As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to waterproofs, travel zooms 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 A2500)

compared toCompact competitors

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

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

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age
$199

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
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Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28
similar age
$88 - $166

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: $87.99 vs $84.26
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Nikon Coolpix L26

Nikon Coolpix L26
1 year older

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

  • None found
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Nikon Coolpix S6100

Nikon Coolpix S6100
2 years older

Significant advantages of the S6100 (vs the L27)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much better macro capability: 3 cm vs 10 cm
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the S6100 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6100 and L27

  • None found
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Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
similar age
$110

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: $109.99 vs $84.26
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Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
similar age
$167

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
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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
$119

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
  • Inexpensive: $119.00 vs $84.26
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Nikon Coolpix S30

Nikon Coolpix S30
1 year older

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
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compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Nikon L27 doesn't have a built-in GPS, has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), lacks a built in panoramas, doesn't take 3D photos and has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 380 shots).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730
similar age
$100 - $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

  • Inexpensive: $99.99 vs $84.26
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Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132
similar age
$116

Significant advantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the L27)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 132 and L27

  • None found
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
2 years older
$300 - $335

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the L27)

  • Has a GPS
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and L27

  • None found
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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

  • Inexpensive: $59.99 vs $84.26
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Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
5 months older
$145 - $248

Significant advantages of the SX160 IS (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Significantly longer battery life: 380 shots vs 200 shots

Significant disadvantages of the SX160 IS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX160 IS and L27

  • None found
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$98 - $108

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

  • Inexpensive: $98.00 vs $84.26
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compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, compared to ultra compact competitors the Nikon L27 has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.5), is significantly larger (compact 59x96x29 mm vs ultra compact 96x55x18 mm), lacks a built in panoramas, doesn't take 3D photos and has a significantly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 320 shots).

Samsung DV150F

Samsung DV150F
similar age
$98 - $110

Significant advantages of the DV150F (vs the L27)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Wider aperture: f/2.5 vs f/3.2
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 96x55x18 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DV150F (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the DV150F and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $98.49 vs $84.26
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Samsung ST72

Samsung ST72
similar age
$78

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $78.25 vs $84.26
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