As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to waterproofs, entry-level DSLRs, ultra compacts and travel zooms. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L31 and the Coolpix L28) and Canon (such as the PowerShot A1400 and the PowerShot SX600 HS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 33 mm), has better image stabilization (digital vs none) and is newer (january 2013 vs february 2012).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), lacks built-in panoramas, has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 280 shots), significantly worse macro focusing (10.0 cm vs 3.0 cm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
1 year newer
$79 - $92

Significant advantages of the Coolpix L31 (vs the L27)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix L31 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix L31 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $78.73 vs $84.94

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age
$121 - $153

Significant advantages of the A1400 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A1400 (vs the L27)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the A1400 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $121.21 vs $84.94

Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28
similar age
$70

Significant advantages of the L28 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly 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: $69.95 vs $84.94

Nikon Coolpix L26

Nikon Coolpix L26
1 year older
$139

Significant advantages of the L26 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the L26 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L26 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $139.00 vs $84.94

Fujifilm FinePix AX650

Fujifilm FinePix AX650
similar age
$195

Significant advantages of the AX650 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Much longer battery life: 420 shots vs 200 shots
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the AX650 (vs the L27)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1400 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the AX650 and L27

  • None found

Kodak EasyShare C513

Kodak EasyShare C513
5 years older
$250

Significant advantages of the C513 (vs the L27)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the C513 (vs the L27)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.4" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the C513 and L27

  • None found

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), 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 has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 260 shots), much worse macro focusing (10.0 cm vs 5.0 cm) and is not waterproof.

Nikon Coolpix S31

Nikon Coolpix S31
similar age
$168

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)

  • Significantly 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
$139

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)

  • Significantly 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 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 february 2011), is much smaller (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs professional size (133×100×80 mm)), is significantly less expensive ($84.94 vs $478.99) and is thinner (1.1" vs 3.1").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
8 months newer
$647 (body only)
$579 - $747 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the L27)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.1"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the D5300 and L27

  • Light weight: 480 g vs 161 g

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
2 years older
$275 (body only)
$484 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the L27)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 1.1"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the D3100 and L27

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $274.95 vs $84.94

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
2 years older
$479 (body only)
$566 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the L27)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the L27)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.1"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the T3i 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 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs ultra compact (77×51×18 mm)), has worse image stabilization (digital vs sensor shift), doesn't have a touch screen, lacks built-in panoramas and has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 260 shots).

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
2 years older
$100

Significant advantages of the S3100 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact (94×58×18 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the S3100 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3100 and L27

  • Built-in flashes
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Inexpensive: $100.00 vs $84.94

Pentax Optio S1

Pentax Optio S1
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S1 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact (91×53×20 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the S1 (vs the L27)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/3.2
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the S1 and L27

  • Built-in flashes
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Olympus VG-150

Olympus VG-150
1 year older
$75

Significant advantages of the VG-150 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact (92×54×20 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the VG-150 (vs the L27)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the VG-150 and L27

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $74.96 vs $84.94

Panasonic Lumix FH10

Panasonic Lumix FH10
similar age
$87

Significant advantages of the FH10 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact (93×55×18 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 26 mm

Significant disadvantages of the FH10 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the FH10 and L27

  • Built-in flashes
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Inexpensive: $86.68 vs $84.94

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$78 - $90

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

  • Much smaller: Ultra compact (50×22×54 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

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

  • Much thicker: 2.1" vs 1.1"
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and L27

  • Built-in flashes
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Inexpensive: $78.00 vs $84.94

Nikon Coolpix S02

Nikon Coolpix S02
7 months newer
$148

Significant advantages of the S02 (vs the L27)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact (77×51×18 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the S02 (vs the L27)

  • Smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the S02 and L27

  • Built-in flashes
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Inexpensive: $147.80 vs $84.94

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Nikon L27 has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 10 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and lacks built-in panoramas.

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
1 year newer
$179 - $250

Significant advantages of the SX600 HS (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Much better macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SX600 HS (vs the L27)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/3.2

common strengths of the SX600 HS and L27

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
5 years older
$199

Significant advantages of the SX100 IS (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the SX100 IS (vs the L27)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the SX100 IS and L27

  • None found

Samsung WB35F

Samsung WB35F
1 year newer
$80 - $130

Significant advantages of the WB35F (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the WB35F (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the WB35F and L27

  • Inexpensive: $79.99 vs $84.94

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
1 year newer
$198 - $268

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and L27

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160) (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160) (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160) and L27

  • None found