As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to ultra compacts. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix A10 and the Coolpix L31) and Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-W800 and the DSC-S5000)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (digital vs none) and 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 a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 280 shots) and is older (january 2013 vs january 2015).

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10
3 years newer
$75 - $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

  • Light weight: 160 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $74.99 vs $99.00

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
1 year newer
$79

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: $79.00 vs $99.00

Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28
similar age
$90

Significant advantages of the L28 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • 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

  • Light weight: 164 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $89.95 vs $99.00

Pentax Optio RS1000

Pentax Optio RS1000
2 years older
$170

Significant advantages of the RS1000 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (92×56×21 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the RS1000 (vs the L27)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the RS1000 and L27

  • Light weight: 130 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $169.99 vs $99.00

Kodak PixPro FZ41

Kodak PixPro FZ41
5 months newer
$309

Significant advantages of the FZ41 (vs the L27)

  • Much longer battery life: 360 shots vs 200 shots

Significant disadvantages of the FZ41 (vs the L27)

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

common strengths of the FZ41 and L27

  • Light weight: 116 g vs 161 g

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age

Significant advantages of the A1400 (vs the L27)

  • 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

  • Light weight: 174 g vs 161 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 38 mm), has better image stabilization (digital vs none), is newer (january 2013 vs august 2008) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 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 125 g).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$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

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

Olympus Stylus 1040

Olympus Stylus 1040
4 years older

Significant advantages of the 1040 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 1040 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the 1040 and L27

  • None found