As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms, waterproofs, ultra compacts and digicams. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix A10 and the Coolpix L31) and Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 160 and the PowerShot SD960 IS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Nikon L27 is slightly larger (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs super compact (98×54×22 mm)), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9").

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10
3 years newer
$69 - $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

  • Light weight: 160 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $69.00 vs $117.25

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
1 year newer
$99

Significant advantages of the L31 (vs the L27)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L31 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L31 and L27

  • Light weight: 160 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $98.77 vs $117.25

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300
1 year older
$189

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 thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3300 and L27

  • Light weight: 128 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $189.00 vs $117.25

Nikon Coolpix S2900

Nikon Coolpix S2900
1 year newer
$153

Significant advantages of the S2900 (vs the L27)

  • Smaller: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S2900 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S2900 and L27

  • Light weight: 119 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $152.95 vs $117.25

Canon PowerShot SD960 IS

Canon PowerShot SD960 IS
4 years older
$180

Significant advantages of the SD960 IS (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the SD960 IS (vs the L27)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the SD960 IS and L27

  • Light weight: 145 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $179.95 vs $117.25

Canon PowerShot A810

Canon PowerShot A810
1 year older
$250

Significant advantages of the A810 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A810 (vs the L27)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the A810 and L27

  • Light weight: 171 g vs 161 g

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 significantly less expensive ($117.25 vs $379.00), 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
$400 (body only)
$379 - $497 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the L27)

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

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

  • Very light: 395 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $117.25

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs super compact (99×59×21 mm)), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 240 shots), is older (january 2013 vs january 2014) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9").

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
1 year newer
$117

Significant advantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the L27)

  • Smaller: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)

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
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1
1 year older
$186

Significant advantages of the DMC-SZ1 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-SZ1 (vs the L27)

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

common strengths of the DMC-SZ1 and L27

  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×59×21 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 131 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6300
1 year older
$220

Significant advantages of the S6300 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S6300 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6300 and L27

  • Fairly small: Compact (94×58×26 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 160 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 1" vs 1.1"

Fujifilm FinePix T200

Fujifilm FinePix T200
1 year older

Significant advantages of the T200 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the T200 (vs the L27)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the T200 and L27

  • Fairly small: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 151 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix A300

Nikon Coolpix A300
3 years newer
$137

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Smaller: Super compact (96×58×20 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the L27)

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

common strengths of the Coolpix A300 and L27

  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×58×20 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 119 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$118 - $128

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

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Smaller: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)

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

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

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and L27

  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 122 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

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 slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 6 MP), 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 is not waterproof.

Nikon Coolpix S30

Nikon Coolpix S30
1 year older
$110

Significant advantages of the S30 (vs the L27)

  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the S30 (vs the L27)

  • Worse wide angle: 29 mm vs 26 mm
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S30 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) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)) and is slightly heavier (161 g vs 105 g).

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

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
2 years older
$138

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

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$107 - $120

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

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 30 mm), has a significantly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.4"), has better image stabilization (digital vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 5.7 MP) and is newer (january 2013 vs august 2007).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix P50

Nikon Coolpix P50
5 years older

Significant advantages of the P50 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P50 (vs the L27)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • Much smaller screen: 2.4" vs 2.7"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the P50 and L27

  • Fairly small: Mid size (95×66×44 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 210 g vs 161 g

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
3 years newer
$157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the L27)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and L27

  • Fairly small: Mid size (110×67×38 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 177 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.1"