As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to travel zooms, ultra compacts and waterproofs. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L28 and the Coolpix S2700) and Canon (such as the PowerShot A2500 and the PowerShot A1400)

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 significantly worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 3 cm), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8") and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28
similar age
$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: $87.99 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Coolpix L28 vs the Coolpix L27

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
similar age
$79 - $83

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: $79.00 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot A2500 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age
$150

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

  • Inexpensive: $149.95 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot A1400 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710
similar age
$85 - $98

Significant advantages of the DSC-W710 (vs the L27)

  • Smaller: Super compact 97x55x20 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Significantly 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

  • Inexpensive: $85.03 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
similar age
$110

Significant advantages of the S2700 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly 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

  • Inexpensive: $109.99 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the S2700 vs the L27

Nikon Coolpix L25

Nikon Coolpix L25
1 year older
$91 - $119

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: $90.92 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Coolpix L25 vs the Coolpix L27

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Nikon L27 has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), lacks a built in panoramas and doesn't take 3D photos.

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600
1 year newer
$107

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 $63.86
arrow Compare the S3600 vs the L27

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730
similar age
$86 - $138

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

  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Significantly better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W730 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $85.97 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Sony CyberShot DSC-W730 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Olympus 620 UZ

Olympus SP-620 UZ
1 year older
$143

Significant advantages of the 620 UZ (vs the L27)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the 620 UZ (vs the L27)

  • Significantly heavier: 435 g vs 161 g

common strengths of the 620 UZ and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the Olympus SP-620 UZ vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
1 year older
$310

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX20V (vs the L27)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX20V (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX20V and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
1 year newer
$129 - $130

Significant advantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 150 IS and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
5 months older
$110 - $250

Significant advantages of the SX160 IS (vs the L27)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SX160 IS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX160 IS and L27

  • Inexpensive: $110.00 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

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), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), is significantly larger (compact 59x96x29 mm vs ultra compact 50x22x54 mm), lacks a built in panoramas and has a significantly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 320 shots).

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
  • 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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Inexpensive: $78.00 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Sony CyberShot DSC-W800 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Samsung ST150F

Samsung ST150F
similar age
$82 - $99

Significant advantages of the ST150F (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 ST150F (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST150F and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization: Digital vs Digital
  • Inexpensive: $82.00 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Samsung ST150F vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Samsung ST72

Samsung ST72
similar age
$97

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
  • Good image stabilization: Digital vs Digital
  • Inexpensive: $89.95 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Samsung ST72 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

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), is newer (january, 2013 vs february, 2012) and is slightly less expensive ($63.86 vs $194.50).

However, on average it has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 260 shots), significantly worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 5 cm) and is not waterproof.

Nikon Coolpix S30

Nikon Coolpix S30
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S30 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly 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
arrow Compare the Coolpix S30 vs the Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix S31

Nikon Coolpix S31
similar age
$195

Significant advantages of the S31 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly 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
arrow Compare the S31 vs the L27