292.56) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 290 shots) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ5 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly longer battery life: 300 shots vs 200 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ5 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (103×59×36 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 245 g vs 161 g
  • Thicker: 1.4" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DMC-TZ5 and L27

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
similar age
$225

Significant advantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Smaller: Super compact (95×56×21 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 130 IS and L27

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×56×21 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 133 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Olympus VR-340

Olympus VR-340
1 year older
$130

Significant advantages of the VR-340 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the VR-340 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the VR-340 and L27

  • Fairly small: Compact (104×60×28 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 170 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
1 year newer
$386

Significant advantages of the DMC-SZ10 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-SZ10 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-SZ10 and L27

  • Fairly small: Compact (99×60×30 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 177 g vs 161 g

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
1 year newer
$293

Significant advantages of the SX600 HS (vs the L27)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • More zoom: 18x vs 5x
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SX600 HS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX600 HS and L27

  • Fairly small: Compact (104×61×26 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 188 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 1" vs 1.1"

Kodak PixPro FZ151

Kodak PixPro FZ151
5 months newer
$101

Significant advantages of the FZ151 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the FZ151 (vs the L27)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 4 seconds vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the FZ151 and L27

  • Light weight: 180 g vs 161 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5"), has image stabilization (digital vs none) and is newer (january 2013 vs february 2009).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs ultra compact (87×54×21 mm)), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 11 fps), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.7") and is slightly heavier (161 g vs 108 g).

Nikon Coolpix S220

Nikon Coolpix S220
4 years older
$175

Significant advantages of the S220 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S220 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S220 and L27

  • None found

Olympus Stylus 1040

Olympus Stylus 1040
4 years older

Significant advantages of the 1040 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 1040 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the 1040 and L27

  • None found

Olympus VG-150

Olympus VG-150
1 year older

Significant advantages of the VG-150 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the VG-150 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the VG-150 and L27

  • None found

Pentax Efina

Pentax Efina
similar age
$94

Significant advantages of the Efina (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Efina (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the Efina and L27

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($99.00 vs $349.00), is thinner (1.1" vs 3") and is significantly lighter (161 g vs 395 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
3 years newer
$370 (body only)
$349 - $497 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the L27)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 395 g vs 161 g

common strengths of the D3400 and L27

  • Light weight: 395 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $349.00 vs $99.00