As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to waterproofs, ultra compacts and travel zooms. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot A1400 and the PowerShot ELPH 110 HS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L28 and the Coolpix S2700)

compared toCompact competitors

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

However, on average it doesn't record movies in 24p, much worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 3 cm), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8") and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28
similar age
$88 - $159

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 $84.26
arrow Compare the Coolpix L28 vs the Coolpix L27

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age
$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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
1 year older
$200

Significant advantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the L27)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much better macro capability: 3 cm vs 10 cm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
similar age
$100 - $118

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: $99.99 vs $84.26
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot A2500 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
similar age
$167

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

  • None found
arrow Compare the S2700 vs the L27

Nikon Coolpix L22

Nikon Coolpix L22
3 years older

Significant advantages of the L22 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm

Significant disadvantages of the L22 (vs the L27)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the L22 and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the L22 vs the 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) and is newer (january, 2013 vs february, 2012).

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 S31

Nikon Coolpix S31
similar age
$120

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
  • Inexpensive: $120.00 vs $84.26
arrow Compare the S31 vs the L27

Nikon Coolpix S30

Nikon Coolpix S30
1 year older

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

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).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact 59x96x29 mm vs ultra compact 91x53x17 mm), doesn't have a touch screen, lacks a built in panoramas, doesn't take 3D photos and significantly worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 5 cm).

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 93x52x19 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Much better macro capability: 4 cm vs 10 cm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the L27)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Digital

common strengths of the DSC-W610 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
2 years older
$131

Significant advantages of the S3100 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S3100 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3100 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $131.19 vs $84.26
arrow Compare the S3100 vs the L27

Samsung DV150F

Samsung DV150F
similar age
$86 - $110

Significant advantages of the DV150F (vs the L27)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.5 vs f/3.2
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 96x55x18 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DV150F (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the DV150F and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $85.99 vs $84.26
arrow Compare the Samsung DV150F vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix S02

Nikon Coolpix S02
7 months newer
$79 - $84

Significant advantages of the S02 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 77x51x18 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the S02 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the S02 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $79.00 vs $84.26
arrow Compare the S02 vs the L27

Samsung ST95

Samsung ST95
1 year older

Significant advantages of the ST95 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 91x53x17 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm

Significant disadvantages of the ST95 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST95 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Samsung ST95 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Nikon L27 has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), lacks a built in panoramas, much worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 1 cm) and is older (january, 2013 vs january, 2014).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$118 - $128

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

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $118.00 vs $84.26
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
1 year newer
$129 - $206

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

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

Canon PowerShot ELPH 135
1 year newer
$99 - $131

Significant advantages of the ELPH 135 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 135 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 135 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $84.26
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
5 months older
$140 - $248

Significant advantages of the SX160 IS (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Significantly longer battery life: 380 shots vs 200 shots

Significant disadvantages of the SX160 IS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX160 IS and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730
similar age
$90 - $140

Significant advantages of the DSC-W730 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Much better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W730 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W730 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $90.00 vs $84.26
arrow Compare the Sony CyberShot DSC-W730 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
1 year older
$134

Significant advantages of the SX150 IS (vs the L27)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SX150 IS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX150 IS and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS vs the Nikon Coolpix L27