As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to travel zooms, ultra compacts, entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L31 and the Coolpix S3600) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W830 and the CyberShot DSC-W800)

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), much worse macro focusing (10.0 cm vs 5.0 cm) and is older (january 2013 vs january 2015).

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
1 year newer
$69

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: $69.00 vs $69.00

Nikon Coolpix L25

Nikon Coolpix L25
1 year older
$99

Significant advantages of the L25 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the L25 (vs the L27)

  • Lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the L25 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $69.00

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
similar age
$109

Significant advantages of the A2500 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Smaller: Super compact (98×56×21 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the A2500 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the A2500 and L27

  • Light weight: 125 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $109.00 vs $69.00

Nikon Coolpix L32

Nikon Coolpix L32
1 year newer
$80 - $117

Significant advantages of the L32 (vs the L27)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L32 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L32 and L27

  • Light weight: 164 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $79.95 vs $69.00

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

  • Light weight: 164 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $69.00

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
similar age
$167

Significant advantages of the S2700 (vs the L27)

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

  • Light weight: 125 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $166.87 vs $69.00

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 has slightly less zoom (5x vs 30x), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), is slightly larger (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs super compact (99×59×21 mm)), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens) and lacks built-in panoramas.

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600
1 year newer
$90

Significant advantages of the S3600 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 2.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • 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)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 125 g vs 161 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$120 - $171

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)

  • 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"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
1 year newer
$318 - $319

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1
1 year older
$168

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

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much better macro capability: 4.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

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

  • 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"

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
1 year newer
$163

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • 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 IXUS 145 (vs the L27)

  • None found

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
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix S3700

Nikon Coolpix S3700
1 year newer
$80 - $137

Significant advantages of the S3700 (vs the L27)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S3700 (vs the L27)

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

common strengths of the S3700 and L27

  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×58×20 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 118 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"

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) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 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 lens), lacks built-in panoramas, has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 250 shots) and significantly worse macro focusing (10.0 cm vs 4.0 cm).

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
2 years older
$149

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 - $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

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Sony Cybershot W530
1 year older
$159

Significant advantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W530 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 has image stabilization (digital vs none), is newer (january 2013 vs april 2011), is much smaller (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs prosumer size (127×97×79 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($69.00 vs $345.00) and is thinner (1.1" vs 3.1").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), 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 24.1 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
10 months older
$269 (body only)
$349 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the L27)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the L27)

  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.1"
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the D3200 and L27

  • Light weight: 505 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $269.00 vs $69.00

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
1 year older
$345 (body only)
$509 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the L27)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the L27)

  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.1"
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (127×97×79 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the D5100 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $345.00 vs $69.00

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has image stabilization (digital vs none), is newer (january 2013 vs november 2010) and is slightly lighter (161 g vs 310 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have a touch screen, has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.55mm vs four thirds 17.3x13mm) and doesn't take 3D photos.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
1 year older
$196 (body only)
$283 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF3 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF3 (vs the L27)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the DMC-GF3 and L27

  • Fairly small: Compact (108×67×33 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 264 g vs 161 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
2 years older
$220 (body only)
$349 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF2 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF2 (vs the L27)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the DMC-GF2 and L27

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×68×33 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 310 g vs 161 g