As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to travel zooms, waterproofs and ultra compacts. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L28 and the Coolpix L26) and Canon (such as the PowerShot A1400 and the PowerShot A2600)

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) and is newer (january, 2013 vs february, 2012).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), lacks a built in panoramas, significantly worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 5 cm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28
similar age
$70 - $88

Significant advantages of the L28 (vs the L27)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • 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

  • Inexpensive: $69.95 vs $67.52

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age
$174

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

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L26

Nikon Coolpix L26
1 year older
$115

Significant advantages of the L26 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L26 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L26 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $115.00 vs $67.52

Nikon Coolpix L25

Nikon Coolpix L25
1 year older
$100

Significant advantages of the L25 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3 cm vs 10 cm

Significant disadvantages of the L25 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the L25 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $99.99 vs $67.52

Canon PowerShot A2600

Canon PowerShot A2600
similar age
$102

Significant advantages of the A2600 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3 cm vs 10 cm
  • Smaller: Super compact 98x56x20 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the A2600 (vs the L27)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Digital

common strengths of the A2600 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $101.99 vs $67.52

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710
similar age
$167

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

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Nikon L27 has slightly less zoom (5x vs 12x), is slightly larger (compact 59x96x29 mm vs super compact 95x54x22 mm), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and lacks a built in panoramas.

Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F
1 year newer
$139 - $150

Significant advantages of the WB350F (vs the L27)

  • Much more zoom: 21x vs 5x
  • Has a touch screen
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the WB350F (vs the L27)

  • Heavier: 216 g vs 161 g

common strengths of the WB350F and L27

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730
similar age
$119 - $138

Significant advantages of the DSC-W730 (vs the L27)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Smaller: Super compact 93x52x23 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W730 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W730 and L27

  • Fairly small: Super compact 93x52x23 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Light weight: 122 g vs 161 g

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
1 year newer
$150

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

  • Fairly small: Super compact 95x54x22 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Light weight: 127 g vs 161 g

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600
1 year newer
$87

Significant advantages of the S3600 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 2 cm vs 10 cm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the S3600 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3600 and L27

  • Fairly small: Super compact 97x57x19 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Light weight: 125 g vs 161 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
1 year newer
$149

Significant advantages of the 340 HS (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 340 HS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the 340 HS and L27

  • Fairly small: Compact 100x58x22 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Light weight: 147 g vs 161 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$98 - $119

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

  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Smaller: Super compact 93x52x22 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and L27

  • Fairly small: Super compact 93x52x22 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Light weight: 122 g vs 161 g

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 significantly 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) and is newer (january, 2013 vs february, 2012).

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
$177

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)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the S31 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix S30

Nikon Coolpix S30
1 year older
$110

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)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the S30 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $110.00 vs $67.52

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it slightly closer macro focusing (10 cm vs 20 cm) and is newer (january, 2013 vs august, 2012).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact 59x96x29 mm vs ultra compact 77x51x17 mm), doesn't have a touch screen, lacks a built in panoramas and is slightly heavier (161 g vs 108 g).

Pentax Efina

Pentax Efina
similar age
$87

Significant advantages of the Efina (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 87x54x20 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the Efina (vs the L27)

  • Much worse macro capability: 20 cm vs 10 cm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Digital

common strengths of the Efina and L27

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $87.14 vs $67.52

Nikon Coolpix S01

Nikon Coolpix S01
5 months older
$65 - $220

Significant advantages of the S01 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 77x51x17 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm

Significant disadvantages of the S01 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S01 and L27

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $65.00 vs $67.52

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$68 - $70

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

  • Much 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
  • Inexpensive: $68.00 vs $67.52

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