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 L31 and the Coolpix L26) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix T550 and the FinePix AX650)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly 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 lacks built-in panoramas, has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 420 shots), much 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
$86 - $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

  • Light weight: 160 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $85.78 vs $90.46

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age
$119 - $150

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: $119.08 vs $90.46

Nikon Coolpix L26

Nikon Coolpix L26
1 year older
$195

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

  • Light weight: 164 g vs 161 g

Canon PowerShot A810

Canon PowerShot A810
1 year older
$87

Significant advantages of the A810 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3.0 cm vs 10.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the A810 (vs the L27)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the A810 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $86.92 vs $90.46

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

Nikon Coolpix S570

Nikon Coolpix S570
3 years older
$250

Significant advantages of the S570 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S570 (vs the L27)

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

common strengths of the S570 and L27

  • Light weight: 140 g vs 161 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5"), significantly closer macro focusing (10.0 cm vs 20.0 cm), is newer (january 2013 vs february 2011) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/400 of a second).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), is significantly larger (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs ultra compact (77×51×18 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and lacks built-in panoramas.

Panasonic Lumix FH10

Panasonic Lumix FH10
similar age
$128

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: $128.19 vs $90.46

Sony Cybershot W570

Sony Cybershot DSC-W570
1 year older
$137

Significant advantages of the W570 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact (91×52×20 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the W570 (vs the L27)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the W570 and L27

  • Built-in flashes
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Inexpensive: $137.18 vs $90.46

Nikon Coolpix S02

Nikon Coolpix S02
7 months newer
$150

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
  • Very fast max shutter speeds: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Pentax Efina

Pentax Efina
similar age
$112

Significant advantages of the Efina (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact (87×54×21 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Lighter: 108 g vs 161 g

Significant disadvantages of the Efina (vs the L27)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • Smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/400 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Efina and L27

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $112.28 vs $90.46

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 30 mm) and takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 6 MP).

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 4.7 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 260 shots), much worse macro focusing (10.0 cm vs 5.0 cm) and is older (january 2013 vs february 2014).

Nikon Coolpix S31

Nikon Coolpix S31
similar age
$199

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 S32

Nikon Coolpix S32
1 year newer
$152

Significant advantages of the S32 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the S32 (vs the L27)

  • Worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the S32 and L27

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Nikon L27 has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), lacks built-in panoramas, doesn't take 3D photos and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Fujifilm FinePix T550

Fujifilm FinePix T550
similar age
$75

Significant advantages of the T550 (vs the L27)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Much better macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the T550 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the T550 and L27

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600
1 year newer
$60

Significant advantages of the S3600 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 2.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the S3600 (vs the L27)

  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S3600 and L27

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
5 months older
$231

Significant advantages of the SX160 IS (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SX160 IS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX160 IS and L27

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610
5 months older
$130

Significant advantages of the L610 (vs the L27)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the L610 (vs the L27)

  • Shorter battery life: 120 shots vs 200 shots

common strengths of the L610 and L27

  • None found

Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132
similar age
$101

Significant advantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 132 and L27

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730
similar age
$119

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

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Much better macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 10.0 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

  • None found