As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to travel zooms, mirrorless, waterproofs, ultra compacts and super zooms. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L31 and the Coolpix L32) and Canon (such as the IXUS 255 HS and the PowerShot A810)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Nikon L27 has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 280 shots) and significantly worse macro focusing (10.0 cm vs 5.0 cm).

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
1 year newer
$95

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: $94.95 vs $59.95

Nikon Coolpix L32

Nikon Coolpix L32
1 year newer
$90 - $97

Significant advantages of the L32 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the L32 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L32 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $89.95 vs $59.95

Canon PowerShot A810

Canon PowerShot A810
1 year older
$280

Significant advantages of the A810 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3.0 cm vs 10.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the A810 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the A810 and L27

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L26

Nikon Coolpix L26
1 year older
$99

Significant advantages of the L26 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the L26 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L26 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $59.95

Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28
similar age
$120

Significant advantages of the L28 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Significantly 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: $120.00 vs $59.95

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710
similar age
$110

Significant advantages of the DSC-W710 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (97×55×20 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W710 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W710 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $110.48 vs $59.95

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly less expensive ($59.95 vs $297.99).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 30x), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots), is slightly larger (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs super compact (97×56×23 mm)) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps).

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS
similar age
$390

Significant advantages of the IXUS 255 HS (vs the L27)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 255 HS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 255 HS and L27

  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×56×23 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 144 g vs 161 g

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730
similar age
$139

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

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Much better macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Smaller: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W730 and L27

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
1 year newer
$298

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the L27)

  • Much more zoom: 30x vs 5x
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 243 g vs 161 g

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and L27

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$121 - $128

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

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

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

  • None found

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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
1 year newer
$99

Significant advantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the L27)

  • 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)

  • None found

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 $59.95

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is thinner (1.1" vs 1.8") and is slightly lighter (161 g vs 285 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$498 (body only)
$593 - $648 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the A6000 and L27

  • Light weight: 285 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $498.00 vs $59.95
  • Each has a built-in flash

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 much worse macro focusing (10.0 cm vs 5.0 cm) and is not waterproof.

Nikon Coolpix S31

Nikon Coolpix S31
similar age
$199

Significant advantages of the S31 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the S31 (vs the L27)

  • Lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the S31 and L27

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S30

Nikon Coolpix S30
1 year older
$99

Significant advantages of the S30 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the S30 (vs the L27)

  • 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

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 38 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5"), significantly closer macro focusing (10.0 cm vs 20.0 cm), is newer (january 2013 vs february 2011) 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 (59×96×29 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), has worse image stabilization (digital vs sensor shift), lacks built-in panoramas and is slightly heavier (161 g vs 125 g).

Nikon Coolpix S200

Nikon Coolpix S200
6 years older
$199

Significant advantages of the S200 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S200 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S200 and L27

  • None found

Pentax Efina

Pentax Efina
similar age
$87

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

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
2 years older
$80

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
$88 - $90

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 toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs professional size (122×93×100 mm)), is newer (january 2013 vs january 2011), is thinner (1.1" vs 5") and is significantly lighter (161 g vs 730 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 30x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 22 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 320 fps) and has worse image stabilization (digital vs sensor shift).

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4800
similar age
$110

Significant advantages of the S4800 (vs the L27)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Much better macro capability: 2.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the S4800 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.9" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 518 g vs 161 g

common strengths of the S4800 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $109.99 vs $59.95

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR
2 years older

Significant advantages of the HS20 EXR (vs the L27)

  • Records high-speed movies: 320 fps vs None
  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the HS20 EXR (vs the L27)

  • Much larger: Large (131×91×126 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5" vs 1.1"
  • Much heavier: 730 g vs 161 g

common strengths of the HS20 EXR and L27

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320
similar age
$249

Significant advantages of the L320 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the L320 (vs the L27)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 430 g vs 161 g

common strengths of the L320 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"