As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to ultra compacts and travel zooms. 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 A1400 and the PowerShot A810)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to other compact competitors include: it is slightly less expensive ($129.99 vs $1,059.72).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (january 2013 vs january 2015) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10
3 years newer
$82 - $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

  • Inexpensive: $81.99 vs $129.99

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age
$1,060

Significant advantages of the A1400 (vs the L27)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Longer exposures: 15 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the A1400 (vs the L27)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the A1400 and L27

  • None found

Canon PowerShot A810

Canon PowerShot A810
1 year older
$250

Significant advantages of the A810 (vs the L27)

  • Longer exposures: 15 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the A810 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the A810 and L27

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
1 year newer
$99

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: $98.88 vs $129.99

Nikon Coolpix S2900

Nikon Coolpix S2900
1 year newer
$165

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

  • None found

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
1 year older
$438

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the L27)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.2
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S100 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $139.00 vs $129.99

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).

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

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

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$88 - $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 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 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 240 shots), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9") and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ5 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly longer battery life: 300 shots vs 200 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ5 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (103×59×36 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 245 g vs 161 g
  • Thicker: 1.4" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DMC-TZ5 and L27

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1
1 year older
$187

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

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

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

  • Much 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"

Kodak PixPro FZ151

Kodak PixPro FZ151
5 months newer
$118

Significant advantages of the FZ151 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the FZ151 (vs the L27)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 4 seconds vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the FZ151 and L27

  • Light weight: 180 g vs 161 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
1 year newer
$149

Significant advantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the L27)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 25fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Longer exposures: 15 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and L27

  • Fairly small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 141 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 0.9" 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 - $130

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)
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

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

  • Much 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"