As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to travel zooms, ultra compacts and mirrorless. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot IXUS 145 and the PowerShot A1400) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S3600 and the Coolpix S2700)

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 january, 2012).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact 59x96x29 mm vs super compact 98x56x21 mm), 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).

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age
$78

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

  • Inexpensive: $78.00 vs $76.49
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot A1400 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Fujifilm Finepix JX500

Fujifilm Finepix JX500
1 year older
$65 - $74

Significant advantages of the JX500 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the JX500 (vs the L27)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Digital

common strengths of the JX500 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $64.99 vs $76.49
arrow Compare the Fujifilm Finepix JX500 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710
similar age
$67 - $196

Significant advantages of the DSC-W710 (vs the L27)

  • Smaller: Super compact 97x55x20 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Much better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W710 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W710 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $66.95 vs $76.49
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
similar age
$140

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

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
similar age
$79 - $159

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: $79.00 vs $76.49
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot A2500 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Fujifilm FinePix AX650

Fujifilm FinePix AX650
similar age
$60 - $83

Significant advantages of the AX650 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Much longer battery life: 420 shots vs 200 shots
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the AX650 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the AX650 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $60.00 vs $76.49
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix AX650 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), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), lacks a built in panoramas, doesn't take 3D photos and much worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 2 cm).

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
1 year newer
$118

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot IXUS 145 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600
1 year newer
$87 - $97

Significant advantages of the S3600 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 2 cm vs 10 cm
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs 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
arrow Compare the S3600 vs the L27

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730
similar age
$89 - $138

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

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sony CyberShot DSC-W730 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix S6800

Nikon Coolpix S6800
1 year newer
$166 - $177

Significant advantages of the S6800 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 2 cm vs 10 cm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the S6800 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6800 and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the S6800 vs the L27

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

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610
5 months older
$150 - $278

Significant advantages of the L610 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the L610 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L610 and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the L610 vs the 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 february, 2011).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact 59x96x29 mm vs ultra compact 50x22x54 mm), lacks a built in panoramas, has a significantly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 320 shots), slightly worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 5 cm) and is slightly heavier (161 g vs 108 g).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$78

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

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 50x22x54 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital

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

  • Much thicker: 2.1" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and L27

  • Built-in flashes
arrow Compare the Sony CyberShot DSC-W800 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
2 years older
$119

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

  • Built-in flashes
arrow Compare the S3100 vs the L27

Samsung ST72

Samsung ST72
similar age
$79 - $80

Significant advantages of the ST72 (vs the L27)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.5 vs f/3.2
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 94x58x18 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the ST72 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST72 and L27

  • Built-in flashes
arrow Compare the Samsung ST72 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix S220

Nikon Coolpix S220
4 years older
$175

Significant advantages of the S220 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 90x56x18 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Shoots significantly faster: 11 fps vs 1.2 fps
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S220 (vs the L27)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Digital

common strengths of the S220 and L27

  • Built-in flashes
arrow Compare the S220 vs the L27

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact 59x96x29 mm vs mid size 120x67x45 mm), is slightly less expensive ($76.49 vs $548.00), is thinner (1.1" vs 1.8") and is slightly lighter (161 g vs 285 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP).

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$398 - $410 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the L27)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much longer battery life: 420 shots vs 200 shots
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the L27)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Digital

common strengths of the A5000 and L27

  • Fairly small: Compact 109x62x35 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Light weight: 210 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $398.00 vs $76.49
arrow Compare the Sony Alpha A5000 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$548 (body only)
$698 - $700 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the L27)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.8" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the A6000 and L27

  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Sony Alpha A6000 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27