As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms and super 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 IXUS 145 and the PowerShot A1400)

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 37 mm).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 11 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and lacks built-in panoramas.

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
1 year newer
$90 - $95

Significant advantages of the Coolpix L31 (vs the L27)

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

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: $90.22 vs $109.89

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

  • Light weight: 164 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $69.95 vs $109.89

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
similar age
$150

Significant advantages of the S2700 (vs the L27)

  • Smaller: Super compact (95×58×21 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Much better macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S2700 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S2700 and L27

  • Light weight: 125 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $149.99 vs $109.89

Nikon Coolpix L32

Nikon Coolpix L32
1 year newer
$70 - $97

Significant advantages of the Coolpix L32 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix L32 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix L32 and L27

  • Light weight: 164 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $69.95 vs $109.89

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age
$300

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

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S630

Nikon Coolpix S630
4 years older
$280

Significant advantages of the S630 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Shoots much faster: 11 fps vs 1.2 fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the S630 (vs the L27)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 26 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the S630 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 wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5"), has better image stabilization (digital vs none), slightly closer macro focusing (10.0 cm vs 20.0 cm) and is newer (january 2013 vs february 2011).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs ultra compact (93×55×18 mm)), lacks built-in panoramas, is thicker (1.1" vs 0.7"), is slightly heavier (161 g vs 118 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Panasonic Lumix FH10

Panasonic Lumix FH10
similar age
$89

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: $88.99 vs $109.89

Pentax Efina

Pentax Efina
similar age
$110

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

common strengths of the Efina and L27

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $110.07 vs $109.89

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
2 years older
$107

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: $107.00 vs $109.89

Canon PowerShot SD1000

Canon PowerShot SD1000
6 years older
$269

Significant advantages of the SD1000 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact (86×54×19 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD1000 (vs the L27)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the SD1000 and L27

  • Built-in flashes

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 and much worse macro focusing (10.0 cm vs 1.0 cm).

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
1 year newer
$320

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and L27

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix T350

Fujifilm FinePix T350
1 year older
$149

Significant advantages of the T350 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the T350 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the T350 and L27

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
1 year newer
$119 - $352

Significant advantages of the ELPH 150 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 ELPH 150 IS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 150 IS and L27

  • None found

Olympus VR-340

Olympus VR-340
1 year older
$148

Significant advantages of the VR-340 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the VR-340 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the VR-340 and L27

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600
1 year newer
$70

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)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3600 and L27

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
1 year older
$110

Significant advantages of the SX150 IS (vs the L27)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SX150 IS (vs the L27)

  • Shorter battery life: 110 shots vs 200 shots

common strengths of the SX150 IS and L27

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 3.3"), is slightly lighter (161 g vs 430 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 26.6x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 22 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens) and lacks a built-in HDR feature.

Kodak PixPro AZ251

Kodak PixPro AZ251
4 months newer
$120 - $211

Significant advantages of the AZ251 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Much longer battery life: 500 shots vs 200 shots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the AZ251 (vs the L27)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 30 seconds vs 1/2000 of a second
  • Thicker: 2.7" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the AZ251 and L27

  • Fairly small: Standard size (115×74×70 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 354 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 2.7" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320
similar age
$249

Significant advantages of the L320 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the L320 (vs the L27)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 430 g vs 161 g

common strengths of the L320 and L27

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.1"