As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to ultra compacts, waterproofs and travel zooms. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L28 and the Coolpix L25) and Canon (such as the PowerShot A1400 and the PowerShot A2500)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to other compact competitors include: it has image stabilization (digital vs none) and is newer (january, 2013 vs february, 2012).

However, on average it significantly worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 5 cm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28
similar age
$88 - $95

Significant advantages of the L28 (vs the L27)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • 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: $87.99 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Coolpix L28 vs the Coolpix L27

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age
$177 - $199

Significant advantages of the A1400 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3 cm vs 10 cm
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A1400 (vs the L27)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Digital

common strengths of the A1400 and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot A1400 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix L25

Nikon Coolpix L25
1 year older
$119

Significant advantages of the L25 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3 cm vs 10 cm

Significant disadvantages of the L25 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the L25 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $118.84 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Coolpix L25 vs the Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix L26

Nikon Coolpix L26
1 year older

Significant advantages of the L26 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L26 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L26 and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the Coolpix L26 vs the Coolpix L27

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
similar age
$99 - $109

Significant advantages of the A2500 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3 cm vs 10 cm
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the A2500 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the A2500 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot A2500 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
similar age
$96 - $110

Significant advantages of the S2700 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S2700 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S2700 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $95.99 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the S2700 vs the L27

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, compared to ultra compact competitors the Nikon L27 is significantly larger (compact 59x96x29 mm vs ultra compact 77x51x17 mm), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen, lacks a built in panoramas and significantly worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 5 cm).

Nikon Coolpix S01

Nikon Coolpix S01
5 months older
$80

Significant advantages of the S01 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 77x51x17 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm

Significant disadvantages of the S01 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S01 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the S01 vs the L27

Samsung ST150F

Samsung ST150F
similar age
$82 - $84

Significant advantages of the ST150F (vs the L27)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.5 vs f/3.2
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 94x58x18 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the ST150F (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST150F and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Samsung ST150F vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$78

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

  • Much smaller: Ultra compact 50x22x54 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital

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

  • Much thicker: 2.1" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Sony CyberShot DSC-W800 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

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 significantly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 6 MP), has a marginally larger sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/3" 4.8x3.6mm), is newer (january, 2013 vs february, 2012) and is slightly less expensive ($63.86 vs $194.50).

However, on average it has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 260 shots), much worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 5 cm) and is not waterproof.

Nikon Coolpix S30

Nikon Coolpix S30
1 year older
$175

Significant advantages of the S30 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the S30 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the S30 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Coolpix S30 vs the Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix S31

Nikon Coolpix S31
similar age
$195

Significant advantages of the S31 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the S31 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the S31 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the S31 vs the L27

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is newer (january, 2013 vs january, 2012).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), lacks a built in panoramas, much worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 1 cm) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9").

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
1 year newer
$129 - $167

Significant advantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 150 IS and L27

  • Fairly small: Compact 95x56x23 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Light weight: 142 g vs 161 g
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
1 year newer
$129

Significant advantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 140 IS and L27

  • Fairly small: Super compact 95x54x22 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Light weight: 130 g vs 161 g
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Fujifilm FinePix JZ200

Fujifilm FinePix JZ200
1 year older

Significant advantages of the JZ200 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Much better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm

Significant disadvantages of the JZ200 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the JZ200 and L27

  • Fairly small: Compact 100x56x24 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Light weight: 135 g vs 161 g
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix JZ200 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Olympus VR320

Olympus VR-320
2 years older
$104 - $129

Significant advantages of the VR320 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the VR320 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the VR320 and L27

  • Fairly small: Compact 100x58x28 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Light weight: 153 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $104.00 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Olympus VR-320 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Olympus VR-340

Olympus VR-340
1 year older

Significant advantages of the VR-340 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm

Significant disadvantages of the VR-340 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the VR-340 and L27

  • Light weight: 170 g vs 161 g
arrow Compare the Olympus VR-340 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Olympus VH-520

Olympus VH-520
similar age
$89

Significant advantages of the VH-520 (vs the L27)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 240fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the VH-520 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the VH-520 and L27

  • Fairly small: Super compact 100x60x20 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Light weight: 138 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $89.00 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Olympus VH-520 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27