As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to ultra compacts, super zooms, travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L31 and the Coolpix A10) and Canon (such as the PowerShot A1400 and the PowerShot A495)

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).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't have a touch screen and is older (january 2013 vs january 2015).

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
1 year newer
$74

Significant advantages of the L31 (vs the L27)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L31 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L31 and L27

  • Light weight: 160 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $74.00 vs $69.00

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10
3 years newer
$100

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix A10 and L27

  • Light weight: 160 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $99.95 vs $69.00

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
similar age
$167

Significant advantages of the S2700 (vs the L27)

  • Smaller: Super compact (95×58×21 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • 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: $166.87 vs $69.00

Nikon Coolpix L26

Nikon Coolpix L26
1 year older
$99

Significant advantages of the L26 (vs the L27)

  • Much 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
  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $69.00

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age
$350

Significant advantages of the A1400 (vs the L27)

  • 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 S4300

Nikon Coolpix S4300
1 year older
$119

Significant advantages of the S4300 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Smaller: Super compact (96×59×21 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the S4300 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S4300 and L27

  • Light weight: 139 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $119.00 vs $69.00

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) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs ultra compact (77×51×17 mm)), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen, has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 250 shots) and is slightly heavier (161 g vs 113 g).

Nikon Coolpix S01

Nikon Coolpix S01
5 months older
$179

Significant advantages of the S01 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S01 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S01 and L27

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Sony Cybershot W530
1 year older
$180

Significant advantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W530 and L27

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$88 - $135

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and L27

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
2 years older
$149

Significant advantages of the S3100 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3100 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3100 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 significantly smaller (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs prosumer size (114×89×96 mm)), is newer (january 2013 vs february 2010), is thinner (1.1" vs 3.8") and is slightly lighter (161 g vs 538 g).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (5x vs 37.2x), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon Coolpix L110

Nikon Coolpix L110
3 years older
$275

Significant advantages of the L110 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the L110 (vs the L27)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly thicker: 3.1" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the L110 and L27

  • Fairly small: Standard size (109×74×78 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 406 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
2 years newer
$188 - $229

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly more zoom: 37.2x vs 5x

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.8" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 538 g vs 161 g

common strengths of the L840 and L27

  • Light weight: 538 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $188.00 vs $69.00

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Nikon L27 has slightly less zoom (5x vs 30x), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
1 year newer
$142

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the L27)

  • Smaller: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 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

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 127 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Nikon Coolpix S6500
similar age
$177

Significant advantages of the S6500 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S6500 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6500 and L27

  • Fairly small: Compact (95×58×26 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 153 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 1" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
1 year newer

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

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Smaller: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

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

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 130 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
1 year newer
$249 - $339

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the L27)

  • Much more zoom: 30x vs 5x
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 243 g vs 161 g

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and L27

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$118 - $186

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

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

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

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and L27

  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 122 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (digital vs none), is much smaller (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs prosumer size (124×99×76 mm)), is significantly less expensive ($69.00 vs $539.95), is thinner (1.1" vs 3") and is much lighter (161 g vs 480 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24.2 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
8 months newer
$597 (body only)
$540 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the L27)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.1"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the D5300 and L27

  • Light weight: 480 g vs 161 g

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
10 months older
$299 (body only)
$349 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the L27)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the L27)

  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.1"
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the D3200 and L27

  • Light weight: 505 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $299.00 vs $69.00

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$452 (body only)
$399 - $547 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the L27)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.1"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the D3300 and L27

  • Light weight: 430 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $69.00