As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms and super zooms. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L31 and the Coolpix L28) and Fujifilm (such as the Finepix JX500 and the FinePix AV200)

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).

However, on average it is older (january 2013 vs january 2015).

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
1 year newer
$69

Significant advantages of the L31 (vs the L27)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L31 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L31 and L27

  • Light weight: 160 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $69.00 vs $69.00

Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28
similar age

Significant advantages of the L28 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • 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

  • Light weight: 164 g vs 161 g

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300
1 year older
$99

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3300 and L27

  • Light weight: 128 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $69.00

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10
3 years newer
$100

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

  • Light weight: 160 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $99.95 vs $69.00

Fujifilm Finepix JX500

Fujifilm Finepix JX500
1 year older
$75

Significant advantages of the JX500 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the JX500 (vs the L27)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1400 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the JX500 and L27

  • Light weight: 113 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $74.99 vs $69.00

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age
$309

Significant advantages of the A1400 (vs the L27)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A1400 (vs the L27)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the A1400 and L27

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 28 mm), is newer (january 2013 vs february 2011), is slightly less expensive ($69.00 vs $189.87) 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 (59×96×29 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 260 shots), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8"), is slightly heavier (161 g vs 105 g) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Nikon Coolpix S220

Nikon Coolpix S220
4 years older
$290

Significant advantages of the S220 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S220 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S220 and L27

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$88 - $110

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

Panasonic Lumix FH10

Panasonic Lumix FH10
similar age
$171

Significant advantages of the FH10 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FH10 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the FH10 and L27

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
2 years older
$149

Significant advantages of the S3100 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3100 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3100 and L27

  • None found

Sony Cybershot W570

Sony Cybershot DSC-W570
1 year older
$190

Significant advantages of the W570 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the W570 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the W570 and L27

  • None found

Olympus VG-150

Olympus VG-150
1 year older
$224

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

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 28 mm) and is newer (january 2013 vs january 2012).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens) and much worse macro focusing (10.0 cm vs 1.0 cm).

Pentax Optio RZ10

Pentax Optio RZ10
2 years older
$200

Significant advantages of the RZ10 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the RZ10 (vs the L27)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the RZ10 and L27

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
1 year newer
$318

Significant advantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the L27)

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

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the L27)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the ELPH 140 IS and L27

  • None found

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
1 year newer
$111

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the L27)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $111.30 vs $69.00

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
1 year older
$195

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)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm
  • Shorter battery life: 110 shots vs 200 shots

common strengths of the SX150 IS and L27

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix T400

Fujifilm FinePix T400
1 year older
$55

Significant advantages of the T400 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the T400 (vs the L27)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the T400 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $54.99 vs $69.00

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 36 mm), is slightly smaller (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs prosumer size (114×89×96 mm)), is newer (january 2013 vs may 2007), is thinner (1.1" vs 3.8") and is significantly lighter (161 g vs 538 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 37.2x), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
2 years newer
$189 - $229

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Much longer battery life: 590 shots vs 200 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.8" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 538 g vs 161 g

common strengths of the L840 and L27

  • Light weight: 538 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $189.00 vs $69.00

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS
5 years older
$359

Significant advantages of the S5 IS (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the S5 IS (vs the L27)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • Larger: Prosumer size (117×80×78 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)

common strengths of the S5 IS and L27

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (117×80×78 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 550 g vs 161 g

Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320
similar age
$249

Significant advantages of the L320 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much better wide angle: 22 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly longer battery life: 310 shots vs 200 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L320 (vs the L27)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 1.1"
  • Heavier: 430 g vs 161 g

common strengths of the L320 and L27

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.1"