As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to waterproofs, travel zooms, ultra compacts and super zooms. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L28 and the Coolpix L26) and Canon (such as the PowerShot IXUS 145 and the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS)

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 is slightly less expensive ($61.71 vs $372.20).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 5 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and lacks a built-in HDR feature.

Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28
similar age
$100

Significant advantages of the L28 (vs the L27)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • 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: $99.99 vs $61.71

Nikon Coolpix L26

Nikon Coolpix L26
1 year older
$100

Significant advantages of the L26 (vs the L27)

  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the L26 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L26 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $99.99 vs $61.71

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
1 year newer
$77 - $90

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: $77.14 vs $61.71

Nikon Coolpix L25

Nikon Coolpix L25
1 year older
$122

Significant advantages of the L25 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3 cm vs 10 cm
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

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: $121.56 vs $61.71

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3
1 year newer
$372

Significant advantages of the TG-3 (vs the L27)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.2
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the TG-3 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly larger: Compact 111x65x31 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Significantly heavier: 247 g vs 161 g

common strengths of the TG-3 and L27

  • None found

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age
$119 - $150

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
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the A1400 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $119.13 vs $61.71

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 much 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 ($61.71 vs $154.00).

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
$154

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)

  • Much lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the S31 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $154.00 vs $61.71

Nikon Coolpix S30

Nikon Coolpix S30
1 year older
$136

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)

  • Much 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

  • Inexpensive: $135.90 vs $61.71

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Nikon L27 is slightly larger (compact 59x96x29 mm vs super compact 95x54x22 mm), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), lacks built-in panoramas, much worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 2 cm) and is older (january, 2013 vs january, 2014).

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
1 year newer
$177

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Smaller: Super compact 95x54x22 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the L27)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and L27

  • Light weight: 127 g vs 161 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
1 year newer
$179

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

  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Smaller: Super compact 95x54x22 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm

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

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the ELPH 140 IS and L27

  • Light weight: 130 g vs 161 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$98 - $115

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

  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Smaller: Super compact 93x52x22 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and L27

  • Light weight: 122 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $98.00 vs $61.71

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730
similar age
$140

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

  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Smaller: Super compact 93x52x23 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W730 and L27

  • Light weight: 122 g vs 161 g

Fujifilm FinePix T200

Fujifilm FinePix T200
1 year older
$99

Significant advantages of the T200 (vs the L27)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Better image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Digital
  • Significantly better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm

Significant disadvantages of the T200 (vs the L27)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the T200 and L27

  • Light weight: 151 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $61.71

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600
1 year newer
$98

Significant advantages of the S3600 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Much better macro capability: 2 cm vs 10 cm
  • 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

  • Light weight: 125 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $98.32 vs $61.71

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it significantly closer macro focusing (10 cm vs 20 cm) 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 59x96x29 mm vs ultra compact 77x51x18 mm), doesn't have a touch screen, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and lacks a built-in HDR feature.

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
2 years older
$110

Significant advantages of the S3100 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Better image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the S3100 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3100 and L27

  • Built-in flashes
  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Digital
  • Inexpensive: $109.99 vs $61.71

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$68 - $78

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

  • Much smaller: Ultra compact 50x22x54 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs 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: Lens vs Digital
  • Inexpensive: $68.00 vs $61.71

Pentax Efina

Pentax Efina
similar age
$88

Significant advantages of the Efina (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 87x54x20 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 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 Digital
  • Much worse macro capability: 20 cm vs 10 cm
  • 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: $87.58 vs $61.71

Nikon Coolpix S02

Nikon Coolpix S02
7 months newer
$90 - $150

Significant advantages of the S02 (vs the L27)

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

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

  • Built-in flashes
  • Good image stabilization: Digital vs Digital
  • Inexpensive: $89.99 vs $61.71

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 33 mm), is significantly smaller (compact 59x96x29 mm vs professional size 122x93x100 mm), is newer (january, 2013 vs july, 2010), is thinner (1.1" vs 3.9") and is significantly lighter (161 g vs 437 g).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), has worse image stabilization (digital vs sensor shift), lacks built-in panoramas, doesn't take 3D photos and has a significantly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 320 shots).

Fujifilm FinePix S1500

Fujifilm FinePix S1500
4 years older

Significant advantages of the S1500 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 2 cm vs 10 cm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Better image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the S1500 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 26 mm
  • Thicker: 2.7" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the S1500 and L27

  • Fairly small: Standard size 103x73x68 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Light weight: 345 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 2.7" vs 1.1"

Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD
2 years older

Significant advantages of the S2900HD (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 2 cm vs 10 cm
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the S2900HD (vs the L27)

  • Larger: Prosumer size 110x73x81 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Significantly thicker: 3.2" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 437 g vs 161 g

common strengths of the S2900HD and L27

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 110x73x81 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Light weight: 437 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 1.1"

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4800
similar age
$110

Significant advantages of the S4800 (vs the L27)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Much better macro capability: 2 cm vs 10 cm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the S4800 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger: Professional size 122x93x100 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Much thicker: 3.9" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 518 g vs 161 g

common strengths of the S4800 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $109.99 vs $61.71