As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to travel zooms, super zooms and ultra compacts. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix A10 and the Coolpix L31) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ8 and the Lumix DMC-FS22)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 33 mm) and has better image stabilization (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 280 shots) and is older (january 2013 vs january 2015).

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10
3 years newer
$120

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

  • Inexpensive: $119.99 vs $99.95

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
1 year newer
$100

Significant advantages of the L31 (vs the L27)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L31 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L31 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $99.99 vs $99.95

Nikon Coolpix L21

Nikon Coolpix L21
3 years older

Significant advantages of the L21 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L21 (vs the L27)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the L21 and L27

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28
similar age

Significant advantages of the L28 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" 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

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L26

Nikon Coolpix L26
1 year older
$163

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

  • Inexpensive: $163.10 vs $99.95

Fujifilm FinePix AX650

Fujifilm FinePix AX650
similar age

Significant advantages of the AX650 (vs the L27)

  • Much longer battery life: 420 shots vs 200 shots

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

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is newer (january 2013 vs february 2012).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), lacks a built-in HDR feature and lacks built-in panoramas.

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6300
1 year older
$225

Significant advantages of the S6300 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S6300 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6300 and L27

  • None found

Samsung WB800F

Samsung WB800F
similar age
$367

Significant advantages of the WB800F (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 23 mm vs 26 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the WB800F (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the WB800F and L27

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
similar age
$249

Significant advantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 130 IS and L27

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
2 years newer
$169 - $227

Significant advantages of the S7000 (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 S7000 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S7000 and L27

  • None found

Olympus 620 UZ

Olympus SP-620 UZ
1 year older
$259

Significant advantages of the 620 UZ (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the 620 UZ (vs the L27)

  • Significantly heavier: 435 g vs 161 g
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the 620 UZ and L27

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
1 year older
$65

Significant advantages of the SX150 IS (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

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 has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 36 mm), has a significantly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5"), is slightly smaller (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs standard size (113×72×79 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 7.1 MP) and is newer (january 2013 vs january 2007).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.8), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), has a significantly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 380 shots), doesn't shoot RAW and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
6 years older
$327

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ8 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Much longer battery life: 380 shots vs 200 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ8 (vs the L27)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • Larger: Standard size (113×72×79 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-FZ8 and L27

  • Fairly small: Standard size (113×72×79 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 340 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.1"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (digital vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/400 of a second).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 320 shots) and is slightly heavier (161 g vs 108 g).

Pentax Efina

Pentax Efina
similar age
$73

Significant advantages of the Efina (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Efina (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the Efina and L27

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$88 - $123

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

Samsung ST72

Samsung ST72
similar age
$109

Significant advantages of the ST72 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ST72 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST72 and L27

  • None found

Olympus VG-150

Olympus VG-150
1 year older
$180

Significant advantages of the VG-150 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the VG-150 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the VG-150 and L27

  • None found