As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to waterproofs, ultra compacts, travel zooms and pro digicams. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the Finepix JX500 and the FinePix JX300) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L31 and the Coolpix S31)

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 28 mm), has better image stabilization (digital vs none), is newer (january, 2013 vs january, 2012) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1400 of a second).

However, on average it slightly worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 5 cm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Fujifilm Finepix JX500

Fujifilm Finepix JX500
1 year older
$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
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1400 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the JX500 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $73.50 vs $84.95

Fujifilm FinePix JX300

Fujifilm FinePix JX300
1 year older
$89

Significant advantages of the JX300 (vs the L27)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.2

Significant disadvantages of the JX300 (vs the L27)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the JX300 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $89.00 vs $84.95

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
1 year newer
$91 - $94

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: $88.33 vs $84.95

Fujifilm FinePix AX300

Fujifilm FinePix AX300
1 year older
$100

Significant advantages of the AX300 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AX300 (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 AX300 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $99.99 vs $84.95

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age
$122 - $154

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: $122.21 vs $84.95

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
similar age
$140

Significant advantages of the S2700 (vs the L27)

  • Smaller: Super compact 94x57x20 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Significantly better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 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

  • Inexpensive: $139.99 vs $84.95

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 has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

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
$139

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: $139.00 vs $84.95

Nikon Coolpix S30

Nikon Coolpix S30
1 year older
$140

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: $139.85 vs $84.95

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 35 mm), has better image stabilization (digital vs none), is newer (january, 2013 vs january, 2010) 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 59x96x29 mm vs ultra compact 91x52x17 mm), lacks built-in panoramas, significantly worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 5 cm) and is slightly heavier (161 g vs 105 g).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$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: $78.00 vs $84.95

Olympus VG-150

Olympus VG-150
1 year older
$75

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

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 92x54x19 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Significantly better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs Digital
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the VG-150 and L27

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $74.96 vs $84.95

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350
3 years older
$155

Significant advantages of the DSC-W350 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 91x52x17 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Much better macro capability: 4 cm vs 10 cm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W350 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W350 and L27

  • Built-in flashes
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Inexpensive: $154.99 vs $84.95

Fujifilm FinePix J20

Fujifilm FinePix J20
4 years older
$130

Significant advantages of the J20 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 91x56x17 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the J20 (vs the L27)

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

common strengths of the J20 and L27

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $129.99 vs $84.95
  • Very fast max shutter speeds: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly less expensive ($84.95 vs $267.10).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,000 fps), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 30 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

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 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

Nikon Coolpix L620

Nikon Coolpix L620
6 months newer
$70 - $165

Significant advantages of the L620 (vs the L27)

  • Much longer battery life: 660 shots vs 200 shots
  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the L620 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L620 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $69.95 vs $84.95

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600
1 year newer
$86

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)

  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S3600 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $85.73 vs $84.95

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
6 months newer
$120 - $180

Significant advantages of the SX170 IS (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SX170 IS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX170 IS and L27

  • Inexpensive: $119.99 vs $84.95

Casio Exilim ZR-200

Casio Exilim EX-ZR200
1 year older
$267

Significant advantages of the ZR-200 (vs the L27)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,000 fps vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 30 fps vs 1.2 fps
  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm

Significant disadvantages of the ZR-200 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ZR-200 and L27

  • None found

Olympus VR-340

Olympus VR-340
1 year older
$324

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

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Digital

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

  • None found

common strengths of the VR-340 and L27

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 28 mm), is newer (january, 2013 vs january, 2011) and is slightly lighter (161 g vs 275 g).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a much narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/1.7), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0") and has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 614k dots).

Kodak PixPro

Placeholder
3 months newer
$99 - $150

Significant advantages of the PixPro (vs the L27)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/3.2
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the PixPro (vs the L27)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the PixPro and L27

  • Very inexpensive: $99.00 vs $84.95

Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1
2 years older
$200

Significant advantages of the XZ-1 (vs the L27)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.2
  • Significantly larger sensor: 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-1 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the XZ-1 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $199.99 vs $84.95