As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms and waterproofs. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L28 and the Coolpix S2700) and Canon (such as the PowerShot A1400 and the PowerShot A2500)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (digital vs none) and is newer (january, 2013 vs february, 2012).

However, on average it lacks a built in panoramas, has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 280 shots), significantly worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 3 cm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28
similar age
$88 - $120

Significant advantages of the L28 (vs the L27)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Longer battery life: 280 shots vs 200 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L28 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L28 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $87.99 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Coolpix L28 vs the Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
similar age
$110

Significant advantages of the S2700 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S2700 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S2700 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $109.99 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the S2700 vs the L27

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age
$100

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: $100.00 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot A1400 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
similar age
$79 - $80

Significant advantages of the A2500 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3 cm vs 10 cm
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the A2500 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the A2500 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $79.00 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot A2500 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Fujifilm FinePix AX650

Fujifilm FinePix AX650
similar age
$85 - $104

Significant advantages of the AX650 (vs the L27)

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

Significant disadvantages of the AX650 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the AX650 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $85.00 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix AX650 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix L25

Nikon Coolpix L25
1 year older
$107 - $119

Significant advantages of the L25 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3 cm vs 10 cm

Significant disadvantages of the L25 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the L25 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $106.85 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Coolpix L25 vs the Coolpix L27

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it is newer (january, 2013 vs february, 2011).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.5), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), is significantly larger (compact 59x96x29 mm vs ultra compact 94x58x18 mm), lacks a built in panoramas and has a significantly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 320 shots).

Samsung ST150F

Samsung ST150F
similar age
$80 - $99

Significant advantages of the ST150F (vs the L27)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.5 vs f/3.2
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 94x58x18 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the ST150F (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST150F and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Digital vs Digital
arrow Compare the Samsung ST150F vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
2 years older

Significant advantages of the S3100 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S3100 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3100 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Digital
arrow Compare the S3100 vs the L27

Samsung ST72

Samsung ST72
similar age
$73

Significant advantages of the ST72 (vs the L27)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.5 vs f/3.2
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 94x58x18 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the ST72 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST72 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Digital vs Digital
arrow Compare the Samsung ST72 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

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 february, 2012) and is slightly less expensive ($63.86 vs $299.00).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), lacks a built in panoramas, doesn't take 3D photos and significantly worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 2 cm).

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600
1 year newer
$97

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)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3600 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $59.99 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the S3600 vs the L27

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS
3 years older
$399

Significant advantages of the SX210 IS (vs the L27)

  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Significantly better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm

Significant disadvantages of the SX210 IS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX210 IS and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS
1 year older
$119 - $180

Significant advantages of the A4000 IS (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the A4000 IS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the A4000 IS and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
1 year newer
$299 - $354

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the L27)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots
  • Higher resolution movies: 1920 x 1280 @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX700 HS and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730
similar age
$100 - $138

Significant advantages of the DSC-W730 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Significantly better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W730 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W730 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $99.99 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Sony CyberShot DSC-W730 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Fujifilm FinePix T500

Fujifilm FinePix T500
similar age
$62 - $75

Significant advantages of the T500 (vs the L27)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the T500 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the T500 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $62.08 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix T500 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

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) and is newer (january, 2013 vs february, 2012).

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

Nikon Coolpix S31

Nikon Coolpix S31
similar age
$145

Significant advantages of the S31 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly 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: $145.00 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the S31 vs the L27

Nikon Coolpix S30

Nikon Coolpix S30
1 year older
$150

Significant advantages of the S30 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly 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

common strengths of the S30 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $149.99 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Coolpix S30 vs the Coolpix L27