As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms and super zooms. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix A10 and the Coolpix L31) and Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-W800 and the CyberShot DSC-H300)

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), has better image stabilization (digital vs none), is newer (january 2013 vs february 2012) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it slightly worse macro focusing (10.0 cm vs 5.0 cm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10
3 years newer
$68 - $92

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: $67.86 vs $69.00

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 $69.00

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age
$304

Significant advantages of the A1400 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A1400 (vs the L27)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the A1400 and L27

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300
1 year older
$99

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly better macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3300 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $69.00

Nikon Coolpix L16

Nikon Coolpix L16
5 years older

Significant advantages of the L16 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L16 (vs the L27)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 15.0 cm vs 10.0 cm

common strengths of the L16 and L27

  • None found

Fujifilm Finepix JX500

Fujifilm Finepix JX500
1 year older
$164

Significant advantages of the JX500 (vs the L27)

  • Lighter: 113 g vs 161 g

Significant disadvantages of the JX500 (vs the L27)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1400 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the JX500 and L27

  • None found

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 january 2012).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs ultra compact (91×56×16 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, lacks built-in panoramas, slightly worse macro focusing (10.0 cm vs 5.0 cm) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8").

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$88 - $110

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and L27

  • None found

Olympus VG-150

Olympus VG-150
1 year older
$130

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

Samsung TL105

Samsung TL105
3 years older

Significant advantages of the TL105 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TL105 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the TL105 and L27

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S02

Nikon Coolpix S02
7 months newer
$99

Significant advantages of the S02 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S02 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S02 and L27

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
2 years older
$140

Significant advantages of the S3100 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3100 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3100 and L27

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Nikon L27 doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 4.8"), is slightly larger (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs super compact (95×54×22 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps) and has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
1 year newer
$99

Significant advantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the L27)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the ELPH 160 and L27

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 127 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $69.00

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600
1 year newer
$140

Significant advantages of the S3600 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Much better macro capability: 2.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (97×58×20 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the S3600 (vs the L27)

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

common strengths of the S3600 and L27

  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×58×20 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 125 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $139.95 vs $69.00

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
1 year newer
$165

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Smaller: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the L27)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and L27

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 127 g vs 161 g

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera
5 months older
$80 - $449

Significant advantages of the Camera (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 4.8" vs 2.7"
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the Camera (vs the L27)

  • Much heavier: 300 g vs 161 g

common strengths of the Camera and L27

  • Fairly small: Compact (129×71×19 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $80.00 vs $69.00

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
similar age
$215

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

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×56×21 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)

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

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

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

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs large (130×95×122 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 4.8"), is significantly lighter (161 g vs 590 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (5x vs 35x), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens) and lacks built-in panoramas.

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$150 - $168

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • More zoom: 35x vs 5x
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.8" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 590 g vs 161 g

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $149.95 vs $69.00